CANDIDATE EVALUATIONS (rev.

09)
for the

2010 GENERAL ELECTIONS

LEHIGH VALLEY, PA

Sponsored by The Candidate Action Committee of The Original Project 9-12 / Tea Party of Lehigh Valley Oct. 12, 2010

PURPOSE
The mission of the Original Project 9-12/Tea Party of Lehigh Valley is to inform the voters of Lehigh Valley as to the fundamental principles of the U.S. Constitution with the goal of restoring and preserving these principles to their originally intended effect.
CONSITUTIONAL ISSUES
• • • • • • • • • Spending reduction Debt reduction Tax reduction Elimination of earmarks Reduce the size government Support small businesses / free enterprise Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Eliminate government owned Businesses • •

• • • •

Promote PA state sovereignty Maximize domestic/PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts to … - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Promote the right-to-work Vote against “Card Check”

Asked only of PA State:
- Arrest & process all known illegal aliens

Asked only of PA Federal:
Promote a strong national defense Vote against Cap & Trade Secure our borders Deny amnesty to illegal aliens

What you need to know . . .
Candidates Evaluated for the 2010 General Election
Most of the candidates appearing on the Nov. 2, 2010 General Election ballot in those districts covered by Lehigh and Northampton counties are included in this report. Specifically, all state-wide candidates, i.e., all those running for the PA offices of US Senate, US Congress-15th District, and for governor are included, as are all the candidates for the PA Senate and the PA General Assembly.

The Questionnaire(s)
There were two questionnaires sent out to all candidates, a long comprehensive questionnaire and an abbreviated one more recently sent out to those candidates who did not return the original questionnaire. Those who have still not returned either questionnaire are duly noted on the response sheets. Also noted is the candidate’s willingness to sign our constitutional pledge and our set of fiscal resolutions. Refusal to complete the questionnaire or sign the pledge or resolution is regarded as a serious omission since these candidates are asking for our vote to represent us in Washington or Harrisburg and choose not to provide us with any indication as to where they stand on the critical issues confronting us today. Those with a statewide constituency might be somewhat excused because of the innumerable requests they receive for such information, especially if they have made the effort to present themselves to the Lehigh Valley voters at our two recent Candidate Forums (as did Attorney General Tom Corbett, Jake Towne, and Congressman Charlie Dent). The evaluations in this report are expressed in terms of the issues listed in the short questionnaire (see above) and where possible on third-party ratings and the incumbent’s voting record. Obviously, not all candidates have the same amount of information available about their public positions and, in that sense, it is harder for a long-time incumbent to answer a question in a manner that is contrary to what the public record would indicate. Where there is sufficient data to suggest a difference, both answers have been noted. As additional input is received and new data becomes available, these evaluations will be adjusted accordingly. THESE CANDIDATE EVALUATIONS SHOULD BE REGARDED AS A WORK IN PROGRESS. Revised reports will be issued as such additional data warrants.

Answer Codes
“Q” - answer is based on the candidate’s response to our questionnaire “R” - answer is based on 3rd party ratings and voting record “S” – answer is based on public statement “Mixed” - research indicates the candidate took differing positions on the issue “Undecided” - candidate has not yet taken a position on the issue “DTA” - candidate has “Declined to Answer” by either not returning the questionnaire or by simply skipping the question “N/A” - information “Not Available”

Caveat Lector (Let the Reader Beware)
This analysis is a subjective process bolstered as much as possible by fact or, at least, evidenced-based indicators. The candidates’ answers to the questions are what they are, and ideally truly indicate the political philosophy the candidate brings to the issue in question. The strength of the validity of the answers based on our research varies with each candidate and even among the different issues within each candidate’s responses. We urge you to focus more on the pattern of responses rather than any specific answer, and for those candidates for whom you are seriously considering to represent you, please confirm your judgment with your own research on the merits of each candidate.

2010 Primary Candidates for US Senate
Pat Toomey
Party Affiliation Current position / job title Time in current position Time in business/profession Time in military
Republican Pres., Club for Growth 4 yrs 16 yrs None

Joe Sestak
Democrat US Congress - 7th Dist 4 yrs None Navy - 31 yrs

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
Questionnaire - No Pledge - No Resolutions - No YES-R / YES-R YES-R YES-R / YES-R YES-R YES-R YES-R MIXED-R / YES-R YES-R YES-R YES-R YES-R YES-R / YES-S YES-R YES-R YES-R YES-R Questionnaire - No Pledge - No Resolutions - No NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R MIXED-R NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Vote against Cap & Trade (Fed) Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Promote strong national defense (Fed) Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic/PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Secure our borders (Fed) Deny amnesty to illegal aliens (Fed)

YES-R YES-R YES-R / YES-S YES-R / YES-S

NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R

2010 Primary Candidates for US Congress for PA 15th District Charlie John Jake Dent Callahan Towne
Party Affiliation Current position / job title Time in current position Time in business/profession Time in military Republican Democrat Independent Professional Engineer 8 yrs 8 yrs None US Congress - 15th Dist. Mayor, Bethlehem 6 yrs 9 yrs None 7 yrs 13 yrs N/A

