ALIPAC Endorsed Candidate for Congress

ALIPAC's 2010 Candidate Survey

Name of Candidate: Leonard A. Roberto

Name of Campaign Committee: Roberto for Congress

Mailing Address: 788 Sullivan Rd., Alden, New York 1004

Phone Contact Information: 716-937-6256 h, 716-207-7138 c

Campaign E-mail and website:

State and District: New York District 27

Political Party: Republican/Conservative

Is the candidate (Incumbent, Challenger, Open Seat): Challenger

Incumbents only: What is your career grade at ?

Campaign Funds Raised as of most recent reporting cycle: Total funds raised approx. $20,000. currently on hand approx. $7,000.00

This form completed by (Candidate and Campaign Managers Only): Candidate

Candidate Background Information:
Leonard Roberto was born on Buffalo’s west side in 1955 the son of Salvatore Roberto, a construction worker and concrete finisher, and Antoninia Roberto. Leonard was the fourth of six children and in 1968 the family moved to Akron, New York.

Following his graduation from Akron High School in 1973, Leonard joined the United States Navy. During his six years of active duty Leonard served as an Electronics Technician aboard the USS Benjamin Stoddert (DDG-22) during Vietnam and as a member of the commissioning crew of the USS Texas (CGN-39).
In 1979, following his military service, LeonardÂ* Roberto began a 32 year career in manufacturing, first as a technician for a local machine tool company, and for the past 22 years as founder and president of Batavia Enclosures, a company which specializes in the manufacturing of precision sheet metal products.
While working in the manufacturing field, Leonard Roberto attended Elohim Bible Institute in Castile, New York from which he graduated in 1988 and was ordained in 1991.Â* For the next 18 years he served as interim pastor for local Baptist Churches in addition to operating his own business.
Leonard Roberto is also founder and chairman of Primary Challenge, a non partisan political organization dedicated to teaching individuals how to participate in the political process and bring about much needed reform in New York.
Leonard Roberto and his wife of 33 years have raised 3 sons, and have 4 grandchildren.

Top Campaign Issues: Jobs, Spending, Debt and of course Illegal Immigration

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Education, Awards & Honors:
1973 graduated from Akron High School, Akron, New York
1988 graduated from Elohim Bible Institute, Castile, New York with a diploma in Pastoral Theology
Obtained the rank of Electronics Technician First Class while serving in the United States Navy

District Information

Please give a brief description of your district: The district is a combination of rural and urban areas. Rural areas are predominantly Republican and have a large agricultural population.
The urban areas are predominantly Democrat.

Percentage of Democrat, Republican, and Unaffiliated Voters:
Democrat 48%
Republican 26%
Independence 4.5%
Conservative 2.3%
Non Affiliated 18%

Survey Questions

(Please describe your feelings on the following with a number 1-10 or with the response Undecided (1=Strongly Disagree, 2-4=Disagree, 5=Neutral, 6-9 Agree, 10=Strongly Agree)

I support Arizona's new immigration law SB 1070? (1-10) 10

As a member of Congress I will use the full power of my office, including impeachment if necessary, to ensure the Executive Branch starts to enforce our existing border and immigration laws? (1-10) 10

Illegal Immigrants should be deported when detected in the interior of the US? (1-10) 10

I will oppose any form of Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal immigrants currently in the US because allowing them to become voters would destroy future immigration enforcement efforts? (1-10) 10

I support Comprehensive Immigration ENFORCEMENT which will reverse illegal immigration in America? (1-10) 10

I oppose Obama's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty. (1-10) 10

I oppose Congressman Luis Gutierrez's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Amnesty bill H.R. 4321? (1-10) 10

I would have opposed John McCain and Ted Kennedy's Amnesty bill S. 1033 in 2005? (1-10) 10

I oppose any non-emergency taxpayer benefits for illegal aliens, including welfare, food stamps, licenses, and in-state tuition subsidies? (1-10) 10

I believe that employers who intentionally hire illegal aliens should be heavily fined. (1-10) 10


If elected or re-elected to the US Congress, I will oppose any form of Amnesty or path to citizenship for illegal aliens, including Comprehensive Immigration Reform which would turn millions of illegal immigrants into voters thus destroying future borders of America. I will use the full power of my office, including impeachment if necessary, to insure the Executive Branch secures America's border immediately and begins to adequately enforce the existing immigration and border laws of the United States, which were enacted by Congress at the behest of America's citizenry. I understand that the failure of the Executive Branch to secure our borders and enforce existing immigration laws is depriving all Americans of a Republican form of government and depriving our states of protection from invasion as mandated by the US Constitution. I intend to use the power of Congress to immediately remedy this problem that is costing many Americans their jobs, wages, taxpayer resources, property, security, and sometimes their very lives.

So help me God,

Leonard A. Roberto

ALIPAC Endorsed Candidate for Congress