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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
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."
I support sanctuary cities.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I am strongly pro-life, and I believe that life begins at conception. As a matter of public policy, I would have exceptions for rape, incest, and the life of the mother.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Individuals are often prone to temptation in many different forms. As such, our Founders purposefully limited the powers of government, and we separate these powers across different areas to preclude a tyrannical state that destroys the freedoms all Americans and Pennsylvanians should enjoy
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was raised in the tenets of the Catholic Church serving as an altar boy early in life. Those tenets— a belief in the inherent goodness in all God’s children, the sanctity of all human life, and the individual responsibility to look after one’s neighbor would be core beliefs guiding my policy decisions.
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.
Please be sure to read my policy platforms on my website at www.mangoforpa.com. In particular, I would highlight our overarching policy document, Restore the Dream. Also of interest would be our policy platforms: Faith, Family, and Pennsylvania Values, as well as our government reform plan: A 21st Century Pennsylvania Government.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
1) Reduce incentives not to work through ineffective and inefficient social programs that lock people into poverty 2) Bring dignity back to the trades to allow for worker retraining to increase economic mobility 3) Invest in strategic infrastructure to ensure that Pennsylvania capitalizes its advantageous location and access to domestic and global markets 4) Reduce taxation and burdensome regulation that prevents investment and economic growth
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
As Governor, I would apply for a waiver from the federal government regarding both the Medicaid expansion and the individual mandate.This waiver would: 1) Put the consumer at the center of health care 2) Encourage innovation among providers 3) Promote wellness and prevention 4) Provide cost transparency 5) Implement tort reform
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
1) Lowering regulatory barriers to entrepreneurship 2) Empowering innovation across our local communities 3) Lowering taxes, particularly our business and property taxes
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
1) Leadership experience as a Captain in the 82nd Airborne Division at West Point 2) MBA from Harvard Business School 3) 25 years bringing positive change to large, complex organizations 4) Built a $500M global health care business
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
After my marriage 35 years ago and the births of our five daughters, running for Governor and meeting thousands of Pennsylvanians has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I would appreciate your support in the Republican primary on May 15th.