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Matt Mead on Abortion
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  • I believe in the sanctity of life. (Nov 2010)
Matt Mead on Budget & Economy
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  • Navigated recession while shrinking state government. (Feb 2014)
  • Reduce the budget & build up the rainy-day account. (Jan 2013)
  • We need to live within our means. (Oct 2011)
Matt Mead on Civil Rights
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  • Marriage is only between a man and a woman. (Nov 2010)
Matt Mead on Corporations
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  • Continue the manufacturing sales tax exemption. (Jan 2011)
Matt Mead on Crime
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  • Wyoming has 4th lowest rate of violent crimes. (Feb 2012)
  • Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes against kids. (Nov 2010)
Matt Mead on Drugs
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  • Narcotic prescriptions abused more than illegal drugs. (Jan 2011)
  • Confront substance abuse aggressively. (Nov 2010)
Matt Mead on Education
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  • No federal curriculum standards; keep Wyoming standards. (Feb 2012)
  • Charter schools provide new ideas for traditional schools. (Jan 2011)
Matt Mead on Energy & Oil
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  • Export wind energy, build wind turbines here. (Jan 2011)
  • Skeptical about man-made global warming; support oil & gas. (Jan 2011)
Matt Mead on Environment
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  • Mineral production resources equate to tremendous value. (Feb 2012)
  • With courts wolf management, winners are lawyers & wolves. (Feb 2012)
  • Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity. (Jan 2013)
Matt Mead on Families & Children
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  • Fund Boys' School; elderly-at-home; & Life Resource Center. (Feb 2014)
Matt Mead on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Matt Mead on Free Trade
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  • Our state is not an island; compete in global market. (Feb 2014)
Matt Mead on Government Reform
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  • 6% reduction for most agencies; 10% for Governor's Office. (Jan 2013)
Matt Mead on Gun Control
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  • Advocate for protection of Second Amendment rights. (Nov 2010)
  • Sunset the assault weapons ban, including my AR15. (Nov 2010)
Matt Mead on Health Care
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  • ObamaCare is not good policy; but we must act on it. (Jan 2013)
  • ObamaCare is law of the land; let's decide on an Exchange. (Jan 2013)
  • Establish litigation fund to join lawsuit against ObamaCare. (Jan 2011)
  • Legal challenge to federal health mandates. (Nov 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Matt Mead on Homeland Security
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  • Pay tribute to all people in uniform. (Feb 2014)
Matt Mead on Immigration
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  • Enforce immigration laws & secure borders. (Nov 2010)
Matt Mead on Jobs
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  • Wyoming unemployment at 5.8% while nation over 8%. (Feb 2012)
Matt Mead on Local Issues
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  • Wyoming is rated in top ten states in many economic rankings. (Feb 2014)
Matt Mead on Principles & Values
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  • First Lady Carol works on literacy via Eat.Read.Grow program. (Feb 2014)
Matt Mead on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Matt Mead on Tax Reform
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  • Wyoming is #1 state for good tax climate. (Feb 2012)
Matt Mead on Technology
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  • Diversify Wyoming economy with petaflop supercomputer. (Feb 2012)
  • Expand state teleconferencing & state cloud computing. (Feb 2012)
  • Additional $52 M in highway funding. (Jan 2011)
  • Recruit mega data centers: we have the weather & the land. (Jan 2011)
Matt Mead on War & Peace
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  • We are at war since 2001; the threat is still real. (Nov 2010)
Matt Mead on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Work with religious agencies to expedite adoptions. (Nov 2010)


VoteMatch Responses
(Click here for VoteMatch quiz)
VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
I believe in the sanctity of life: Strongly Opposes 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)
Marriage is only between a man and a woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
No federal curriculum standards; keep Wyoming standards: Favors topic 4
Work with religious agencies to expedite adoptions: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Establish litigation fund to join lawsuit against ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Establish litigation fund to join lawsuit against ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Legal challenge to federal health mandates: 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)
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
No federal curriculum standards; keep Wyoming standards: Strongly Favors topic 7
Charter schools provide new ideas for traditional schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
With courts wolf management, winners are lawyers & wolves: Favors topic 8
Skeptical about man-made global warming; support oil & gas: Strongly Favors 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)
Wyoming has 4th lowest rate of violent crimes: Favors topic 9
Mandatory minimum sentences for crimes against kids: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Advocate for protection of Second Amendment rights: Favors topic 10
Sunset the assault weapons ban, including my AR15: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Wyoming is #1 state for good tax climate: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Continue the manufacturing sales tax exemption: Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Enforce immigration laws & secure borders: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Our state is not an island; compete in global market: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pay tribute to all people in uniform: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(-3 points on Social scale)
We are at war since 2001; the threat is still real: Opposes topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Export wind energy, build wind turbines here: Favors topic 18
Skeptical about man-made global warming; support oil & gas: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Additional $52 M in highway funding: Opposes topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(+2 points on Social scale)
Narcotic prescriptions abused more than illegal drugs: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Confront substance abuse aggressively: Favors topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Navigated recession while shrinking state government: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Matt Mead is a Moderate Conservative.
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