OnTheIssues.org


Home Issues Leaders Recent Grid Archive Senate House VoteMatch_Quiz FAQs
 2020 Election:  Joe Biden's book Cory Booker's book Pete Buttigieg's book Kamala Harris' book Bernie Sanders' book Donald Trump's book  2018 Senate   Debates 

Books by and about 2020 presidential candidates
Crippled America,
by Donald J. Trump (2015)
Fire and Fury,
by Michael Wolff (2018)
Trump Revealed,
by Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher (2016)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2016)
Promise Me, Dad ,
by Joe Biden (2017)
The Book of Joe ,
by Jeff Wilser (2019; biography of Joe Biden)
The Truths We Hold,
by Kamala Harris (2019)
Smart on Crime,
by Kamala Harris (2010)
Guide to Political Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2017)
Where We Go From Here,
by Bernie Sanders (2018)
Our Revolution,
by Bernie Sanders (2016)
This Fight Is Our Fight,
by Elizabeth Warren (2017)
United,
by Cory Booker (2016)
Conscience of a Conservative,
by Jeff Flake (2017)
Two Paths,
by Gov. John Kasich (2017)
Every Other Monday,
by Rep. John Kasich (2010)
Courage is Contagious,
by John Kasich (1998)
Shortest Way Home,
by Pete Buttigieg (2019)
Becoming,
by Michelle Obama (2018)
Higher Loyalty,
by James Comey (2018)
The Making of Donald Trump,
by David Cay Johnston (2017)
Higher Loyalty ,
by James Comey (2018)
Trump vs. Hillary On The Issues ,
by Jesse Gordon (2016)
Outsider in the White House,
by Bernie Sanders (2015)

Book Reviews

(from Amazon.com)

(click a book cover for a review or other books by or about the presidency from Amazon.com)

Survey of 2022 Gubernatorial campaign websites


  • 2022 Oregon Gubernatorial campaign website RunBetsyRun.com, 10/6/22, (Link)
  • 2021 Gubernatorial candidate's 2022 New Jersey State Senate website Steinhardt4Senate.com, 10/4/22, (Link)
  • 2022 R.I. Gubernatorial campaign website HelenaFoulkes.com, 10/3/22, (Link)
     OnTheIssues.org excerpts:  (click on issues for details)
    Abortion
        Jason Martin: Protect health and reproductive rights of women.
        Tudor Dixon: Endorsed by Right to Life of Michigan PAC.
        Wes Moore: Enshrine the right to abortion into Maryland's Constitution.
        Deirdre Gilbert: Life is life! We cannot choose!
        Chase LaPorte: God's word directs us to protect unborn and innocent.
        Karrin Taylor Robson: Keep Arizona one of the strongest pro-Life states in nation.
        Mia McLeod: Fiercely advocate for reproductive rights and freedoms.
        Maura Healey: Ensure access to abortion, contraception, STI testing.
        Julian Bell: Strongly supports a woman's right to choose.
        Doug Mastriano: End any state funding to Planned Parenthood.
        Josh Shapiro: He will veto any bill that would restrict abortion rights.
        Jim Pillen: I am proudly pro-life, life begins at conception.
        Dan Cox: I am unashamedly 100% Pro-Life from conception to death.
        Sonia Chang-Diaz: Secure Roe v. Wade regardless of federal action.
        Tim James: Supports a human life amendment to the Constitution.
        Christopher Kurka: Former Executive Director of Alaska anti-abortion group.
        Michelle Benson: Put an end to the destruction of human life.
        Garrett Soldano: Protect life and push back against the abortion lobby.
        Katie Hobbs: Will veto any legislation that attacks Roe v. Wade.
        Kandiss Taylor: We play God when we decide who has the right to life.
        Annette Taddeo: Defends a woman's right to make choices about her own body.
        Mike Murphy: All humans, including the unborn, have inalienable rights.
    Budget & Economy
        Josh Green: State-subsidized loan program for first-time home buyers.
        Jamie R. Smith: Promoting sustainable growth will be prioritized.
        Jason Martin: Work with Feds to get tax dollars for infrastructure repair.
        Tudor Dixon: Find new ways to fund critical infrastructure and roads.
        Wes Moore: Provide Minority Business Enterprises with support.
        Michele Fiore: We desperately need sound fiscally conservative policies.
        Nellie Gorbea: Simplify statewide process to encourage homebuilding.
        Rushern Baker: A strong transit system with diverse options is crucial.
        Mia McLeod: Got SC Ports Authority to triple minority business goal.
