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Questions Available to Candidates to Express Their Positions and Views
for: State Assembly Member District 8, California
June 5, 2012 California No Party Preference Primary
Candidates' Positions and Views on Other Issues where Information is Available:
Below is a report of the issues and issue questions available to Ken Cooley, John Thomas Flynn, Barbara Ortega, Peter Tateishi, Phillip A. Tufi and Janice M. Bonser seeking State Assembly Member District 8 in the June 5, 2012 California No Party Preference Primary. The links immediately below will provide pages of the candidate responses to these questions. Since many candidates choose not to respond to many questions, links are only provided where we have response information. Unfortunately, there are instances where we have not been provided with any of the candidates' positions and views.
Issues Questions
Reasons & Objectives  
  Why I Am Running for Public Office
  Goals If Elected
  Achievements If Elected
  Areas to Concentrate On
  On Entering Public Service
Ballot Measures / Referendums  
  Proposition 28 - Limits on Legislators' Terms in Office
  Proposition 29 - Imposes Additional Tax on Cigarettes for Cancer Research
Propositions  
  Proposition 1 - $7.12 billion bond for California's water system
  Proposition 2 - Rainy Day Budget Stabilization Fund Act
  Proposition 45 - Public Notice Required for Insurance Company Rates Initiative
  Proposition 46 - Medical Malpractice Lawsuits Cap and Drug Testing of Doctors
  Proposition 47 - Reduced Penalties for Some Crimes Initiative
  Proposition 48 - Referendum on Indian Gaming Compacts
Security  
  California Security from Terror Attack, a General Statement
  Making California More Secure
  California National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
  California Local First Responders Federal Funding
  California Airport Security
  California Rail Security
  California Border Security
  California Port Security
  California Border Security
  Using National Guard Troops For Mexican Border Security
Economy  
  California Economy, a General Statement
  Stimulating California's Economy
Trade  
  California Trade with Other Countries, a General Statement
  Barriers to California Goods in Other Countries
  Protective Tariffs for California Goods
Business  
  California Business, a General Statement
  California's Small Businesses
  California Business Tax Incentives
  California Real Estate
  California Credit And Banking
Taxes  
  California Taxes, a General Statement
  California Car Tax
  California Tax Amnesty And Liens
  California Tax Credits For College Or Health Care
  California Corporate Income Taxes
  California Sales Tax
  California Property and Parcel Taxes
Environment  
  California's Environment, a General Statement
  Governor Schwarzenegger's Hydrogen Highway
  California United Kingdom Climate Pact
  Emissions Trading Scheme For California
  Promotion Of Low Carbon And Clean Air Technologies
  Litter
  California Conservation Corps
  California's Natural Resources
  Flood Protection And Levee Repair
  Underground Storage Tanks
  Global Warming, Climate Change
  Forest Resources
  Kyoto Protocol
  California Environmental Protection Agency
  California State Parks
  Ground Water
  California Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits
  Preventing Wildfires
  California Clean Air and Water
  California Offshore Oil Drilling
  Overfishing
  California's Land, Rivers and Lakes
  Smog-check Exemption
  California Recycling and Trash
  California's Toxic Chemicals and Waste
  Local Control Of Water Supplies
  California's Invasive Species
  California's Endangered Species
Energy  
  California Energy, a General Statement
  California Renewable-energy Technologies
  Preventing Another California Energy Crisis
  Clean Energy
  California Renewable Energy
  Utility Deregulation
  California Energy Efficiency Standards
  Renewable Energy
  Alternate Energy Development
Gas & Oil  
  Oil and Gasoline, a General Statement
  California Fuel Economy Standards
  Oil Company Profits
  Ethanol
  Hybrid and All Electric Cars
Transportation  
  California Transportation, a General Statement
  Funding For Mass Transit
  North Coast Railroad Authority
  Scenic Highway System
  San Francisco Bay Bridge
  Modernization Of Los Angeles International Airport
  California Highway Congestion
  California Driver's Licenses
  California Motor Vehicles And Inspections
  California Roads and Highways
  California Highway Safety
  High-occupancy Lanes
  Driver Safety Measures
  California Drunk Driving
  California Rail Transportation
  Amtrak
  California Air Travel
  Off-road Vehicles
  California Bikes and Pedestrians
Immigration  
  California Immigration, a General Statement
  Border Militias
  California Social Services to Illegal Immigrants
  Using California National Guard Troops to Secure Mexican Border
  Beefing Up the California Border Patrol
  Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
  Illegal Immigration as a Felony
  Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants in US
  Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws
  Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
  Guest Worker Program
