Candidate Profile
David Zimmerman

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
David Zimmerman
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 99
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  82%, 82%

90%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Firearms Owners Against Crime, National Rifle Association

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Bryan Cutler, Eli Evankovich, Joseph "Joe" Pitts, Mindy Fee, Ryan Aument, Ryan MacKenzie

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

PA Family Voter Guide: http://pafamilyvoter.com/candidates/2016/state/state-representative/david-zimmerman/

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.

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.

Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Agree

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.

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.

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?

First, because of fallen man, susceptible to sin this needed to be done. Man tends to seek power.This helps protect from this.

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 Voters Congress Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I would like to say under no circumstance. If a mother's life is truly at grave risk then that would be a reason.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe the Bible is the word of God. Jesus came, lived among man, was crucified for the sins of man. Belief, exception and a relationship with Jesus is the only way to salvation. My favorite chapter in the Bible is First Corinthians 15. It says it all.

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

Conservative

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

Anyone can look at my voting record and see that I'm a conservative.

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

dzimmerman@pahousegop.com - 717-587-2425 cell

Additional comment from candidate:

My biggest concern is that the legislature has given our agencies way to much authority. These people, "bureaucrats" are unelected, have guaranteed positions, retirement plans etc. etc. and are unaccountable, unidentified and hide within the agencies. They make regulations faster then the legislature can put laws in place. Why do we just except this? This over regulation is crushing our job creators and bankrupting our State and our Country.


Background

Education
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Work & Military
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Affiliations
  • Sharing Programs Inc., Chairman
  • Overly Grove Park, Chairman
  • Penna. Co Op Council, Chairman
  • Weaverland Mennonite Church - Steering Committee, Chairman
  • East Earl Township Supervisor, Chairman
  • Lancaster County Planning Commision, assistant chairman
  • Lancaster Agriculture Perserve Board, member
  • Lancaster Transportation Committee, member
Offices
  • township supervisor
  • state rep
 

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