Meet the Candidate

KING, TONY DPHAX

Running For:
REPRESENTATIVE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY
District:
188

Political Affiliation:
DEM
Occupation:
SELF-EMPLOYED MH CONSULTANT
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Biographical Info: (click to expand)
Why are you running for office? (click to expand)

Survey

Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • UUndecided
  • Declined to Respond / Position Unknown / Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should education funding be available directly to families through a grant, scholarship, or education savings account so that parents can send their children to the school of their choice, including religious schools? U* This question depends on a few things. But I'd like to say that I support PUBLIC school 100%.
2. Should marijuana be legalized and sold commercially for recreational use? U* Legalized and sold commercially by who? The State only? Private individuals? This question depends on a few things.
3. Should the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act be amended to include "sexual orientation" and "gender identity," which would require public schools and other public facilities to open up restrooms and locker rooms to members of the opposite sex? N* The PA Human Relations Act regards discrimination BECAUSE OF (1) race, (2) color, (3) religious creed, (4) ancestry, (5) age or (6) national origin. This Act of 1955 is the home to 6 separate and very sensitive topics, especially 1, 2 and 3. A SEPARATE Act should be created for "sexual identity" and "gender identity" if that is the Will of The People.
4. Should Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which would include a new carbon tax on electricity producers? Y* I support anything that reduces harm to the air, land and sea. The question about who should be taxed is one that I must study.
5. Should increases in state government spending be limited to the rate of inflation plus population growth? Y* Yes. State government spending should be based on a budget as most things.
6. Should state taxpayer funding be allowed for elective abortions? N* Most abortions done today are "elective" or voluntary. I believe inviting the government/public between the legs of women is going down the wrong path. But I'd like to study this more.
7. Should all voters be required to show identification before voting? N* PA is only 1 of 15 states where no ID is required to vote.....although I do recognize that under some circumstances this may be important but I need to study this more.
8. Should striking union members have access to unemployment compensation? U* I'm PRO Union. I absolutely want union members to have ALL of the resources afforded to layed-off workers (involuntary). But I must study the weight that the pros and cons of voluntary unemployment will have on the unemployment system. This is a topic that I need to study more.
9. Should public schools be prohibited from allowing males who identify as females to compete in girls’ sports? Y* Males should NOT compete in girls' sports in any way...and visa versa.
10. Should schools have to post curriculum online for review by parents and taxpayers? U* This is a topic that I must study more.
11. Should funding for public and state-related universities follow the student rather than go directly to the institution? U* I need to study this topic.