KRUTH, MATT

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Representative
District:
20
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Age:
42
Occupation:
Teacher
Education: (click to expand)
Biographical Info: (click to expand)
Why are you running for office? (click to expand)

Survey

Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should education funding be directed to families through a voucher, scholarship, or education savings account so that parents can send their children to the school of their choice, including non-public schools? Y* As a public school teacher I understand first hand that one size does not fit all! Parents need to be able to have a choice in their child's education and the money should follow the student, not the school.
2. Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use? N
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* Students should use the restroom or locker room that matches their gender at birth. Accommodations can be provided for students that do not identify with their gender at birth.
4. Should Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which would include a new carbon tax on electricity producers? N* We need to harness the energy that we have under our feet in a responsible way so that we can lower energy prices and grow our economy.
5. Should increases in state government spending be limited to the rate of inflation plus population growth? Y
6. Should our state constitution be amended to prevent taxpayer funding for elective abortions? Y
7. Should all voters be required to show identification before voting? Y
8. Should the state reduce police funding to increase funding for social services? N* We must support and fully fund our police--reduced funding and soft on crime policies only weakens our police make our communities unsafe.
9. Should public schools be prohibited from allowing males who identify as females to compete in girls’ sports? Y
10. Should schools have to post curriculum online for review by parents and taxpayers? Y* Parents should know what is being taught to their children in public schools. In many cases content area curriculum is available online from the publisher and if not, can easily be scanned and produced in a digital form with minimal effort.
11. Should Pennsylvania municipalities be permitted to require a vaccine passport? N
12. Should the gasoline tax be permanently reduced? Y
13. Should schools be required to notify parents of any sexually explicit content in books or instructional materials? Y