Candidate Profile
Tim Twardzik

Republican , Pennsylvania


Tim Twardzik
State Rep., Dist. 123

Panel Rating

Leans Conservative Information icon

Selected Contributions


Jerry Knowles (2015), Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), Rick Santorum (2006)







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim, unless the candidate requests a typo change or we remove inappropriate language.

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?

In the case of rape, incest, or life of the 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?

Review current spending and cut out fraud and waste.

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.


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.


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


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?

The Government must not interfere with a citizen's right to worship. The Government can not establish or promote a preference of a religion.


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


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

Educate and incentivize the public to take a more active role in their healthcare and utilize the least expensive provider for their situation. The Emergency Room should not be the primary care provider.

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.


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

People who can contribute to the continued growth and success fo the USA.


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.


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


Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Raised in the Catholic Church and I believe in God. Respect others, help when I can, and lead by a positive example.


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.

Freedom is a key to American success. Big government cannot solve all things for all people.

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

My college degree in business with a marketing concentration taught me how to learn. My experience in growing our family business taught me how to serve both customers, employees and community. My volunteer experience taught me how to assist my neighbors and feel happiness in giving to others.

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 hope to make a difference for my neighbors by bringing a fresh look at the business of government. Im not a carer politician and wish to see results - not just government inaction.

Judicial Philosophy

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


Criminal Justice

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


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No Answer

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

Current background checks to keep guns from convicted felons and the mentally unstable are reasonable.

Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.


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?

Elimination the School property tax and replace with fair and equitable system to properly fund education. Support Career and Technical Training Fight Blight & revitalize our community

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



  • University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame IN, BA, 81
  • Shenandoah Valley High School, Shenandoah PA, 77
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Lehigh Valley Health Schuylkill, Secretary
  • Legatus Lehigh Valley Chapter, President
  • SEDCO, Chairman
  • Schuylkill Industrial Development Authority, Chairman
  • Schuylkill Chamber of Commerce, President
  • Shenandoah Chamber of Commerce, President
  • MMI Preparatory School, Board of Directors / Campaign Chairman
  • Central PA Food Bank, Board of Directors
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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