Candidate Profile
Glenn Geissinger

Republican , Pennsylvania


Glenn Geissinger
U.S. Rep., Dist. 17

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



Firearms Owners Against Crime

Reported by Candidate

Ernie Preate, Jr. - Former AG PA, Fredrick Anton III - Chairman of PMA, Margaret "Peg" Ferraro - Asst Sec, PAGOP, Ketih Eckel - Former Chrmn Nationwide Ins., Mario Scavello - PA State Senator (PA 40), Marcia Hahn - PA State Rep. (PA 138)

Selected Contributions


Anne Covey, Emil Giordano, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Republican Congressional Committee, Romney Victory Inc., State Republican Party Organizations







Other Information

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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.


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.


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.

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.


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?

When there is danger to the life of the mother, there has been rape or incest.

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

Our founders understood it was in the inherent nature of mankind for power to be a corrupting force and that in order for this republic to maintain the liberties and protections of our Constitution, we must separate these powers and protect the individual's rights to life, liberty, and property. They further understood that a central government given powers outside of those expressly granted to it by the people or the states could become destructive of the very purposes for which it was created

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a believing Christian who follows the doctrinal points of my faith. I further believe, as stated in the doctrine of my faith, that all mankind should have the privilege of worshiping how they choose as long as this worship does not interfere with the rights of others to do the same.

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

No Answer

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

This depends on your definition of conservative versus very conservative. Some say I am very conservative and others say I am conservative. I am pro-life, yet allow for the exceptions in rape and incest. I am fiscally conservative and believe government should live within its means. I have served in the military and believe in defending this nation and its founding principles. I support the protections in the Bill of Rights and believe in the balance and separation of powers detailed in the Constitution. I believe government has eroded certain rights, especially those guaranteed under the first and second amendments of the Constitution. My record and life indicate all these things but does that make me very conservative or just conservative?

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 610-360-9084

Additional comment from candidate:

This election year stands as a pivotal time in our nation and for our district in particular. Now is the time to bring real representation back to the 17th district of PA. I will work to defend our national security, eradicate radical Islam, bring good paying jobs back to our area by reducing government regulation and promoting policies that encourage business, job, and wage growth. We must care for our military and veterans and ensure that they have the weapons, training, equipment, and support they need and deserve. We must protect our fundamental rights.


  • Moravian College, Bethlehem, BA-Acct, 1988
  • Lehigh University (ROTC), Bethlehem, DMG, 1988
Work & Military
  • 723d MP 1O, SGT, 1986-1988
  • 82nd ABN DIV, LT/ PLT LDR - Asst S3, 1988-1991
  • XVIII ABN CORPS, LT/Det Commander, 1991-1992
  • PA State GOP, Elected State Party Member
  • American Legion, Paid for Life Member
  • NRA, Endowment member
  • Pinebrook Services, Board of Directors member
  • Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority, Board of Governors executive member
  • Northampton County Retirement Board, Member
  • Slate Belt Area YMCA, Board Member
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of LDS, Bishop, Bishop's Counselor, High Counselor
  • Northampton County Council, Held 2014 - present
  • PA State GOP, Held 2015 - present

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