Candidate Profile
Gordon Denlinger

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Gordon Denlinger
Party
Republican
Race
State Senate, Dist. 36
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  92%
National Federation of Independent Business PA (NFIB PA), 2013-14:  91%

92%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

PennEnvironment, 2012:  36%

36%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
NRA - A rating

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Keith Greiner, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mindy Fee, Pennsylvania Family Council, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Associated Builders and Contractors, Joseph "Joe" Pitts, Students First

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. 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.

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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

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.

Strongly 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?

Original Sin, leading to the tendency of all individuals to seek power over their fellow citizens. the separation of powers as defined within our Constitution protects us all from tyranny.

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, Constitution, Voters, Congress / Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ. My faith is lived out through an active devotional and prayer life, regularly attendance and serving in the leadership of my local church, and attempting to live out the Great Commission through ministry to others and sharing the love of Christ.


Background

Education
  • Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC, BS Accounting, 1985
Work & Military
  • Graco Childrens Products, Assistant Controller, 11
Affiliations
  • Zeltenreich Reformed Church, Elder
  • American Institute of CPAs, member
  • PA Institute of CPAs, member
Offices
  • PA House of Representatives, Held 11
 

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