        Mia McLeod: Allocate critical funds for infrastructure.
        Maura Healey: Encourage entrepreneurism with Office of Economic Assistance.
        Richard Irvin: Rein in government spending; cut taxes; balance the budget.
        Deidre DeJear: Implement a true, comprehensive economic plan.
        Chris Jones: Government not about running up bills and creating debt.
        Julian Bell: Invest in urgently needed affordable workforce housing.
        Doug Mastriano: Propose a 2023 budget that keeps reckless spending in check.
        Jim Pillen: Expand broadband access to every corner of our state.
        Jim Pillen: There is no room for wasteful government spending.
        Kai Kahele: Promote agribusiness through community driven policies.
        Bob Stefanowski: Take a holistic approach to modernize infrastructure.
        Christine Drazan: Identify and prosecute waste, fraud and abuse in government.
        William McSwain: Career politicians have overextended the state's budget.
        Tim James: Cut programs, transition government jobs to private sector.
        Brian Dahle: COVID: stop recklessly spending billions of dollars.
        Brian Dahle: Clawbacks in state contracts for underperforming entities.
        Kirk Caldwell: As largest landowner, state is key to building new housing.
        Michelle Benson: Crack down on waste, fraud, and abuse.
        Kandiss Taylor: Focus on economic development, Georgia Grown, infrastructure.
        Kandiss Taylor: Protecting Georgia farmers is nonnegotiable.
        Peter Franchot: Bring high quality public transportation throughout state.
        Nan Whaley: Invest in economic and neighborhood development.
        Peter Franchot: $5.5B in delinquent taxes; $1B in unclaimed property.
        Peter Franchot: Led record state investments to transportation projects.
        Peter Franchot: Reformed procurement system increasing accountability.
        Mike Murphy: Incentivize developers to build quality senior housing.
    Civil Rights
        Jason Martin: We need to protect our LGBTQIA+ Tennesseans.
        Wes Moore: Ensure Maryland schools adopt LGBTQ+ affirming policies.
        Deirdre Gilbert: Include people from varied backgrounds for policy diversity.
        Deirdre Gilbert: Diversity is not divisive: include different genders.
        Chase LaPorte: I believe in the Biblical standard for marriage.
        Rushern Baker: Our differences are to be celebrated, accepted, protected.
        Maura Healey: Include health equity as part of Health Care Cost Trends.
        Maura Healey: End the ban on LGBTQ+ blood donations.
        Josh Shapiro: Ban LGBTQ+ discrimination in Pennsylvania.
        Jim Pillen: Critical race theory is anti-American ideology.
        Kai Kahele: Enshrine protections for the LGBTQ+ community into law.
        Dan Cox: Critical Race Theory is Marxist propaganda.
        Sonia Chang-Diaz: Focus on equity in recovery/infrastructure spending.
        Doug Gansler: Received Equality Maryland award for support of LGBT rights.
        Katie Hobbs: Explicitly ban LGBTQ+ discrimination in a variety of areas.
        Tina Kotek: Came out in early 20s; been with wife for 17 years.
        Greg Lopez: Don't teach personal choices of sexual lifestyle in schools.
        Peter Franchot: Appoint Secretary of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
        Mike Murphy: Let people live their lives as they so choose.
    Corporations
        Wes Moore: Increase diversity on Maryland corporate boards.
        Maura Healey: Allow communities to enact local rent stabilization policies.
        Chris Jones: Cut unnecessary regulatory burdens on business.
        Doug Mastriano: Reduce the Corporate Net Income Tax Rate.
        Brian Dahle: Seen businesses regulated to death by state bureaucrats.
        Andrew Giuliani: Worked for Trump on deregulation of businesses of all sizes.
        Peter Franchot: Less for corporate tax breaks, more help for small business.
    Crime
        Deirdre Gilbert: WE THE PEOPLE have been stripped of constitutional rights.
        Duke Aiona: Spearheaded Hawai'i Drug Court for non-violent offenders.
        Jason Martin: Our criminal justice system is broken.
        Tudor Dixon: Fully fund law enforcement; oppose cash bail reform.
        Wes Moore: Remove barriers to state aid for those with criminal records.
        Michele Fiore: Support our office; FUND the police!
        Brett Lindstrom: Don't coddle criminals who harm our most innocent.
        Chase LaPorte: I believe in maintaining a strong National Guard presence.
        Karrin Taylor Robson: More funding for police & keep qualified immunity.
        Rushern Baker: Key to public safety is healing underlying root causes.
