Candidate Profile
Barry Jozwiak

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Barry Jozwiak
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 5
Incumbent
No
Links

Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  88%, 88%

92%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

1
National Rifle Association Federates Sportsmen's Clubs of Berks County Firearms Owners Against Crime Pennsylvania State Troopers FOP Lodge 365 Pennsylvania State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police Pennsylvania State Troopers Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
4
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mark M. Gillen, State Republican Party Organizations, Tim Krieger
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Charlie Dent, Jerry Knowles, Mark M. Gillen, National Rifle Association, Pennsylvania Future Fund, Ryan MacKenzie and 2 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Operative Plasterers' and Cement Masons' International Association, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry

Summary

30%

LIBERAL

70%

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly 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.

Agree

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

Agree

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

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.

(Did not answer)

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.

Agree

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

(Did not answer)

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.

Agree

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.

(Did not answer)

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa, Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement and Correctio, 1978
  • Pennsylvania State University, Reading, Pa, Associate Degree in Community Services, 1975
  • National Sheriff's Institute, Longmont, Colorado, Executive Development Progran, 1996
Work & Military
  • United States Navy, Machinest Mate 3rd Class, 3
  • Pennsylvania State Police, Trooper, 25
  • Pennsylvania Sheriff's Association, President and Executive Board Member, 7
Affiliations
  • Hawk Mountain Council Boy Scouts of America, Executive Board Member and volunteer
  • Camp Cadet Program, Board member for 25 years, President for 10 years
  • Berks County Criminal Justice Policy Group, Board member 10 years
  • Crime Alert Advisory Board, Advisory Board Member 15 years
  • Domestic Abuse Council, Board member 12 years
  • Berks County Emergency Management Team, Board Member 10 years
  • Ducks Unlimited, volunteer
Offices
  • Sheriff of Berks County, Pa., Held 12
  • Bern Township Supervisor, Held 1st year
 

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