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Mike Stopa

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Mike Stopa
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Massachusetts, District 5
PartyRepublican
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Mike Stopa was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts.[1] He was defeated by Frank Addivinola in the Republican primary on October 15, 2013.[2]

Stopa began working as a physicist at Harvard in 2004.[3]

Issues

Political positions

Immigration

Stopa said in September 2013 he would not grant amnesty to "illegal aliens."[4]

Gay marriage

Stopa said in September 2013 that he is "mildly opposed to gay marriage."[4]

Stopa said he accepts civil unions but worries what children learn at LGBT organizations, known to accept people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender.[4]

Abortion

Stopa said in September 2013 that he is pro-choice.[4]

Government spending

In cutting government jobs, he said he would start with the military, education and environmental departments. He called Massachusetts’ recent gas tax hike and the so-called "tech tax" "horrendous."[4]

"Public spending crowds out private spending," he said.[4]

National Security Agency

He said in September 2013 that as a "geek," he is sympathetic to the National Security Agency about its surveillance of Americans’ online and phone records.[4]

"I don’t personally feel the storm troopers are going to come knocking on my door in the middle of the night," he said.[4]

Syria

About a possible U.S. military strike in Syria, he said he would vote to give the president the authority to do so, but hopes the president would not use it.[4]

Elections

2013

See also: Massachusetts' 5th Congressional District special election, 2013

Stopa was a 2013 Republican candidate seeking election to the U.S. House representing the 5th Congressional District of Massachusetts.[1] The election was held to replace outgoing Rep. Ed Markey (D) who was elected to the U.S. Senate in the June 25th election for John Kerry's vacant seat after his appointment as Secretary of State.[5][6] He was defeated by Frank Addivinola in the Republican primary on October 15, 2013.[2]

U.S. House, Massachusetts District 5 Special Republican Primary, 2013
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngFrank Addivinola 49.1% 4,760
Tom Tierney 25.6% 2,478
Mike Stopa 25.3% 2,457
Total Votes 9,695
Source: Official Results from Massachusetts Elections Division

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