Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
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.
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.
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.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
I support sanctuary cities.
It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
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?
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Domestically, we need to secure our borders & have a strong vetting system to stop the importation of radical Islamic threats to the United States. Internationally, we must aid our allies, including Israel, in combating the spread of radical Islamic threats across their borders.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The depravity of man. Our founders believed that absolute power corrupts absolutely and limited any branch or individual from having absolute power.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I have accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord & Savior; and, I believe that the Bible is the inerrant word of God.
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?
Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.
As Chairman of the Wysox Township Board of Supervisors, I led our board to cut taxes by 17% - making Wysox one of the lowest taxed townships in PA. As a 4-term County Commissioner (2 terms as Chairman), we have maintained a AAA bond rating, have one of the top retirement plans in the State, shrunk the size of government by nearly 20%, cut taxes, eliminated debt, and promoted efforts that resulted in Bradford County being one of the top producers of natural gas in PA. I regularly attend & speak at Pro-Life Rallies. I am also an NRA member who attends & speaks at 2nd Amendment Rallies.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Get the government out of healthcare; leave it to the free markets. Support tort reform.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The government should: * provide an atmosphere for job growth & prosperity through education & job training opportunities that fit the job market. * cut job killing regulations * keep taxes as low as possible * engage in public/private partnerships when needed to improve infrastructure * stop incentivizing people to not work by limiting or eliminating long-term social welfare support for able-bodied individuals
What changes should be made to the tax code?
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Cut regulations, unleash domestic energy, require able-bodied welfare recipients to work in order to get benefits
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
Stop robbing the Social Security Trust Fund
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I've been in business most of my adult life. I know what it means to make payroll & live within a budget. I know the burdens of government regulation & high taxation. I've also served 2 terms as chairman of the Wysox Township Board of Supervisors & 4 terms as Bradford County Commissioner (2 terms as Chairman)
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
Unlike Congressman Marino, I would have voted against the reckless Omnibus Bill that was passed in March.