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
Questionnaire - Yes Pledge - No Resolutions - No MIXED-R / YES-Q YES-Q / YES-R YES-Q / YES-R MIXED-R / YES-Q MIXED-R / YES-Q MIXED-R / YES-Q DTA YES-R YES-Q / YES-R YES-Q DTA YES-Q YES-R YES-Q / YES-S MIXED-R / YES-Q YES-Q Questionnaire - No Pledge - No Resolutions - No DTA DTA MIXED-R DTA DTA DTA DTA MIXED-R DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA Questionnaire - Yes Pledge - Yes Resolutions - Yes YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Vote against Cap & Trade (Fed) Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Promote strong national defense (Fed) Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic/PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Secure our borders (Fed) Deny amnesty to illegal aliens (Fed)

YES-Q / YES-R YES-Q / YES-R YES-R YES-R

DTA DTA DTA DTA

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

2010 Candidates for Pennsylvania Governor
Tom Corbett
(Republican) Current position / job title Time in current position Time in business/profession Time in military PA Attorney General 6 yrs 34 yrs Nat'l Guard / 14 yrs

Dan Onorato
(Democrat) Chief Executive, Allegheny County 7 yrs Career Politician - 19 yrs None

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Questionnaire – Yes Pledge – No Resolutions - No Questionnaire – No Pledge – No Resolutions - No

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic/PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Arrest and process known illegal aliens (State)

YES-R & Q YES-R & Q YES-R & Q YES-Q YES-R & Q YES-R & Q YES-R & Q YES-R & Q UNDECIDED YES-Q YES-R & Q YES-Q YES-R & Q YES-Q

DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA

YES-R & Q YES-R & Q YES-Q

DTA DTA DTA

2010 Primary Candidates for PA State Senate
Patrick Browne
District Party Affiliation Current Position /Job Title Time in Current Position Time in Business/Profession Time in Military

Richard Orloski

Matt Connolly

Lisa Boscola

Bob Mensch

Bill Wallace

16th District
Republican PA State Senator 6 yrs 17 yrs None Democrat Attorney 25+ yrs 25+ yrs N/A

18th District
Republican Business Owner 10 yrs 22 yrs None Democrat PA State Senator 12 yrs None None

24th District
Republican PA State Senator 1 1/2 yrs 30+ yrs Army Reserve Democrat High School Teacher 30 yrs (est) None None

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
Quest - Yes Pledge – Yes Resolution - No Quest - No Pledge – No Resolut. - No Quest – Yes Pledge – Yes Resolut - Yes Quest – Yes Pledge – Yes Resolut - No Quest – Yes Pledge – Yes Resolut - Yes Quest – No Pledge – No Resolut - No

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic/PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Arrest and process known illegal aliens (State)

MIXED-R / YES-Q MIXED-R / YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q MIXED-R / YES-Q UNDECIDED-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

MIXED-R / YES-Q MIXED-R / YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q MIXED–R / YES-Q NO-Q NO-Q YES-Q N/A YES-Q

MIXED-R / YES-Q Y ES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q UNDECIDED-Q YES-Q YES-Q N/A YES-Q

DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA

N/A

DTA

YES-Q

N/A

N/A

DTA

YES-Q YES-Q UNDECIDED-Q

DTA DTA DTA

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

MIXED-Q YES-Q YES-Q

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

DTA DTA DTA

2010 Primary Candidates for PA General Assembly - 131st District
Justin Simmons
Party Affiliation Current Position /Job Title Time in Current Position Time in Business/Profession Time in Military

Mike Horton
Democrat
PA State Constable 7 yrs Bus Exec - 19 yrs Army - 6 yrs

Republican
Legislative Aide 1 yr 1 yr None

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Questionnaire – Yes Pledge – Yes Resolution - Yes Questionnaire – Yes Pledge – No Resolution - No

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic / PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Arrest and process known illegal aliens

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

YES-Q MIXED-Q YES-Q YES-Q / YES-S YES-Q NO-Q YES-Q YES-Q NO-Q / NO-S NO-Q / NO-S UNDECIDED-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

YES-Q / YES-S YES-Q / YES-S NO-Q

2010 Candidates for PA General Assembly
Dave Moloney
(Republican)

Joseph Brennan
(Democrat)

Jennifer Mann
(Democrat)

Legislative District Current Position /Job Title Time in Current Position Time in Business/Profession Time in Military

133rd District
Medical Practitioner 25 yrs 25 yrs None PA State Rep 4 yrs Political Positions – 10 yrs None

132nd Dist.
PA State Rep

11 yrs
Bus Exec – 4 yrs

None

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Questionnaire – Yes Pledge – Yes Resolution - Yes Questionnaire – No Pledge – No Resolution - No Questionnaire – No Pledge – No Resolution - No

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic / PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Arrest and process known illegal aliens (State)

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA

NO-R NO-R NO-R DTA NO-R DTA DTA YES-R DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

