Candidate Profile
Valerie Gaydos

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Valerie Gaydos
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 44
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Firearms Owners Against Crime

Reported by Candidate

1
pending

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
State Republican Party Organizations, Tom Corbett

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee

Summary

34%

LIBERAL

66%

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

No Answer

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

No Answer

I support sanctuary cities.

No Answer

I support the death penalty.

No Answer

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

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

No Answer

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

No Answer

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)

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.

Valerie is a 3rd-generation Allegheny County resident. She has been a small business owner for close to 25 years. As an entrepreneur and investor she has a proven track record of building businesses, nurturing the private sector economy, and creating jobs in lean environments. She will Fight for 1. Fiscal Accountability through balanced budgets and responsible spending and by voting to limit spending growth to inflation and population. 2. Strengthen PA’s Business Climate by support for lower taxes to enable Pennsylvania to remain competitive with other states and a reduction of paperwork and mandates that strangle business growth. 3 Serve as the People’s Advocate by defending individual rights from government overreach and protect personal freedoms, conservative values and life at all stages.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Lowering taxes

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

Valerie is a results-oriented entrepreneur, investor and information technology business executive. As an entrepreneur and investor she has a proven track record of building businesses, nurturing the private sector economy, and creating jobs in lean environments. In her business she is focused on operational efficiencies, strategic planning, partner strategy, governance and government relations. Valerie tackles business challenges facing rapidly growing companies. She implements targeted growth strategies paying close attention to financial and operating accountability to create maximum value.

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

votevaleriegaydos@gmail.com

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

I’m a conservative, tried and true. And, I have been all of my life. I’m Pro-Life. Pro-Growth, Pro-business. And I am an avid defender of the Constitution. I believe in the 2nd amendment – and of course - the 1st amendment guaranteeing our right to free speech. States don’t grow without a vibrant private business sector. They also don’t grow without education to support it. They don’t grow without adequate healthcare. They don’t grow without a community that cares about its people, its children, its elderly and its veterans. If we’re going to create jobs, what better way than to send a proven job-creator to the legislature.


Background

Education
  • Quaker Valley, Sewickley, PA, ES
  • Sewickley Academy, Sewickley, PA, HS, 1985
  • Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, BS, 1989
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Honor Flight Network, Volunteer Guardian (nominated to the board)
  • Standing Firm, Board Member
  • St. Michaels Orthodox Church, Member
  • Pennsylvanians Business Council PEG Board, Board Member
  • Entrepreneurs for Growth, Founder
  • Valley Ambulance Authority, Volunteer EMT
  • Cigar Family Foundation, Contributor
  • Dog Rescue, Volunteer
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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