Al Pisano

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Al Pisano
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Elections and appointments
Last election

November 3, 2020

Education

Bachelor's

Western Carolina University, 1987

Personal
Birthplace
Sewickley, PA
Religion
Christian
Profession
Retired police officer
Contact

Al Pisano (Constitution Party) ran for election for Governor of North Carolina. He lost in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Pisano completed Ballotpedia's Candidate Connection survey in 2020. Click here to read the survey answers.

Biography

Al Pisano was born in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. He earned a bachelor's degree from Western Carolina University in 1987. His career experience includes working as a police officer.[1]

Elections

2020

See also: North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2020

North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2020 (March 3 Democratic primary)

North Carolina gubernatorial election, 2020 (March 3 Republican primary)

General election
General election for Governor of North Carolina

Incumbent Roy Cooper defeated Dan Forest, Steven DiFiore II, and Al Pisano in the general election for Governor of North Carolina on November 3, 2020.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Roy Cooper (D)
 
51.5
 
2,834,790

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Dan Forest (R)
 
47.0
 
2,586,605

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Steven DiFiore II (L)
 
1.1
 
60,449

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Al Pisano (Constitution Party)
 
0.4
 
20,934

Total votes: 5,502,778
Democratic election
Democratic primary for Governor of North Carolina

Incumbent Roy Cooper defeated Ernest Reeves in the Democratic primary for Governor of North Carolina on March 3, 2020.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Roy Cooper
 
87.2
 
1,128,829

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Ernest Reeves
 
12.8
 
165,804

Total votes: 1,294,633
Republican election
Republican primary for Governor of North Carolina

Dan Forest defeated Holly Grange in the Republican primary for Governor of North Carolina on March 3, 2020.

Candidate
%
Votes

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Dan Forest
 
89.0
 
698,077

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Holly Grange
 
11.0
 
86,714

Total votes: 784,791

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Party: Constitution Party

Incumbent: No

Political Office: 

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Submitted Biography "My name is Al Pisano and I was born and raised in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. I attended college at Western Carolina University. In 1987, I graduated Cum Laude earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. After a few years of living in various places all over the country, I returned back to North Carolina. I then embarked on the adventure of a lifetime and walked over 1,000 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains down to the Outer banks. In 1990, I was hired by the Charlotte Police Department. I held multiple roles on the police force and retired after 28 years of being a public servant. In 1999, I found the Constitution Party and became the Chairmen in 2008. I have served in that role ever since. In 2018, I was able to help my party get validation from The State Board of Elections to run as a third party on the ballot. I am running for the office of Governor in North Carolina on November 3rd, 2020."

Key messages

  • Principles over Politics

  • The Solution is the Constitution

  • Swing Away


Campaign finance

Campaign themes

2020

Ballotpedia survey responses

See also: Ballotpedia's Candidate Connection

Candidate Connection

Al Pisano completed Ballotpedia's Candidate Connection survey in 2020. The survey questions appear in bold and are followed by Pisano's responses.

Who are you? Tell us about yourself.

My name is Al Pisano and I was born and raised in Ambridge, Pennsylvania. I attended college at Western Carolina University. In 1987, I graduated Cum Laude earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice. After a few years of living in various places all over the country, I returned back to North Carolina. I then embarked on the adventure of a lifetime and walked over 1,000 miles from the Great Smoky Mountains down to the Outer banks. In 1990, I was hired by the Charlotte Police Department. I held multiple roles on the police force and retired after 28 years of being a public servant. In 1999, I found the Constitution Party and became the Chairmen in 2008. I have served in that role ever since. In 2018, I was able to help my party get validation from The State Board of Elections to run as a third party on the ballot. I am running for the office of Governor in North Carolina on November 3rd, 2020.

Please list below 3 key messages of your campaign. What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?

  • Principles over Politics

  • The Solution is the Constitution

  • Swing Away

What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?

Sanctity of Life, Religious Freedom, Traditional Family, Private Property Rights, Pro-Second Amendment, Anti- Socialism, National Sovereignty.

Who do you look up to? Whose example would you like to follow, and why?

I look up to George Washington and his bravery, loyalty, and honor. His physical, mental and emotional strength are beyond compare and those qualities are rarely seen in individuals today.

What characteristics or principles are most important for an elected official?

An elected official must be honest, have integrity, and possess a sincere desire to be a public servant.

What qualities do you possess that you believe would make you a successful officeholder?

Honesty, integrity, and a true understanding of what it takes to be a public servant.

What is the first historical event that happened in your lifetime that you remember? How old were you at the time?

I remember the Vietnam War, I was between the ages of 4 and 5.

What was your very first job? How long did you have it?

My official first job was lifeguarding at the local pool. I worked seasonal for 6 years and became head lifeguard and assistant manager of the pool after 5 years.

What is your favorite book? Why?

The Bible because it discusses the truth of life and gives timeless wisdom and advice. It is truly the greatest story ever told.

A governor is the top executive authority in his or her state. What does that mean do you?

The governor has the primary function to ensure that all aspects of the government are in compliance with the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of North Carolina, as well as all the constitutional laws of the state. The governors primary focus should be protecting the God-given rights of the people of the state while acting as the chief executive of the state government.

Governors have many responsibilities, which vary from state to state. Which of those do you personally consider the most important in your state?

According to the North Carolina Constitution, the governor's primary role is to make sure there is a balanced budget. Also regarding the selection of appointees, those individuals understand their constitutional role and carry them out accordingly.

What do you believe is the ideal relationship between the governor and state legislature?

The ideal relationship should be one of communication, cooperation, and partnering with one another in order to benefit the citizens of the state to the optimal degree.

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Footnotes

  1. Information submitted to Ballotpedia through the Candidate Connection survey on May 20, 2020