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Candidate Name: Patrick Barney
Office Candidate is running for: Governor
Campaign Website:
Please answer "yes" or "no" to the following questions. The optional explanations will be included in your Individual Candidate Guide.
1 Do you support Oregon taking full financial responsibility for constructing a new bridge over the Columbia River? No
2 Do you support increasing fuel taxes for needed infrastructure repairs? No
3 Do you support a change in Oregon's Constitution to use the individual tax kicker to fund education? Yes
4 Do you support a sales tax in Oregon? No
5 Do you support returning Oregon land owned by the federal government to Oregon? (Federal government controls 60% of Oregon's land.) Yes
6 Do you support EPA temporarily closing BLM roads to give time for public hearings and a permanent order?
7 Do you support registration for all privately owned guns? Yes
8 Do you support regulations on ammunition as a means to regulate guns? No
9 Do you support a sheriff's authority to determine which gun regulations violate laws when funding does not permit enforcement? No
10 Do you support state government taking a more active role in private business? No
11 Do you support the government identifying emerging growth businesses for subsidies, tax credits and government grants and loans? Yes
12 Do you support green urban renewal projects backed by public funds? Yes
13 Do you support limiting the sale of Oregon farm land to only U.S. citizens? (over 2% is currently owned by foreign countries) Yes
14 Do you support the construction of water storage for crops to replace what was lost with the Klamath Basin Restoration Agreement? Yes
15 Do you support the Federal government and FEMA taking control over Oregon Governor's powers in ORS 401.188 in times of emergency? No
16 Do you support the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act allowing the U.S. Military to arrest and detain ANY "suspected" terrorist without trial, legal counsel, or accusation of wrongdoing? No
17 Do you support the UN Strong Cities Network sending foreign troops into states to train local enforcement to strengthen community resilience against violent extremism? Yes
18 Do you support expanding traffic enforcement cameras to the entire state? Yes
19 Do you support restricting the "emergency clause" in legislation as true emergencies? Yes
20 Do you support a process for impeachment of executive branch officials by state legislators? Yes
21 Do you support authorizing the Attorney General to conduct a preliminary investigation into alleged violations of ethics or criminal laws to discover cause? Yes
22 Do you support a constitutional amendment to require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in Oregon? Yes
23 Do you support the direct election of the president by popular vote? Yes
24 Do you support a primary election where voters of every party can vote to determine the top two candidates regardless of their party affiliation? Yes
25 Do you support reclassifying hydropower as a renewable resource? Yes
26 Do you support Renew Oregon's proposal to eliminate coal-fired power completely by 2040 to be replaced with wind and solar - not natural gas? Yes
27 Do you subscribe to the theory that Oregon's human activity has an impact on carbon emissions affecting global warming? Yes
28 Do you support recreational and small business mining in rural Oregon? Yes
29 Do you support a constitutional amendment to create a fair statewide process to appoint the Superintendent of Public Instruction? No
30 Do you support repealing the Oregon Department of Education's decision to require use of the Common Core State Standards? Yes
31 Do you support a rigorous testing curriculum as a means for teaching? Yes
32 Do you support giving local school districts the authority to determine what is best for their particular schools to increase attendance and improve graduation rates? Yes
33 Do you support a single-payer health insurance system? No
34 Will you support legislation and vote to restore legal protection to unborn babies? Decline
35 Do you support spending public funds on abortion services? No
36 Do you support requiring all Oregon employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status? Yes
37 Do you support transitioning Oregon to a "Right-to-Work" state in which joining a union would be optional? Yes
38 Do you support the First Amendment rights of business owners to run their business in accordance with their religious beliefs? Decline
39 Do you support ICEI/ICMA or other 2030 Agenda (formerly Agenda 21) organizations contracting with governments, which allows them to make decisions reserved for elected officials? No
The following questions will not appear in the Candidate Comparison Guide, but will be included in your Individual Candidate Guide.
40 How would you ensure the land-use rights of rural Oregon and how would you protect their ability to farm and ranch?  
41 How do you weigh environmental protections when it has a negative impact on human survival?  
42 How would you propose screening war refuges to prevent potential terrorists from entering Oregon with them?