Candidate Profile
Lloyd Smucker

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Lloyd Smucker
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 11
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Conservative Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF), 2017-18:  100%
Campaign for Working Families PAC, 2019-20:  100%
Faith and Freedom Coalition (FFC), 2017-18:  100%, 100% (cum.)
FRC Action, 2019:  100%
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2017-2018:  100%
National Right to Life, 2019-20:  100%
Susan B. Anthony List (SBA), 2020:  A
Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW), 2019:  99%
Concerned Women for America (CWA), 2020:  95%
American Energy Alliance (AEA), 2019-20:  92%
National Federation of Independent Business PA (NFIB PA), 2016:  92%
Gun Owners of America (GOA), 2018:  A-
American Family Association (AFA), 2017-18:  89%
National Tax-Limitation Committee (NTLC), 2017-18:  85%
NumbersUSA, 2019:  72%, 85% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2019:  83%, 84% (cum.)
National Taxpayers Union, 2019:  B+
Club for Growth, 2019:  93%, 80% (cum.)
Heritage Action, 2019-20:  88%, 78% (cum.)
FreedomWorks, 2019-20:  71%, 70% (cum.)
Conservative Review (CR), 2019:  61% (cum.)
Freedom Index, 2019:  61% (cum.)
John Birch Society (same as Freedom Index), 2018:  60% (cum.)

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2018:  36%
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2020:  33%
Washington Report on Middle East Affairs (WRMEA), 2017-18:  33%
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), 2017-18:  25%
Outdoor Industry Association PAC, 2018:  D
Foreign Policy for America, 2019:  23%
American Civil Liberties Union PA (ACLU PA), 2015-16:  22%
PennEnvironment, 2015-16:  20%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2019-20:  19%
Center for Freethought Equality, 2017-18:  17%
Alliance for Retired Americans, 2019:  22%, 14% (cum.)
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2017:  13%, 13% (cum.)
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), 2017-18:  13%
League of Conservation Voters (LCV), 2018:  3%, 3% (cum.)
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2017:  0%, 0% (cum.)
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2017:  0%
Common Cause, 2017-18:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2017-18:  0%
International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2017-18:  0%
NARAL Pro-Choice America (NARAL), 2019:  0%
National Education Association (NEA), 2017-18:  0%
National Iranian American Council (NIAC), 2018:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2019:  0% (cum.)
Population Connection Action Fund, 2019:  0%
Progressive Punch, 2019:  F

12%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

5
Donald Trump, *Family Research Council Action PAC, Firearms Owners Against Crime, National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, National Right To Life

Others

1
Republican Committee of Lancaster County

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
11
Camera Bartolotta (2014), David Hickernell (2016), Keith Greiner (2015), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), Lou Barletta (2018), Pennsylvania Future Fund (2015) and 5 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
131
Abraham Lincoln PAC (2018), Andrew & Simona Beal (2018), Andrew Harris (2017), AX PAC (2018), Belief in Life and Liberty (2017), Blaine Luetkemeyer (2018) and 125 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
Airline Pilots Association (2020), Common Defense (2018), International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2019), National Air Traffic Controllers Association (2020), National Association of Letter Carriers (2019), National Rural Letter Carriers Association (2019) and 4 more

Summary

7%

LIBERAL

93%

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.

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Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.

(Did not answer)

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.

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

(Did not answer)


Economy

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

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Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

(Did not answer)

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

(Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

(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.

(Did not answer)

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

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I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

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What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

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Healthcare

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.

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I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

(Did not answer)

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.

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What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

(Did not answer)


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.

(Did not answer)

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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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.

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Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

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

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Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

(Did not answer)


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

(Did not answer)

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

(Did not answer)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

(Did not answer)


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

(Did not answer)


2nd Amendment

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

(Did not answer)


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

(Did not answer)

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

(Did not answer)

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

(Did not answer)

The Electoral College should be abolished.

(Did not answer)

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Franklin and Marshall, Lancaster, NA, -
  • Lebanon Valley, Annville, NA, -
Work & Military
  • The Smucker Company, Owner, 25 years
Affiliations
  • Zion Lutheran Church, Member and Former Council President
  • Lampeter-Strasburg YMCA, Member
  • Pennsylvania Workforce Investment Board, Member
  • Industrial Resource Center Board, Member
  • Community Service Advisory Board, Member
Offices
  • West Lampeter Township Planning Commission, Held 2001-2005
  • West Lampeter Township Board of Supervisors, Held 2005-2008
  • State Senate, Sought 2008-Current
 

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