Candidate Profile
Tim Twardzik

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Tim Twardzik
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 123
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Jerry Knowles (2015), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), Rick Santorum (2006)

Summary

0%

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?

In the case of rape, incest, or life of the mother.


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?

Review current spending and cut out fraud and waste.


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.

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.

Neutral   

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

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 Government must not interfere with a citizen's right to worship. The Government can not establish or promote a preference of a religion.


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?

Educate and incentivize the public to take a more active role in their healthcare and utilize the least expensive provider for their situation. The Emergency Room should not be the primary care provider.


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.

Agree   

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

People who can contribute to the continued growth and success fo the USA.


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.

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.

Raised in the Catholic Church and I believe in God. Respect others, help when I can, and lead by a positive example.


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.

Freedom is a key to American success. Big government cannot solve all things for all people.

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

My college degree in business with a marketing concentration taught me how to learn. My experience in growing our family business taught me how to serve both customers, employees and community. My volunteer experience taught me how to assist my neighbors and feel happiness in giving to others.

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 hope to make a difference for my neighbors by bringing a fresh look at the business of government. Im not a carer politician and wish to see results - not just government inaction.


Judicial Philosophy

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

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?

No Answer   

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

Current background checks to keep guns from convicted felons and the mentally unstable are reasonable.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

Elimination the School property tax and replace with fair and equitable system to properly fund education. Support Career and Technical Training Fight Blight & revitalize our community

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

No


Background

Education
  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN, BA, 81
  • Shenandoah Valley High School, Shenandoah PA, 77
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Lehigh Valley Health Schuylkill, Secretary
  • Legatus Lehigh Valley Chapter, President
  • SEDCO, Chairman
  • Schuylkill Industrial Development Authority, Chairman
  • Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce, President
  • MMI Preparatory School, Board of Directors / Campaign Chairman
  • Central PA Food Bank, Board of Directors
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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