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Jay Williams on Abortion
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  • Passing laws that restrict abortions won't stop abortions. (Apr 2016)
Jay Williams on Budget & Economy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Jay Williams on Civil Rights
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  • Far too often, Native Americans are forgotten & ignored. (Apr 2016)
Jay Williams on Corporations
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Jay Williams on Crime
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  • Our criminal justice system is broken. (Apr 2016)
Jay Williams on Drugs
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  • Yes, I did use illegal drugs, like other angry young men. (Mar 2016)
Jay Williams on Education
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  • Every South Dakotan deserves an excellent education. (Mar 2016)
  • I moved back to SD for quality of schools; focus on that. (Feb 2016)
  • Served a term on the Yankton school board. (Feb 2016)
Jay Williams on Energy & Oil
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  • This planet is our only home; curb carbon emissions. (Apr 2016)
Jay Williams on Environment
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Jay Williams on Families & Children
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  • Raise kids with values of hard work & education. (Mar 2016)
Jay Williams on Foreign Policy
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  • Negotiate with Iran over nuclear weapons. (Apr 2016)
Jay Williams on Free Trade
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Jay Williams on Government Reform
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  • GOP's 2013 government shutdown caused S.D. suffering. (Apr 2016)
  • Campaign spending is out of control. (Apr 2016)
Jay Williams on Gun Control
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  • Common sense measures like background checks. (Apr 2016)
Jay Williams on Health Care
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  • Health care is a basic human right. (Apr 2016)
Jay Williams on Homeland Security
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  • Don't use fear of ISIS to justify government overreach. (Apr 2016)
  • Served in the US Navy and then the Peace Corps. (Mar 2016)
  • Served in the US Navy and the Peace Corps. (Feb 2016)
  • Served in the Peace Corps as well as the U.S. Navy. (Feb 2016)
Jay Williams on Immigration
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  • Welcome Syrian refugees fleeing religious intolerance. (Apr 2016)
  • Get ten million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. (Apr 2016)
Jay Williams on Jobs
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  • Time for the entire nation to get a raise. (Apr 2016)
Jay Williams on Principles & Values
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Jay Williams on Social Security
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  • Eliminate taxable maximum of $118,500. (Apr 2016)
Jay Williams on Tax Reform
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  • A call for rationality: Tax is NOT a dirty word. (Feb 2016)
  • Pushed for $1.4M property tax to fund school operations. (Feb 2016)
Jay Williams on Technology
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  • Degree in Computer Science; founded high-tech company. (Mar 2016)
Jay Williams on War & Peace
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Jay Williams on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Address the growing problem of income inequality. (Apr 2016)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Passing laws that restrict abortions won't stop abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Far too often, Native Americans are forgotten & ignored: Strongly Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Health care is a basic human right: Strongly Favors topic 5
Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Eliminate taxable maximum of $118,500: Favors topic 6
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Every South Dakotan deserves an excellent education: Opposes topic 7
I moved back to SD for quality of schools; focus on that: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Served a term on the Yankton school board: Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
EPA regulations are too restrictive
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Our criminal justice system is broken: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Common sense measures like background checks: Opposes topic 10
Address the growing problem of income inequality: No opin. on topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
A call for rationality: Tax is NOT a dirty word: Strongly Favors topic 11
Pushed for $1.4M property tax to fund school operations: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Get ten million undocumented immigrants out of the shadows: Strongly Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Welcome Syrian refugees fleeing religious intolerance: Strongly Opposes topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Campaign spending is out of control: Favors topic 16
Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+2 points on Social scale)
Negotiate with Iran over nuclear weapons: Favors topic 17
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
This planet is our only home; curb carbon emissions: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Yes, I did use illegal drugs, like other angry young men: Opposes topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)

Jay Williams is a Populist-Leaning Liberal.
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