Candidate Profile
Diana Irey Vaughan

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Diana Irey Vaughan
Party
Republican
Race
Lieut. Governor
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Firearms Owners Against Crime

Reported by Candidate

2
Rose Somma Tennant, Radio/TV Personality, Dr. Edmund Sulkowski

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
College Republican National Committee, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Tom Corbett
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Pennsylvania Future Fund

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America

Summary

17%

LIBERAL

83%

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.

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.

Agree

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.

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Diana Irey Vaughan is an unabashed supporter of the unborn and is pro-life. Diana organized the “Stand Up for Life” rally as a County Commissioner and has received support in the past from the Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation, and People Concerned for Unborn Children.

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

The Founding Fathers feared that centralized executive, legislative and judicial power in the hands of a few, such as a King, would limit the freedoms and liberties of the people. Three separate but equal branches of government would be a check on each other and man-kinds thirst for power, preventing a government from becoming oppressive.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I hold American Judeo-Christian values. My support for a strong family, the protection of innocent life and belief in God as the creator is unwavering. I am guided by my personal relationship with Christ.

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.

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What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

In Pennsylvania we need to create a corporate tax structure that encourages business development; alleviates enormous regulatory burdens, and develop a skilled work force to meet the needs of a changing economy. Most importantly, government needs to get out of the way of job-creators.

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

People need to be empowered to make their own healthcare choices. Diana supports a competitive insurance market place that gives individuals options based on their individual insurance needs.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should provide quality infrastructure and encourage a regulatory environment that is easy to comprehend, isn't over-bearing, intrusive, or punitive to job-creators.

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

Under Diana Irey Vaughan’s leadership Washington County has enacted conservative fiscal policies that work to keep taxes low. Washington County Correctional Facility has been within the lowest cost per day of incarcerating inmates, currently ranking second lowest in Pennsylvania at a cost of $46.91 per day as compared to the state average of $123.36 The Washington County pension fund is 90% funded, with one of the lowest assumed rate of returns at 6.75%. The Washington County pension fund is among the most stable pension retirement funds in the state. In 2004 Washington County ended post-employment health insurance benefits for employees hired on of after April 2014. This eliminated an extremely costly benefit that far exceeded private sector retirement packages. Diana Irey Vaughan helped to complete the Southpointe Industrial Park development, which created over 8,000 new jobs in Washington County for middle-class families.

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

Diana@irey.com

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

Diana Irey Vaughan is the leader of a new #resistance… resistance to high taxes, to top-heavy bureaucracies, and to limited educational choices. Resistance to high crime rates. Resistance to electing public servants who refuse work to make Pennsylvania the best place it can be to live, work and raise a family. Vote for positive change for Pennsylvania. Vote for Diana Irey Vaughan for Lieutenant Governor of Pennsylvania on Tuesday, May 15th.


Background

Education
  • West Virginia Business College, 1981
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • PA Minimum Wage Advisory Board, Pittsburgh Regional Alliance
  • Pennsylvania’s Fix the Debt Advisory Board, ACTION of PA
  • Washington County Opiate Task Force, South Western Pennsylvania Growth Alliance
  • American Cancer Society
  • Associated Builder and Contractors Retention Comm.
  • Monongahela Women’s Club
  • Mon Valley Friends of the NRA
  • Mon Valley United Way
Offices
  • Washington County Commissioner, Held 23
  • Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Sought 2012
  • United States Congress, Sought 2006
 

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