Candidate Profile
Mark A. Brentley Sr.

Independent , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Mark A. Brentley Sr.
Party
Independent
Race
State Rep., Dist. 19
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
(None listed.)

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Democratic Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
American Federation of Teachers

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

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.

Agree

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

Agree

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

Agree

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

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.

Agree

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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Disagree

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.

No Answer

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.

Disagree

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.

No Answer

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?

I don't understand the question; therefore, I am unable to answer it.

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, Academia, Constitution, Supreme Court, Voters, Congress, Industry, Media, Professional Sports.

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My spiritual beliefs are I am a God fearing man, who advocates and supports traditional family values, with a special emphasis on the roll of fathers.


Background

Education
  • Allegheny county community college, Pgh, Associate, 1993
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • Pgh public schools board member, Held 1999-present
  • Pittsburgh city council
 

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