Ronald A. "Ron" Crews – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for Representative In Congress Third District, Massachusetts

Massachusetts Republican Party
www.crewsforcongress.comwww.crewsforcongress.com
33 S. Main StAttleboro, MA 02703
508-226-7576
Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

I am a former paratrooper with the 82nd Airborne Division and currently a chaplain in the Massahusetts National Guard with the rank of Colonel, I am the father of four grown and two grandchildren. I was an effective legislator in the State of Georgia before I moved to Ashland to become the president of the Massachusetts Family Institute, where I have been a leading advocate statewide for marriage between a man and a woman - and other issues that impact families.

I promise not to raise taxes on working familiesand to get more of our fair share of Federal taxes returned to the people. I will support our soldiers serving as our first line of defense.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Male; Age:56; Married (34 years); Spouse:Jonda (56); Children:Micah (28), Sara (26), Amy (22), Ruth (19); Place of Birth:Sanford, FL; Home Town:Ashland, MA

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

BA, Stetson University, Deland FL, 1970 Master of Divinity, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, GA, 1974

Doctor of Ministry, Trinity Evangelical Seminary, Deerfield, IL, 1984

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

U S Army ; Years of Service:Active Duty, 82nd Airborne Division, 74-77; 23 years in the reserves and National Guard, currently a Colonel in the MA Army National Guard ; Active Duty:Battalion Chaplain with the 82nd Airborne Division, 1974-77 ; Highest Rank:Colonel ; Metals:Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal; Parachute Wings ; Discharge:Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, 1977 ; Currently the senior Chaplain (Colonel) in the MA Army National Guard

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Past Offices:Served three terms as a state legislator, Georgia House of Representatives, 1993-1998; Chair of the Republican Caucus Welfare Reform Task Force

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Presbyterian Previous Affiliations:N/A

Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Iraq's Role in War on Terror

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Guns
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment

Yes

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Abortion, Stem Cell & Cloning
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice

Pro-life

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Partial-birth Abortions

Opposed

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Medical Use of Marijuana

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

Legalization of Marijuana

No

Source: Candidate Website (10/02/2004)

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