Candidate Profile
Michael Dincher

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Michael Dincher
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 84
Incumbent
No
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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.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)


Economy

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

No Answer   

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?

I would need to analyze subsidies and tax revenue such as subsidies for horse racing in PA and track the funds generated by the highest fuel taxes in the nation


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?

The State shall not sponsor a particular religion through public funds


Healthcare

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

No Answer   

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

Reign in Pharmaceutical and Insurance companies.


National Security

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

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?

An enforceable system which is equitable to all nationalities with limited numbers and where individuals have a plan for self sustaining employment.


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.

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Born Again Christian


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.

The PACs I have supported

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

I am formally educated as a forester, biologist and educator. My informal education through life experience working in many different positions as a garbage man, logger, welder, machinist, teacher, etc. The father of 4 children, Grandfather of 11.

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 my intent to represent the people of the 84th district to the best of my ability and without compromising my values


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?

(Did not answer)

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

It doesn't seem like any of the restrictions imposed have done anything to protect public safety.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

(Did not answer)

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?

Convention of the States Property tax reform Reducing the Corporate tax

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

The media's handling of racial issues is a threat


Background

Education
  • PSU, State College, Ph.D, 2010
  • BU, Bloomsburg, MS, 2001
  • LHU, Lock Haven, BS, 1989
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Salvation Army, contributor
  • St Jude's, contributor
  • Lyco Food Bank, contributor
  • Disabled Veterans, contributor
  • Vietnam Veterans, contributor
  • CAP, contributor
  • ACLJ, contributor
  • Pro Life, contributor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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