Candidate Profile
Glenn Thompson

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Glenn Thompson
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 5
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
FRC Action, 2015:  92%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  85%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 77%
American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  75%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  48%, 73%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  73%, 63%
Club for Growth, 2015:  38%, 60%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  52%, 48%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  47%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  39%

71%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  24%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  21%, 13%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  0%, 8%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

16%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Eagle Forum PAC, National Federation Of Independent Businesses - the SAFE Trust, National Rifle Association, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Reported by Candidate

1
NFIB Chamber of Commerce Pro-Life PA / NJ Rural Electric Cooperatives

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
79
Adam Hasner, Alan Nunnelee, Allen West, Bill Posey, Bob Gibbs, Bobby Schilling and 73 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
43
Associated Builders and Contractors, Bill Shuster, Citizens for Prosperity in America, CMR, Conservative Opportunity Leadership and Enterprise PAC, Continuing a Majority Party and 37 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Arlen Specter
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
7
International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, National Air Traffic Controllers Association, National Association of Letter Carriers, National Education Association, National Rural Letter Carriers Association

Summary

7%

LIBERAL

93%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

NRA Rating: A

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.

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 Agree

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?

All rights come from God. For the purposes of what Government is necessary a few of these rights are delegated to the States and even fewer to the National Government. Individual citizens retain all others. The defining, separation and limitations of power are to preserve this distribution of rights.

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

#1 Jobs - Number one issue and need. Nothing addresses more social ills than a good paying job. #2 Less Regulations - Regulation compliance is making American Business and Industry uncompetitive. #3 Energy Security - We must shut off our dependence on the middle east for energy. We are blessed with the domestic natural resources to accomplish this. Energy production must be left to the States for oversight not the Federal government.

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

Life of the Mother at risk

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.

God Constitution Voters Congress Supreme Court

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My fundamental principle in life is first a duty to God My behaviors, words and decisions should always serve to bring Glory to God. I am a Christian and a disciple of Jesus Christ


Background

Education
  • Penn State University, University Park, PA, BS, 1981
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, M.Ed, 1998
Work & Military
  • Susquehanna Health, Therapist / Chief Therapist, 1982 - 1986
  • Susquehanna Health, Rehab Services Manager, 1986 - 2008
Affiliations
  • Lighthouse Reform Church of Howard, Elder/Sunday School Teacher/Lay Pastor
  • Howard Boy Scout Troop 353, Scoutmaster/Council President
  • Howard Fire Company, President/Fire Fighter/ EMT/Rescue Tech
  • Bald Eagle Area School Board, Board Member / VP
  • Centre County Republican Party, Chairman
Offices
  • School Board, Held 1990 - 1996
  • US Congress, Held 2009 - Present
  • PA State Representative, Sought 1998 & 2000
 

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