Candidate Profile
Leslie Rossi

Republican , Pennsylvania

Biography

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.

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Gun Owners of American Pennsylvania

Reported by Candidate

3
PA Pro-Life Federation, Gun Owners of America, Firearms Owners Against Crime

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Donald Trump (2016), State Republican Party Organizations (2020)

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

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Other Information

Rossi is the owner of the "Trump House"  Source

Questionnaire*

*The questionnaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
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?

As a mother of 8 children, I feel that every child's life is a precious gift that must be protected.


Economy

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

Strongly 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?

I'd probably start with the additional unemployment bonuses the government has been issuing. We are really facing issues where laid off workers are refusing to return to their jobs when called back.


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.

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.

Neutral   

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.

Yes   

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

It means the church should not rule over the state and the state can not rule over the church. The 1st Amendment ensures that government doesn't favor any certain religion and that government cannot take away an individuals choice of religion or choice not to practice religion. After this past year however, those of us that practice our religion can clearly say the line has been crossed regarding this issue and we can not stand for this. I just saw a supreme court judge had to step in for another state that is still trying to keep churches closed in their state.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Government never should have gotten involved. Once Obamacare was in place, it made premiums so high that the middle class felt the financial burden and in turn what was once good healthcare coverage, no longer was affordable. Many who once had good insurance coverage, no longer got the care or medications they needed affordably. Companies that use to pay full coverage benefits, no longer could offer such benefits to their employees due to the extreme costs. They haven't figured this one out since they screwed it up and I don't expect they will anytime soon, especially under Biden's administration. At least Trump got rid of the stupid individual mandate that fined those who did not purchase insurance. They didn't purchase it because they couldn't afford to! Costs could be more than a house or rent payment so people had to make choices.


National Security

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Immigration is acceptable for those that want to come here LEGALLY and the number of people allowed to enter should not go over the limited number that has been set so that it is manageable.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that 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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I grew up attending a religious school and attribute many of my morals and values to that upbringing which gave me a solid background that I am thankful for which enabled me to raise a beautiful family and do it well. I believe in the power of prayer and have great faith in God.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

I strongly believe in the America 1st Agenda. As I sat in the crowd at Trumps inauguration, I cheered and was filled with excitement as he spoke about transferring power from DC & giving it back to the people. We should not let other countries rip us off with bad trade deals nor should we watch silently as our jobs are off-shored. I feel our military must be built up, be very strong, & supported at all times. The care of our veterans should be a priority. They are the one's we have an obligation to. I do not believe in open borders. Illegal immigration should be stopped. What we are seeing at the border is a disgrace & yet Trump got criticized for the very necessary wall that we can clearly see, is essential to have. I applaud him for bringing up immigration and talking about the drugs that come flooding in, which are issues that those before him conveniently ignored. I like many others are fed up with this cancel culture as if their ideals are the only one's that matter.

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

Being a business owner for many years, providing opportunities for other business owners to succeed, working with people to enhance the community, volunteering with children for decades, raising a large family, and stepping up and taking charge when it's been needed is how I have lived my life. Spending time with the public on the ground, communicating, and sharing ideas has really made me feel that I am very in touch with the people of my district.

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

No I have not and I do have all clearances required by the State of Pennsylvania as well as Safesport and Mid-American Clearances.

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

I was the creator of the political grassroots movement called "The Trump House," which was an old farm house that I had painted in the likes of an American Flag. People from all over visited daily and gathered to discuss their political views, opinions, and ideas. People registered to vote and became active in politics (many for the first time) trying to make the right decisions on who to vote for. In 2020, it was very different and many dems came there and wanted a form to switch to republican, as they recognized that they now lined up as republicans so they took that step to change their party. I will forever be proud of the conversations and work I did there meeting and sharing my time with the people. I'm proud to say that my work at the house proved to make a HUGE impact for the republican party that will stand for years to come!


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.

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

It is our constitutional right to bear arms!


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly 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?

1) Election Integrity. Act 77 changed our election laws that had not been changed in decades, which in turn proved to show extreme irregularities in our general election. Voters absolutely want and deserve Voter ID, updated voter rolls,and what they really want is Act 77 repealed. They don't recall their legislators discussing with them the major changes made. 2) 2nd Amendment issues. I feel very strongly that our rights must be protected under the constitution. 3) Protecting Jobs - Anything we can do to keep the jobs alive in PA regarding coal, oil and gas. 4) Education. Every parent has the right to choose the best education and way of learning that suits their child. Schools need to be open, period.

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

They sure are letting it get that way. The burning, looting, vandalism, etc. that has been allowed and written off as mere protests, as the media pits one against another with narratives that cause racial divide for domestic turmoil gets much attention and so it continues, but enough is enough. People do not want it to be like this and say it all the time that it has to stop.


Background

Education
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Work & Military
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Affiliations
  • The Trump House, Owner
  • Greater Latrobe Hockey Club, President
  • Latrobe Little Wildcats Developmental Program, President
  • Westm'd County Republican Committee, District # 12 Member
  • Pennsylvania Interscholastic Hockey League, Board of Governor
Offices
  • Republican Delegate, Held 2020
 

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