U.S. Senator
11-06-18 General Election
 

Rob Arlett (R)

 

Tom Carper (D)

 

Nadine Frost (L)

 

Demitri G. Theodoropoulos (Grn)

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Rob Arlett (R)
Tom Carper (D)
Nadine Frost (L)
Demitri G. Theodoropoulos (Grn)

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  Stands on Issues

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Arlett:   Strongly Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   No Answer
Theodoropoulos:   Neutral

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Arlett:   Strongly Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Agree
Theodoropoulos:   Disagree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Arlett:   Strongly Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Agree
Theodoropoulos:   Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Arlett:   Strongly Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Disagree
Theodoropoulos:   Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Arlett:   Strongly Disagree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Disagree
Theodoropoulos:   Neutral

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Arlett:   Strongly Disagree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Disagree
Theodoropoulos:   Agree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Arlett:   Strongly Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Agree
Theodoropoulos:   Strongly Disagree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Arlett:   Strongly Disagree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Disagree
Theodoropoulos:   Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Arlett:   Strongly Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Agree
Theodoropoulos:   Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Arlett:   Disagree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Disagree
Theodoropoulos:   Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Arlett:   Strongly Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Neutral
Theodoropoulos:   Neutral

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Arlett:   Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Neutral
Theodoropoulos:   Agree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Arlett:   Strongly Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Agree
Theodoropoulos:   No Answer

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Arlett:   Strongly Disagree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Disagree
Theodoropoulos:   Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Arlett:   Strongly Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Agree
Theodoropoulos:   Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Arlett:   Strongly Disagree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Disagree
Theodoropoulos:   Neutral

I support sanctuary cities.

Arlett:   Strongly Disagree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Disagree
Theodoropoulos:   Neutral

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Arlett:   Strongly Disagree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Disagree
Theodoropoulos:   Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Arlett:   No Answer
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Disagree
Theodoropoulos:   Strongly Disagree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Arlett:   Strongly Disagree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Disagree
Theodoropoulos:   Neutral

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Arlett:   Strongly Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Strongly Agree
Theodoropoulos:   Neutral

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Arlett:   Strongly Agree
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Neutral
Theodoropoulos:   Strongly Disagree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Arlett:   2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election
Theodoropoulos:   2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Arlett:   Ideally, under no circumstances should abortion be allowed.
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Prior to proof of life (heartbeat), and in the cases of life-threatening situations for mother and child.
Theodoropoulos:   Death of the Mother and the chid is inevitable and the mother can be saved

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Arlett:   First, the United States must adequately fund the Department of Defense to the levels required by the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs. Second, Congress must fund border security (including any required wall or fencing), modern security surveillance over all borders, ports and points of entry; and modernize our immigration system to understand who is entering our nation including the use of e-Verify for foreign nationals using work visas in the United States and our territories around the world. Third, the Departments of Defense and Homeland Security must have sufficient robust, plans to track and neutralize threat from radical Islamic terrorist organizations and persons against the United States homeland and our territories around the world.
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   The US has a right to protect its citizens from all terrorism, regardless of the religion involved. However, I can not make a statement on actual measures, as I am not fully familiar with our present capabilities.
Theodoropoulos:   We need to stop waging war in countries we shouldn't be in. We went into Iraq because of a lie. When we go into these countries and kill civilians we create an enemy and the way that enemy fights is terrorism. Bring our troops home, make sure radicals don't enter the U.S.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Arlett:   The threats of prosecution for one’s religious beliefs led America’s Founding Fathers to flee their homeland in search of a new home. Through the trials and tribulations against their former oppressors, they won independence in the Revolutionary War and created a government that protected their God-given freedoms found in the United States Constitution.
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Power corrupts. The founders wanted to limit the powers of men, to protect the rights of mankind. Unfortunately, those limits have been terribly eroded over time.
Theodoropoulos:   Confusing question, our founding fathers were brilliant men who thought. The result of this thought was our Constitution. Not sure what you mean by nature of mankind, please clarify in an email so I may expand on my answer

