Candidate Profile
Andrew Lewis

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Andrew Lewis
Party
Republican
Race
State Senate, Dist. 15
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Firearms Owners Against Crime

Reported by Candidate

6
Jeff Haste - Dauphin County Commissioner, Rich Alloway - PA Senator, Paul Rudy - Perry County Commissioner, Janis Creason - Dauphin County Treasurer, Bill Seeds - Lower Paxton Township Supervisor, Steven Kurtz - West Hanover Township Supervisor

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Jim Cawley, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Pat Meehan, Republican Women's Organizations, Thomas Killion

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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.

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.

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.

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 Disagree

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.

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.

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?

History has demonstrated time and again that mankind has a predisposition to grant power to governments, often unchecked and unilateral. The founders created a government with separation of and limited powers in order to check this nature, and ensure that the power stayed with the people and that government remained limited.

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, Voters, Constitution, Congress, Supreme Court. And the Pittsburgh Steelers! Whoo!

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When the life of the mother is in danger.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the Bible as the infallible word of God. God is perfect, all powerful, and loving. I believe that Jesus Christ is God's son, that he died on the cross to redeem the world from its sin, and that he rose from the dead. Anyone can receive salvation and the forgiveness of sin by believing in Jesus and accepting his gift of salvation (see John 3:16 and Romans 10:13). My personal values are straightforward and simple: Always tell the truth no matter what. Treat everyone with respect, dignity and kindness, regardless of who they are. Raise your children to be contributors to society. Work hard. Honor God. Never give up on the greatness of America, or the ideals of individual liberty that made our country so great.

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.

Although as a first-time candidate I do not yet have a voting record, my campaign message has been consistent from day one, and reveals values and ideals that are strongly conservative. For example, I am: -A candidate deeply rooted in the founding constitutional principles of individual liberty, limited government, and free markets -Firmly pro-life -Believe in expanding free enterprise and making PA a "right-to-work" state -Am a strong proponent of religious liberties -Am an NRA member and advocate for protecting 2nd Amendment freedoms -Grew up in a small business family and will fight to reduce taxation -Believe in fiscal responsibility and will work to eliminate wasteful spending -Ultimately, someone who understands that public service is a SERVICE, and as an elected official, I will be an employee of we the people. All of this information can be found publicly on my web and social media sites.

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

andrew@voteandrewlewis.com or 717-275-4268

Additional comment from candidate:

I look forward to serving the people of Pennsylvania in elected office, fighting to preserve the constitutional principles that made our nation the greatest nation the world has ever known, and working hard to grow our state's economy. Thank you for the opportunity to earn your trust!


Background

Education
  • Temple University, Philadelphia, MBA, 2015
  • Liberty University, Lynchburg, Graduate Certificate - Public Policy, 2013
  • George Washington University, Washington, DC, Master's Degree - Legislative Affairs, 2013
Work & Military
  • PA Army National Guard, NCO Cadre, RSP-O (Pre-Officer Candidate) Program, 2015-Present
  • White House Communications Agency (Military), Chief, Information Security Branch, 2011-2015
  • U.S. Army - 524th MI Battalion, Staff Sergeant; CI Special Agent in Charge, 2009-2011
  • U.S. Army - 5/7 Cavalry Squadron, Sergeant, 2006-2009
Affiliations
  • National Rifle Association, Life of Duty Member
  • The Navigators Ministries, Contributor/Past Volunteer
  • George Washington University - GSPM Alumni Assn, VP of Career Development
  • Dauphin County Young Republicans, Member
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Member
  • Harrisburg Chamber Gov't Relations Committee, Member
  • Rotary International, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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