Tom Vilsack on Crime

Democratic IA Governor


Against the death penalty

Vilsack is against the death penalty, against tax cuts, against global markets
Source: Anti-Vilsack blog, www.travelingtom.com , Nov 7, 2006

Opposes death penalty in Iowa

Republican lawmakers Wednesday made good on their promise to call for reinstating the death penalty in Iowa, proposing a law that would apply to people convicted of kidnapping, raping and killing children.

The issue has been fueled in part by high-profile slayings of children in Iowa this year. But legislative approval appears unlikely, with the Democratic leader in the evenly split Senate vowing to block debate.

Nonetheless, the issue’s political potential could be significant, with control of the governor’s office and a narrowly divided Legislature on the line in next year’s election. The issue also spotlights Gov. Tom Vilsack’s opposition to the death penalty at a time when he is weighing a campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination.

Source: Political blog “Iowans Against the Death Penalty” , Dec 1, 2005

Supports flexible federal block grants for crime programs.

Vilsack adopted the National Governors Association position paper:

The Issue

NGA’s Position

Source: National Governors Association "Issues / Positions" 01-NGA10 on Sep 14, 2001

Other candidates on Crime: Tom Vilsack on other issues:
Obama Administration:
Pres.Barack Obama
V.P.Joe Biden
State:John Kerry
A.G.:Eric Holder
USDA:Tom Vilsack
DOT:Ray LaHood
HUD:Julian Castro

Former Obama Administration:
State:Hillary Clinton
DOL:Hilda Solis
Staff:Rahm Emanuel
DoD:Chuck Hagel
DOI:Ken Salazar
DHS:Janet Napolitano
HHS:Kathleen Sebelius
DVA:Eric Shinseki
DoC:Gary Locke

Former Bush Administration:
State:Colin Powell
State:Condi Rice
EPA:Christie Whitman

Former Clinton Administration:
HUD:Andrew Cuomo
V.P.Al Gore
Labor:Robert Reich
A.G.:Janet Reno