Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.
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.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
While this could be a very difficult decision for any woman, I do not feel there is a viable reason to end a life. My wife Faith and I would have a very difficult discussion only if the decision were required to save my wife and mother of our children's life. I could not imagine how difficult that decision would be.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
Reduce the size of the Legislature. Work to switch the pension programs over to a 401k style plans for all new employees and through attrition it would go away. Current employees would keep the plan in place.
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.
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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.
What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?
I believe over time there has been some abuse of the separation of church and state by liberal candidates. The terms used by liberal candidates have caused the christian values to be alienated. We need to protect both the church and the government from this. In doing so, the government and church should remain separate so that we don't have the continued abuse against the Judeo-Christian Values this country was founded on.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I believe we need to build competition between insurance companies and allow the smaller companies to participate. This will encourage competitive pricing that everyone can afford.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
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.
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.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
I feel that anyone who meets the criteria and goes through the legal process to come to the United States should be welcome.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.
I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
The decisions I make on a daily basis are based off of my Christian beliefs and moral compass. I believe the way we act and the decisions we make, will have to be answered for later in life or after. I use my Christian beliefs to guide me in the right direction and I believe God has given me challenges and opportunities in my life. I have chosen my path based off of these challenges and opportunities.
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?
Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.
I am Pro Life and Pro 2nd Amendment. I believe we can reduce the size of government and be more responsible with tax money and reduce it where possible. I have a proven record of reducing taxes as a Council person and Council President. I am a life member of both the FOAC and NRA. I am a member of GOA as well. I believe there should be less regulation on the citizens of the United States. We should not create more laws and rules when the current ones are not being enforced.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Council Person 5+ Years Council President 2+ Years Fire Chief 15 Years Fire Fighter 28 Years Project / Property Manager 27+ Years President County Chiefs Association Co Chair County Fire Advisory Board Youth Sports President / Board Member / Coach
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
First that I am a Husband and Father, and My family comes first. I have allot of life experience and I understand what people are struggling with. I am one of you and I would be honored to represent you. We need to make this a better place for our children. I will help change the direction this Commonwealth is headed in, and make it a better place for all of us. Thank you for considering me and voting JEFF NEFF for State Senate PA 37th District.
I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
Legal gun ownership does not need any restrictions from the government. we need to enforce the current laws on criminals who break the law.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
Health Care / Mental Health Taxes / Spending / Size of Government Education for Children Jobs / Employment
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
There is no place in this world for racism. Too many people look for the differences in people instead of looking for what is similar. If everyone took a different approach on what we all have in common and work toward goals together, we would all have a better world to live in.