Candidate Profile
Adam Kraemer

Republican , New Jersey

Biography

Panel Rating

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2019)

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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?

They should be rare early and preferably only after rape or if the mother life is in danger


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   

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   

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

Reduce the size and scope of government. Encourage sharing of service and consolidation of and by the numerous school boards, municipalities, public authorities, and counties. We as a society need to learn to live with a smaller leaner government. Individual responsibility and reliance on self and family can help in this regard.


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.

Disagree   

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?

It means when the Rabbi speaks he speaks words of Torah not politics. It means if you want to theological education it on your own dime. However, we have some cross over. If a church is on fire a public fire department is going to put it out. In short it is pest if the clergy sticks to theology and avoid politics. It also best if public schools avoid theological indoctrination.


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?

We can lower cost by tort reform so doctor hospital and drug companies have less liability. We can change health insurance to national regulation and have one risk pool not 50 state and DC. We can allow medicare and medicaid to ask drug companies for discount.


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?

I am running for the state legislature - That is a Federal issue. We should have lawful immigration secure boarders. We should open are boarders to help refugees but we need limits on immigration so our physical and social resources are not overwhelmed. We need to vet people as the enter our land. We should have admit migrants so as to reflect our economic needs. We should not tolerate unlawful immigration and chaos at our boarders.


Values

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

Agree   

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

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am an observant Jew and believe 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?

Conservative   

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

Past political debates - My post on the internet

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

I am the married father of triplets age 18 and have worked as a civic teacher and in corporate America - I hold degrees from Colgate University and Teachers College Columbia University. I am running a low or no budget campaign and beholden to no special interest groups.

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?

I will be blunt and tell you a citizen what I think and why. I will not be paid for by special interest groups. What you see is what you get.


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?

Yes   

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

We don't need more restriction simply enforce the laws we have now. Good citizen in who have sanity and no legal issue should be able to carrier guns.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

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?

As I am running for state Senate in NJ: (1) Reduce property taxes by ending numerous mandates on school boards, incompatibilities,and counties so they can control budgets. (2) Reduce the power of public employee unions by ending tenure and making sure the tax base ability to afford the compensation is truly considered in the collective bargaining process. (3) Enable true choice in education and end limits on charter schools.

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

No - We have made much progress in the area of race in the last fifty or sixty years. We don't need to cure racism with forced equality of outcomes and new racism. We need to treat all with respect we need to judge people on individual merits. We need to try hard for equality of opportunity.


Background

Education
  • Columbia HS, Maplewood NJ, HS, 1984
Work & Military
  • Inteplast, Credit Department, 7
  • Newark Boys Chorus School, Teacher, 5
  • Aerosoles, Credit Departemnt, 10
  • Livingston High School, Long Term Sub, 1
Affiliations
  • Chabad of West Orange, Member
  • Republican Committee Essex County, Commiteeman
Offices
  • County Commsion, Sought 4
  • BOE, Sought 4
 

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