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Candidate Name: Anne Marie Gurney
Office Candidate is running for: State Representative HD 45
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1 Do you support tax-payer funding for the development of renewable energy sources, such as wind, solar and geothermal? No
2 Do you subscribe to the theory that human activity is the cause of global warming? No
3 Do you support a balance between protecting our natural forest heritage and sustaining local economies? Yes
4 Do you oppose laws that allocate taxpayer funds to pay for individual healthcare? Yes
5 Which option most closely represents your position:
  1. Oppose abortion in all cases
  2. Oppose abortion, except in cases of rape, incest, or life of woman in jeopardy
  3. Support the woman’s right to choose, except for partial birth abortion.
  4. Support a woman’s right to choose in all cases.
6 Do you agree with Oregon's law that defines marriage as between one man and one woman? Yes
7 Do you oppose restrictions on the right of the people to keep and bear arms? No
8 Do you believe that the United States Constitution created a Federal government of defined and limited powers? Yes
9 Do you believe state legislative term limits should be enacted? Yes
10 Those who live in the United States illegally should be:
  1. deported, with no exceptions.
  2. given an opportunity to earn their citizenship through the legal process that all immigrants must complete to become naturalized citizens.
  3. granted amnesty.
11 Do you believe that state government should live within its means? Yes
12 What are your top three priorities to resolve the economic crisis in Oregon? (100 words or less)  
  1) Prioritize essential services (ie schools, police, prisons, roads, etc) to be funded first before anything else. 2) Cut special projects that do not create jobs, or are unnecessary until this budget shortfall is dealt with. 3) Recognize that our citizens have been taxed enough, we need to deal with the state's spending.
13 Do you support the proposal to build the first tribal casino off of reservation lands in Oregon? No
14 Do you support laws that limit out-of-state campaign contributions? Decline
15 Do you agree with laws that allocate taxpayer funds to schools based on the parents’ choice of school for their children? Yes
16 Do you support performing a study on why Oregon students rank in the bottom 3 percent? No
  Not if it costs money to taxpayers. I think many know the answer to this question without spending money on a study
17 What does Oregon's state motto, She Flies with Her Own Wings mean to you? Please explain what you've done, are doing, and will promise to do so its significant meaning is reinforced? (100 words or less)  
  It encapsulates Oregon's founding fathers and their independence, entrepreneurial mindset and desire to to make their own lives out of grit and hard work. I am an entrepreneur who lives those attributes in my own business and my family's life. I believe those same skills need to be in Salem, and I want to take them there.
18 Do you support laws that require all employers to verify legal eligibility when hiring? Yes
19 Would you support state laws that override the Electoral College resulting in the direct election of the president by popular vote? Yes
20 Which answer most closely expresses your position on a mileage tax?
  1. A good substitute for the gas tax to bring in more road revenue
  2. The tax will more fairly tax road usage
  3. Too expensive to implement and operate without abuse
  4. It is an invasion of privacy
21 Do you believe the United States Constitution empowers the Federal government to make laws or regulations concerning the operation of schools or the content of the curriculum ? No
22 Do you oppose laws that allocate taxpayer funds to pay for benefits for illegal aliens or their families? Yes
23 Do you believe that all sworn law enforcement officers and elected officials are required by their oath to enforce all Federal laws? Yes