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John Ritter

Republican , Pennsylvania


John Ritter
State Rep., Dist. 25

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LIFEPAC lists him as pro-life - PA Family Voter Guide:


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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?

Since mankind's nature is inherently flawed, a system of balanced restraints helps mitigate mankind's flawed tendencies, while simultaneously permitting the pursuit of good for oneself and one's neighbor.

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.

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Abortion, that is, the abortion of a person's life -- involves at least four primary individuals (without which, an abortion cannot occur): A father, a mother, a baby, and a person who performs the abortion. A baby's father or mother should not be aborted unless proven guilty of a capital crime by a jury of its peers in a court of law. A person who performs an abortion should not be aborted unless proven guilty of a capital crime by a jury of his/her peers in a court of law. A baby who is in the womb should not be aborted unless proven guilty of a capital crime by a jury of his/her peers in a court of law. This analysis (though seemingly quite strained) begs the underlying question: Does all human life have equal dignity?

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

God the Father, in an ultimate demonstration of His goodness, sent His Son Jesus Christ to become a man and take on the punishment for man's sins. Jesus, in an ultimate demonstration of His love, laid down His life for mankind on the cross. The Holy Spirit, in an ultimate act of His justice, mercy, and power, raised Jesus from the dead and applied Jesus' redemptive payment towards me -- a sinner -- by re-creating me as a new person, a child of God. Jesus, in an ultimate act of joy, filled me with His Holy Spirit.

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 do not believe that I have a publicly-available track record. However, all of my friends, colleagues, employers, teachers, family, et cetera, would likely concur that they have known me to be consistently quiet, resolute, aggressive, and stable in my conservative approach to all aspects of life.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. 412-403-4749

Additional comment from candidate:



  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, M.S., 1989
  • Indiana Univ of PA, Indiana, B.A., 1985
  • Slippery Rock Univ, Slippery Rock, B.S., 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Health Level Seven, International, Co-Chair and Educator
  • Western PA HIMSS, Board of Directors
  • Monroeville Assembly of God, Worship Leader
  • Monroeville Republican Committee, Vice Chair; Secretary
  • School Director, Held 1
  • Mayor, Sought 2013
  • PA State Representative, Sought 2014

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