Candidate Profile
Frank Ryan

Republican , Pennsylvania


Frank Ryan
State Rep., Dist. 101

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Citizens Alliance of PA, Firearms Owners Against Crime

Reported by Candidate

Bill Ames - County Commissioner, Gen. Livingston - Medal of Honor recipient

Selected Contributions


Bob Barr, Jerry Knowles, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mike Folmer, National Republican Senatorial Committee, Republican National Committee and 3 more
Family PAC







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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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 Constitution, its amendments and the Declaration of Independence are based upon the principle that we are one nation, with certain inalienable rights given to us by our Creator to include the rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness!

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life begins at conception. I believe abortion to be morally wrong.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My Savior. I walked across the United States in 2014 as a walk of atonement and gratitude. I prayed that those whom I have hurt in my life would forgive me, those whom I have disappointed would forgive me, and those that I have helped would help another. My walk of gratitude was to thank my Savior daily for the wonderful gifts and trials that he has given me. I ask Our Blessed Mother to pray with me to her Son and my Savior and join with me in asking all Christians to pray for all of us to turn from sin.

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.

Please see my articles at: for my book - "Life Lessons Learned - Amazing Stories of my Walk Across America for Children"

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 717-228-1711

Additional comment from candidate:

Answer to question 10: I do not support the legalization of recreational use of any drug let alone marijuana. I do support the legalization of medical cannibus when prescribed by a physician for some forms of neurological disorders. Answer to question 12: We are a constitutional republic.


  • Mt St Mary's University, Emmitsburg, BS, 1973
  • Univesity of Maryland, College Park, MBA, 1977
Work & Military
  • USMC - Reserve Retired, Colonel, 30+
  • Good Shepherd Services, Chairperson
  • Knights of Malta, Member
  • Knights of Columbus, Member
  • Lincoln Institute, Board Member
  • Military Assistance Project, Board Member and Volunteer
  • PICPA, Ethics Chair - until 2015
  • MACPA, Member
  • Archdiocese of Baltimore, Audit Committee and BOFA
  • U. S. Congress, Sought 2010
  • U. S. Congress, Sought 2004

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