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Arlett:   I am an Evangelical Protestant Christian.
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   while I do not consider myself fundamentalist, I do call myself Christian, and use the teachings of Jesus to inform my decisions. And yes, I read my Bible daily.
Theodoropoulos:   Infinite intelligence/higher power exists. I have total and absolute faith in this fact. I also believe in Karma or Universal justice. We reap what we sow.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Arlett:   Conservative
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Moderate
Theodoropoulos:   Moderate

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Arlett:   First, my voting record as Sussex County Councilman is available at sussexcountyde.gov/county-council. Second, see the positions found on my campaign web site – robarlett.com. Third, I am paid member of the Delaware Family Policy Council (a Family Research Council affiliate) and the Faith & Freedom Coalition Delaware, a state affiliate of the Faith & Freedom Coalition.
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   LP.org
Theodoropoulos:   I don't understand this question. Please go to my website VoteAgainstTheMachineS.com to see what my plan is. Please email an example of publicly available info that would define or show this.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Arlett:   My first action would be to sponsor or co-sponsor the repeal of the 1987 Safe Harbor Statute which allowed for rebates (or kickbacks) to be rewarded to certain health group purchasing organizations (GPO) or pharmacy benefit managers (PBM). This allowed for certain entities to control access and costs of health care services and pharmaceutical drugs. I became aware of this law during a health care town hall I hosted in Newark in June 2018. I find this very troubling and intend to fix this as this is impacting far too many Delawareans with high health care costs. Additionally, I would partner with my Senate colleagues to implement reforms to the health care industry by opening up competition of health insurance companies to Delaware and American consumers. In Delaware we only have Highmark Delaware operating on the public exchange, and that is just not acceptable. The last action would be to implement national medical tort reform to limit judicial penalties for medical procedures.
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Let the free market reign. Capitalists tend to be opportunists. They will fill any niche they can find, if the Government would just get out of the way.
Theodoropoulos:   I would promote it by letting Americans know it was available. I would create it by making a single payer system in which administrative costs would be significantly reduced, getting insurance companies out of the doctor patient relationship, allow medications to be purchased at the absolute lowest price even if it means crossing borders, allow medicare to negotiate lower drug prices, reward people with healthy lifestyles. Limit the huge profits in the medical industry like hospital costs. An aspirin shouldn't cost 5 dollars. Right now with the opiod/opiate epidemic, which is caused by big pharma, those companies that are responsible should be forced to pay for recovery treatment and refund our tax dollars for money already spent. We are a great nation and it seems to me we are smart enough to figure this out just like most other countries.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Arlett:   The federal government through the federal departments must continue to remove regulations that make it harder to set up a new business, or expand one. Regulations are costly impediments to economic growth and must be minimized to make setting up a business easy and fair. Congress must make the 2017 tax cuts for individuals permanent and ensure that no changes to corporate taxation are made. Congress must support the President and his administration in reviewing any trade deals to ensure they are fair and benefit the American people.
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   None.
Theodoropoulos:   Tariffs on goods coming into the U.S. where there is unfair trade practice or intellectual property discrepancies is a good start. An infrastructure rebuild program needs to be started where people will be trained to hold the jobs necessary to fix our infrastructure. These high paying jobs would increase consumer spending as well as raise the tax base in this country.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Arlett:   At this time, the 2017 tax cuts for benefits should be made permanent. Many small businesses which create the majority of net new jobs are taxed at the individual or sole-proprietorship level.
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Abolish and start anew. Preferably with either a flat or fair tax (if taxes are indeed necessary).
Theodoropoulos:   Flat tax with a sliding scale. If you make more money you pay a little more. This country gives you the opportunity make more money so you should give back.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Arlett:   The best way to bring down unemployment is to understand there is dignity in work, and that every health American should be able to obtain employment to meet the needs for themselves and their families. Ideally, with right to work still in only 28 states, a national right to work law may be necessary to ensure that all Americans have equal access to suitable employment. Right to work based on the dignity of work principle is about having a fair, level playing field for businesses to establish and grow. The states with the lowest employment numbers are the ones without right to work laws.
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Stop costing business money with heinous and draconian regulations, so they are then free to spend that money *employing* people.
Theodoropoulos:   Encourage companies to reinvest in work programs and training, not take the tax breaks and pay the rich executives. Well trained work force is a busy and content workforce and people will want to work.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Arlett:   The first step is to pass a federal law making it a illegal to use any Social Security funds to fund the general fund (to fund federal government operations. Additionally, the Social Security Administration must be required to publish reports to Congress on the health and soundness of the Social Security program including current and prospective funding levels for all benefits. Congress must have oversight over the program working with Social Security Administration semi-annually to ensure the program, investments and benefit allocation projections will meet the needs of current beneficiaries and future generations.
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   I'm not sure that's even possible at this time. However, if I could, I would return the control of SS contributions to the workers who earned them-Let them invest and maintain their retirement accounts.
Theodoropoulos:   No more "borrowing" from social security for other government costs. This money should be put aside and well managed not used for other purposes.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Arlett:   Robert Arlett currently serves on the Sussex County Council, representing the 5th County Council district. The 5th County Council District represents southern Sussex County. The son of a career U.S. Naval officer, Mr. Arlett has lived in many areas of the United States, including California, Hawaii and Virginia, where he attended George Mason University and enlisted in the Naval Reserve. There, Mr. Arlett served as an intelligence specialist with top-secret security clearance before eventually leaving and coming to Delaware in 2006.
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   BS Political Science. Member Pi Sigma Alpha, National Political Science Honor Society. Studied Constitutional Law at Concord School of Law. Former manager of multi-billion global corporation. Former Federal Law Enforcement Officer.
Theodoropoulos:   As an engineer I solve problems, working in the space program has taught me how to work with government agencies and navigate the red tape. Owning a business has taught me management skills and how to motivate others. As an outsider I will bring fresh ideas and not sell out to big money like a politician. I am not a politician, I am politicking for a civil service job.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Arlett:   Voters may reach me directly at rob@robarlett.com or via phone at (302)858-0211
Carper:   (Did not answer)
Frost:   Nadine4Delaware@gmail.com 302-559-7361
Theodoropoulos:   DforSenate@gmail.com

