Candidate Profile
Douglas Mastriano

Republican , Pennsylvania


Douglas Mastriano
U.S. Rep., Dist. 13

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

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.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

An innocent life is taken in abortion. It should not happen. Life must be protected

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Prevent immigration of people who embrace and/or have an ideology sympathetic to radical ideas Carefully screen immigrants from regions and areas with a propensity to radical ideology Have a robust and proactive foreign policy that prevents a safe haven or base for radical ideals (i.e. ISIS in Syria/Iraq)

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

The sinful nature of man justly caused the founders concern about the dangers of giving too much power to one person. Thus the separation of powers was introduced as a "check and balance" to create accountability and a balance of power.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

The Apostle's Creed captures the essence of my beliefs. I serve one God, whose son, Jesus Christ, suffered, died and rose from the dead for our sins. Salvation is a gift of grace offered to all people via the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, with salvation being found only in Jesus. Personal testimony When I was 15 years old, I was invited to a Protestant youth group and for the first time I heard the Gospel… that one is a lost sinner needing salvation as a free gift of God provided by Jesus Christ. I responded to the altar call, went forward, repented of sin and accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question. This report delineates my foreign policy strategy The follow article that I recently wrote and published in The Federalist captures the essence and depth of my views.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Healthcare should largely be a public sector insurance endeavor, with the government assisting with coverage where there is great need (i.e. Medicaid, pre-existing conditions, poverty, etc.)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Create an environment where capitalism can provide opportunity for economic prosperity with lower taxes and less regulations

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Simplify the tax code Reduce the tax burden Fiscally responsible spending bolstered by a balanced budget

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reduce and cut taxes Privatize much of what the federal government is doing.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Contributions to Social Security must NOT be used on other government spending

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

(1) Service - I have served you and this nation for more than 30 years, as a Colonel in the United States Army. My greatest service to you is that I am the only candidate in this race who is a combat veteran. (2) Leadership - While the others talk - I do. I have led men and women from across this state, nation and literally across the world in the most daunting and dangerous missions you can imagine. My last mission in Afghanistan - I led 80 men and women from 18 diverse nations I also have developed strategies that have been used to maintain peace in Europe as well as to vanquish our foes in foreign lands. I am the only candidate with such extensive leadership experience.

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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

I recently wrapped up more than 30 years of active duty as a Colonel in the US Army, serving along the Iron Curtain during the Cold War, seeing combat in Iraq, and after 9/11 I deployed three times to Afghanistan. It breaks my heart that after 30 years of sacrifice, I am passing the nation to my son less prosperous, less free and less good than how I received it from my father. Like so many of you, I am tired of being on the defensive… it's time to rise up and fight. Together… and with God’s help I believe that, "America’s greatest chapter is still to be written, for the best is yet to come" (Reagan) But, to achieve this… we must fight and just as I fought for you in Iraq and Afghanistan, I will fight for you in Washington DC…


  • University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Canada, PhD, 2013
  • U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA, MA, 2010
  • Eastern University, St. Davids, PA, BA, 1986
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, Colonel, 32
  • Franconia Christian Missionary Alliance Church-VA, Elder, Teen Sunday School Teacher
  • Mark Twain Village Chapel, Heidelberg, Germany, Chapel Council President
  • Mark Twain Village Chapel, Heidelberg, Germany, Men's Outreach, choir
  • Pond Bank Community Church, Pennsylvania, Sunday School Teacher
  • Maxwell Air Force Base Chapel, AL, Chapel Council and Leadership Course
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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