Candidate Profile
Arthur Halvorson

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Arthur Halvorson
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 9
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

93%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Second Revolution, Madison Project, Our Liberty Elections, Tea Party 911

Reported by Candidate

1
Mayor Darren Brown of Chambersburg RedState Madison Project

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Club for Growth, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Huckabee, Sarah PAC, State Republican Party Organizations, Ted Cruz
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Madison Project

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

Our Founders saw the corruptible nature of man, and the corrupting nature of governmental power, as the main reason to separate powers. Our system of checks and balances is a powerful method to inhibit tyranny and governmental overreach to protect the freedoms of the American people.

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

1. I believe that we MUST repeal and replace Obamacare with free market alternatives. We need a system that allows people to take control of their healthcare and free up the medical system from excessive regulations and laws. A free market system would lower cost and improve patient care. 2. America has a staggering federal debt. I want to cut spending, but not just by trimming programs - I want to give power back to the states and trim our federal government. This will cut costs and improve efficiency. 3. I am a firm, life-long advocate for the unborn. It is a tragedy that our nation does not protect the life of the unborn, and I will be a vote and voice in Congress for the pro-life movement.

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

The only extenuating circumstance I believe justifies consideration of an abortion would be to save the life of the mother.

17. 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.

1. God 2. Constitution 3. Voters 4. TIE: Congress/Supreme Court/Executive

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a born-again Christian who trusts in the finished work of Jesus Christ.


Background

Education
  • Air War College, Montgomery, AL, MA, 2000
  • William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, MA, 1991
  • U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT, BA, 1977
Work & Military
  • Small Business Owner, Manager, 2007-Present
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Officer, retired as Captain, 1977-2006
Affiliations
  • Gideons International, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • Officers' Christian Fellowship (OCF), Member, National President
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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