Candidate Profile
Peter Gabra

Republican , New Jersey


Peter Gabra
Assembly Dist. 17

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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?

Abortion should only be permitted in extremely rare scenarios, namely, where the life of the mother is at jeopardy. Carve-outs for specific, rare scenarios, such as rape or incest, should also be permissible, so long as general, discretionary abortion procedures are restricted.


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.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Largely would include cuts to public benefits programs, state employees (including higher ups to earn six figure salaries) and focus spending instead on underdeveloped major highways and tax cuts.

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.


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?

That this Country was never intended to be a theocracy, and that every American should be allowed to practice the creed they see fit. This also means protecting those who wish to practice their faith without Government intervention.


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 support legislation that advances new free-market health systems that make care more accessible and affordable, while limiting carriers from precluding patients with pre-existing conditions. All public funding needs to be better invested, which means upgrading local clinics.

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 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?

I am a huge proponent of legal immigration, my parents came to this country to seek a better life for their children, and I am proud today to be an American because of their efforts. We should promote legal immigration that brings skilled workers into the country. Those who sneak in looking to benefit without contributing should be excluded.


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 Coptic Orthodox Christian who follows the teachings of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.


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   

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I am a passionate conservative and a strong supporter of ensuring personal liberty, smaller government, and religious freedom. The Government should not be in charge of making personal decisions for its citizens, nor for promulgating overly onerous taxes which limit American ingenuity.

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

I am a trained attorney and have dedicated my career to giving a voice to those who have been oppressed and severely prejudiced by our judicial system. I will work tirelessly for the citizens of District 17 in giving them greater engagement in the legislative process.

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

I have never been convicted of a crime, nor have I been penalized for sexual misconduct.

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

I truly believe that we have allowed this administration to run rampant for too long. Murphy's Executive Orders have led to the deaths of thousands of senior citizens, economic ruin, and permitted the government to become a co-parent to your children. While my opponents are eager to rubber stamp every bad decision made by this Administration, I will fight every day to turn the page on this chapter and make New Jersey a place where people want to live.

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?

Law-abiding citizens deserve more access to firearms, especially here in New Jersey. I would be a proponent of background checks on individuals, and ensuring that those who suffer from mental illness are restricted from gun ownership.

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. Legislation that removes content intended to teach children inappropriate sexual material at a young age - these conversations belong at the dinner table, not the classroom. 2. Legislation that bans mandatory mask mandates in the public sphere and schools - citizens should be afforded the right to make their own private healthcare decisions and kids should not be burdened with baseless legislation. 3. Legislation which compels the Assembly to be more transparent when setting the budget - our assembly members cannot be allowed to spend needlessly without public input.

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

Sadly, there are those with hatred in their hearts, and all forms of racism must be publicly disavowed. However, there are greater threats to our security that must be addressed, and the left has used race to divide the general public.


  • Rutgers, New Brunswick, Bachelor of Arts and Sciences - Political Science, 2014
  • Fordham University of Law, New York, J.D., 2017
Work & Military
  • Habba Madaio & Associates, Associate, 2020-2021
  • Saint Mary's Coptic Orthodox Church, Servant
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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