GERHARDT, ERIK

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
United States Senator
Political Affiliation:
Libertarian
Age:
37
Occupation:
carpenter
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 government-run healthcare be provided to every American? N* The government controls to many parts of our lives already. The composition of private insurers and the competition for that business should not be relegated to a government entity.
2. Should experiments using tissue obtained from aborted babies be prohibited? Y* I would like to see this happen as it has become a common place in modern science. Babies being used after termination is a slap to the respect of life.
3. Should the President nominate Supreme Court justices that adhere to the original meaning of the Constitution? Y* That is the purpose of the supreme court.
4. 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* School choice should be in all 51 states.
5. Should Congress pass the Equality Act - which would require individuals and businesses to provide services or use their artistic expression in ways that violate their moral or religious beliefs? N* I thought this was a free country. The right to deny your service's based your own judgement and experience is your own. That Is your right to choose, may it never be lost.
6. Should Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or refer for abortions receive federal funds? N* Nope!
7. Should Congress enact additional limits on elective abortions? N* The Fed enacting limits on choice is not acceptable.
8. Should the federal government take further steps to block border crossings from undocumented migrants? Y* I am for immigration as most Pennsylvanian's are of immigrant decent. Our entire country is the protections of private property you need to have borders.
9. Should the federal government pursue energy independence through projects like the Keystone Pipeline? Y* Ending a massive congress funded and passed project is a gross abuse of power. I'd say unconstitutional.
10. Should the federal government have the power to impose a vaccine mandate on individuals and private businesses? N* Absolutely Not! Don't tread on Philly!
11. Should federal law require public schools to allow males who identify as females to compete in girls’ sports? N* nope not fair.
12. Should Congress pass the For the People Act, which would federalize election law? N* I am not for the government giving itself more powers.