Candidate Profile
Brad Roae

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Brad Roae
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business PA (NFIB PA), 2013-14:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  82%, 89%

95%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Firearms Owners Against Crime, National Federation Of Independent Businesses - the SAFE Trust, National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

4
NRA, PA Pro Life Federation, NFIB, others to follow

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, National Rifle Association, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
Bryan Cutler, Jerry Knowles, Kathy Rapp, National Federation of Independent Business, Pennsylvania Right to Work, Seth Grove and 2 more

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

PA Family Voter Guide: http://pafamilyvoter.com/candidates/2016/state/state-representative/brad-roae/

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.

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.

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.

Neutral

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?

They wanted a limited Federal government than only got involved in things authorized by the enumerated powers in the U.S. Constitution. They guarded against having a king or dictator by creating three co equal branches of government.

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, laws. State government is the original government. The various states created the federal government but with a specific list of powers. Pennsylvania created counties and municipalities. Screw the media.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I believe that life begins at conception. Abortion kills unborn babies. Abortion should not be legal. I am very concerned that female babies and black babies are aborted in greater numbers than males and whites. It is a form of genocide and gender discrimination. It is very doubtful that a law banning abortions would survive a court challenge in the PA court system unless there were exceptions for the life of the mother, rape, etc.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing Roman Catholic. I try to live my life how God wants. We are all sinners but if we ask God for forgiveness and are sincere about it and if we accept the father, son and Holy Spirit we will go to heaven.

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.

100% record voting no on tax increases. 100% record voting no on gun control. 100% record voting yes on pro life issues. Guardian of Small Business Award multiple times from NFIB. PSEA teachers union views my opponent as favorable. Planned Parenthood views my opponent as favorable. Gun control groups views my opponent as favorable.

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

dbroae@gmail.com 814 336 5154

Additional comment from candidate:

I will continue to vote on legislation the same way I have since I was elected. I always vote no on tax increases, I always vote yes on the right to own and bear arms, and I always vote pro life. I believe that state budget problems are a result of over spending, not under taxing. I will continue to support public sector pension reform. I will continue to fight against the over reaching federal government on things like Obamacare and Common Core. I believe the best way to help businesses create jobs is to have lower taxes and fewer regulations. Employees should have the right to NOT join a union and NOT pay union dues if they do not want to.


Background

Education
  • Gannon University, Erie, B.S., 1990
  • Maplewood H. S., Guys Mills, Diploma, 1985
  • PA Dept. of Health, Harrisburg, EMT, 1998
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout
  • Boy Scouts of America, Assistant Scoutmaster
  • East Mead Volunteer Fire Dept., EMT and Firefighter
  • Elks Lodge 219, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • Crawford County Citizens for Life, Member
  • St. Agatha and St. Hippolyte, Member
  • East Mead Volunteer Fire Dept, Secretary
Offices
  • State Rep. 6th Dist., Held 10
 

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