Candidate Profile
Francis "Joe" Vitollo

Republican , New York


Francis "Joe" Vitollo
U.S. Rep., Dist. 20

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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.


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?

In the case of threat of the mothers Life after all Avenues have been Exhausted.

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

Fully investigate and vet everyone who wants to immigrate to this country. Ensure that the watch list is updated and maintained so that any individual who wants to come to America to visit is not a radical. Secure our borders to Prevent illegals including radical Islamic's from crossed over.

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

Because of man is inherently greedy and seeks power and control and is egotistical in their nature. In short man is sinful and apart from God's redemption there is nothing good in him

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian and I believe that the Scriptures are the source of truth and wisdom and as a leader it is imperative that we lean wholy on those truths because the scriptures say that when righteousness rules the people rejoice.

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.

My website has all of my platforms that should provide validating information.

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

By opening up the free markets to compete against each other and allowing portability across state lines.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The best way for the government to boost the economy is to eliminate restrictive regulations and giving tax advantages if jobs are created. We should also repeal any legislation it forces institutions and businesses to pay overtime to salaried individuals who because of seasonal demands work is little as 25 hours during the slow seasons and then work as many as 50 and 55 hours during the height of certain seasons. Many of these employees used to receive comp hours for those times and they were Glad to have such a flexible schedule. In short the government should not be controlling businesses since they can't keep your own spending under control.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I believe in a flat tax but in light of the majority in Congress that is a long time coming. Show a reduction in middle-class taxes and a reduction for the repatriating of corporate and private earnings that are tucked away overseas. Providing that those repatriated funds aren't invested in American corporations and businesses creating jobs here which in turn Will boost tax base exponentially.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best labor and unemployment is what I stated above and that is to free off the hands opens his not punishing them for growing or making money. Because it is a fallacy that just because someone is making money other people are getting poor. When businesses I'm making money they're more likely to investing their employees.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

First I will introduce a bill that would prohibit Congress from borrowing against social security ever again and with that legislation a 10 year plan for Congress to payback the 3.9 trillion dollars that is owed just Social Security.

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

First I am a citizen secondly I am a productive member of society who has worked two jobs most of his life to raise my six children I've had to make choices that my opponent has never had to make but the average American citizen has such as paying electric bill on time or buying groceries fear children. I have never been a politician and am not beholden to any large corporation or powerful individuals. I am running to serve and am willing to listen to voices of reason.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 518 669 1531

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

I am an average American citizen and because this is the land of the free and the home of the brave a poor kid from a bad neighborhood can grow up to run for Congress. If elected I will advance legislation for term limits of which I will hold myself to a maximum of four and senators to a maximum of two I will vote to protect our seniors, those in the mental health system and children who are amongst the most vulnerable in our society. I will vote to stand up for veterans, to reduce the size of the federal government, the federal debt and return accountability of the government to the people. I believe in true transparency and will hold weekly Town hall meetings because I believe the voice of the people need to be heard.


  • Maria College, Albany, ASN, 2002
  • Columbia Greene Com College, Hudson, AS, 1999
  • Moody Bible Institute, Chicago, BA Theology, 1998
Work & Military
  • White Plains Hospital, RN Emergency Room, 9
  • St Peters Hospital, RN ICU, 7
  • RDT Construction, Owner, 8
  • Gospel Community Church, Pastor, 14
  • Operation Recue, North East Co-ordinator
  • Coxsackie Correction Facility, Volunteer Chaplain
  • Greene Correctional Facility, Volunteer Chaplain
  • Coxsackie Committee against the Dump, Board Member
  • Audi Home for Criminal Youth, Counselor / Coach
  • New Baltimore Fire Company, Volunteer Fireman
  • Shiloh Retreat Center, Buildings, Grounds and Maintenance
  • West Sayville Gospel Community Church, Worship Leader
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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