Candidate Profile
Lloyd Smucker

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Lloyd Smucker
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 16
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business PA (NFIB PA), 2013-14:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  100%, 88%

95%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Firearms Owners Against Crime, National Rifle Association, National Right to Life

Reported by Candidate

6
Lancaster County Republican Committee, Berks County Republican Committee, Lancaster County Association of Realtors, Associated Builders and Contractors, Lancaster County ACTION, Chester County ACTION

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Associated Builders and Contractors, Keith Greiner, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Pennsylvania Future Fund, Ryan Aument, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
23
Associated Builders and Contractors, Charlie Dent, Citizens for Prosperity in America, Conservative Opportunity Leadership and Enterprise PAC, Dedicated to Establishing National Teamwork PAC, Eye of the Tiger PAC and 17 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Penn National Gaming

Summary

4%

LIBERAL

96%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

PA Family Voter Guide: http://pafamilyvoter.com/candidates/2016/federal/us-representative/lloyd-k-smucker/

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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 Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Agree

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

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

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

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Our system of government is founded on Judeo-Christian values and on the idea that we are made in the image or our Creator, with equal and "unalienable rights".

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None

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

Our nation is founded on the idea that we have a Creator who created us in his own image , so we are all equal. The basis of our society is self-governance, virtue, and a strong family structure. However, the limitations our our human nature requires a system of strong checks and balances. The system of carefully defined, separated and limited powers in the Constitution help to ensure Americans can realize life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My Christian faith and the values I was raised with impact all areas of my life, including my approach and decision-making as a legislator. We are called to be "salt of the earth" and the "light of the world". Each day I strive to serve others and to abide by the Golden Rule, treating others as I wish to be treated.

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.

My legislative record earned a 100% rating from the American Conservative Union Foundation in 2015 and from NFIB. I have an A rating from the NRA and the PA Pro-life Federation.

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

info@electsmucker.com, 717-340-2221

Additional comment from candidate:

I am running for Congress to make certain that anybody who works hard and plays by the rules can achieve the American Dream. Recognized as a thoughtful problem-solver by our community, I have never backed down from a fight to stand up for our beliefs. Americans must be put back in the driver’s seat of our economy by making sure it works for everybody, not just a privileged few. We must change the culture in Washington by staying focused on solutions without ever losing sight of our principles and our values. In our community, I surrounded himself with skilled men and women to build a local construction company. Our team grew to over 150 hardworking people, who labored daily against red tape and government overreach. That experience shaped my belief that government is best which governs least. My record is strongly pro-life and pro-Second Amendment, earning me a 100% rating from the American Conservative Union Foundation.


Background

Education
  • Franklin and Marshall, Lancaster, NA, -
  • Lebanon Valley, Annville, NA, -
Work & Military
  • The Smucker Company, Owner, 25 years
Affiliations
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Member and Former Council President
  • Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, Member
  • Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board, Member
  • Industrial Resource Center Board, Member
  • Community Service Advisory Board, Member
Offices
  • West Lampeter Township Planning Commission, Held 2001-2005
  • West Lampeter Township Board of Supervisors, Held 2005-2008
  • State Senate, Sought 2008-Current
 

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