Candidate Profile
Scott Martin

Republican , Pennsylvania


Scott Martin
State Senate, Dist. 13

Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations





Firearms Owners Against Crime, National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

Lancaster County Association of Realtors, Pennsylvania Association of Realtors, ACTION of Pennsylvania, Associated Builders & Contractors-Keystone Chapter, Congressman Joe Pitts, Pennsylvania Business Council

Selected Contributions


Anne Covey, Bryan Cutler, John Maher, Keith Greiner, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mindy Fee and 12 more
Associated Builders and Contractors, Donald White, Joseph "Joe" Pitts, Lloyd Smucker, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mindy Fee and 4 more







Other Information

PA Family Voter Guide:


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.


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.

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.


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.


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.


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 Agree

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?

no 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.

no answer

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape, incest, life of mother in immediate risk.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Roman Catholic

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


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

Never voted for a tax increase. Reduced spending, debt and the size of government. Eliminated six departments and an authority. To my knowledge, only government entity in country to eliminate a Human Relations Commission. Fought for the rights of the unborn. Took on special interests. Structurally balanced budgets for the first time in 25 years.

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

Additional comment from candidate:

Question 14: waiting period in PA is already 2 years.


  • Millersville University, Millersville, PA, Sociology/Criminology, 2002
  • Institute of Real Estate Studies, Camp Hill, PA, Licensre pre-requisite, 1997
  • Lancaster Catholic High School, Lancaster, PA, Diploma, 1990
Work & Military
  • County of Lancaster, County Commissioner, 2008-2016
  • Lancaster County Youth Intervention Center, Director, 1994-2007
  • RSR Realtors, Business Development Officer, 2007-2008
  • Community Network Resources, Vice President of Business Development, 2016-present
  • PA Republican County Commissioners Caucus, President-elected, 2008-2016
  • Republican Party of PA, Leadership Committee
  • Republican Committee of Lancaster County, Member, contributor, volunter- 2003-present
  • Lancaster County Action, Contributor
  • Pennsylvania Family Insitute, Contributor
  • National Rifle Association, Life Member
  • Knights of Columbus, Member
  • Lancaster Catholic High School, Strategic Planning Board
  • County Commissioner, Held 2008-2016
  • County Commissioner, Sought 2003

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