Candidate Profile
Jeffrey Gerlach

No Party Preference , California

Biography

Name
Jeffrey Gerlach
Party
No Party Preference
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Conservative Organizations

40%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Neutral

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

Disagree

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Disagree

The U.S. military should wait for militant Islamic groups to directly threaten our national security on our shores, rather than eradicate them now wherever they may be worldwide.

Disagree

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

Agree

I support legislation such as the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) that would prohibit discrimination against individuals, organizations and small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Disagree

The federal government should establish Common Core as a nationwide academic standard for high school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

I oppose the resettlement of Syrian refugees into the U.S. without proper vetting.

Strongly Disagree

Current regulations on domestic oil exploration and drilling are more restrictive than are necessary.

Disagree

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

Disagree

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

Neutral

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

Agree

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

Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self-interest into the most productive economic system there is.

Agree

Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions until they are economically feasible.

Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Strongly Disagree

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with public funds.

Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Agree

Planned Parenthood should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Disagree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) does not pose a threat to the United States and its Constitution.

Strongly Agree

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, Supreme Court, Congress, (tied) Industry Media

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

When a woman and her doctor decide it is the best course of action for all concerned parties.

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

The tendency to suppress a fellow human being for the benefit of the oppressor.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a confirmed Catholic, but no longer a practicing one. Jesus had it right with the golden rule. That certainly is the basis for my value system.

Considering all issues (social, economic, national security, etc.), which of these best describes you?

Moderate

Please defend your answer to the previous question by referencing your publicly available track record.

I am always looking for a solution and fail to see the benefit of a polarity argument. Being No Party Preference (NPP) I see facts on both sides of the debate that need consideration. I may not reflect main stream media, Yet, I offer unique and viable solutions to add to that debate.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you.

www.jeffreygerlachforcongress.org/contact

Additional comment from candidate:

I ask all voters to please consider a No Party Preference candidate as the alternative solution to two party acrimony that we now experience all through our federal system.


Background

Education
  • California Lutheran University, 1000 Oaks, CA, BA, 1986
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Offices
  • US Representative CA 4, Sought 2014
 

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