Candidate Profile
Andrew Basile

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Andrew Basile
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 130
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)
 

Other Information

NRA Grade B+

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.

Disagree

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.

Agree

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

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Agree

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

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

The Founders, in the words of Ben Franklin, feared that "there is a natural inclination in mankind to kingly government, and that the states would succumb to this gravitational pull to a strong centralized government. their goal was to figure out a way for the United States to be constitutionally structured so that it would take a fixed position at the balanced center of the political spectrum and forever maintain a government "of the people, by the people, and for the people."

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.

Strongly Disagree

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 AND Supreme Court, Media/Press

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

The founding fathers believed in Natural Law (God’s word) as the supreme law and from that stemmed all else. Moreover, they looked upon the creation of our Constitution as an event that was actually “influenced, guided, and governed” by the hand of God. It was in every sense of the word a miracle. The beauty of our system of government is that power rises up through the family unit, to the local townships and municipalities, to the states, to the Federal level. So in many ways it is with the family that the success or failure of our system resides. I think you articulated this same sentiment when you mentioned the three legs of a balanced community: Faith, Family, and Government. I can’t speak for all families, but only for my own. As I look at my children, my sincere hope is that as a parent I am able to instill in them a strong moral compass with the strength of character and fortitude to follow it. Our Faith and relationship with God is paramount in setting that compass on the ri


Background

Education
  • The Wharton School of Business, University of Penn, Philadelphia, MBA, 2008
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, BS, 1991
  • The Hill School, Pottstown, HSD, 1987
Work & Military
  • Cardinal Real Estate, President, Owner, Broker, 20
  • Basile Properties Inc, President, Owner, 20
  • The Royce Investment Group, Investment Banker, 2
  • First Investors, Account Executive, 2
Affiliations
  • Amity Athletic Club, Volunteer Coach
  • Relay for Life, Volunteer
  • Habitat for Humanity, Volunteer
Offices
  • School Board Director, Held 7
 

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