Candidate Profile
Jeff Neff

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Jeff Neff
Party
Republican
Race
State Senate, Dist. 37
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative
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Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Commonwealth Leaders Fund (2019), Firearm Owners Against Crime (2019), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Rick Saccone (2020)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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?

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.


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?

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.


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.

No Answer   

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?

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.


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 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.


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?

I feel that anyone who meets the criteria and goes through the legal process to come to the United States should be welcome.


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.

Neutral   

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.


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.

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.

NO

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.


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?

Legal gun ownership does not need any restrictions from the government. we need to enforce the current laws on criminals who break the law.


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?

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.


Background

Education
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Work & Military
  • Cochran Hose Company, Fire Chief, 15
  • Cochran Hose Company, Firefighter, 28
Affiliations
  • QV Youth Football, President / Head Coach
  • QV Youth Wrestling, Board Member / Asst. Coach
  • QV Youth Baseball, Asst. Coach
Offices
  • Council President, Held 2
  • Council Person, Held 5
  • PA State Senator
 

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