Candidate Profile
Denise Gonzalez

Republican , New Jersey


Denise Gonzalez
Assembly Dist. 4

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



America First Union New Jersey Chapter

Reported by Candidate

NJ Right to Life, America First Union NJ


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?

When mother's and baby's life are in danger such as in an ectopic pregnancy.


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   

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.


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

I would consolidate many state bureaucracy and agencies to cut spending and balance the budget.

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.


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.


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 ensures religion and government affairs are not intertwined


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


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

I would encourage families to pay into a voluntary flexible healthshare plan such as Liberty HealthShare.

National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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?

Only those that apply to enter legally and those claiming political asylum from oppressive communist regimes.


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.


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a non-denominational Christian with deep spiritual beliefs


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?


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

My Conservative beliefs come from my core conscious and moral upbringing. My parents are devout Catholics.

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

My advocacy work with women, children and families qualifies me to hold office. My leadership skills attained in the military qualifies me as well.

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

No. Never

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

(Did not answer)

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?


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

None since our Second Amendment clearly states this right shall not be infringed upon.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


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. Parental rights bill 2. Employee Protection Bill to protect workers form forced medical mandates of any type. 3. A bill to combat human and child trafficking.

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

No. To see everything as racist is to fall into victimhood mentality. To live in everlasting victim mode creates divisiveness and hate. Open boarders create threats to our security.


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Work & Military
  • USMC, Maintence Managenent Specialist, 1992-1994
  • IBEW Local 351, Electrician, 2002-2007
  • Arise NJ, Board Member
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