Candidate Profile
Gregory Michalek

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Gregory Michalek
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 9
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
National Federation Of Independent Business Pennsylvania PAC, PA Chamber of Business and Industry

Reported by Candidate

2
NFIB, PA Chamber PAC

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.

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.

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.

Neutral

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.

Neutral

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

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.

Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

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.

Agree

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

Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Verified and under investigation cases of rape or incest. Charges can not be dropped and woman must testify.

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

The experience that concentrated powers of governance leads to a very quick corruption of persons and allows extreme abuse of power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and that he walked here on earth. He was able to offer man, salvation by the grace of God. That Christ, the Son, God the Father and the HOly spirit shall be the judges in the end of days. We all sin, and can not judge others for their sins. We can do our best to help anyone who has a desire to better their lives. Even if they never accept Christ as their savior, we will have helped a person lead a better life, and possibly helped influence others to do the same. One hundred years from now, it will not matter how big of a house I lived in, what care I drove or what my bank account bakance was. I hope that this world will be a better place because someone saw how I was trying to live and was willing to better themselves because of what they saw or heard.

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.

Web page and Facebook posts are the primary record of public statements.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Getting government out of the way of business. Reduce over-regulation. Encourage small business growth, expansion and investment. Explore ways to limit access time to government programs. Hopefully the "unemployment return" will work there as well. Most workers find a job within 21 days of benefits expiring.

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

Public posting of actual charges for medical services. Cash price for services. This would be one of the first steps toward affordable, accessible healthcare.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Get out of the way as much as possible. The Government can not boost the economy. They produce nothing but regulations and punishment for prosperity.

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

Mostly, life. College can not adequately prepare anyone for everything life will offer up. I have experienced much of what is affecting our area. I have been discriminated against, due to disability. I found out that it was legal to make this discriminatory decision. I have been homeless, unemployed and under employed. I have run small businesses for others, I have started run and disposed of my own small businesses. I have also experienced working for large corporations, such as Wal-Mart and Federal Express. I have never been denied a raise when it was available or turned down for an increase in compensation. I work hard. I have not been out of a job for more than three weeks, unless I made the decision to not pursue work or was ordered to not work due to surgery or other medical condition.

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

gem4house@hotmail.com 724-923-4450

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

I know what is like to worry about the safety of your children. School safety, both in the building and in transit, is a must. T do not believe that an elected official is entitled to anything other than salary, that is paid for entirely by taxpayers. I will reject the medical and retirement benefits package offered to House Members. I will reject the Per Diem allowance with unvouchered expenses. Any expenses for which I ask reimbursement, will be accompanied by receipts or other traceable proof of how much, and how, money was spent.


Background

Education
  • Westminster College, New Wilmington, BA, 1987
  • Pennsylvania Culinary, Pittsburgh, Associates, 1995
  • North Allegheny High School, Wexford, Baccalaureate, 1982
Work & Military
  • McGinnis Sisters LLC, Retail Sales, 6
  • Ebbets Field Creamery, Owner, 10
  • Wal-Mart Incorporated, Inventory Management Specalist, 2
  • New Castle Christian Academy, Facility Manager, 4
Affiliations
  • Habitat for Humanity, Voluenteer and Fundraiser
  • US SARR Corps, Search Team Member / Communications
  • New Castle Christian Academy, Parent Voluenteer / Archery Coach
  • Highland Presbyterian Church, Elder/ Member of Session
  • Alpha Phi Omega, Member
  • Salvation Army, Donations and regular shopper
  • Kennedy Catholic Family of Schools, Parent and voluenteer for whatever needs worked on
Offices
  • Republican Committee, Held 2017 -
  • Republican Committee, Held 1995 -1999
  • New Castle School Board, Sought 1999
 

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