Candidate Profile
James Roman

Republican , Pennsylvania


James Roman
State Rep., Dist. 40

Panel Rating

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Firearms Owners Against Crime


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.


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.


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.

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.


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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.


People should be able to vote without photo identification.


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.


The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


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."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.


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?

We have a contradict in our law that states if a woman is killed on her way to an abortion clinic, the person killing her can be charged with double homicide, but she is allowed to take the life of the child. I believe this contradict needs corrected. My personal feeling is life begins at conception. I personally think we need to take personal responsibility for our actions. Should a woman find herself pregnant and not desire the child, there are thousands of Americans who are forced to go oversees to adopt. The only time I believe abortion should be an option is when a woman is raped or her life is in danger.

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

The strength of the U.S. Constitution is "We the People". We need to ensure the nature of mankind is held by the people and we must ensure separate and limited powers remain. We have been slowly losing our individuals rights and continue to do so because of the overreaching hand of government. Our Founding Fathers warned us of this and it is my hope we will learn to return to our Christian roots because our government goes too far and we lose what makes America great!

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Jesus Christ is my lord and savior. I have devoted my life it Jesus Christ and put God first. My values follow the Christian values with God's stands as my measure. I fall woefully short of that standard on a very regular basis, but I know that each failure is forgiven because of my devotion to Jesus Christ, attendance at The Bible Chapel and reading of scripture daily.

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.

I regularly attend The Bible Chapel, participate in a weekly bible study and Men's Group and attend religious retreats when possible.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

I am a laissez-faire Republican who believes the government needs to keep their hands off of business and allow the free market to take care of itself. It is terrible that Pennsylvania currently ranks in the bottom five states in the country for income growth, population growth and unemployment, but ranks in the top five for largest legislatures, least fiscally responsible and highest taxes. We have had our priorities in the wrong order. It is unacceptable that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate is consistently one percent higher than the national average. Rather than taxing our companies to death, we need to start creating an environment for businesses to want to do business in Pennsylvania.

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

Again, creating an environment in Pennsylvania that will increase our employment and business atmosphere will allow the free market to develop appropriate healthcare for all.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The main role of the government should be boosting the economy. The government should be doing all it can to ensure we all have jobs and adequate pay.

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

I have lived my life for this moment. Throughout my childhood, I was fascinated with the Reagan administration, so I devoted my education and life to working towards the opportunity to become a State Representative. In high school, I completed an internship with the Chief Judge of Westmoreland County and worked a summer for the Register of Wills in Fayette County. During college, I had an internship with the Pittsburgh City Council and majored in Legal Studies to understand the legal structure of our country. I continued my development by attending Duquesne University, working on a Masters in American History with an emphasis on American Democracy and the constitution.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: - 724-931-1803

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

I will continue to work harder than any other candidate and elected official, both during my campaign and once I'm elected. I will continue to educate myself on becoming a better Christian on a daily basis and aspire to love others as God loves us.


  • Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Masters, 1997
  • Point Park University, Pittsburgh, MBA, 2002
  • University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Bachelors, 1995
Work & Military
  • Realtor, Costa Real Estate, 5
  • The Jim Roman Group, Management Consultant, 15
  • Wheeling Jesuit University & others, Adjunct College Professor, 15
  • The Bible Chapel, Member
  • National Assocation of Realtors, Member
  • Firearm Owners Against Crime, Member
  • Toys for Tots, Annual Organizer
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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