Candidate Profile
Jim Rigby

Republican , Pennsylvania


Jim Rigby
State Rep., Dist. 71

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations
Dave Reed, David Argall, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Scott Perry, Stan Saylor, State Republican Party Organizations







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.


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.


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.


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


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


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


More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


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


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


Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.


People should be able to vote without photo identification.


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


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


The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


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


I support sanctuary cities.


I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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


Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.


Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.


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?

In the event birth could cause death to the mother

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

To ensure the people are properly represented, entrusting too much power to any on person or group could be disastrous and absolute power could be corrupt.By having three branches of government they have created a checks and balance.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe Jesus Christ is my Savior, I believe in family and I believe marriage is a bond between one man and one woman, these are the values I was raised on and I believe in.

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?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

I think you can look at my previous elections and where I stand on the issues, interviews in The Tribune Democrat and surveys I have completed.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Providing tax breaks to businesses and cut back on regulations.

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

Insurance Companies must not discriminate against sick people. Low income families could contribute a lower portion of the family income towards health care expenses. Watch total spending. Policies with defined services.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Reducing regulations, creating better infrastructure

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

Having served 24 years on council, being able to work with the people and for the people. Have a record of public service and involvement within my community.

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

I am a husband, father, brother and son. I was raised in a loving household where I had four sisters and two brothers. My first job was at the age of 11, I worked for Mock's Superette, I worked there until the age of 18. I started working as a part-time policeman in 1983, for the past three years I have served as a Chief of Police, I spent 30 years with the American Red Cross. Owned a DJ Business for 40 years and at one point had three sound systems and multiple employees. I joined the Ferndale Volunteer Fire Company in 1977 and have served as a Chief Engineer and Deputy Fire Chief.


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Work & Military
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  • Ferndale Volunteer Fire Association, President- member since 1977
  • The Women's Help Center, Board President
  • Elks, Inner Gaurd
  • Sexual Assault Response Team, Committee member
  • Domestic Violence Task Force, Committee member
  • West Hills Fire Commission, Former member
  • Ferndale Borough Councilman, President-past, served 24 years
  • Councilman, Held 18
  • Councilman President, Held 6

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