Candidate Profile
Beth A Parlato

Republican , New York

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

3
Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee, Conservative Party of New York State, Empower America Project

Others

2
Jim Kelly, VIEW PAC

Reported by Candidate

6
Conservative Party of New York State, View Pac, Empower America, Concerned Women for America, Moms for America, Rep. Carol Miller

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
WinRed (2020)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Cut the Bull PAC (2019), Hardworking Americans Committee (2020), In The Arena PAC (2019), WinRed (2020)

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Laborers International Union of North America (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2019)

Summary

17%

LIBERAL

83%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

There are NO circumstances where abortion should be allowed.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure 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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We can help save and solidify social security with a strong economy.

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

I am strongly opposed to out of control entitlement programs which are the single largest driver of our rising national debt. We need to cut discretionary and wasteful spending.

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

Under no circumstances.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Yes   

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

As the founders intended, our nation does not have a national religion, but we have the freedom to profess any faith/all faiths.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

I am in favor of repealing and replacing ACA. I am not in favor of a government-run health system. We need private options that will drive competition among insurance companies. Options for consumers will lower the costs for better quality care.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Holding terrorists accountable for their immoral and inhumane actions. Imposing sanctions and/or financial pressure on terrorist regimes. Using military action when necessary.


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.

Strongly Agree   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Agree   

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

I am 100% in favor of legal immigration. Anyone who seeks to immigrate to the US following the proper immigration procedures and laws currently in effect, is welcome.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Christian, Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I believe the Bible is God's Holy Word, and is the basis as to how I live my life.


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?

Very Conservative   

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

No

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

No


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

None; enforce the current laws; there is no need for additional laws that infringe on our second amendment right.


Other Important Issues

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

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

(Did not answer)

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

Racism, in any form, is clearly wrong and un-American. However, I do not believe racism is a threat to domestic security.


Background

Education
  • Albany Law School, Albany, JD, 1993
  • University at Buffalo, Buffalo, BS, 1990
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Christian Central Academy
  • Alden Community Church
  • Hunter's Hope Foundation
  • Pro-Bono Legal Services
  • Attorney for Children Program
Offices
  • Darien Town Judge, Held 1998-2007
 

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