        Mia McLeod: Will continue to push for meaningful criminal justice reform.
        Maura Healey: Supported 2020 reform bill repealing mandatory minimums.
        Richard Irvin: As mayor he defeated the local 'Defund the Police' movement.
        Stephen Heidt: Criminal justice reform would save millions in tax money.
        Jim Pillen: Calls to defund the police are reckless and dangerous.
        Dan Cox: Hold dangerous criminals accountable with stiff jail terms.
        Bob Stefanowski: I will advocate for a holistic approach to reform.
        Joe Lombardo: Enact more severe penalties for violence on school grounds.
        Christine Drazan: End treating police like criminals, criminals like victims.
        Christopher Kurka: We need a justice system where punishment fits the crime.
        Brian Dahle: Rights of criminals shouldn't come before rights of victims.
        Scott Jensen: Increasing number of officers will restore law and order.
        Doug Gansler: Bring every police shooting to the grand jury.
        Heidi Ganahl: Reinstate bail, ensure parole board enforces sentences.
        Michelle Benson: Defunding the police would make us less safe.
        Paul Gazelka: Shutting down the police is not the answer.
        Katie Hobbs: Reform Dept. of Corrections, kept inmates past release dates.
        Katie Hobbs: Will work to reform Arizona's antiquated sentencing laws.
        Greg Lopez: Oppose unwarranted, irrational hatred of cops by radicals.
        Peter Franchot: End all use of no-knock warrants.
        Cindy Axne: Voted for the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
        Nan Whaley: Police reform process led to major systemic changes.
        Mike Murphy: Increase rehabilitation for human trafficking victims.
        Andria Tupola: Prioritize budget increases for police.
    Drugs
        Deidre DeJear: Legalize and regulate cannabis for adult use, like alcohol.
        Deirdre Gilbert: Community-based alternatives instead of mandatory minimums.
        Brenda Siegel: Harm reduction, treatment & recovery on demand.
        Jamie R. Smith: Recreational marijuana should be legalized in South Dakota.
        Jason Martin: Pass cannabis for recreational use. Period.
        Wes Moore: Legalize cannabis, expunge possession convictions.
        Rushern Baker: Those hit by war on drugs owed windfall from legalization.
        Mia McLeod: Sponsored bill that would decriminalize marijuana.
        Chris Jones: Develop a just and equitable cannabis industry.
        Stephen Heidt: Legalize medical marijuana; decriminalize personal use.
        Tim James: Repeal medical marijuana law, perfect recipe for fraud/abuse.
        Scott Jensen: Expunge prior convictions for small amounts of marijuana.
        Doug Gansler: Legalize cannabis and expunge convictions.
        Doug Gansler: Drug use should be treated like a public health problem.
        Greg Lopez: Marijuana is an addictive drug and not safe.
        Nan Whaley: Move past stigma, treat addiction as the disease that it is.
        Mike Murphy: More accessible licensing for substance abuse counselors.
    Education
        Josh Green: Develop and fund a universal public Pre-K program.
        Josh Green: Offer every high school graduate free community college.
        Brenda Siegel: Support and strengthen our education system.
        Jason Martin: Make sure that no school in Tennessee is underfunded.
        Jason Martin: Support trade and vocational schools, technical training.
        Tudor Dixon: Ban born boys from girls' teams in gender-specific sports.
        Tudor Dixon: Develop curriculum focusing on America's founding principles.
        Tudor Dixon: Let parents choose education environment for their child.
        Wes Moore: Fully fund Blueprint for Education, Child Care.
        Nellie Gorbea: Pass "Right to A Quality Education" constitutional amendment.
        Brett Lindstrom: Encouraged college savings plan for employees.
        Chase LaPorte: Kansas schools are inadequately staffed and under-funded.
        Karrin Taylor Robson: It is time to fund students instead of systems.
        Rushern Baker: For fully funding The Blueprint for Maryland's future.
        Ashley Kalus: Pay our teachers more, promote school choice, fund pre-K.
        Mia McLeod: Prioritize pay increases for teachers, administrators, staff.
        Maura Healey: Opposed ballot measure expanding number of charter schools.
        Deidre DeJear: It is time to fully fund our education system at every level.
        Chris Jones: All children should have access to high quality preschool.
        Chris Jones: Enable low-to-no cost community college degrees.
        Stephen Heidt: Idaho is suffering from its tight-fisted funding for schools.
        Doug Mastriano: Immediate ban on Critical Race Theory, Gender Theory studies.
