Candidate Profile
Jim Massey

Democrat , Pennsylvania


Jim Massey
State Rep., Dist. 87

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Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Disagree

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.


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 Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.


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.


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 Disagree

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.


Our state should participate in the nationwide Common Core standards for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.


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.


Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

No Answer

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


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

No Answer

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

Most of the above questions have been debated nearly since the beginning of time. There are no questions as to how we go about fixing the mess that we are in economically, structurally,enviromentally or the host of social issues IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF Pa.The founding Fathers used their wisdom to allow room for people to coexist and work for the pursuit of happiness and to serve the higher power that they believe in.

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 We the People(voters),constitution,congress,supreme court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

It should first be more education at home,church, school and everywhere of the importance of abistence until Marriage. In the cases that a person become pregnant due to rape,incest,abuse, for the health of the Mother or in the best judgement of a team of doctors.. All people in response to more restrictive abortion laws should gladly contribute $500 a year or more to help support unwanted children or those born to people that are not suitable parents. ITS the least they can do to prevent expansion of government

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in Almighty God and Jesus Christ! I believe that we should follow Jesus teaching rules 1 Love everyone as you do yourself Secondly, Go back to rule one. Its that simple. I have watched for many years people forgetting what Jesus taught and pick and choose their beliefs to suit themselves. then want to force their beliefs on others and take no for an answer. One quick example many People say they believe every word of the Bible and go by it. Well, Please explain why I have never had a person outside a store,church,on the street, etc. stop me and say sir I would love to wash your feet today.They truly dodn't follow the teachings of Jesus. I love God,family,friends, people, my country,and the Commonwealth of PA. I believe in showing respect for all people and their values and needs. I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 42 YEARS. I SERVED AND RETIRED FROM THE ARMY.

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

Somewhat Conservative

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

My campaign slogan is FREE BEER TOMORROW! Everyone(Republican, Democrat and Independent) in the country has become dependent on the government or want their own subsidies. We have gone so far that everyone from the richest to the poorest person in the United States is all for having their own subsidies BUT wanting someone else to pay for it. Let me talk with you long enough and I will find your subsidies that give you personal advantages over others or services then lets take them away to help lower the cost of government and then peoples' tune changes. We must change this mentality. I have led to make changes when I believe that they affect quality of life,the environment, national defense and for protecting personal freedom.

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Additional comment from candidate:

I am committed to making a differences in peoples lives,to public service to serve NOT to get rich,and love PA. I am concerned about quality of life, changing a legislature that operates in a 1816 mode and making our Commonwealth the true Keystone state in the country.


  • Shippensburg University, Shippensburg PA, MBA, 1975
  • Univeristy of Georgia, Athens GA, BBA, 1971
  • Command and General Staff College, Ft. Leavenworth, C&GS, 1990
Work & Military
  • PA Dept of Education, State Administrator for the Summer Food Service Pr, 1982-1999
  • PA Dept of Education, State Administratof for Child Care Food Program, 1978-1982
  • US Army A D, PA NG,Army Reserve, Major, 1971-1993
  • Agents Marketing Group, Annuity Director & Consultant, 2001-2012
  • US Reserve Officers Asscoiation, lifetime member
  • Camp Hill United Methodist Church78-present, Youth Leader, Sdy Schl Off, Meth Men Mission Finan
  • National College Football Association, Member National and Georgia Chapter
  • YMCA Harrisburg, West Shore, Chief of tribe Indian Guides for two years
  • Boy Scout Troop Trinity Lutheran Church, Webelos leader two years Troop committee 8 years
  • Founding member Pride of the Susquehanna, member
  • Bethesda Mobile Mission, meal prepearer
  • Prescint Captain, Held 2000-present
  • ASSESOR FOR EAST PENNSBORO, Sought 2001, 2005

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