SMITH, ROBERT

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Representative
District:
22
Political Affiliation:
Republican
Age:
60
Occupation:
Director of operations
Education: (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* I support school choice for all families. Parents pay school taxes, then have to pay tuition to catholic or private school. This is not fair, the money should follow the student.
2. Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use? N* I do not agree for recreation purposes, I still think marijuana leads to more dangerous drugs.
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* I do not believe any woman who play sports should have to face a man who identifies as a woman.
4. Should Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which would include a new carbon tax on electricity producers? N* I will not vote for any new tax, period.
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* Taxpayers should never pay for abortions.
7. Should all voters be required to show identification before voting? Y* We used to have id cards,we need licence to drive ,this will cut down on fraud.
8. Should the state reduce police funding to increase funding for social services? N* We need to increase funding for police, not decrease.
9. Should public schools be prohibited from allowing males who identify as females to compete in girls’ sports? Y* I believe this is unfair to woman, and would put them in an unfair competitive situation.
10. Should schools have to post curriculum online for review by parents and taxpayers? Y* Every parent has the right to see what their children are learning in school.
11. Should Pennsylvania municipalities be permitted to require a vaccine passport? N* People should not be mandated to take vaccinations.
12. Should the gasoline tax be permanently reduced? Y* Pa tax rate is .59 highest in nation, would support gasoline tax be permanently reduced
13. Should schools be required to notify parents of any sexually explicit content in books or instructional materials? Y* Parents need to know, or be warned of any sexually explicit material in classrooms.