Candidate Profile
Anthony Forlini

Republican , Michigan

Biography

Name
Anthony Forlini
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 10
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  83%

83%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

33%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Advance Michigan, Michigan Right to Life, National Rifle Association

Reported by Candidate

1
Right to Life of Michigan PAC

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
17
Associated Builders and Contractors, Bolger Restore Michigan Fund, Callton Action Fund, Candice S. Miller, Frankenmuth PAC, Genetski for a Conservative Majority and 11 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
7
American Federation of Teachers, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, International Union of Operating Engineers, Laborers International Union of North America, Michigan Association for Justice, United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union

Summary

27%

LIBERAL

73%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Agree

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.

Agree

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 Agree

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

Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Neutral

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.

Agree

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

Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.

Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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, Congress, Supreme Court

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only to save the life of the mother, otherwise no.

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

Their experience with the King of England.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a servant of the people. My values and morality stem from my Catholic family background.

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

Conservative

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

s a State Representative, I have been an outspoken advocate for fiscal responsibility and family values. During my tenure, we have eliminated Michigan’s $1.5 billion structural deficit, reduced the state’s long-term liabilities, and positioned Michigan to compete for 21st century jobs. Now, for the first time in years, Michigan has attracted business investment, and young people are moving into our state for job opportunities. I am also proud to say that I have never missed a vote in over 5 years, having a 100% voting record to date.

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

forlniforus@gmail.com

Additional comment from candidate:

I am a lifelong resident of the 10th Congressional District and owner of a small business that has served the District's families and other small business owners for over 30 years. I first ran for office to help create and preserve an outstanding quality of life for the families and constituents in my community and am driven by the legacy that we will leave for our children and grandchildren.


Background

Education
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, BBA, 1984
  • Macomb County Community College, Warren, Associates, 1982
Work & Military
  • Design Financial, Owner, 30
Affiliations
  • Knight of Columbus, Past Grand Knight
  • St . Hubert Catholic Church, Youth Group Leader 6 years
  • Macomb County Chamber, Executive Board Member
  • Western Michigan University Alumni, Founding President of SE Michigan Chapter
  • Legatus, Member
Offices
  • State Representative, Held 4
  • Harrison Township Supervisor, Held 6
 

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