Candidate Profile
Dwight JR Winck

Republican , Pennsylvania


Dwight JR Winck
State Senate, Dist. 35

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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.

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.

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?

The Founders personally experienced the danger of giving too much power to one person and as a result recognized the need to divide power. They observed the universal truth that absolute power corrupts absolutely. Therefore, they came up with the Grand Experiment and wrote and signed the Constitution. The Constitution gave certain distinct and limited powers to each of the three branches of government and this division served to balance the government's power among the three branches.

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 Divine source of all rights and liberties" , (2)Voters "we the people" and (3)the Constitution "the document which protects the peoples rights and liberties while restraining the power of a nation's leaders and government."

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

To protect the life of the mother.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an evangelical born again Christian. I believe my life and faith are a testimony of my views of servant leadership. I have always tried to live my life for an audience of One (Jesus) and that has led me to put others before myself. Whether it has been working as a missionary with the world’s poor or runaway teens in Hollywood, being a living organ donor to a 5-month-old family member, or working with high school students in Bedford County and coaching youth football and basketball, my goal is to serve others and to build strong families and communities. At the end of my life all that will matter to me is to hear the Master say, "Well done my good and faithful servant"

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.

I am pro-life and have participated in the March for Life, Life Chains, Rally for Life and financially support our local pro-life organization. My work with Habitat for Humanity demonstrates my belief that we must encourage people to help themselves and to walk alongside them as they try to make a better life for themselves and their families. I am a member of the Republican party and the local Republican committee. I support lowering taxes and eliminating wasteful government spending. I support small government principles and free market economics. I believe the government does not create jobs but fosters an environment where businesses create jobs. I believe we need to protect our constitutional rights and religious liberties from those who wish to take them away. I fully support the second amendment and will oppose any laws that infringe upon it. My public position on these topics can be seen at my website

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Additional comment from candidate:

I am a candidate because I have a strong sense of God's calling to statesmanship. I am running for public office because of our children. I believe I am accountable to the next generation to preserve and protect the rights and liberties that are entrusted to us. I desire to see the country my sons inherit to be blessed by God. I want a nation and state that are prosperous and thriving both spiritually and financially. I believe that most of the political leaders have lost their way and refuse to bend their knee and ask for God's guidance. Leaders lead by example and must return to the ideal of public service. Unfortunately a culture of greed has created too many elected officials who consider themselves public employees collecting a paycheck. Leaders must be prepared to make personal sacrifices. Therefore, I will not be collecting a pension or pre diem and I am term limiting myself. I will also fight for lower taxes and the reduction of wasteful government spending.


  • Everett Area High School, Everett, Diploma, 1987
  • Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, BA, 1998
  • Biola University, La Mirada, MA, 2005
Work & Military
  • Habitat for Humanity of Bedford County, Executive Director, 2013-current
  • Countryside Acres, Co-owner operator, 2015-current
  • Breezewood Community Church, Senior Pastor, 2005-2014
  • Wincks Mobile Homes, Business partner, 1990-2014
  • Everett Area School District, volunteer youth basketball and football coach
  • ROCK youth ministry, adult leader
  • Bedford Christian Missionary Alliance Church, board member, youth leader & Sunday school teacher
  • Habitat for Humanity, volunteer
  • Bedford County Concerned Citizens for Life, contributor & attended March for Life & Life Chain
  • Youth With A Mission, missionary to Hollywood, Nepal, Mexico, Belize
  • Breezewood Lions Club, member
  • Bedford County 4-H, youth member
  • Bedford County Prothonotary, Sought 2011

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