Candidate Profile
Neal Rice

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Neal Rice
Party
Republican
Race
State Senate, Dist. 13
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Firearms Owners Against Crime

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Agree

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

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.

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.

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?

Pride and love of power. Our Founders recognized a natural human instinct for pridefulness and power, which they experienced very directly in the way of a monarchial control exerted upon the colonies from afar. In an effort to curb the appetite for power, and protect individuals from its ultimate end, our Founders wisely created the checks and balances among the branches of our government to ensure no one person, or small group of people, could subvert individual liberty.

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 (subject to people's ability to amend it), Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I place my personal worth and value entirely in my personal relationship with Jesus Christ. This gives me the freedom to do what I prayerfully believe is best, without regard for personal political consequences.

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.

- Left my private sector job to join our country's fight against terrorism as an Army officer - My wife, Melissa, and I serve our church, and are building a family that prays together, stays together, and teaches our children to do the same - Started and built my own business - Board Chairman of The North Star Initiative, a non profit organization focused on restoring victims of human trafficking - Work to prevent abortion and promote adoption by helping Bethany Christian Services with fundraising to support their mission

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

neal@riceforpa.com

Additional comment from candidate:

Melissa and I believe too many people pursue politics as a means to satisfy persona political ambition. We'd like to start to change that. My intention is to work on behalf of the people in humility, and with a heart for service.


Background

Education
  • Widener Law, Harrisburg, JD, 2012
  • US Army Officer Candidate School, Ft. Benning, GA, Leadership, 2005
  • Shippensburg University, Shippensburg, PA, BA, 2002
Work & Military
  • US Army, First Lieutenant, 4
Affiliations
  • North Star Initiative, Board Chairman
  • Rotary Club of Paradise, Board Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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