        Josh Shapiro: Fully fund and fix up our schools.
        Joe Lombardo: Our education system is irreparably failing & damaging kids.
        Jim Pillen: Committed to K-12 education, I support options for parents.
        Kai Kahele: We need to address teacher hiring and retention.
        Dan Cox: Constitutional education mandate must include school choice.
        Bob Stefanowski: Give parents the choice to find a school that works for them.
        Sonia Chang-Diaz: Universal early education; debt-free public college.
        Sonia Chang-Diaz: Provide comprehensive LGBTQ-inclusive sex education.
        Christine Drazan: Expand access to school choice, stand up for parents' rights.
        Tim James: Supports school choice including funding for church schools.
        Tim James: Permanently ban the teaching of Critical Race Theory.
        Heidi Ganahl: Ensure we are funding our students, not the system.
        Michelle Benson: Provide families with more choice and flexibility.
        Garrett Soldano: Respect a parent's right to educate children as they see fit.
        Katie Hobbs: Expedite robust fixes to school buildings across the state.
        Katie Hobbs: New funding for STEM education grants and scholarships.
        Stacy Lee George: Alabama must strive to set a new standard in education.
        Tobias Read: Extend the school year so kids have year-round learning.
        Greg Lopez: Parents want school choice and vocational training; I agree.
        Joe Lombardo: For charter schools, school choice, opportunity scholarships.
        Kandiss Taylor: Give educators autonomy instead of mandates.
        Steve Gaynor: Given parents choice over school mask and vaccine policies.
        Peter Franchot: Fully debt-free paths to a vocational or college degree.
        Kathy Hochul: Make state schools tuition-free for middle-class families.
        Peter Franchot: Supports financial literacy & college capital projects.
        Peter Franchot: Healthy classrooms yes; standardized testing no.
        Mike Murphy: Yes to early learning & increasing teacher's salaries.
        Mike Murphy: Supports school choice; tax credits for private schools.
        Mike Murphy: Yes to early learning & increasing teacher's salaries.
        Mike Murphy: Supports school choice; tax credits for private schools.
        Tim Griffin: Wants more parental choice in education.
    Energy & Oil
        Josh Green: Invest in green economy, create thousands of green jobs.
        Jason Martin: Make sure our state is at the forefront of green technology.
        Wes Moore: Reduce 60% of greenhouse gas emissions by 2030.
        Nellie Gorbea: Incentivize energy efficiency in new home construction.
        Nellie Gorbea: Prioritize goals to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050.
        Rushern Baker: Move up goal of 100% renewable energy to 2030.
        Maura Healey: Create a cabinet-level Climate Chief & electrify everything.
        Deidre DeJear: Protect environment while creating renewable energy jobs.
        Chris Jones: Uplift and support the solar energy industry.
        Julian Bell: Decarbonize at state level; hold corporations responsible.
        Doug Mastriano: Encourage investment into the natural gas and coal industry.
        Sonia Chang-Diaz: 100% renewable, carbon-free electric grid by 2030.
        Christine Drazan: Will repeal cap-and-trade climate scheme on my first day.
        Brian Dahle: Forest management not climate change is cause of wildfires.
        Brian Dahle: Energy goal: 100% reliable, affordable electricity.
        Kirk Caldwell: Strongly support 100% renewable energy by 2045.
        Doug Gansler: Begin work on 4 Gigawatts offshore wind generation by 2026.
        Doug Gansler: Use school funding/construction to promote renewable energy.
        Michelle Benson: Minnesota needs an all-of-the-above energy policy.
        Tobias Read: Investing in clean energy and green jobs a top priority.
        Greg Lopez: Don't close coal mines to remove phantom of climate change.
        Peter Franchot: Our target goal for moving fully to renewable energy is 2030.
        Cindy Axne: Biofuels should be part of clean energy economy.
    Environment
        Josh Green: Press Navy to drain fuel tanks, shut facility for good.
        Chris Jones: Protect residential communities from hazardous industry.
        Bob Stefanowski: Make sure that environmental regulations make sense.
        Kirk Caldwell: Banned single-use plastic items; reduced landfill waste.
        Christopher Kurka: Shouldn't tolerate Federal oversight of our resources.
        Doug Gansler: Won largest environmental settlement in American history.
        Michelle Benson: Protect environment without over-regulating our economy.
        Peter Franchot: Work with EPA to help clean up Chesapeake Bay.
        Peter Franchot: Voted for over $1.4 billion in environmental protection.
    Families & Children
        Josh Green: Make childcare accessible and affordable for students.
