Candidate Profile
Richard Reichard

Democrat, New York

Biography

Name
Richard Reichard
Party
Democrat
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 11
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Liberal

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

40%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Liberals

1
Planned Parenthood Action Fund

Reported by Candidate

0
http://richardreichard.com/endorsements.htm

Questionnaire

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Disagree

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Disagree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Disagree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Disagree

The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Disagree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Disagree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Disagree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Agree

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Neutral

More restrictive gun control laws are needed to protect public safety.

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.

Agree

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

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 Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Disagree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Neutral

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

Agree

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.

Constitution,Voters,Congress,Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Any circumstance during the first two trimesters. Health of the mother, incest or rape in the third trimester.

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Power in the hands of one is the first step towards tyranny.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in a power above man. I believe that we need to strive to make the world better.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Liberal

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I support making our tax system fair by eliminating loopholes that allow the wealthy and corporations to avoid paying their fair share. I support maintaining the current Medicare and Social Security systems. I support campaign finance reform. I support the development of alternative green energy. I believe the scientific evidence on climate change.

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

info@richardreichard.com

Additional comment from candidate:

None

Background

Education

  • Bernard Baruch College, New York, BA, 1975

Work & Military

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Affiliations

  • Staten Island Democratic Association, President 2009 - 2010

Offices

  • (Candidate did not provide)

Details

Albany Update Voter Guide: http://ny.patriotguide.us/candidates/richard-a-reichard?token=cc6osn73ssuvdecnsv36ssv6u4

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