Candidate Profile
Matthew Dietz

Republican , Pennsylvania


Matthew Dietz
U.S. Rep., Dist. 17

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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.


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


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.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


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.


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.

Strongly Agree

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


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

our forefathers anticipated political stalemates and inactions, so they preserved our right to self-govern. They, too, knew the power of this great nation’s people. And contrary to this administrations views, America is exceptional because the American people are exceptional. We provide for ourselves and our families. We maintain our businesses and care for our communities.

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

1. families across Pennsylvania struggle to get out of the unemployment lines, and find sustainable work. While we cut back on luxuries, budget our money more carefully, clip coupons, and find less expensive ways to vacation; Politicians cut blank checks for their spending interests, while we see higher taxes. 2. A healthy regional economy is driven by our local businesses. But too often, they’re suffocated with job-killing regulations that stifle their growth, and a complex tax system that is laden with red tape. 3. As my wife and I raise our three children, and serve as leaders in our church’s youth group, it’s plain to see that children have distinct individual needs as they grow and learn. Yet, our nation’s educations system consistently pushes ‘one-size-fits-all’ policies that are failing, across the country. Teachers are dealing with larger class sizes and fewer resources each year. It should be the states and local communities who best determine how to educate our children

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

Yes, the mother's life is at risk and rape or incest. But also believe we should provide a support network for those who courageously continue the pregnancy.

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.

Constitution, Voters, God, industry, Congress, Supreme Court,

18. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My commitment to my family and my daily actions are deeply rooted in my Christian faith. It is that faith provides me my strength and confidence.


  • SimuFlite, Dallas, Flight Training, 2014
  • Lehigh Carbon Community College, Orefield, Professional Pilot, 1998
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  • Wesley Methodist, Youth Leader
  • Wind Gap Park Board, Board member
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