Candidate Profile
Zachary Hearn

Republican , Pennsylvania


Zachary Hearn
State Senate, Dist. 28

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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. Election of judges by the people for a definite term of office is the best way to select judges.


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

Strongly Disagree

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


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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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


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 The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

10. There should be a strict constitutional spending limit for state and local governments that would tie the rate of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

12. Free market competition for education dollars, rather than a government monopoly, would create a better education for all students.


13. Where minor children are involved, divorce laws should be reformed to include mutual consent of both parents and an increased waiting period, unless there is fault or abuse.


14. The Ten Commandments should not be displayed in public school buildings.


15. Religious freedom is our most foundational freedom and deserves added protection in our state and federal constitutions.


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

Having endured life as a subject to an absolute monarch, I believe the founding fathers realized to establish the republic, they needed to define the rights of man and the role of government. Wisely, they recognized that when government expands, it can negatively impact its citizens. Recognizing that citizens are endowed by their Creator, certain inalienable rights, our founding fathers wanted to create a document recognizing these rights while ensuring a stable government.

17. 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

18. 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.

1. God 2. Voters 3. Constitution 4. Congress/Supreme Court (I believe in a balance of powers)

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised in the Episcopal Church, serving as an acolyte and attending youth group as many of my friends did in their churches. Perhaps like many children, I learned the teachings and philosophy of the church and unsure how or why I was required to learn these lessons. Upon entering adulthood, slowly I began to realize why these lessons are important -- they make you a better person and citizen in your community. Regardless of religious background, religious teachings serve as a foundation for someone. Recognizing the ability to help your fellow citizen, volunteering, and fellowship are all key components of the church, and they should also be key components in the community.


  • South Western, Hanover, H.S. Diploma, 1994
  • Penn State, University Park, Bachelor of Science, 2005
Work & Military
  • U.S. Air Force, Senior Airman, 4
  • The American Legion, Member
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Member
  • United States Global Leadership Coalition, Volunteer
  • The Episcopal Church, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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