        Jason Martin: Quality and affordable childcare, universal pre-K.
        Wes Moore: Paid sick, family, and medical leave for every Marylander.
        Brett Lindstrom: Help families of fallen first responders in time of need.
        Maura Healey: Common Start: free child care for lowest-income families.
        Sonia Chang-Diaz: Better post-partum healthcare for low-income people.
        Tim James: Traditional marriage/family is foundation for a free society.
        Doug Gansler: Universal pre-kindergarten and universal child care.
        Heidi Ganahl: Address mental health crisis/suicide rates among children.
        Tobias Read: Measure our progress by how well Oregon's children are doing.
        Cindy Axne: Make changes to Child Tax Credit permanent.
        Nan Whaley: Made Dayton a better place to live, work, and raise a family.
        Kathy Hochul: Fought for Paid Family Leave & $15 minimum wage.
        Mike Murphy: Government should support and strengthen the family unit.
    Foreign Policy
        Chris Jones: Stand up for our allies and for peace in Europe.
    Free Trade
        Katie Hobbs: Prioritize awarding state contracts to Arizona businesses.
    Government Reform
        Deirdre Gilbert: Texas has a 150 year history of voter suppression.
        Jason Martin: Ensure every eligible voter can access the ballot box.
        Tudor Dixon: Cut, reduce, or streamline 40% of regulatory code in 4 years.
        Tudor Dixon: Enact strong Voter ID, ban drop boxes.
        Ashley Kalus: Attract business by lowering taxes, cutting red tape.
        Brett Lindstrom: Government should never operate as nanny towards business.
        Brett Lindstrom: Make it easier to vote and harder to cheat.
        Chase LaPorte: Transparency in government keep officials accountable.
        Karrin Taylor Robson: Supports voter ID, ban on ballot harvesting.
        Karrin Taylor Robson: Karrin knows importance of keeping government out of the way.
        Rushern Baker: Require dark money groups to disclose their donors.
        Maura Healey: Pass VOTES Act; same day voter registration.
        Richard Irvin: For term limits, against gerrymandering.
        Deidre DeJear: Ensure the protection of all Iowans' voting rights.
        Chris Jones: Every community deserves to claim their seat at the table.
        Doug Mastriano: Eliminate "No-Excuse" Mail-in voting and Ballot Drop boxes.
        Doug Mastriano: Cut statewide regulations by at least 55,000 in first year.
        Doug Mastriano: Prohibit political consultants from registering as lobbyists.
        Josh Shapiro: Expand early voting; implement same-day voter registration.
        Jim Pillen: Stand up to radicals using fake meat to attack Nebraska.
        Kai Kahele: Automatic back-end voter registration beyond just DMV.
        Dan Cox: Require citizen voter ID, end unverified mail-in ballots.
        Bob Stefanowski: Budget information should be a click away.
        Sonia Chang-Diaz: Increase the number of minority-majority districts.
        Kirk Caldwell: We have to reduce taxes, bureaucracy, and over-regulation.
        Christine Drazan: Get the government off the backs of our small businesses.
        Christine Drazan: Establish a permanent task force on election integrity.
        Tim James: Eliminate unnecessary regulations unduly burdening business.
        Tim James: Require proof of citizenship & photo ID in order to vote.
        Christopher Kurka: Elections certified only after a hand-count of every ballot.
        Doug Gansler: Judicial retention elections promote diversity on the bench.
        Heidi Ganahl: Streamline regulations to help local job creators.
        Michelle Benson: Outlaw abusive practices like ballot harvesting.
        Garrett Soldano: Fought to revoke health law granting emergency powers.
        Garrett Soldano: Expand Voter ID, crack down hard on fraud.
        Katie Hobbs: Streamline process to start a new business under one roof.
        Katie Hobbs: End conflicts of interest, fight for lobbying rules.
        Katie Hobbs: Disclose campaign contributions, support initiative process.
        Katie Hobbs: Will veto any new voter suppression legislation.
        Greg Lopez: State regulators are running amuck, will reduce their number.
        Kandiss Taylor: Drop no excuse absentee ballots, Dominion voting machines.
        Peter Franchot: Deliver on specific goals to rebuild trust in government.
        Peter Franchot: Create a universal, transparent vote by mail system.
        Cindy Axne: For campaign finance reform, expanding voting rights.
        Mike Murphy: Update and modernize voter registration systems.
        Andria Tupola: Ease permitting processes for developers.
    Gun Control
        Deidre DeJear: Repeal the dangerous "stand your ground" law.
