Candidate Profile
Matthew Funiciello

Green , New York


Matthew Funiciello
U.S. Rep., Dist. 21

Panel Rating

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Reported by Candidate

Ralph Nader - Public Citizen, SEIU Local 200 United, The Working Class of NY 21

Selected Contributions


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Other Information

Albany Update Voter Guide:


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

Congress should repeal the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare).

No Answer

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

No Answer

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.


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.

No Answer

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

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly 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.


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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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


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.

No Answer

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


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

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States.


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

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.


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


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

Strongly Disagree

Marijuana should be legalized and regulated like tobacco and alcohol.


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


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, Congress, Supreme Court, Voters

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

If and when a woman wishes to have one prior to the beginning of the second trimester.

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


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Many would deem me a non-believer but I am really just not into organized religion. I have a pretty solid spiritual strength that comes from the innate power to be found in love (which is, according to my kindergarten teacher, what "God" truly is).

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


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

I believe in conservation ... fewer taxes, smaller local and regional economies, much less war, a much cleaner environment ... what could be more conservative?

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you. (518) 743-1627 x5

Additional comment from candidate:

I am one of the few working class candidates running in the entire country. 83% of Americans say (when polled) that they believe that corporate money in politics is the problem. The Green Party and it's candidates take no corporate money. We are building a new party based on principle and co-operation and justice and peace.


  • Rideau High School, Ottawa, Ont., SSHGD, 1986
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Hunger Action Network, Donor
  • Open Door Soup Kitchen, Donor
  • Community Action Food Pantry, Donor
  • Lake George Arts Project, Board Member
  • Art In The Public Eye, Board Member
  • Adirondack Youth Hockey, Coach, Sponsor
  • Glens Falls Little League, Coach, Sponsor
  • Solidarity Committee, Active Member
  • State Committee (NYSGP), Held 4
  • National Committee (GPUS), Held 4
  • Congress, Sought 2014

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