Candidate Profile
Gordon Marburger

Republican , Pennsylvania


Gordon Marburger
State Rep., Dist. 12

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Selected Contributions


International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Union of Operating Engineers, Laborers International Union of North America, Sheet Metal Workers International Association, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry







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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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


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

Strongly Disagree

Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

Strongly Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Agree

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

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

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.


Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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


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.


The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Strongly Disagree

Business owners should be required by law to bake cakes, provide flower arrangements, etc., for same-sex weddings, even when these activities would infringe on their sincerely-held religious beliefs.

Strongly Disagree

Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Our Founders understood the inherent weakness and depravity of man. They knew that people are basically weak, sinful and corruptible, and if left unchecked, would take advantage of others and try to pass laws that would be unfair to some people. By separating and limiting the government's powers in the Constitution, the Founders tried to prevent any individual from abusing power to the detriment of others.

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.

1. God (the source of all unalienable rights) 2. Voters (We the People) 3. Constitution (defines, establishes and constrains Congress, the Supreme Court and the Executive)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life begins at conception. Abortion terminates life and is wrong.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and a member of the Glade Run United Presbyterian Church. Jesus Christ is my Savior and I am saved by faith alone.

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 a member of the Mars Area School Board I have demonstrated that I am a fiscal conservative by never supporting a tax increase during my 10 years on the board. I strongly believe that all governmental entities should live within their means and not continually look for increased support (taxes).

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

Additional comment from candidate:

Thank you for the opportunity to let the voters hear from me directly what I stand for and to not have their views tainted by the smear tactics employed by my opponent and his supporters in their big money campaign.


  • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, BS, 1979
Work & Military
  • Farmer, Self employeed, 36
  • Butler County Community College, Trustee
  • Butler County Vo-Tech, Board member
  • Mars Area School District, Board member
  • Director - Mars Area School District, Held 10

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