Candidate Profile
Michael Clement

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Michael Clement
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 75
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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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?

Rape, incest or the health of the mother. Abortion should be extremely rare and as a very last option.


Economy

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

Neutral   

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?

We need to stop the "entitlement" mentality. This would include limiting the time that people would be able to spend on "welfare" without efforts to get off the system.


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.

Agree   

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?

Exactly what it says in the First Amendment in the Constitution. "Congress shall not make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

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

I strongly beleive that people have a personal right to buy the insurance that is appropriate for them and cost is driven by the market not the government.


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?

We should always be a nation who welcomes immigrants from around the world with priority going to those who are being religiously persecuted for their beliefs. All immigrants need to follow the process and laws in order to obtain citizenship.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a strong Evangelical Christian. Jesus is my personal Lord and Savior.The Bible is the complete word of God. I will pray before every decision.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

NA.

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

I have a undergraduate degree in Political Science from the Univeristy of Utah and a M.A. in Global Studies from Columbia International Univeristy.

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?

When you look over my resume from service in the United States Air Force, to my time as a Missionary to my current role as Executive Director of Square One Community you will find a Servant Leader is who most qualified to be the next Representative of the 75th District of PA.


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.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

I would prohibit convicted criminals of a violent crime or domesitic abuse or mentally ill.


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. Balanced Budget 2. Term Limits 3. Adoption and CYS regulations

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

Racism is abhorent and there is no place for it in society, however it is not a threat to domestic security.


Background

Education
  • Columbia International University, Columbia, Global Studies MA
  • University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Political Science BS
Work & Military
  • United States Air Force, 95-99 and 01-03
Affiliations
  • World Wide Evangelization for Christ (WEC), Missionary
  • Republican National Committee, National Deputy Director of Faith Engagement
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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