Candidate Profile
Genevieve Allard

Democrat , New Jersey

Biography

Name
Genevieve Allard
Party
Democrat
Race
Assembly Dist. 40
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Liberal
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*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Endorsements

Liberals

2
NJ 11th for Change, Progressive Turnout Project

Reported by Candidate

4
NJ11 For Change, National Organization for Women, Women's Political Caucus of New Jersey, Progressive Turnout Project

Selected Contributions

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Joe Biden (2020)

Summary

100%

LIBERAL

0%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire*

*The questionnaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
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.

Disagree   

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

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?

A woman, in consultation with her medical provider, should be allowed to elect to have an abortion whenever she chooses.


Economy

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

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.

Agree   

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

No Answer.


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.

Disagree   

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.

Disagree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

No Answer   

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

"Separation of church and state" is a metaphor rooted in early American fear of a theocracy. Therefore, governmental support or sponsorship of any one religion over another should be considered repugnant to the constitution.


Healthcare

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

Agree   

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

I would promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable, and accessible for all by continuing to push for the protection and expansion of the Affordable Care Act.


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.

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.

Disagree   

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

No Answer.


Values

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

Neutral   

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 was raised as a Roman Catholic, and as per the philosophy of the Jesuits, I am deeply committed to social justice and assisting those in need.


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?

No Answer   

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

No Answer.

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

My past experience as an Assistant Prosecutor, Public Defender, and high school teacher have prepared me to hold elected office. Anybody who can keep control and engage in evidence-based debates and productive civil discourse is prepared to hold elected office.

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?

No.


Judicial Philosophy

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

Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No   

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

To protect public safety, there should be robust and thorough background checks for potential gun owners. There is no rational reason for any civilian to own or utilize a fully or semi-automatic weapon.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Agree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Agree   

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

Three important areas of legislation include the environment, mental health, and education.

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

Yes, racism is a threat to domestic security in the United States. It is a threat because white supremacy is on the rise, as evidenced by increased membership in groups like the Ku Klux Klan, Proud Boys, and others. As evidenced by the January 6th Insurrection on Capitol Hill, racism is a real threat to our domestic security. In addition, New Jersey has been under attack from a rise in anti-semitism, which is also a threat to our domestic security.


Background

Education
  • Villanova University, Vilanova, BA, History, 1985
  • Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, JD, 1989
  • Ramapo College, Mahwah, Post-Baccalaureate, Secondary Education, 2007
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Ridgewood Democratic Committee, Member
  • Villanova University Scholarship Committee, Member
  • Ridgewood Lacrosse Assocation, President
  • Villanova Alumni Assocation, Volunteer
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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