Candidate Profile
Travis Stauffer

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Travis Stauffer
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 104
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?

Never.


Economy

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

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?

(Did not answer)


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?

When separation of church and state was first mentioned it was from a cultural perspective of tyrannical governments that forced a specific type of religion/sect/or specific church on its people. It was enforced through prison, abuse, and even execution. When Thomas Jefferson first mentioned this it was not to keep men's personal beliefs out of government but to keep government from forcing their religious beliefs on the people. It was never meant to keep them from praying in government buildings. Praying in schools or public. The statement of Separation of Church and State is nothing more then trying to keep the government from controlling the way people worship.


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?

(Did not answer)


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?

Anyone who passes a strict vetting process should be allowed to enter. There may be circumstances and small windows of time where the government may deny people from a specific country because of relational tensions between the two countries.


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.

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 born again Christian. I believe Jesus died on a cross to take the punishment for our sin. Three days later he rose from the grave winning victory over death. God wants to restore the relationship that was lost in the garden through sin. His gift is free to all who believe and give their lives to him.


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.

Econimically- Whether personal, state, or federal you just cannot spend what you don't have. A balance budget is always best. Immigration - No country is safe with open borders. We have a process to legally come into the United States. That process is legal and good. Every foreigner that wants to immigrate to this country should be properly vetted to ensure safety for the citizens of our country. I have no problem with legal immigration. That is how our country became what it is today.

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

I have at least 10 years experience in management. For several years I successfully managed around 100 employees.

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?

I have a passion for people. I am not looking for this office to be a career politician. But I am looking to serve the people. I know the struggles that individuals go through and decided we don't need another politician running for office. We need someone who can identify with the people who is willing to fight on behalf of the people. I am a husband of almost 17 years and a father of 7. I decided if I see a need then I need to be willing to do it.


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?

We already have strong restrictions. I do not see a need for more restrictions on gun ownership.


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?

Property Tax Elimination Boost Jobs in Pennsylvania Education Reform

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

Anytime there is racial tension it causes a threat to the security of the people.


Background

Education
  • Summit International School of Ministry, GRANTVILLE, Diploma in biblical and missionary studies, 2001
  • Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, 2018
Work & Military
  • Elco Floor Covering, Flooring Installer/Crew Leader, 7
  • Dutchway Farm Market, General Manager, 6
  • Summit International School of Ministry, Maintenance Supervisor, 3
Affiliations
  • Tri-County Worship Center, Deacon
  • Richland Church of the Brethren, Elder
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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