Candidate Profile
Jerry Birmelin

Republican , Pennsylvania


Jerry Birmelin
State Rep., Dist. 111

Panel Rating

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Firearms Owners Against Crime, Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation

Reported by Candidate

PA pro-Life Federation

Selected Contributions


Daryl Metcalfe, Lisa Baker (PA), State Republican Party Organizations, Ted Cruz







Other Information

Firearms Owners Against Crime recommended candidate - Sponsored Defense of Marriage Act in 1996 and in 2004 worked to strengthen it.


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.


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.


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.


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 Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Agree

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


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

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

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?

They wanted to prevent an aristocracy by men ruled by their self interest and sin natures.

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?

None, abortion is not a therapeutic medical procedure.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in a creator God, a redeemer Son and the Holy Spirit. The Bible is God's handbook for all of human life.

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.

When I was a State Rep. from 1984-2006, my voting record testifies to the above held positions. I had a 100% pro-life voting record. I was given an A Lifetime rating by the National Rifle Association, I was given awards several times by the National Federation of Small Businesses and other business organizations. I supported the Defense of Marriage Act.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 570-937-3330

Additional comment from candidate:

no additional comment


  • University of Scranton, Scranton PA, B.S., 1972
  • Lake Ariel H.S., Lake Ariel PA, HS Diploma, 1957
Work & Military
  • teacher, 1974-1983
  • PA for Biblical Morality, Ex. Director
  • Commonwealth Connections Academy, board member
  • Canaan Christian Academy, scholarship organization director
  • State Rep 139th District, Held 1984-2006

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