John Kluck - Election Result: 32.28%

Party: Democrat

Office: PA House ( District: 64 )

John Kluck has been an educator in the Oil City School District for 23 years. Kluck serves as the Lead Teacher at Seventh Street Elementary School, involving in various committees and activities at the schools. Kluck has a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters Degree in School Administration. As a political outsider, He promises to serve Pennsylvania by learning from the successes and failures of Harrisburg to vote my conscience for the good of our Commonwealth, especially the citizens of the 64th District.
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How the candidate answered on the issues

State and National

Do you support net neutrality?

Candidate did not answer this question.

State and National

Should the minimum wage be raised?

Additional Comments: From campaign webiste: Studies show that jobs will not be lost if the minimum wage is increased to a living wage of $10.10 per hour. The Keystone Research Center states that 530,000 Pennsylvania children have parents who will receive a wage increase when the minimum wage is increased. I propose that we should make this move to a more livable wage. However, we should also include a raise in the tipped workers minimum wage. The tipped worker starting wage of $2.83 per hour is out of touch with today’s living standard and needs to be increased. Nearly 70% of tipped restaurant workers are women, 40% of whom are mothers. A wage that is more in line with a living wage could change the dependence on public assistance and for this reason, I would support a wage of $7.15 per hour for tipped workers. I believe that these changes in wages can make a positive impact for the citizens of our district.
State and National

What is your view on Climate Change?

Candidate did not answer this question.

State and National

Regarding gun laws, what generally do you support from the choices below?

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State and National

How should marijuana be regulated?

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State and National

Should the drawing of district lines be done by an independent system instead of state legislators?

Candidate did not answer this question.

State

Were you (or would you have been) in support of the 2016 legislation regulating opioids in Pennsylvania (Act 122, Act 124, Act 125, Act 126)?

Additional Comments: From campaign website https://www.kluckforstaterep.com/issues: Opioid painkiller addiction and accidental overdoses have become far too common across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Many people will suggest it's actually a national epidemic. More people now are experiencing fatal overdoses related to opioid use than compared to heroin and cocaine combined, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said heroin and opioid overdoses are now Pennsylvania's leading cause of accidental deaths. It counted nearly 2,500 overdose deaths in Pennsylvania in 2014 and estimated that the 2015 total will surpass that. Pennsylvania must take a more active role in curbing this sweeping issue. I will sponsor and defend legislation to adequately fund social service agencies to provide necessary support to curtail this crisis.
State and National

From the choices below, what best represents your view on the wages men and women are paid?

Candidate did not answer this question.

State

Regarding Pennsylvania pensions, were you (or would you have been) in favor of the 2017 Senate Bill 1 that introduces a 401K-style component into pension benefits for new hires after 2019?

Candidate did not answer this question.

State

From the choices below, what best represents your view on property taxes?

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State and National

From the choices below, what best represents your view on abortion?

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