Candidate Profile
Gerald Carnicella

Republican , Pennsylvania


Gerald Carnicella
State Rep., Dist. 72

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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?

Rape. Incest Life of mother


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


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

Strongly Agree   

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

Free drugs to drug addicts : over half a trillion a year . Methadone suboxone and narcan to start. End Social security to every person that has an easy diagnosis that now qualifies. Too many healthy adults and children and multiple children families getting checks for every family member .

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   

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   

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.


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

To me there is no separation between this Christian nation and it’s people . All established religions should be able to celebrate their customs and traditions . If it’s a one God based faith without violence or hate it should be free to be in the public square and school .


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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Public private option ! Must be state by stars using Medicaid fior the poor emergency rooms and a fair way of funding so our working people don’t pay for those who refuse to work . We need a consumption tax to replace the high premiums deductibles and co pays for our workers . Our workers are paying too much fir everyone else . It’s a Republican idea based on Romney’s Massechusetts plan but better . It’s complicated but I understand it

National Security

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

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   

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   

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

Skilled workers who can pass the most stringent background checks .


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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 born again Christian ( 1973)


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.

News paper articles and ads . My Facebook posts

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

Majored in business ! Owned 3 business including my own tax consultant service , employment agency and entertainment booking agency . I raised 3 children . All Christians ! I coached at Penn stare : tennis and softball . Have seen too many tax dollars wasted and too many lives lost in the opioid crisis .

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


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

I believe that all of our problems both economically and socially can be aided through true conservatism . We must cut the give away programs . We will destroy this country if we don’t stop the out of control debt . We must get back to a christian way of living ! The truth is right at hand but we’ve stopped teaching how to find the truth . We must teach history and geography so our young people know where we came from and where we could be going

Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   

Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   

2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


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

Reasonable back ground checks . More attention to mental illness .

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

Re write the law that is allowing us to give multiple narcan administrations without any plan for rehab . The current law also prevents us from arresting dealers . Two . Pass Sb 76 in Pa that makes everyone pay in for school taxes cutting property owner’s taxes in half 3 increase PACE in pa . Aid for seniors ! 4 write an agreement with our drillers and pipeline layers and not tax them highly as our current governor wishes to do .

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

No . There is no racism . There is a little ignorance some fear but this is a christian nation and you can’t be a Christian and be a racist . We want jobs and a good life for all .


  • School of Commerce, Altoona, assoc, 1972
  • new Hampshire collge, Manchester NH, 1974
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Alzheimers, fund raiser
  • Public Libraries, fund raiser
  • local recreation parks, fund raiser
  • Local youth sports, coach
  • local youth sports, league president
  • State senate

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