Candidate Profile
Stephen Bloom

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Stephen Bloom
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 13
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity PA (AFP PA), 2017-18:  A+
National Federation of Independent Business PA (NFIB PA), 2016:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  89%, 90% (cum.)

97%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union PA (ACLU PA), 2015-16:  25%
PennEnvironment, 2015-16:  0%

12%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Firearms Owners Against Crime, House Freedom Fund

Reported by Candidate

1
House Freedom Fund

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
10
Dan Truitt, John Maher, John McGinnis, Justin Simmons, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Lou Barletta and 4 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
12
Associated Builders and Contractors, Eli Evankovich, Gary Palmer, John Eichelberger Jr., John McGinnis, Mike Regan and 6 more

Summary

0%

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.

Strongly 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?

To save the life of the mother.

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

Provide the strongest possible national defense and security (domestic and international) response.

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

Mankind's fallen condition and propensity to sin, something with which we are all afflicted.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a sinner saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

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.

100% pro-life voting record. "A" rating from NRA. "A+" rating from Americans for Prosperity PA. Guardian of Small Business recognition from National Federation of Independent Business PA. Defender of Liberty and ACU Conservative recognition from American Conservative Union.

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

Complete the repeal of ObamaCare and restore the previously successful role of the free market in driving innovation and accessibility of quality healthcare.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Provide for stable institutions of government and the rule of law via courts, police and administration of justice. Defend national security and sovereignty. Creation and maintenance of critical public infrastructure. Protect private property rights. Minimize taxation and unnecessary regulation.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

American tax rates should be competitive with those of other countries. The tax code should be simple and fair.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

A vibrant and robust free market economy, with a minimum of government interference.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Restore actuarial solvency to honor commitments already made while implementing sustainable reforms/alternatives for younger workers.

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

More than 20 years experience in the private sector. Successfully raising my own family. Volunteering for numerous community and ministry organizations. Serving for the past 8 years as an elected state representative with a solidly conservative track record.

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

BloomForCongress@gmail.com 717-462-7978

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

My legislative mission statement: Cut the size and scope of government, reduce the burden of taxes and unnecessary regulation, defend constitutional liberties (including the 2nd Amendment and the right of unborn children to life), and unleash the power of free enterprise to create jobs and prosperity.


Background

Education
  • Dickinson School of Law, Carlisle, J.D., 1987
  • Penn State University, University Park, B.S., 1983
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • New Covenant Fellowship (PCA), Member
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 8
 

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