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, 2014 Democratic Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Democratic Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I support all current laws with respect to Abortion in the State of Pennsylvania.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The Constitution with the balance of power kept checks on man-kinds tendency towards impulsiveness and tendency towards a mob mentality, and recognizing that man-kind does not always consider the right to humanity, that all men are created equal. inclusive of those rights of minorities, and their civil rights.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
We are all of equal worth to humanity and the world, and we are all answerable to the commonality we share, we are all answerable to the greater good and that this may be more than just that of an individuals needs. My Roman Catholic faith imparted the values of social justice, of self-sacrifice and putting the needs of others and the wider community as a conscious intention, caring for those who are less fortunate.
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.
I work as a Democrat on a school board with 7 Republicans, as one of two Democrats, and we passed resolutions, spending decision and on a bipartisan basis.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
To have an economy with well regulated system of rules so this is a consistently applied set of rules, so the enterprise, remains consistent from one administration to another, has a structure which sets expectations, and the framework reduces catastrophic events. Best set of policies to prevent bubbles from forming, prevention of a bubble burst, which doesn't level out a economy.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Medicare for all.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Wage floors. Public infrastructure improvements also create more jobs. "Deregulation happy" and loosened regulations does not work longterm and while a short term boost may be a result, it can have consequences as we saw in 2008.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Experience on school board, environmental advisor, previously taught at Community College and engaged with young people. have critical writing and thinking skills and a natural good listener.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am a family man, dad, loving husband. I help people who are not well positioned to help themselves, by directing them to resources that can provide information and tools for improving their conditions.