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Susana Martinez on Abortion
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  • Opposes federal abortion funding. (Aug 2010)
Susana Martinez on Budget & Economy
Click here for 2 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Post-stimulus, balanced the budget without raising taxes. (Jan 2012)
  • Cut spending to balance state budget. (Jan 2011)
Susana Martinez on Civil Rights
Click here for 3 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • People should vote on gay marriage, not leave it to Court. (Dec 2013)
  • Being first Hispanic female governor paves path for others. (Aug 2012)
  • Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage. (Aug 2010)
Susana Martinez on Corporations
Click here for 3 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Expand "angel investor" tax credit: help fund new companies. (Jan 2014)
  • $4.75M investment in Job Training Incentive Program. (Jan 2013)
  • Exempt small business from gross receipts tax. (Jan 2012)
Susana Martinez on Crime
Click here for 4 full quotes on Crime OR background on Crime.
  • Mandatory prison time for child abuse. (Jan 2012)
  • Accountability instead of soft-on-crime politics. (Nov 2010)
  • Reinstate death penalty for horrendous crimes. (Nov 2010)
  • Supports capital punishment for certain crimes. (Aug 2010)
Susana Martinez on Drugs
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  • Crack down on repeat drunk drivers. (Jan 2012)
Susana Martinez on Education
Click here for 7 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • The Bridge: joint high school diploma and associate's degree. (Jan 2013)
  • $13.5M for New Mexico Reads to Lead. (Jan 2013)
  • $97M to improve our local schools; invest in reform. (Jan 2012)
  • $17M for reading reforms; don't pass failing kids. (Jan 2012)
  • Keep great teachers by retention rewards. (May 2011)
  • A-F school grading system will increase transparency. (Mar 2011)
  • Kids First, New Mexico Wins: 4 key initiatives. (Jan 2011)
Susana Martinez on Energy & Oil
Click here for 3 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Eliminate gross receipts tax on locomotive fuels. (Jan 2012)
  • Cap-and-Tax does not move us toward a cleaner environment. (Jan 2011)
  • Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit. (Nov 2011)
Susana Martinez on Environment
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  • $3.3M in fines from those who break environmental rules. (Jan 2012)
  • Oversee natural resources to balance economy & environment. (Jan 2011)
Susana Martinez on Families & Children
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  • Amber Alert whenever a New Mexico child is abducted. (Jan 2013)
  • Prosecuted cases of child abuse and child homicide. (Aug 2012)
Susana Martinez on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Susana Martinez on Free Trade
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  • Trade relationship with Mexico creates jobs & trade corridor. (Nov 2011)
Susana Martinez on Government Reform
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  • Lead by example: eliminate governor's chef & cut salaries. (Jan 2012)
  • Close revolving door: no lobbying for 2 years after office. (Jan 2012)
  • Moratorium on state car purchases; sell the state luxury jet. (Jan 2011)
  • Pay-to-play is a crime, not an ethical dilemma. (Jan 2011)
Susana Martinez on Gun Control
Click here for 2 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • At age 18, carried gun as security guard for dad's company. (Aug 2012)
  • Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms. (Aug 2010)
Susana Martinez on Health Care
Click here for 3 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • $45M more in Medicaid; $8M more for nursing homes. (Jan 2012)
  • Opposes government-run healthcare. (Aug 2010)
  • Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid. (Jan 2011)
Susana Martinez on Homeland Security
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  • Provide more jobs & build more cemeteries for veterans. (Jan 2014)
  • $1,000 tax credit for hiring returning veterans. (Jan 2012)
Susana Martinez on Immigration
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  • Stop the magnet for human trafficking, fraud and crime. (Jan 2013)
  • Secure border; deny licenses & tuition to illegals. (Nov 2010)
Susana Martinez on Jobs
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  • Protect government jobs at our labs and military bases. (Jan 2013)
  • Cover some salary when businesses hire unemployed workers. (Jan 2011)
Susana Martinez on Local Issues
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  • Enhanced film incentives for TV series filmed in NM. (Jan 2014)
  • Invest in the Paseo del Norte expansion. (Jan 2013)
Susana Martinez on Principles & Values
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  • Raised as Democrat; ran for District Attorney as Republican. (Aug 2012)
  • Endorsed as "Mama Grizzly" by Sarah Palin. (Nov 2010)
Susana Martinez on Social Security
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  • Resolved a $12 billion shortfall in state pension funds. (Jan 2014)
Susana Martinez on Tax Reform
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  • Paid off NM deficit, with Democrats, without raising taxes. (Aug 2012)
  • NM is not under-taxed. revenue enhancements vetoed. (Jan 2011)
Susana Martinez on Technology
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  • Protect Spaceport New Mexico from lawsuit abuse. (Jan 2013)
  • Tax credit for high-tech R&D. (Jan 2012)
Susana Martinez on War & Peace
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Susana Martinez on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes federal abortion funding: Opposes topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Being first Hispanic female governor paves path for others: Favors topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
People should vote on gay marriage, not leave it to Court: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Supports Amendment to prevent same sex marriage: 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)
Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+2 points on Economic scale)
$45M more in Medicaid; $8M more for nursing homes: Favors topic 5
Opposes government-run healthcare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Resolved a $12 billion shortfall in state pension funds: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
$97M to improve our local schools; invest in reform: Opposes topic 7
Keep great teachers by retention rewards: Opposes topic 7
Kids First, New Mexico Wins: 4 key initiatives: Favors topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Clean air and water are property rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
$3.3M in fines from those who break environmental rules: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Mandatory prison time for child abuse: Favors topic 9
Accountability instead of soft-on-crime politics: Strongly Favors topic 9
Reinstate death penalty for horrendous crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Supports capital punishment for certain crimes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Opposes restrictions on the right to bear arms: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Expand "angel investor" tax credit: help fund new companies: Opposes topic 11
Paid off NM deficit, with Democrats, without raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Post-stimulus, balanced the budget without raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Exempt small business from gross receipts tax: Opposes topic 11
Eliminate gross receipts tax on locomotive fuels: Opposes topic 11
Cut spending to balance state budget: Opposes topic 11
NM is not under-taxed. revenue enhancements vetoed: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Stop the magnet for human trafficking, fraud and crime: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Secure border; deny licenses & tuition to illegals: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Trade relationship with Mexico creates jobs & trade corridor: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Provide more jobs & build more cemeteries for veterans: Favors topic 15
Protect government jobs at our labs and military bases: Favors topic 15
$1,000 tax credit for hiring returning veterans: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Stricter limits on voting rights
(-3 points on Social scale)
Close revolving door: no lobbying for 2 years after office: Favors topic 16
Pay-to-play is a crime, not an ethical dilemma: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Oversee natural resources to balance economy & environment: Strongly Favors topic 18
Cap-and-Tax does not move us toward a cleaner environment: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Letter to Congress supporting renewable energy tax credit: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Crack down on repeat drunk drivers: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
$4.75M investment in Job Training Incentive Program: Strongly Favors topic 20

Susana Martinez is a Populist Conservative.
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