  Undocumented Immigrants in US
  Electronic Verification System for Employers
  Legal Status for Undocumented Farm Workers
  Legal Status for Children of Undocumented Immigrants Born in US
  Legal Residency for Immigrant Youth
Education  
  California Education, a General Statement
  Improving California Education
  California Higher Education
  Federal Funding of California Private Schools
  California Standardized Testing
  No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
  No Child Left Behind Act California Federal Funding Level
  California Standards for Teachers
  Junk Food Vending Machines in California Public Schools
  Private School Vouchers
  Charter Schools
  Teacher Tenure in California Public Schools
  California Special Education
  Teaching Evolution and Intelligent Design
  Teaching of Sex Education and Birth Control Options
  Teacher Selection of Textbooks
  Religion in Public Schools
  Under God in the Pledge of Allegiance"
  California Student Loans, and Scholarships
  California Tax Credits for Tuition Costs
  Local Control Over Education
  Achievement Gap between Boys and Girls
  Title IX 'Equal Opportunities for Girls'
  Home Schooling
  School Safety
  California's Average Classroom Size
  Computers in California Schools
Health  
  California Health, a General Statement
  Improving California Health Care
  Medi-Cal
  Pierce's Disease Control Program
  DNA Identification Fund
  State Department Of Public Health
  Encouraging Fitness
  Inmate Health Care
  Alternative Medicine And Healing
  Reducing Health Care Costs
  California Children's Health Care
  California Obesity
  California Drug Addiction
  California Smoking
  California Mental Health Care
  California Nursing Homes, Hospices and Assisted Living
Medical  
  California Medicine, a General Statement
  Improving California Medical Facilities
  Attracting Doctors and Medical Care Providers
  California Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
  California Medical Malpractice Damage Caps
Medical Insurance  
  Health Insurance, a General Statement
  California RX Program
  California Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
  California Medical Malpractice Damage Caps
  Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
  California Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
  California Business Tax Credits for Employee Health Coverage
  State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP)
Consumers  
  California Consumers, a General Statement
  California Consumer Fraud and Protection
  California Telemarketing
Prescription Drugs  
  California Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
  New Federal Medicare Drug Benefit
  Importing Prescription Drugs
  California Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
  California Regulating Drug Advertising, Like Cigarettes and Alcohol
Pensions  
  California State Pensions, a General Statement
  California Pension Reform
Welfare  
  California Welfare, a General Statement
  Improving California Welfare System
Housing  
  California Housing, a General Statement
  Prop 1c: $2.85b For Housing And Emergency Shelter Fund
  California Rental Housing Support
  California Housing Affordability
  California Building Codes
Illegal Drugs  
  California Illegal Drugs, a General Statement
  Metamphetamines in California
Marijuana  
  Marijuana, a General Statement
  California Medical Use of Marijuana
  California Legalization of Marijuana
Alcohol  
  Alcohol, a General Statement
  Selling Alcohol To Minors in California
  California Drunk Driving, Breath Tests and Alcohol-Related Crimes
  California Liquor Licenses
  California Underage Drinking
Cigarettes  
  Smoking and Cigarettes, a General Statement
  Prop 86 - $2.60 Per Pack Tax On Cigarettes
  California Restrictions on Smoking
Crime  
  California Crime, a General Statement
  Reducing Crime in California
  California Hate Crime
  California Sex-related Crimes
  California Crimes Against Children
  California Child Abuse And Neglect
  California Domestic Violence
  California Rape
  California Youth and Gang Crime
Courts  
  California Courts, a General Statement
  California Judicial Discretion in Sentencing
  California Activist Judges Legislating from the Bench
  Court Costs
  California Public Defender Services
Justice  
  California Criminal Justice System, a General Statement
  Prop 83 - Sex Offenders And Predators Punishment, Residence Restriction And Monitoring
  Prop 85: Constitutional Amendment For Waiting Period And Parental Notification Before Termination Of
  California Prisons
  California Minority Incarceration
  California Voting Rights for X-Felons
  California Privacy Rights
  California Death Penalty
Guns  
  California Guns, a General Statement
  California Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
  California Gun Control Legislation
  Citizens Bearing Arms
  California Guns for Hunting and Sport
  California Gun Permits
  Carrying Concealed Pistol
Civil Rights  
  California Civil Rights and Liberties, a General Statement
  Anti-Semitism
  Women's Issues
  California Persons with Disabilities
  California Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
  California Privacy
  National Security Agency (NSA) Electronic Surveillance of US Citizens
