Candidate Profile
Raya Arbiol

Democrat , New Jersey


Raya Arbiol
Assembly Dist. 12

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National Organization for Women of New Jersey PAC


Good Government Coalition of New Jersey (GGCNJ)

Reported by Candidate

Good Governance Coalition of New Jersey, Middlesex County Democratic Organization, Monmouth County Democratic Organization, Ocean County Democratic Organization, TBD

Selected Contributions


Democratic Women's Groups (2019)







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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 Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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.

No Answer   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

It is the fundamental rights of a woman to control her body and destiny. In


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

Strongly Agree   

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

All spending that do not directly benefits the public must be reduced.

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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree   

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


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 a neutral government - wherein government does not enact laws that are either overtly or historically traceable to concepts grounded only in religious beliefs, without any independent empirical verification.


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

Strongly Agree   

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

Healthcare is basic human rights that's why I will work towards accessibility for all Americans.

National Security

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



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 Disagree   

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 Disagree   

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

Anyone who meets current qualifications mandated by federal law.


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


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

Strongly Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I a modern Roman Catholic. I apply practicality when it comes to spiritual beliefs and values.


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.


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

I have a Masters degree in Business Administration and I have held various professional roles in leadership and management

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 will serve the constituents of LD-12 as an independent thinker and I will always put the needs of people I serve above all.

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?

I am in favor of reinstating an assault-weapons ban, expanding background checks, challenging gun lobbyist, and amending legislation that allows people suffering from mental illnesses to obtain guns.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Agree   

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

Environment Economic Development Social Services

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

Yes, racism poses to be the root cause of recent domestic security issues in our land today.


  • University of Scranton, Scranton, PA, MBA, 2017
  • Middlesex Community College, Edison, NJ, AAS, 2011
  • Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, MS, 2016
Work & Military
  • United States Navy, Hospital Corpsman, 2007
  • Lincoln Technical Institute, Medical Assisting, 2008
  • New York Cares, Team Lead
  • USO-Philadelphia, Red Badge Volunteer
  • YWCA-Princeton, NEXTGEN Officer & Founding Board Member
  • Princeton Community Television, Member
  • iMentor, Mentor
  • NJ Tree Foundation, Volunteer
  • American Red Cross, Disaster Preparedness & Relief Efforts Volunteer
  • Old Bridge Council-at-Large, Sought 2019

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