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Gary Herbert on Drugs
Republican Governor: Click here for Gary Herbert on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Senate:

UT 2012: 2012 Utah Senate Debates


Orrin Hatch on Drugs
Republican Sr Senator (UT): Click here for 7 full quotes OR click here for Orrin Hatch on other issues.
  • Stricter sentencing; death penalty for drug traffickers. (Jan 2000)
  • Fight methamphetamine, smarter & harder. (Aug 1999)
  • Fight crime by fighting drugs and gangs. (Jul 1999)
  • More penalties & more spending on drug interdiction. (Apr 1999)
  • More juvenile jails & drug-testing, via block grants. (Apr 1999)
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Mike Lee on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator: Click here for Mike Lee on other issues.
    No stance on record.

House:


Rob Bishop on Drugs
Republican Representative (UT-1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rob Bishop on other issues.
  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
Jim Matheson on Drugs
Democratic Representative (UT-2): Click here for 4 full quotes OR click here for Jim Matheson on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Allow rehabilitated drug convicts get student loans. (Jan 2008)
Chris Stewart on Drugs
Republican (District 2): Click here for Chris Stewart on other issues.
    No stance on record.

Former candidates & officeholders:


Rocky Anderson on Drugs
Justice Party challenger for President: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Rocky Anderson on other issues.
  • Opposes considering drug use immoral. (Feb 2012)
  • Treat drug abuse as a health matter, not a criminal matter. (Dec 2011)
Jon Huntsman on Drugs
Republican UT Governor: Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Jon Huntsman on other issues.
  • Never smoked pot; never legalized it in Utah. (Apr 2011)
  • End Meth Now: stop the scourge. (Jan 2008)
Pete Ashdown on Drugs
Democratic challenger: Click here for the full quote OR click here for Pete Ashdown on other issues.
  • Supports treatment over punishment. (Jun 2006)
Jason Chaffetz on Drugs
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Develop counterdrug strategy for federal open lands. (Feb 2011)
Scott Howell on Drugs
2000 Democratic Challenger for Senate (UT): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Scott Howell on other issues.
  • Decriminalize medical marijuana. (Nov 2000)
Dan Liljenquist on Drugs
Republican Primary Challenger (2012): Click here for Dan Liljenquist on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Jason Chaffetz on Drugs
2012 Senate Challenger; Republicam House member (UT-3): Click here for the full quote OR click here for Jason Chaffetz on other issues.
  • Develop counterdrug strategy for federal open lands. (Feb 2011)
Mike Leavitt-Gov on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (1993-2003); Sec. HHS & EPA: Click here for Mike Leavitt-Gov on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Olene Walker on Drugs
Former Republican Governor (2003-2004): Click here for Olene Walker on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Drugs
2010 Republican challenger (lost primary): Click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Merrill Cook on Drugs
Former Republican (until 2001) (District 2): Click here for Merrill Cook on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Paul Van Dam on Drugs
2004 former Democratic challenger: Click here for Paul Van Dam on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Enid Waldholtz on Drugs
Republican Former (1994-) (District 2): Click here for Enid Waldholtz on other issues.
    No stance on record.
Robert Bennett on Drugs
Republican Jr Senator (UT): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for Robert Bennett on other issues.
  • Voted YES on increasing penalties for drug offenses. (Nov 1999)
  • Voted YES on spending international development funds on drug control. (Jul 1996)
Sam Granato on Drugs
2010 Democratic challenger: Click here for Sam Granato on other issues.
    No stance on record.
James Hansen on Drugs
Republican (District 1): Click here for 2 full quotes OR click here for James Hansen on other issues.
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
Chris Cannon on Drugs
Republican Representative (UT-3): Click here for 5 full quotes OR click here for Chris Cannon on other issues.
  • Voted YES on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -20 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)

                                                                                                                                                                               
  


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