DTA DTA DTA

DTA NO-R DTA

2010 Primary Candidates for PA General Assembly - 134th District
Douglas Reichley
Party Affiliation Current Position /Job Title Time in Current Position Time in Business/Profession Time in Military

Patrick Slattery
Democrat
Dir., Bus Development 20 yrs Non-Profit Mgmt – 20 yrs None

Republican
PA State Rep 6 yrs Attorney – 16 yrs None

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Questionnaire – No Pledge – No Resolution - No Questionnaire – No Pledge – No Resolution - No

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic / PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would

NO-R MIXED-R DTA DTA NO-R DTA DTA MIXED-R DTA DTA DTA YES-R DTA DTA

DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA

DTA - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Arrest and process known illegal aliens YES-R DTA DTA DTA DTA

2010 Candidates for PA General Assembly
Steve Samuelson
(Democrat)

Ron Shegda
(Republican)

Robert Freeman
(Democrat)

Legislative District Current Position /Job Title Time in Current Position Time in Business/Profession Time in Military

136th District
Small Bus Owner 30 yrs Bus Owner - 30 yrs None PA State Rep 28 yrs Career Politician – 28 yrs None

135th Dist.
PA State Rep

11 yr Career Politician – 20 yrs None

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Questionnaire – Yes Pledge – Yes Resolution - Yes Questionnaire – No Pledge – No Resolution - No Questionnaire – No Pledge – No Resolution – No

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic / PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Arrest and process known illegal aliens (State)

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

NO-R NO-R NO-R DTA NO-R DTA DTA NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R NO-R

NO-R NO-R NO-R DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA NO-R DTA

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

DTA NO-R NO-R

DTA DTA NO-R

2010 Candidates for PA General Assembly
Charles Dertinger
(Democrat) Legislative District Current Position /Job Title Time in Current Position Time in Business/Profession Time in Military

Joe Emrick
(Republican)

Marcia Hahn
(Republican)

137th District
High School Teacher N/A Entire Career None County Council N/A Electrician – 18 yrs N/A

138th Dist.
Legislative Aide

25 yrs
Public Service – 25 yrs

None

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Questionnaire – Yes Pledge – Yes Resolution - Yes Questionnaire – No Pledge – No Resolution - No Questionnaire – Yes Pledge – Yes Resolution - Yes

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic / PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Arrest and process known illegal aliens (State)

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q N/A N/A

YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q

DTA DTA DTA

YES-Q YES-Q N/A

2010 Primary Candidates for PA General Assembly - 139th District
Mike Peifer
Republican
Current Position /Job Title Time in Current Position Time in Business/Profession Time in Military PA State Rep 4 yrs Accounting – 6 yrs None

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Questionnaire – No Pledge – No Resolution - No

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic / PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would

DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA

DTA - weaken our right to free speech

- threaten our right to bear arms Arrest and process known illegal aliens

DTA DTA

2010 Primary Candidates for PA General Assembly - 183rd District
Julie Harhart
Party Affiliation Current Position /Job Title Time in Current Position Time in Business/Profession Time in Military

Rex D’Agostino
Green Party
Pres., Green Futures, Inc. 3 yrs 20 yrs 3 yrs

Republican
PA State Rep

16 yrs
Career Politician–16 yrs

None

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Questionnaire – No Pledge – No Resolution - No Questionnaire – Yes Pledge – Yes Resolution - Yes

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic / PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Arrest and process known illegal aliens

MIXED-R MIXED-R MIXED-R MIXED-R YES-R DTA DTA DTA MIXED-R MIXED-R DTA DTA DTA DTA

YES-Q NO-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q YES-Q UNDECIDED-Q YES-Q YES-Q NO-Q NO-Q

YES-R YES-R YES-R

YES-Q NO-Q NO-Q

2010 Primary Candidates for PA General Assembly - 187th District
Gary Day
Party Affiliation Current Position /Job Title Time in Current Position Time in Business/Profession Time in Military

Richard Stine
Democrat
PA State Rep N/A N/A None

Republican
PA State Rep N/A N/A N/A

POLITICAL POSITIONS
REQUEST FOR INFORMATION Questionnaire-No Pledge – No Resolution - No Questionnaire – No Pledge – No Resolution - No

Significantly reduce spending Significantly cut taxes Significantly reduce debt Eliminate earmarks Reduce size of government Promote PA state sovereignty Eliminate government owned businesses Support small businesses Promote "Right-to-Work" Vote against "Card Check" Promote free market healthcare reform Promote medical tort reform Maximize domestic / PA fossil fuel reserves Further develop nuclear energy for PA Vote against all attempts that would - weaken our right to free speech - threaten our right to bear arms Arrest and process known illegal aliens

DTA DTA DTA DTA YES-R DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA

DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA DTA

DTA DTA DTA

DTA DTA DTA

The Candidate Action Committee
Tom McFadden, Leader Stan Bialecki Tony Cusumano David Dahms John Hanner Jerry Holt Arlene Klocek Chris Miller Kevin Rodgers Dave Usher

DON’T FORGET

VOTE
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND

BRING YOUR NEIGHBOR!
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