Candidate Profile
Dean Browning

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Dean Browning
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

5
Robett Lovett, Past Chair of the LCRC, William Heydt, Former Allentown Mayor, Glenn Eckhart, Lehigh County Controller, Matt Dietz, Northampton County Council, Hayden Phillips, Northampton County Council

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
24
Bill Shuster, Boehner for Speaker, Charlie Dent, Citizens for Prosperity in America, Dedicated to Establishing National Teamwork PAC, Donald Trump and 18 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Associated Builders and Contractors, Pennsylvania Future Fund

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.

Strongly 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.

Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly 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?

In cases of rape, incest or when the life of the mother is threatened.

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

One key component would be to stop micro-managing the war from Washington. The President and the rest of our civilian leadership must establish the overall strategic goals and results relative to ISIS. But then they need to allow the U.S. military the freedom to determine the tactics and rules of engagement necessary to achieve the desired outcome.

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

The framers recognized both human dignity (we are created in God’s image) and human depravity (we are sinful individuals). Because both grace and sin operate in government, they used biblical realism to construct a limited government that functioned through a series of checks and balances. This included separating various institutional power structures such as the executive, legislative and judicial branches of the federal government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in Almighty God and His Son, Jesus Christ with all my heart soul and mind. Through that I have forgiveness of sins and the assurance of life ever after.

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?

Very Conservative

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

http://www.mcall.com/opinion/yourview/mc-how-donald-trump-won-election-browning-yv-1120-20161119-story.html http://www.mcall.com/opinion/yourview/mc-why-republicans-should-support-party-nominee-yv-0403-20160402-story.html http://www.mcall.com/opinion/yourview/mc-sanctuary-cities-browning-yv--20150921-story.html http://www.mcall.com/opinion/yourview/mc-religion-free-speech-browning-yv-0204-20150203-story.html

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

I would do the following: 1. End the mandate specifying what must be provided in a health insurance plan. 2. Allow for the purchase of plans across state line. 3. Expand Health Savings accounts. 4. Limit attorney's fees in medical liability cases. 5. Promote insurance that is not tied to a job but that is portable and provides for catastrophic illnesses which can also cover per-existing conditions.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Reduce unnecessary and burdensome regulations and ensure that a level playing field is maintained through uniform application of the rule of law

What changes should be made to the tax code?

The tax code should be made much simpler with lower rates and fewer brackets coupled with the elimination of deductions used by special interests.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Focus on growing the economy in the U.S.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Balance the federal budget so that Social Security funds are not used to finance the deficit that the U.S. government has every year.

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

I have almost 40 years of experience as a successful private sector businessman I also have public sector experience from my time an elected County Commissioner. Through out my career, I’ve balanced budgets, met payrolls, cleaned up messes, analyzed problems, developed solutions and then worked to get those solutions successfully implemented. I would bring those same skills along with a different perspective to Washington.

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

browning.dean@gmail.com

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

It is my heartfelt desire that my role in Congress would be to serve the citizens of the PA-7th Congressional District and our great nation and through that to bring glory to Almighty God and His Son, Jesus Christ.


Background

Education
  • Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, Master of Science in Industrial Management, 1979
  • Denison University, Granville, OH, Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, 1978
Work & Military
  • New World Aviation, Exec. Vice President and CFO, 18
  • Harvel Plastics, Vice President - Finance, 7
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co., Financial Manager, 3
  • Air Products & Chemicals, Manager - Operations Accounting, 7
Affiliations
  • Allentown Rescue Mission, Board Member
  • GSPCA Foundation, Inc., Treasurer
  • Lehigh County Republican Committee, Chair and Vice-Chair
  • Cancer Support Community - Greater Lehigh Valley, Board Member
  • DaVinci Science Center, Board of Trustees
Offices
  • Lehigh County Commissioner, Held 2008-2011
 

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