Candidate Profile
Mike LiPetri

Republican , New York

Biography

Name
Mike LiPetri
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 2
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

Moderate Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, 2018:  100%
Conservative Party of New York State, 2019:  80%

90%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

EPL-Environmental Advocates, 2019:  76%
New York League of Conservation Voters (NYLCV), 2019:  56%
Planned Parenthood Empire State, 2019:  50%
National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, 2018-19:  17%

50%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements*

*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.

Conservatives

1
*National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Reported by Candidate

1
Pending

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
WinRed (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
WinRed (2020)

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

CFC 05/14/2020 Numerous Youtube videos by Assemblyman Mike LiPetri can be found here: youtube Assemblyman Mike LiPetri

Questionnaire

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.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Voted AGAINST S00240 which authorizes comprehensive abortion coverage in New York.  Source

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

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iVoterGuide Note:  Voted AGAINST S00240 which authorizes comprehensive abortion coverage in New York.  Source

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

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Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

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iVoterGuide Note:  Voted AGAINST S00240 which authorizes comprehensive abortion coverage in New York.  Source


Economy

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

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

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How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

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What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

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Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

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Religious Liberty

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.

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

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I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

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What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

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Healthcare

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

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I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

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

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National Security

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

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

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Immigration

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.

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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

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State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

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Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

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Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

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Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Voted AGAINST S01250 which expands funding for higher education to undocumented children. Enacts the New York state DREAM Act by creating the New York DREAM fund commission and amends eligibility requirements and conditions governing certain awards.  Source


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

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I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

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iVoterGuide Note:  Voted AGAINST S01047 which indicates candidate disagrees. SO1047 prohibits discrimination based on gender identity or expression; defines "gender identity or expression" as having or being perceived as having a gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression whether or not that gender identity, self image, appearance, behavior or expression is different from that traditionally associated with the sex assigned to that person at birth; further includes offenses regarding gender identity or expression within the list of offenses subject to treatment as hate crimes.  Source

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

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Qualifications

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?

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

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Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

(Did not answer)

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

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Criminal Justice

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

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2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

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iVoterGuide Note:  Although not a gun ownership issue, candidate voted AGAINST S00101A which prohibits educational institutions from authorizing any teacher,school administrator, or other person employed at the school who is not primarily employed as a school resource officer, police officer, peace officer, or security guard from possessing a weapon on school grounds. Also voted AGAINST S07505 which specifies that a police officer who responds to a report of a family offense may take temporary custody of any firearm, rifle, electronic dart gun, electronic stun gun, disguised gun, imitation weapon, shotgun, antique firearm, black powder rifle, black powder shotgun, or muzzle-loading firearm that is in plain sight or is discovered pursuant to a consensual or other lawful search, and shall take temporary custody of any such weapon that is in the possession of any person arrested for the commission of such family offense or suspected of its commission. An officer who takes custody of any weapon pursuant to this paragraph shall also take custody of any license to carry, possess, repair, and dispose of such weapon issued to the person arrested or suspected of such family offense. The officer shall deliver such weapon and/or license to the appropriate law enforcement officer as provided in subparagraph (f) of paragraph one of subdivision a of section 265.20 of the penal law.  Source  Source


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

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I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

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The Electoral College should be abolished.

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In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

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Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, NY, JD, 2015
  • University at Albany, Albany, NY, BA, 2012
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Lions Club, Secretary
  • Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Sons of Italy, Member, Community Engagement Leader
  • Sons of AMVETS, Former Third Vice Commander
  • Knights of Columbus, Member
Offices
  • NYS Assemblyman, Held Present
 

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