Candidate Profile
Perry Stambaugh

Republican , Pennsylvania


Perry Stambaugh
State Rep., Dist. 86

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Cumberland County Republican Committee

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Cumberland County Republican Committee

Selected Contributions


Andrew Lewis (2016)







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?

Save the life of the mother.


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

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

Various bipartisan commissions have identified the solution, most of which revolves around reigning in and means-testing federal entitlement programs.

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?

State or federal governments cannot impose restrictions on anyone's religious practices.


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?

Open up access (competition) to health insurance across state borders.

National Security

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



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?

Preference should be given to the "best and brightest" from other countries as well as Christians fleeing persecution.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.



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.

Faith-based Christian.


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?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question. website; "Pro-Life" rating from Pennsylvania Pro-Life Federation.

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

Longtime rural publication editor on local, statewide, regional and national levels brought me into contact with rural communities across the nation. Former county Republican Party chairman and 16 years as an elected member of Pennsylvania Republican State Committee.

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?

My political philosophy is simple. I believe that: • Less government is better government, as fewer regulations boost personal liberty. More individual liberty, in turn, promotes innovation, entrepreneurship, and job creation. • Lawmakers should endeavor to hold the line on taxes, and better enable local officials to handle regional matters. • “The right of citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.” (Article 1, Section 21, Pennsylvania Constitution.) In addition, I will: • Advocate for state constitutional reforms, notably returning the Pennsylvania General Assembly to its pre-1968 “part-time’ standing as a first step in cutting the ridiculous burdens imposed by a full-time General Assembly on taxpayers. • Join the brave 25 or so Pennsylvania legislators who have refused taking a state pension, which I believe is clearly prohibited by the state constitution. • Support common-sense efforts to p

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.


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?


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

None. “The right of citizens to bear arms in defense of themselves and the State shall not be questioned.” (Article 1, Section 21, Pennsylvania Constitution.)

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?

1. Elimination of property taxes to fund education. 2, Steps to promote access to high-speed broadband access in rural areas. 3. State constitutional amendment to have appellate court judges elected on district, rather than statewide, basis.

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

No. I believe America remains the "shining city on the hill" and welcoming to all of any race, creed or economic standing who are willing to come here and follow our laws, work hard, and respect our nation's Christian underpinnings.


  • Penn State University, University Park, PA, BA, 1982
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Boy Scouts of America, Eagle Scout and troop committman
  • Tressler Memorial Free Lutheran Church, Council president
  • Perry County Bicentennial Committee
  • Perry County Farm Bureau
  • Perry County Chamber of Commerce
  • NRA Life Member
  • Madison Grange No. 2064
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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