Candidate Profile
Chris Auriemma

Independent , New Jersey


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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.


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?

Rape or incest


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.

Strongly Agree   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Ensure social security monies never get reallocated to any other government spending

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

1. congressional salaries 2. Greatly reducing lavish redecorating of public officials offices. As well as public employees offices and adornments. 3. Reduce monies going to foreign countries until our debts are paid.

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

Military service

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.


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

Strongly Agree   

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?

It means the government can not establish religion nor prohibit the free exercise thereof


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


I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.


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

If we broke down any state barriers to purchasing health insurance would infuse much needed competition would lower costs . I have not and will not take a dime of big Pharma money.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Ensure all terrorist groups understand any attacks will be dealt with


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.


Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.


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.


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


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

Immigration is a simple process anyone from anywhere through the normal legal means.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a devout Christian, I believe we live in the greatest country on earth. I know that anyone can succeed to the highest levels here like nowhere else. I believe in the christian ethic do unto others as you'd have done unto you. We need term limits . To many of our representatives have been there for decades and made themselves into millionaires in the process. I will impose a term limit on myself. I will not do more than two terms .


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?

Somewhat Conservative   

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

This is the first time I have run for office

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?

I am a retired soldier. I served for 23 years and now I am a firefighter. I won't run from a fight . I also have not taken money from anyone so won't be owned and forced to vote for anything that doesn't directly support my constituents.

Criminal Justice

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


2nd Amendment

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

Ensure anyone convicted of a felony be refused a firearms ID or permit

Other Important Issues

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

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


The Electoral College should be abolished.


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

1. VA ratings once decided on not be downgraded for arbitrary reasons 2. Only propose bills that specifically help out the constituents of the 9th District 3. Complete Legalization of Marijuana 4. Term limits

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

I believe we are all Americans


Work & Military
  • US ARMY, SFC, 89 to 12
  • FD, CAPTAIN, 11 to
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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