  National Security Agency (NSA) Collection of US Phone Records
Gay  
  Gay Rights, a General Statement
  Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
  California Gay Marriage
  California State Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
  California Equal Legal Rights for Domestic Partnerships
  California Civil Unions
  California Legislation for Hate Crimes
  Gays Serving in the Military
Afro Americans  
  Afro-Americans, a General Statement
  Racism
  Racial Profiling
Latinos  
  Latino Americans, a General Statement
Native Americans  
  Native Americans, a General Statement
  Taxes on Native Americans
  Native American Children
Abortion  
  California Abortion, a General Statement
  Right to Life, a General Statement
  California Criminalizing Crossing State Lines for Abortions
  California Parental Notification
  Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
  Roe v. Wade
  The Morning After Pill (Plan B)
  Partial-birth Abortions
  California Abortion for Rape and Incest
  California Adoption
Stem Cell  
  California Stem Cell Research, a General Statement
  California Stem-cell Research for Medical Advancements
  California Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
Cloning  
  Cloning, a General Statement
  Animal Cloning
  Human Cloning
Values  
  Values, a General Statement
  California Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
Family  
  Family, a General Statement
  Family Values
  Indecency in the Media
  Marriage
  California Same Sex Marriage
  Media Violence and Sex
  Pornography
  California Child Care
  California Foster Care
  California Adoption Assistance
  California Child Custody and Support
  Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts
Religion  
  Religion, a General Statement
  Religious Expression in California Public Schools
  Separation of Church and State
  Evolution vs. Intelligent Design
  Faith-based Initiative Funding
  Ordination of Gay Clergy
  Ordination of Women Clergy
Patriotism  
  Patriotism, a General Statement
  Desecration of Flag Constitutional Amendment
  Display and Burning of Flag
Gambling  
  Gambling, a General Statement
  California Lottery
Government  
  California State Government and Agencies, a General Statement
  Local, State And Federal Government Cooperation
  Efficiency Audits Of State Agencies
  California Seizing Property by Eminent Domain
  California Government Reform, a General Statement
  California Lobbying Reform
  California Influence of Special Interests
  California Campaign Spending Limits
  California Campaign Contribution Limits
  California Public Funding of Political Campaigns
  California Soft-money Political Contributions
  California Reform of Redistricting (Gerrymandering)
  California Voting and Election Reform
  California Regulatory Relief and Reform
Fiscal Policy  
  California Fiscal Policy, a General Statement
  Citizen's Budget
  California Deficit and Budget Crisis
  California Balanced Budget
  California State Spending and Controls
Legal Reform  
  California Legal Reform, a General Statement
  California Product Liability Reform
  California Class Action Reform
  California Bankruptcy Reform
  California Medical Malpractice Reform
Jobs  
  California Jobs, a General Statement
  California Job Growth
  California Quality of Jobs
  Affirmative Action
  California Mine Safety and Health
  Foreign Outsourcing
  California Child Labor
  California Occupational Safety and Health
  California Unemployment Insurance
  California Workers Benefits
  California Employment Discrimination
  Employer-Employee Relations
Organized Labor  
  California Unions, a General Statement
  Organized Labor in California
  Declining Percent of Unionized Workers
  Collective Bargaining
Wages  
  California Wages, a General Statement
  California Minimum Wage
  California Wage Gap between Rich and Poor
  California Wage Gap between Men and Women
Military  
  Military, a General Statement
  California Military Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC Commission)
  California Reservists and National Guard
  California Military Families
  Gays in the Military
Veterans  
  Veterans, a General Statement
  California Department Of Veterans' Affairs
  California State Veterans' Benefits
  Veterans' Beneifts
Science  
  California Science, a General Statement
  California Science Research and Development
Technology  
  California Technology, a General Statement
  California Technology Research and Development
  California Technology Regulation
  Safety of Technological Products
  California Telecommunications
Internet  
  Internet, a General Statement
  Internet Gambling
  Internet Neutrality
  Spamming
  California Taxing Internet Purchases
  Internet Pornography
  Digital Rights Management
Agriculture  
  California Agriculture, a General Statement
  California Wine Industry
  California Meat, Poultry And Dairy Farming
  California Plant Farming
  California Agriculture Wastes
  California Pests And Invasive Species
  California Irrigation Problems
  California Farm Subsidies
  Farm Crop Supports
  Farm Corporation Subsidies
Food  
  Food, a General Statement
  Food Recalls
  Genetically Engineered Food
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