Candidate Profile
Joseph Viso Jr.

Republican , New Jersey


Joseph Viso Jr.
Assembly Dist. 36

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Reported by Candidate

Bergen County Republican Organization


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.


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


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?



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.

No Answer   

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

Any payments to foreign governments. Nonessential Government programs.

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?

To me separation of church and state means Just that. The state has no right to govern how churches operate or where.


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?

Healthcare is an area I am very interested in especially with my personal struggles. I have been an employer who provided health care as well as an employee and citizen who has needed it. Our system is broken. Adequate affordable accessible healthcare for all is needed. I do not believe the problem will be in promoting health care coverage The problem will be in obtaining good companies that will provide will be adequate affordable coverage that is accessible for all. This is an area I will work hard to improve.

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.


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

People from all around the world should be allowed to immigrate to the US as long as they follow the law as prescribed. We do not want to stop anyone from coming into our country as long as they follow our immigration laws.


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 Christian with Christian values. A few years ago I died after complications from an infection while treating for cancer. I had a very spiritual experience and given a second chance. My belief in God and or Jesus have never been stronger. When I was resuscitated I was left unsure if I would ever walk again. After months and months of rehabilitation feeling came back. The Lord returned my life back to me. America is built on Judeo Christian values I will fight to protect them.


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.

I am a registered Republican who has the GOP nomination for state assembly.

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

I am a small business owner for over 20 years and created many jobs. I’ve served as a volunteer fire fighter and was involved Youth recreation for 20 years. I am also a two-time survivor of cancer.

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

Yes I am not perfect. I was charged with a drug crime and when they searched my house they found a gun. My right to vote has been restored. However during November 3 presidential election I was on probation and I was sent a screenshot by the probation officer of someone else using my identification in Pennsylvania on election day. This is the reason I am running.

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

I’ve been battling cancer for almost 10 years and beat it twice. Losing use of my legs for a short period of time after complications from a coma. My life‘s priority has changed. I’ve been given a second chance . My time as a small business owner, Licensed electrician, troubleshooter, fire fighter ,husband ,father, coach and Christian have given me the skills necessary To be a good legislature. As an assemblyman I would be writing legislation for my voters. At the end of the day it does not matter what I think. What matters is what the American people think. That includes all American citizens. I will write legislation that will benefit the American people who live and love our country.

Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.


Criminal Justice

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No Answer   

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

I believe it is our God given right to own a gun.

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?

Voter Intergrity and voting operations integrity legislation , Legislation to stop late term abortion ,Small Business tax relief legislation,

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

True racism is not systemic in America. However Democrats and media have inflamed racial tensions . Critical race theory is by definition racist. These types of programs coupled with Marxist organizations who hate our country do cause domestic security problems in America.


  • Institute of science and technology, Hackensack New Jersey, Electrical technology, 1990
  • Electrical union Local 3 EE division, NY,NY, Elevator mechanic, 1995
  • Bergen county police and fire academy, Mahwah New Jersey, Fire 1
Work & Military
  • Carlstadt fire department, Regular member
  • Viso electrical contracting Inc., President, licensee, 22
  • Higdon Elevator, Troubleshooter, 9
  • Viso Elevator, Owner, 22
  • Bergen County Republican organization, 2021 GOP nominee for LD36 NJ State assembly
  • Saint Joseph’s Church, Parishioner
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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