Candidate Profile
Louis Schmitt Jr

Republican , Pennsylvania


Louis Schmitt Jr
State Rep., Dist. 79

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John C. Rafferty, Jr., Local, County, and District Republican 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.

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

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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

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

Strongly Agree

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

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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

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?

To prevent death of mother.

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

The tendency toward tyranny.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing Roman Catholic and I believe in the tenets of my faith.

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.

None that I am aware of.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Economic development.

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


What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Cutting taxes, decreasing regulation.

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

I am an attorney and a member of the Blair County Republican Committee.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: (814) 949-0345

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

Not that I can think of at present.


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law, Concord, NH, J.D., 1987
  • Saint Francis University, Loretto, PA, B.A., 1984
  • Altoona Area High School, Altoona, PA, Diploma, 1980
Work & Military
  • McIntyre, Hartye, Schmitt & Sosnowski, Partner, 1993-Present
  • Blair County Republican Committee, Member
  • Altoona Kiwanis, Member
  • Blair County Historical Society, Member
  • Saint Mary Immaculate Conception, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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