        Jason Martin: Uphold 2nd Amendment rights; support bipartisan gun laws.
        Jason Martin: Repeal permitless carry; don't penalize responsible owners.
        Tudor Dixon: Stop all efforts to restrict the 2nd Amendment.
        Wes Moore: Combat gun violence, ban ghost guns.
        Michele Fiore: Ardent supporter of 2nd amendment, lifetime member of NRA.
        Brett Lindstrom: Citizens have a right to own firearms and defend themselves.
        Karrin Taylor Robson: Lifetime NRA member, opposes any efforts to infringe.
        Chris Jones: For common sense laws while protecting 2nd amendment rights.
        Doug Mastriano: Establish PA as a "Second Amendment Sanctuary".
        Jim Pillen: Don't allow anyone to suspend our Second Amendment rights.
        Dan Cox: Will work to bring Constitutional Carry to Maryland.
        William McSwain: Defend the right to keep and bear arms.
        Tim James: If Feds overstep on this issue, we will not submit.
        Christopher Kurka: Blaming crime on guns is like blaming arson on matches.
        Michelle Benson: Gun control laws punish law-abiding gun owners.
        Garrett Soldano: I will defend 2nd amendment, implement Constitutional Carry.
        JB Smiley: High standards for gun ownership critical to public safety.
        Kandiss Taylor: #1 Gun Safety Rule: Carry one!
        Peter Franchot: Sponsored strict gun control legislation.
    Health Care
        Josh Green: Access to treatment for homeless addicts & mentally ill.
        Jamie R. Smith: Expanding Medicaid crucial to our rural communities.
        Jason Martin: Led fight for Tennessee's healthcare in rural communities.
        Tudor Dixon: COVID: opposes lockdowns and anti-Science mask mandates.
        Wes Moore: Ensure access to quality, affordable health care coverage.
        Nellie Gorbea: Support mental health care for students, teachers, staff.
        Chase LaPorte: Freedom of choice for personal healthcare choices.
        Rushern Baker: Implement a single-payer Medicare for All program.
        Mia McLeod: Join 39 other states in expanding Medicaid.
        Maura Healey: Treat mental health care as seriously as other health care.
        Deidre DeJear: Quality affordable healthcare, mental health imperative.
        Chris Jones: Help to make prescription drugs more affordable.
        Julian Bell: Obtain efficiencies through single payer or equivalent.
        Doug Mastriano: Immediate ban on all COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
        Kai Kahele: Bring physicians and services to underserved rural Hawai'i.
        Dan Cox: On day one I will end the vaccine and health mandates.
        Bob Stefanowski: Expand access to private healthcare for veterans.
        Sonia Chang-Diaz: Establish a single-payer "Medicare for All" system.
        Christine Drazan: Repeal COVID-19 mask and vaccine mandates.
        Tim James: Stand against federal tyranny of vaccine mandates.
        Christopher Kurka: Vaccine/health mandates are unconstitutional, unconscionable.
        Brian Dahle: Strengthen our rehabilitation and mental health services.
        Kirk Caldwell: Invest much more in mental health, drug treatment programs.
        Scott Jensen: Strongly opposes single payer healthcare for Minnesota.
        Doug Gansler: Operate 10 new regional behavioral centers across the state.
        Michelle Benson: Opposes government run health care.
        Garrett Soldano: Opposes vaccine mandate as unconstitutional, coercive.
        Katie Hobbs: Expanded Medicaid, providing healthcare for 100,000s.
        Katie Hobbs: Reduce maternal mortality rate, extend Medicaid coverage.
        Tobias Read: Strongly supports vaccine mandates by businesses, schools.
        Kerry McQuisten: Vaccine passports are like China's Social Credit System.
        Stacy Lee George: COVID: I am one of those non-vaccinated people.
        Peter Franchot: Expand Medicaid; control cost of insurance premiums.
        Mike Murphy: Protect pre-existing conditions; more pricing transparency.
    Homeland Security
        Wes Moore: Expand and improve quality of care for veterans.
        Karrin Taylor Robson: Form state-controlled Arizona State Guard.
        Kai Kahele: Advocates avoiding military action whenever possible.
        Bob Stefanowski: Encourage the hiring of Veterans and their spouses.
        Doug Gansler: Expand programs and housing for homeless veterans.
        Greg Lopez: Ensure we adequately address the needs of Colorado veterans.
        Cindy Axne: Introduced bill supporting rural veteran mental health care.
    Immigration
        Jason Martin: Provide support for our immigrant and refugee communities.
