Candidate Profile
Jerry Leach

Republican , Pennsylvania


Jerry Leach
State Rep., Dist. 82

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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.


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

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.

Strongly Disagree

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

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

Strongly Agree

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

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape, incest and to save the life of the mother. But even in those circumstances it should be limited to only after all other avenues such as adoption, and embryonic transplant into a willing suregot mother who could carry the baby full term have been exhausted.

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

Sin. The founding fathers used biblical principals to create our government structure of separation of powers of Executive, Legislative, and Judicial, found in our constitution, and based upon scriptures of Isaiah 33:22 and Jeremiah 17:9

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in one God, Jesus Christ our Lord and Saviour, and our Salvation is based upon our recognition and acceptance of that fact, and that we are sinners and must confess, and ask forgiveness to God, to secure that salvation. My identity is...A Christian, a husband, a father, a grandfather, a conservative, and a patriot.

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.

My website, Facebook pages, any reported media stories on our campaign debates.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Create a business friendly environment for employers through tax incentives, and reduce red tape and regulations that strangle many businesses in today's world.

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

While I feel the government should get out of being a healthcare insurance provider (Obamacare), I do feel this is the one industry that needs to be returned to private industry, but should have more government regulation. The Health Care Industry, and Health Insurance Industry including the Pharmaceutical Industry have been driven by fear and greed for decades and has allowed the costs of all three to spiral out of control. Caps on costs, premiums, and profits, would go a long way to making Healthcare affordable again. When Surgerys that are billed to an Insurance carrier at a cost of $10,000. but can be done outside of the Insurance network for $ 2,000.00, something is drastically wrong.Life saving prescriptions drugs with 1000% mark-ups and profits should never be allowed.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Creating a tax friendly environment through employment incentives to business owners

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

30 Years successful Builder, 3 years as Legislative Assistant in Pa. House of Representatives, 4 Years as County Commissioner, President of SEDA-COG PA Economic Development Agency, 21 Years Vice President Juniata Business & Industry. Worked with Governor Tom Ridge Action team in job development. Strong community leader for over 30 years.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 717-320-6016

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

I strongly believe in our Founding Fathers original intent, and the biblical principles they used to draft the Constitution, and that we have strayed far from what our country was intended to be with the simple words "We the People". And will always listen to and represent my constituents with great passion in handing the government back to the them.


  • Penn State, University Park, certificate, 1988
Work & Military
  • U.S. Selective Service, Board member, 1998-2002
  • Central Juniata EMS, Volunteer & Vice Chairman B.O.D.
  • Thompsontown Vol. Fire Co., Volunteer & Past President
  • Juniata Business & Industry, Past Vice President 21 years
  • Juniata Co. Republican Committee, Delaware Twp. Rep. 1988 - 2002
  • Mifflin/Juniata Chamber of Commerce, Past President
  • Mifflin/Juniata Omega Bank, Advisory Board member 1995-2000
  • Grace Covenant Church, Elder Team President 2004-2008
  • Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Council President - 1985 - 1989
  • Juniata County Commissioner, Held 2000-2003

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