Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senator
Political Affiliation:
State Representative 189th
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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? U* I am a strong supporter of the EITC program, school choice and education alternatives beyond traditional public school. As the number one issue in my district, rising school property taxes, I need to make certain that any bill fairly funds ALL choices so the property tax issue is not worsened for Northeast PA homeowners. I have replied undecided only because I would like to see specific legislation before pledging support to ensure this issue is addressed.
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
4. Should Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which would include a new carbon tax on electricity producers? N
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
9. Should public schools be prohibited from allowing males who identify as females to compete in girls’ sports? Y* In competitive sports, it's important that a level playing field is provided as much as possible from the start. Unfortunately , science cannot provide us with a definitive statement that these athletes identifying as a female do not have a genetic advantage in the competitive arena.
10. Should schools have to post curriculum online for review by parents and taxpayers? Y
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