Candidate Profile
Edward Durfee Jr.

Republican , New Jersey

Biography

Panel Rating

Leans Conservative Information icon

 

Other Information

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.

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 is an individual decision between the family and God. There should be no governance that allows or disallows.


Economy

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

Strongly 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.

Strongly Disagree   

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

I would force zero based balanced budgeting by division. I will call for all departments to shave at least 5% from their budgets.


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 Agree   

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.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

The state has no say in the governance of the church.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Healthcare is personal. Those that work will be able to achieve coverage through their employers and those that do not work will be eligible for some basic needs coverage.


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.

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?

We should close the border to all immigration until we get our own house in order.


Values

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.

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

That God is our Father and He gave His only Son to save us from our ways that have strayed from His teaching. We are sinners and need to seek reconciliation to be saved from our sin.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

I believe in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, unencumbered by an overreaching government.

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

As a former businessman I know the burdens of the State. I can and will hold the line on spending.

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 am a serious minded individual whom is concerned for our Republic. We must not allow those in power to continue to rule over us. We need to return to "e pluribus unum" and stand together as one nation under God. We are self governed and we need to engage the over zealous government and its minions.


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?

Yes   

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

The 2nd amendment empowers ALL citizens to gun ownership. If more citizens are trained and armed, the public safety would not be an issue. Criminal possession of firearms is the issue regarding public safety. The more well trained citizens at the ready, the less criminals will attempt to upset public safety.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

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?

Eliminate the taxation of silver and gold transactions. Silver and gold are constitutional money that should not be taxed.

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

Racism is a charged word that has many meanings and usages. It has been used to create a climate of unrest between ALL citizens and must be stopped. It is a threat to "e pluribus unum" and must be reigned in. We are all children of our God and creator. Stand alone and we are defeated(racism wins), stand together and we will overcome this dissension.


Background

Education
  • Chubb Institute for Computer Programming, Summit, NJ, Yes, 1980
Work & Military
  • USMC, Pvt, 1971-1973
Affiliations
  • St. Anthony Church, Lector
  • KofC #9021, Recorder
  • KofC Assembly #1289, Controller
  • Bergen County NJ for Liberty, Founder
  • AMAC, NJ-05 Delegate
Offices
  • County Committeeman, Held 2010-cur
  • Councilman, Sought 2020
 

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