Candidate Profile
Brian Goldberg

Republican , New Jersey

Biography

Name
Brian Goldberg
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Senator
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
State Republican Party Organizations

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

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

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Agree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Neutral

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

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Neutral

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

To save the life of the mother

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Promote liberty and freedom worldwide

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

Power corrupts and all men are fallible

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I have a deep belief in the connectedness of all men

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

The platform page of the campaign website: www.goldberg2018.com/platform The following was published in a recent newsletter from the campaign (link to newsletter in the archive is below): Recently, I was asked how I define conservatism. Here's how I answered: It is about individual liberty and a fundamental belief in the other side of the coin - personal responsibility. To me, conservatism is about an optimistic view of the human spirit. We believe that people will succeed if you give them a chance, that people will make the right choices if given the options, and will show compassion and care for each other when needed. (ARCHIVE: https://mailchi.mp/1ea0ffc58558/march-madness-nj-republican-style-214889)

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Change the debate. Focus on healthCARE reform instead of health insurance reform, starting with tort reform. Recognize and encourage charitable support of our fellow man.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I often talk about "Empowerment, not Entitlement", explaining that the job of the government (when the government even does get involved) is to help the governed to succeed, not simply help the governed.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Simplification and lower tax rates.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Welfare to work programs that encourage working and/or development of professional skills through volunteering or training. Promoting personal responsibility.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

By not using the trust fund for any other purpose.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

My past (education, upbringing, professional, personal and political life) has included a broad range of experiences that allows me to relate to the struggles and perspectives of typical New Jersey citizens, while also making me someone that they can relate to in return. While my platform is decidedly Conservative, I was not born or brought up in a politically involved family - rather, I was raised in a fairly liberal community and surrounded by liberal ideals. The positions I have come to were arrived at through studying and analyzing the issues - a personal journey I share with voters that provides a path that they, too, can follow to join what I proclaim is "The Party of Optimists".

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

campaign@Goldberg2018.com 732.242.4234

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I am running to fight for you. To protect your rights To protect your family To protect your job and your wallet To protect our downballot candidates. To give you a voice in Washington, the way I'm fighting to give you a voice in our party's process. I am running to #GrowTheGOP. To spread a fresh, new, positive image of conservatism across the country.


Background

Education
  • UCLA, Los Angeles, BS, 1995
Work & Military
  • Beyond Concrete, V.P. General Manager, 14
Affiliations
  • NJIT Concrete Industry Management, Patron
  • Empowerment PAC, Chairman
  • Associated Centers for Women's Health, President
  • Republican Friends of Israel, Advisory Board
Offices
  • Essex County Republican Committee, Held 14
  • U.S. Senate, Sought 2014
 

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