Candidate Profile
Jeffrey Black

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Jeffrey Black
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 8
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
LifePacPA

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)
 

Other Information

Rated Pro-Life by Life PAC - http://www.lifepac.net/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Primary-2014-new1.pdf

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. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Neutral

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

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.

Neutral

13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.

Neutral

14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Agree

15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.

Agree

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

I believe the founders saw "man" as flawed and sinful so they created a government that did not put too much power in one branch and allowed the other branches to have checks over the others.

17. 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.

No Answer

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, Congress, Supreme Court, all same level: Industry, Media, Professional Sports, and Academia

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe God has created me in His image to worship and serve Him. I believe in one God the Father, God the Son, and God the Spirit. I believe that the Spirit has gifted us all with special gifts that glorify God and edify the saints. I believe Jesus died for my sins and was raised from the dead. My Christian beliefs guide my life's choices.


Background

Education
  • Grove City Area School District, Grove City, PA, Diploma, 1995
  • Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA, BA, 1999
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Grove City YMCA, Board of Managers
  • Grove City United Way, Volunteer
  • Mercer County Republican Committee, Committeeman
  • North Liberty Presbyterian Church, Elder and Clerk of Session
  • National Rifle Association, Member
Offices
  • Borough Councilman, Held 2005 - Present
 

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