Candidate Profile
Russ Diamond

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Russ Diamond
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 102
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

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Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

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

88%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Firearms Owners Against Crime, National Federation Of Independent Businesses - the SAFE Trust, National Rifle Association, Pennsylvania Pro-life Federation

Others

1
Humane PA

Reported by Candidate

2
PA Pro-Life Federation, Keystone Associated Builders & Contractors

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
7
Brian Ellis (PA), Dan Truitt, Donna Oberlander, Eli Evankovich, Gene DiGirolamo, Matt Gabler, Thomas Sankey

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
William Kortz II

Summary

10%

LIBERAL

90%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

PA Family Voter Guide: http://pafamilyvoter.com/candidates/2016/state/state-representative/russ-diamond/

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

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?

Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

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?

None.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have a personal, ongoing relationship with the Creator, who has offered me redemption in all aspects of my life.

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.

I have defended my constituents against repeated attempts by our governor to raise taxes. I am a co-sponsor of every piece of pro-life and gun rights legislation currently before the House of Representatives. I am either prime sponsor or co-sponsor of every piece of legislation legitimately seeking to address Pennsylvania's property tax crisis.

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

campaign@russdiamond.vote

Additional comment from candidate:

I have consistently fought for property rights, individual rights, conservative fiscal policy, and Republican values. I have also taken every opportunity to be accessible, transparent, and accountable during my term of service.


Background

Education
  • Northern Lebanon High School, Fredericksburg PA, Grad, 1981
  • Lebanon County Vo-Tech, Lebanon PA, Grad, 1981
Work & Military
  • Raintree Multimedia, Proprietor, 24
Affiliations
  • PACleanSweep, Chairman
Offices
  • State Rep, Held 2
  • Lt Governor, Sought 2010
  • US Congress, Sought 2004
 

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