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NorWest Township 2018 Candidate Questionnaire

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Candidate Name:___________________________________

Office sought: _____________________________________

Candidate website: ________________________________

Candidate email address: ___________________________________________________________

Name of person completing the questionnaire if other than the candidate: _______________________________

Some questions may not impact the office you are a candidate for but your position matters. If you need more space for comments, please add them to the end and simply reference the question number. There is no right or wrong answer, this questionnaire is designed for you to state your position on various items. Answers may be publicized.

Do you support:

1. Elimination of Capital Gains Tax?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

2. Elimination of the state death tax?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

3. Repeal of the federal estate tax?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

4. State tax on retirement income?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

5. Increase State School funding with dollar for dollar offset in property tax?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

6. Constitutional referendum to remove public sector pension guarantee for ALL positions

(includes elected office and all public sector employees)?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

7. Elimination of State Prevailing wage laws?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

8. Right to work laws (elimination of closed union shops)?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

9. Caps on torte liability awards?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

10. Work requirements for able-bodied welfare recipients?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

11. Reforms to Workmen’s Compensation insurance which will lower premiums?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

12. No increase in taxes on fuels?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

13. Rejection to taxing drivers per mile?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

14. Policies to support the expansion of fuel refinery and nuclear power capacity?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

15. Opposition to the sale of any transportation infrastructure component to foreign interests?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

16. Opposition to any financial transaction tax?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

17. Changes to make tax filing simpler?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

18. Repeal of the Affordable Care Act?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

19. Replacement of the Affordable Care Act?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

20. Permit health insurance companies to cross state lines?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

21. Use of Flexible Spending Account money to pay for ‘Direct Primary Care’ subscriptions?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

22. Lower caps on medical malpractice lawsuits?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

23. Term limits?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

24. Law to prohibit future elected official participation in taxpayer funded pensions and benefits?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

25. Restrictions on ‘patronage’ hiring?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

26. Make violations of rules governing public meetings a felony?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

27. Change re-districting to remove political influence?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

28. Photo id for voting?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

29. Tighter restrictions on the use of ‘eminent domain’?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

30. The erection of ‘border walls’?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

31. Complete repeal of the Illinois ‘Trust’ Act?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

32. Moratorium on ‘refugees’?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

33. Lower caps on personal injury, products liability and professional malpractice lawsuits?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

34. Privacy of FOID information?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

35. Elimination of the FOID Act?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

36. Development of economic impact plans for prison closure, construction and usage?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

37. E-Verify as a requirement for new hires?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

38. Full enforcement of all federal immigration laws?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

39. Full implementation of 287-g by all law enforcement agencies?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

40. Overturning Roe v. Wade?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

41. No tax dollars to be used for abortions or to support organizations that support abortions?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

42. Require parental notification / permission (custodial parent / parents) prior to the performance

of an abortion involving a minor child?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

43. Enactment of the Illinois Born-Alive Infant Protection Act?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

44. Constitutional enshrinement of DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act)?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

45. Elimination of the Federal Dept. of Education?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

46. Parental rights to final decisions relative to IEPs? (Individual Education Plan)

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

47. Do you see the U.S. Constitution as a living document to be adjusted to current norms?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

48. Do you support the practice of special committees being called for issues already assigned to

standing committees within a government body?

Yes_____No_____Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

49. Do you consider yourself a (choose one from column “A” and one from column “B”):

Column A Column B

Fiscal conservative Social conservative

Fiscal moderate Social moderate

Fiscal liberal Social liberal

Based on your choices, as in “A” and “B” above; tell us how your positions will be applied to your duties as a member of the unit of government you are campaigning for:

Comment:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

50. In the world of politics, what is your definition of a). conservative, b). moderate, and c). liberal?

Comment:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

51. Do you believe Rules established by the unit of government you are campaigning for are

guidelines, or structured rules? Comment:__________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

52. If an incumbent, what are your personal accomplishments?

Comment:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

53. When elected, what are your goals; what do you plan to accomplish in this position?

Comment:_______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

54. What do you want your voters to know about you that may not be covered by this questionnaire?

Comment:______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

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