Candidate Profile
Christopher Cowan

Democrat , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Christopher Cowan
Party
Democrat
Race
State Rep., Dist. 88
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Liberals

2
Capital Region Stonewall Democrats, Keystone Progress PAC

Reported by Candidate

3
PSEA, Capital Region Stonewall Democrats, Keystone Progress

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Disagree

Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.

Disagree

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

Agree

Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry into the country.

No Answer

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Disagree

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

Disagree

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

(Did not answer)

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.

Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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.

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.

Agree

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.

(Did not answer)

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

No Answer

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

(Did not answer)

The more people live by Judeo-Christian values, the less government is needed.

No Answer

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

(Did not answer)

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

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

Agree

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

Disagree

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

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Additional comment from candidate:

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Millersville University, Millersville, PA, Masters, 2006
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, Bachelors, 2001
Work & Military
  • Mechanicsburg Area School District, 3rd grade teacher, 14
Affiliations
  • St. Paul's United Church of Christ, Confirmation mentor
  • Mechanicsburg Education Association, Building representative
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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