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Gary Herbert on VoteMatch

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Don't criminalize woman seeking illegal forms of abortion: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Discriminating against gay people shouldn't be illegal: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Discriminating against gay people shouldn't be illegal: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sue on unconstitutionality of ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Sue on unconstitutionality of ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Increase transparency, access, and choice: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is federal government overreach: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Continue to increase funding for public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(+2 points on Social scale)
Balance land use between recreation and development: Opposes topic 8
Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity: No opin. on topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
No stay of execution in Ronnie Lee Gardner case: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support the 2nd Amendment as well as the 10th: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Don't stifle citizens & businesses with new tax burdens: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
Find solutions to tough issues where feds abdicated: Opposes topic 12
Failure to secure borders emblematic of misplaced priorities: Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Assist Utah companies with global vision for export growth: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pay tribute to those answering the nation's call to serve: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Ongoing review of election laws to upholding public trust: Favors topic 16
Guidelines on gifts, lobbying, & conflicts of interest: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Utah is energy-independent; now export oil & nuclear: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop natural gas resources while protecting local culture: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No importation of foreign nuclear waste into Utah: Favors topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20

Other governors' VoteMatch: Gary Herbert on the issues:
UT Gubernatorial:
Rocky Anderson
UT Senatorial:
Orrin Hatch

Gubernatorial Debates 2015:
KY: Conway(D) vs.Bevin(R)
LA: Vitter(R) vs.Dardenne(R) vs.Edwards(D)
MS: Bryant(R) vs.Slater(D)
Gubernatorial Debates 2016:
DE: Bonini(D) vs.Carney(R)
IN: Pence(R) vs.Gregg(D)
MO: Hanaway(R) vs.Brunner(R)
MT: Bullock(D) vs.Perea(R)
NC: McCrory(R) vs.Cooper(D) vs.Spaulding(D)
ND: Dalrymple(R) vs.Heitkamp(D) vs.Pomeroy(D)
NH: Hassan(D) vs.Bradley(R)
OR: Brown(D)
UT: Herbert(R) vs.Matheson(D)
VT: Shumlin(D)
WA: Inslee(D) vs.Bryant(R)
WV: Kessler(R) vs.Cole(D)
Newly-elected governors (first seated in Jan. 2015):
AK-I: Bill Walker
AR-R: Asa Hutchinson
AZ-R: Doug Ducey
IL-R: Bruce Rauner
MA-R: Charlie Baker
MD-R: Larry Hogan
NE-R: Pete Ricketts
OR-D: Kate Brown
PA-D: Tom Wolf
RI-D: Gina Raimondo
TX-R: Greg Abbott

Lame ducks 2015-16:
DE-D: Jack Markell
(term-limited 2016)
KY-D: Steve Beshear
(term-limited 2015)
LA-R: Bobby Jindal
(term-limited 2015)
MO-D: Jay Nixon
(term-limited 2016)
VT-D: Peter Shumlin
(retiring 2016)
WV-D: Earl Ray Tomblin
(term-limited 2016)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

Term-Limited or Retiring 2014:
AR-D: Mike Beebe
AZ-R: Jan Brewer
MA-D: Deval Patrick
MD-D: Martin O'Malley
RI-I: Linc Chafee
TX-R: Rick Perry

 

Page last updated: Jul 04, 2015