Candidate Profile
Marc Duome

Republican , Pennsylvania


Marc Duome
U.S. Rep., Dist. 8

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



Firearms Owners Against Crime


Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Strongly Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Agree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Strongly Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

All life is precious, and I believe that life begins at conception. In the event where the life of the mother is at risk, or in cases of rape and incest abortion should be permitted. The tragedy associated with a criminal assault cannot be minimized or simply psychologically erased. As such, the decision to carry to term or abort should be relegated to the mother in a non-judgmental environment, in my opinion.

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

In sum, "power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely". The founding fathers recognized the nature of man to seek and sustain power in any form, and reject, by any means, actions to limit such power. As a psychologist, I recognize and see how these fail safe mechanisms in the Constitution are challenged and distorted or corrupted. This is made quite evident in rejected efforts at term limits, and the tendency to promote dynastic and nepotistic political lineage.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

By virtue of my Catholic upbringing, strong family values and parochial school training, I readily identify myself with my Catholic faith. This is not to say that I am a perfect individual. I assert that my moral compass is not driven by polls, secular social trends or politically correct dialogue. It is guided by my belief in God, and love of family and country.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Very Conservative

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

As this is my first foray into the political world, I can only refer to my stated positions, and accomplishments as a businessman, psychologist, spouse and father, raising a family in today's environment. More importantly, I have made a decision to enter this race, not because I am seeking a new career, but rather I believe that my skill-set in the private sector, as a healthcare provider and former executive, psychologist and problem solver is missing in our Congressional leaders. As a long term resident of the district, I know the aches and pains, fears and worries of the people that the current system ignores or negates with back-room political deals. I am not a politician, or related to a politician. I am a true outsider, a proven leader that wants to bring common sense back to DC., vote to reduce the size of government, reduce spending and adhere to the Constitution as the guiding principle of our Republic.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 267-406-2021

Additional comment from candidate:

I have been shaking hands across this wonderful district, from north to south. I have met wonderful people on both sides of the aisle. Yet, it is clear that their frustration with the elite political class is palpable. As such, in my opinion, there is a fundamental choice to be made in this election: 1.maintain the status quo. (As Ronald Reagan said, "status quo is Latin for 'the mess we're in'"); 2. Continue to send career politicians or legacy politicians to DC; or 3. Send someone who will bring a fresh perspective - promote private enterprise, reduce the size of government, respect life, adhere to the Constitution (it is NOT a suggestion), honor and protect our military and all who put on a uniform to protect our way of life, secure our nation and support our allies. The choice is clear. The first two options are only a recipe for "business as usual". The voters deserve more. Please support my campaign at


  • SUNY at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY, B.A., 1976
  • U of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT, M.A., 1978
  • Hahnemann U., Phila, PA, Psy.D., 1983
Work & Military
  • n/a
  • Contact Bucks County, Board member (prior)
  • Gilda's Club, Medical Advisory (prior)
  • Stroke Support Group, SMMC, Founder
  • Brain Buzz Stroke Support Group, Leader
  • Multiple public seminars on health, critical, social events or trends (e.g. suicide, dementia,
  • stroke and head injury)
  • Community Concussion Education Com, Member
  • n/a

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