Candidate Profile
Joel Marchese

Republican , California


Joel Marchese
U.S. Rep., Dist. 53

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Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.


13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

14. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

Tyranny, as was applied unto the thirteen colonies under King George, was at the root of our founders decision to design and impliment a separation of powers and a Constitutional Republic.

15. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

Energy Independence Policy for America - I Support a domestic energy production policy which promotes America's energy independence through the use of oil, natural gas, next generation clean-burning coal & nuclear power right here in America. Trade Schools and Revival of our Manufacturing Capacity – We need to increase funding for trade schools and revive the manufacturing sector of the American Economy. Obamacare. In plain language, it’s not working. We need to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. It is unacceptable to allow bureaucrats to decide what type of healthcare you can have access to. Let's return to free market ideas and competition, health savings accounts and healthcare choice.

16. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Only in the case of imminent life-threatening danger to the mother should abortion even be considered.

17. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Supreme Court, Congress.

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

God is our creator. Christ is my savior. I place my trust and destiny in our God, in Christ, and live within the bounds prescribed by my faith as a Catholic.


  • San Diego State University, San Diego, BA Social Studies, 1990
  • City College San Diego, San Diego, AS TV-Radio, 1996
  • San Diego State University, San Diego, Calif Teaching Credential, 2003
Work & Military
  • None
  • B.P.O.E. Elks 168, Member
  • NRA National Rifle Association, Member
  • None
  • None

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