        Tudor Dixon: Implement a statewide ban on sanctuary cities.
        Karrin Taylor Robson: Arizona will construct border wall wherever possible.
        Mia McLeod: For equitable access licensure for undocumented immigrants.
        Maura Healey: End state involvement in federal immigration matters.
        Jim Pillen: We must demand order on the southern border.
        Dan Cox: Remove criminal illegal aliens from our communities.
        Tim James: Building the wall remains more important than ever.
        Nan Whaley: Future economic growth depends on attracting new immigrants.
    Jobs
        Josh Green: Workers should earn a living wage, shouldn't live in poverty.
        Jason Martin: Oppose "right to work" amendment to state constitution.
        Tudor Dixon: Expose more students to high-demand skilled trades.
        Wes Moore: Raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2023.
        Wes Moore: Protect and expand the right of workers to join unions.
        Wes Moore: Ensure equal pay for women, remove salary history in hiring.
        Rushern Baker: Make Maryland the nation's Black Business Startup Capital.
        Mia McLeod: Raise minimum wage to at least $15/hour.
        Mia McLeod: Let people decide whether to unionize, against right to work.
        Josh Shapiro: Will veto any bill to make PA a right-to-work state.
        Sonia Chang-Diaz: Create jobs through the state's green energy transition.
        Tim James: We support Alabama as a "Right to Work" state.
        Doug Gansler: Raising the minimum wage is a racial justice issue.
        Katie Hobbs: Recruit, hire, and elevate women and minorities.
        Katie Hobbs: Eliminate the tipped minimum wage.
        Stacy Lee George: Provide incentives for companies to hire reformed ex-cons.
        Stacy Lee George: Will NEVER make unemployment benefits higher than wages.
        Peter Franchot: Create 100,000 family supporting jobs in 100 weeks.
        Cindy Axne: Co-sponsored National Apprenticeship Act to expand programs.
        Cindy Axne: Close gender wage gap, challenge wage discrimination.
        Kathy Hochul: She believes in equal pay for equal work.
    Local Issues
        Deidre DeJear: Rural communities are integral to the success of our state.
        Christine Drazan: Restore the voices of rural Oregonians in state government.
        Tim James: Opposes allowing casinos to open in Alabama.
        Peter Franchot: Helped reform alcohol laws to support local craft breweries.
        Mike Murphy: Protect the economic interests of our farmers and ranchers.
        Mike Murphy: Supports Minnesota mining while protecting environment.
    Principles & Values
        Ashley Kalus: As a former Golden Gloves boxer, I am a fighter.
        Jamie R. Smith: Public leaders should be able to reach across the aisle.
        Jason Martin: Instilled values of hard work, family, faith, and community.
        Wes Moore: Everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed.
        Brett Lindstrom: America the most just, free and prosperous nation in history.
        Chase LaPorte: I have built my core values upon Biblical foundation.
        Chase LaPorte: American dream built on hard work, freedom of commerce.
        Karrin Taylor Robson: All rights flow from God, not the government.
        Chris Jones: Raised with strong faith, no conflict with love for science.
        Chris Jones: Politics does not have to be divisive and destructive.
        Jim Pillen: Involved in Ignite the Faith, Youth for Christ Mission.
        Jim Pillen: America is the best country in the world.
        Jim Pillen: I believe in American exceptionalism.
        Dan Cox: Trump: Dan Cox is an America First Patriot.
        Dan Cox: Can't back down from reliance upon God, law and order.
        Joe Lombardo: Faith leaders are the backbone of our communities.
        Mike Harmon: No legacy except I served my Lord, family, & country well.
        Tim James: Tim owns his faith in Christ as the foundation of his life.
        Tim James: Faith in God first, family second in all policy decisions.
        Tim James: Faith-based organizations can participate in public programs.
        Tim James: Condemn activist judges who allow desecration of the flag.
        Brian Dahle: I pledge to tell you the truth, restore power, work hard.
        Scott Jensen: A governor should serve to preserve, protect and prepare.
        Doug Gansler: Helps run a non-profit lacrosse league for inner-city youth.
        Heidi Ganahl: Founded largest pet care franchise in the world.
        Paul Gazelka: We are citizens of the greatest country in the world.
        Garrett Soldano: Our rights come from God, not from the government.
        Garrett Soldano: Father instilled a fierce love for country and sense of duty.
        Katie Hobbs: Never seen nation so divided; seen it up close in Arizona.
        Stacy Lee George: Part of a salt of the earth type of American family.
