Candidate Profile
Douglas Mastriano

Republican , Pennsylvania


Douglas Mastriano
State Senate District 33

Panel Rating

Very Conservative Information icon



PA Chamber of Business and Industry

Selected Contributions


Local, County, and District Republican Organizations







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

Right to Life

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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


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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.

Strongly Disagree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

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

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

Religious Liberty

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not penalize those who 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

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

Strongly Agree


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

Strongly Disagree

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.)

National Security

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

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


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

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

Strongly Disagree

Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

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…

Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


  • 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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