Candidate Profile
Chet Beiler

Republican , Pennsylvania


Chet Beiler
U.S. Rep., Dist. 16

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I am running against the Party this time., Many friends, family, business associates, and some political activists are working, hard for my campaign. I believe I am, "endorsed" by the average voter.

Selected Contributions


America's Foundation PAC, Anne Covey, Boehner for Speaker, John Boehner, Joseph "Joe" Pitts, Keith Greiner and 9 more
America's Foundation PAC, Associated Builders and Contractors, Pennsylvania Future Fund







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 Disagree

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.


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.


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.

No Answer

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?

Although I personally would advise a woman who was raped to keep her baby, I would consider allowing the 3 common exceptions: Rape, Incest, Life of the Mother

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

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

The Apostle's Creed describes my Christian world view. I am thankful that God is uniquely revealed through Christ and that truth has nothing to fear from investigation. Our rights come from God and not the government.

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. has a lot of information about this, and here are my 7 Guiding Principles as listed on many of my printed materials: 1. Our government must be limited so FREE MARKETS can thrive and create more jobs. 2. Our government should SPEND LESS than it takes in. 3. Our government should take in as little as possible from WE THE PEOPLE because we know how to spend our own money better than the government does. 4. Our tax dollars should NOT be used to redistribute wealth in a attempt to redesign our economy. 5. Our CONSTITUTION means what it says, including the 2nd Amendment (the right to keep and bear arms) and the 10th Amendment (states rights). 6. Our FOUNDERS go it right when they declared LIFE and LIBERTY must be protected. 7. Our nation will be blessed if we are faithful to our Judeo-Christian heritage and principles. THESE PRINCIPLES WILL GUIDE ME AS I FACE PRESSURE FROM ALL SIDES (lobbyists and special interests) WHILE SERVING IN CONGRESS.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

Thank you for these good questions.


  • Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA, BA, 1987
Work & Military
  • Amish Country Gazebos, Founder/CEO, 27
  • White Oak Display, Partner, 14
  • Timothy Hughes Newspapers, Partner, 13
  • Junior Achievement, Board Member
  • Rotary Club of Lancaster, Member - Committee Chairman
  • United Way of Lancaster, Contributor, Volunteer
  • Salvation Army, Contributor, Volunteer
  • Lancaster Bible College, Corporation Board
  • Pepperdine University, Contributor
  • Lancaster County Republicans, Chairman, Contributor, Volunteer
  • Heritage Foundation, Legacy Contributor
  • Rep. County Chairman, Held 2000-02
  • PA Auditor General, Sought 2008
  • PA Lt. Gov., Sought 2010

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