Candidate Profile
Marci Mustello

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Marci Mustello
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 11
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Somewhat Conservative Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

1
*National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Reported by Candidate

1
U.S. Congressman Mike Kelly

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019), State Republican Party Organizations (2019), Tedd Nesbit (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
5
Donna Oberlander (2019), Michele Brooks (2019), Mike Kelly (2019), Pennsylvania Future Fund (2019), State Republican Party Organizations (2019)

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree   

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I am pro-life, with exceptions for rape and incest.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree   

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree   

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Waste, fraud and abuse.


Religious Liberty

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.

(Did not answer)

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

It means government should not persecute you or otherwise


Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

The best way to ensure proper healthcare is by ensuring that Pennsylvanians are prepared for the jobs of today and tomorrow. If we can help these individuals find good, family-sustaining employment in the private sector is the best solution.


National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree   


Immigration

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   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

If there are needs that arise to properly support industries, like agriculture, there needs to be a process in place which ensures lawful entry and tracking of immigrants.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

(Did not answer)

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Roman Catholic


Qualifications

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.

https://justfacts.votesmart.org/candidate/46959/marci-mustello

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

I believe my service and record in the State House as a State Representative, as a staffer to Congressman Mike Kelly and as the President of the Butler County Humane Society has prepared me to continue my public service.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No.

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

It is an incredible honor to represent the 11th House District. I work every day to best represent the hardworking people of our District.


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

Enforcing current laws.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

1. Economic Development 2. Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation - HB 2176 3. Protecting our strong family values

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

I think that racism in any form should not be tolerated.


Background

Education
  • Grove City College, Grove City
  • Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock
  • Butler County Community College, Butler
Work & Military
  • Office of U.S. Congressman Mike Kelly, District Staff, 2011-2019
  • Butler County Humane Society, President
Affiliations
  • Republican State Committee, Member
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 2019-2020
  • Republican State Committee, Sought Active
  • State Representative
 

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