Candidate Profile
John Waugh

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
John Waugh
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 21
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Firearms Owners Against Crime, Gun Owners of America, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Pennsylvania, PA Chamber of Business and Industry

Reported by Candidate

3
GOA, FOAC, Life PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Pennsylvania Life Political Action Committee (2020)

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

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.

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?

When the pregnancy would result in the loss of life of both the mother and child. Or in the instance of rape or incest.


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?

Salaries and pensions for elected officials as a start. The whole list of areas we have to start addressing to lower state spending is too long to list here.


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.

No Answer   

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?

(Did not answer)


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?

The first step to addressing the issue of healthcare is to pass legislation requiring healthcare providers, especially hospitals to disclose their prices. Healthcare seems to be the only business in America where you can ask how much something costs beforehand.


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.

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?

Those who go through the proper legal means or entering the United States.


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.

Neutral   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Catholic


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.

(Did not answer)

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

I hold a Bachelors degree form Indiana University of Pennsylvania where I double majored in accounting and finance.

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?

(Did not answer)


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?

No Answer   

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

I feel our current gun laws are more than sufficient. The issues that need to be addressed are mental heath, destigmatization of suicide and access to mental health services. The majority of gun deaths in the United States are by suicide. If we can begin addressing this issue which has always carried with it a heavy amount of stigma, then we can make the greatest impact and save the most lives.


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?

Mental Health Infrastructure State Spending

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

Yes, but not for the reasons we see on TV. The real threat is the lack of dialog between two sides on any issue in our current political climate. I won't try and say there haven't been and aren't current injustices. However I don't think that the way to address these issues is through rioting and destroying property. People need to be better educated and better equipped to make life decisions and learn from contrasting opinions and lived experiences. The bottom line here is that there is no way to legislate racism. it's getting better, however there is not a light switch solution.


Background

Education
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA, BA, 2012
Work & Military
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Affiliations
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Offices
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