Candidate Profile
Rick Van Glahn

Republican , New Jersey


Rick Van Glahn
U.S. Rep., Dist. 11

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative



New Jersey Right to Life, New Jersey Tea Party Caucus/Team NJ

Reported by Candidate

NJ Right to Life Team NJ


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

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

The need for man to acquire power. The founding fathers were very astute in their understanding of human nature and the weaknesses of man. They understood that given the opportunity to rule over others, men might seek to take advantage of their position. They did everything they could to limit and define the powers that would be granted to the Federal government. All other duties and responcibilities were to go to the states.

16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

Taxation and spending.- The federal government, at this time, feels that all your money belongs to them and that they have the right to spend it as they see fit. Generations to come will be stuck paying for the spending that these ineffective leaders have been doing for years. Obamacare-Must be completely repealed. There is no part of this that is worth salvaging. It is the biggest job killer in the country and is keeping business from expanding and producing. If we do not repeal this, and it becomes a part of the social fabric, we will be saddled with yet another ineffective, over priced, over regulated money wasting government program. Enforcement of existing immigration laws. Our government has the obligation to secure our borders and to enforce our laws as written. At this time, Congress and the Preisident are derelict in their duty to defend our country by enabling and encouraging illegal people to come to our country without knowing who thy are or why they are here.

17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

I am a Catholic and believe that all life is sacred. Even when created under adverse conditions new life can bring joy.

18. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Voters, Constitution, Supreme Court, Congress

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in our Judeo-Christian values. I believe that the United States is the most generous and caring country in the world and that is why so many people have wanted to come here. I believe that we have an obligation to help our fellow citizens but we are not obligated to support them indefinitely. We have always been a welcoming country and encouraged people to come here in order to make the best life that they could for themselves and their families. But it is their responsibility to make that happen, not the governments. I believe that honesty and integrity are a mans greatest assets. To lose those for money or power or fame is worse than losing all the treasure of the world. A person can always make more money, but you can never regain your integrity.


  • Fairleigh Dickinson University, Madison, NJ
  • County College of Morris, Randolph, NJ
Work & Military
  • Rick Van Glahn and Sons, LLC, owner, 25
  • Resurrection Parish, Deacon
  • Morristown Medical Center, Pastoral Care Office
  • Boy Scouts of America, Denville NJ, Assistant Scout Master
  • Representative NJCD11, Sought 2014

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