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

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  Background
Rob Arlett (R)
Tom Carper (D)
Nadine Frost (L)
Demitri G. Theodoropoulos (Grn)

Education

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Education

  • SUNY Plattsburgh, Plattsburgh, NY, BS, 1995
  • NCCC, Saranca Lake, NY, AS, 1987

Education

  • University of DE, Newark, BSME, 1997

Vocational & Military Experience

  • United States Navy, Naval Reserve Intelligence Specialist
  • Beach Bound Realty, Owner & Realtor, 2007-Present

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Vocational & Military Experience

  • Administrative Services of Delaware, Owner, 6
  • Delaware Book Exchange, Inc., General Manager/ CFO, 10

Vocational & Military Experience

  • ILC Dover, Design Engineer, '97-'03
  • Precision Air Convey, Project Engineer, '03-'04
  • Wonderland Records and Studios, Owner, '03-present

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • Delaware Family Policy Council, Member
  • Faith & Freedom Coalition Delaware, Member
  • "Operation Seas the Day", Founding Member

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Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • Ministry of Caring, Volunteer
  • 4-H of Delaware, Volunteer/Leader
  • Christ Church, Christiana Hundred, Member
  • West Side Neighborhood Coalition, Member
  • New Catle County Libertarian Party, Chair
  • Libertarian Party of Delaware, State Board Member
  • Downtown Newark Merchants' Committee, Chair

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • DE NORML, Volunteer/member
  • Wilmington Child Development community policing pr, Volunteer/ youth mentor

Political Offices Held

  • Councilman, Sussex County Council, 2015-Present

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Other Political Offices Sought

  • Wilmington City Council, 5th District
  • Mayor, Buffalo, NY

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