Candidate Profile
David Mattei

Democrat , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
David Mattei
Party
Democrat
Race
State Rep., Dist. 137
Incumbent
No
Links
   

Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Liberals

2
Equality Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania AFL-CIO

Reported by Candidate

4
AFL-CIO, PSEA, SEIU, ALL UNIONS IN PA
 

Other Information

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

Questionnaire

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

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.

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 Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Neutral

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

Neutral

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.

Neutral

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Agree

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

Neutral

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.

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Neutral

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.

Agree

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

Agree

Physician-assisted suicide should be legal.

Strongly Agree

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

Neutral

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

Neutral

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.

Neutral

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

Strongly Disagree

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

OUR FOUNDERS CREATED THE CONSTITUTION BECAUSE THEY KNEW WHAT A GREAT COUNTRY THIS WAS GOING TO BE.

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, SUPREME COURT, VOTERS

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

IF A WOMEN WANTS IT. ITS BETWEEN A WOMEN, HER PARTNER, HER DOCTOR, HER PASTOR/PRIEST, HER MOTHER/FAMILY. I WAS BLESSED TO EXPERIENCE THE BENEFIT OF ADOPTION WITHIN MY FAMILY AND CONTINUE TO FEEL BLESSED ABOUT MY DAUGHTERS DECISION

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I BELIEVE IN A GOD AND THANK HIM/HER EVERYDAY. I BELIEVE IN HELPING PEOPLE. ALL PEOPLE

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

Moderate

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

I REPRESENT ALL PEOPLE AND THE PEOPLE OF THE 137TH DISTRICT.

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

DAVEM4PA@GMAIL.COM 6103935445

Additional comment from candidate:

I BELIEVE IN HELPING PEOPLE.


Background

Education
  • MUHLENBERG COLLEGE, ALLENTOWN, BS, 2013
Work & Military
  • FORMER NJ TROOPER, TROOPER, 5
  • PA LAW ENFORCEMENT, POLICE OFFICER, 5
Affiliations
  • NAZARETH FOOD BANK, ASSISTANT CHEF
  • NAZ CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • ROTARY INTERNATIONAL, MEMBER
Offices
  • NONE
  • NONE
 

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