Candidate Profile
Paul Mango

Republican , Pennsylvania


Paul Mango

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Firearms Owners Against Crime, FRC Action PAC, Patriot Voices PAC

Reported by Candidate

Pro-Life Coalition of Pennsylvania, Pro-Life Federation of Pennsylvania, Sen. Rick Santorum, Sen. Tom Cotton, Veterans for Trump

Selected Contributions


Allen West, Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Keith Rothfus, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Marco Rubio and 17 more







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.


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

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.

Strongly Disagree

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, 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?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Please be sure to read my policy platforms on my website at 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

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:, 717-550-2161

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.


  • United States Military Academy, West Point, NY, BS, 1981
  • Harvard Business School, Boston, MA, MBA, 1988
Work & Military
  • 82nd Airborne Division, United States Army, Captain (Paratrooper), 1981-1986
  • West Point Association of Graduates, Former Class Rep, Service Academy Selection Comm.
  • HM3 Partners Foundation, Board Member
  • UPenn Center for Health Incentives and Behav. Econ, Advisory Board Member
  • Senator Pat Toomey, Western PA Finance Committee
  • It's About the Warrior Foundation, Contributor
  • Veterans Leadership Program of Pittsburgh, Contributor
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