Candidate Profile
Barry Jozwiak

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

Name
Barry Jozwiak
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist. 5
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

National Federation of Independent Business PA (NFIB PA), 2018:  80%, 82% (cum.)
American Conservative Union Foundation PA, 2019:  84%, 79% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  68%, 78% (cum.)

80%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Civil Liberties Union PA (ACLU PA), 2015-16:  25%
PennEnvironment, 2019-20:  0%, 11% (cum.)

18%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

4
Firearms Owners Against Crime, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) Pennsylvania, National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF, PA Chamber of Business and Industry

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
11
Andrew Lewis (2018), Dan Meuser (2018), Jack Rader (2018), John C. Rafferty, Jr. (2016), Kate Harper (2018), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2020) and 5 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
19
Charlie Dent (2014), Dan Meuser (2020), David Argall (2020), Firearm Owners Against Crime (2014), Frank Ryan (2017), Gary Day (2017) and 13 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
Good Jobs PAC (2020), International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (2016), International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2017), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (2019), Laborers International Union of North America (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2018), National Education Association (national, state & local affiliates) (2015) and 4 more

Summary

25%

LIBERAL

75%

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.

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

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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.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

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National Security

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

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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.

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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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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.

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Values

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

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

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Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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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?

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

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

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

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

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Judicial Philosophy

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

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Criminal Justice

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

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2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

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

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Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

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I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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The Electoral College should be abolished.

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

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa, Bachelor of Science, Law Enforcement and Correctio, 1978
  • Pennsylvania State University, Reading, Pa, Associate Degree in Community Services, 1975
  • National Sheriff's Institute, Longmont, Colorado, Executive Development Progran, 1996
Work & Military
  • United States Navy, Machinest Mate 3rd Class, 3
  • Pennsylvania State Police, Trooper, 25
  • Pennsylvania Sheriff's Association, President and Executive Board Member, 7
Affiliations
  • Hawk Mountain Council Boy Scouts of America, Executive Board Member and volunteer
  • Camp Cadet Program, Board member for 25 years, President for 10 years
  • Berks County Criminal Justice Policy Group, Board member 10 years
  • Crime Alert Advisory Board, Advisory Board Member 15 years
  • Domestic Abuse Council, Board member 12 years
  • Berks County Emergency Management Team, Board Member 10 years
  • Ducks Unlimited, volunteer
Offices
  • Sheriff of Berks County, Pa., Held 12
  • Bern Township Supervisor, Held 1st year
 

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