        Joe Lombardo: Sheriff Lombardo prefers you just call him Joe.
        Kandiss Taylor: Passionate about Jesus, Guns, and Babies!
        Joy Hofmeister: Throughout my life, I've valued hard work and perseverance.
        Annette Taddeo: Father was kidnapped by a Marxist terrorist group.
        Nan Whaley: Focus on economy, no compromise on core progressive values.
        Peter Franchot: Measure commitment not by money spent, but results we demand.
    Social Security
        Kai Kahele: Against raising the minimum age for social security benefits.
        Peter Franchot: Tax incentives for seniors for mentorship program.
        Mike Murphy: Minnesota must re-evaluate taxing Social Security benefits.
    Tax Reform
        Deirdre Gilbert: One-sided power makes tax cuts for the wealthy permanent.
        Ashley Kalus: Will fight for Rhode Islanders by lowering their tax burden.
        Josh Green: Increase taxes on luxury units; eliminate taxes on food.
        Tudor Dixon: Phase out Michigan's personal income tax.
        Richard Irvin: Will fight to cut taxes, get property tax relief.
        Josh Shapiro: Eliminate the state cell phone tax, expand property rebates.
        Jim Pillen: Limit the growth in spending by local taxing entities.
        Kai Kahele: Increase property tax rates for non-resident owners.
        Bob Stefanowski: Immediately cut the sales tax, eliminate new restaurant tax.
        Christine Drazan: I will veto new taxes & repeal costly regulations.
        William McSwain: Lower tax burden on working families; cut red tape.
        Tim James: Repeal 2019 gas tax, eliminate grocery sales tax.
        Brian Dahle: Repeal the gas tax and roll back excessive regulations.
        Kirk Caldwell: We have to reduce taxes to attract businesses and jobs.
        Scott Jensen: We're some of the most over-taxed people in America.
        Doug Gansler: Employer tax credits for businesses hiring military spouses.
        Michelle Benson: Get Minnesota out of the top 10 in taxes.
        Paul Gazelka: Stop over-taxing, over-regulating small businesses.
        Garrett Soldano: Would reverse Whitmer's higher taxes on businesses, gasoline.
        Stacy Lee George: I will REPEAL the gas tax of 2019 immediately.
        Peter Franchot: Ease filing for those with simple tax obligations.
        Kathy Hochul: Tax cuts for low/middle incomes, not for billionaires.
        Peter Franchot: Supported online retailers collecting state sales tax.
    Technology
        Josh Green: Expand access to essential information technologies.
        Brenda Siegel: Transform our transportation system to green infrastructure.
        Karrin Taylor Robson: Ensure our state has sufficient cybersecurity.
        Maura Healey: Prioritize electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
        Deidre DeJear: Expand broadband, increase speeds, welcome technology jobs.
        Chris Jones: All Arkansans deserve dependable internet.
        Sonia Chang-Diaz: Expand public transit; move to a fare-free system.
        Garrett Soldano: Big Tech and the corporate media want to keep us divided.
        Peter Franchot: Access to the internet will become a right for each citizen.
        Andrew Giuliani: Got CARES Act funding to save thousands of transit jobs.
    Welfare & Poverty
        Josh Green: Eliminate red tape to speed up affordable housing.
        Brenda Siegel: Create a plan that meets needs of housing crisis.
        Wes Moore: Prioritize environmental justice for low-income communities.
        Nellie Gorbea: Fully fund school lunch and breakfast programs.
        Rushern Baker: Affordable housing is a right.
        Kai Kahele: Prioritize affordable homes for local families and residents.
        Sonia Chang-Diaz: Make investments aimed at ending homelessness.
        Christine Drazan: Work with non-profits, faith community on homelessness.
        Doug Gansler: Provide economic incentives to address housing affordability.
        Katie Hobbs: Combine assistance programs under fewer agencies.
        Nan Whaley: Protect tenants, reduce the number of evictions.


    The above quotations are from Survey of 2022 Gubernatorial campaign websites.
  • Logo
    All material copyright 1999-2022
    by Jesse Gordon and OnTheIssues.org
    Reprinting by permission only.

    E-mail: submit@OnTheIssues.org
    Mail
    Send donations or submit quotations to:
    OnTheIssues.org
    1770 Massachusetts Ave. #630
    Cambridge, MA 02140



    OnTheIssues.org
    Home Page
    Most recent quotations Archive of books & debates Candidate Matching Quiz

    Page last edited: Sep 23, 2022