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Candidate Name: David Molina
Office Candidate is running for: House District 29
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
  Unless, this tied into other forms of paying for it to include drivers.
2 Do you support additional increases in fuel taxes for infrastructure repairs still unfunded? No
  Funds should come shrinking a bloated government to direct funds to roads and bridge repairs.
3 Do you support a sales tax in Oregon? No
  Partial, only if we moved to a zero percent personal income tax.
4 Do you support selling state property to fund the deficit in PERS? Yes
  Without a doubt. The state shouldn't own property. It belongs to the people.
5 Do you support returning Oregon land under control of the federal government to Oregon? (Federal government controls 60% of Oregon's land.) Yes
  Absolutely. Should have been done a long time ago.
6 Do you believe better forest management would have significantly reduced the number of acres that burned in Oregon last summer? Yes
  This is a no-brainer. We have graduates who've studied this coming out of OSU. I trust them before I trust penchant politicians.
7 Do you support registration for all privately owned guns? No
  No, in the same way we don't register machetes, knives and chainsaws.
8 Do you believe more laws are an effective response to gun violence? No
  Not by a long shot. Just ask the people of the five major U.S. murder capitals of our country.
9 Do you support a sheriff's authority to determine which firearm regulations violate the Second Amendment when categorizing priorities for enforcement? No
  We don't any circumstances muddy the 2a. It's there for a reason.
10 Do you support the repeal of Oregon's sanctuary state law? Yes
  Either folks are here on visas, passports,work permits, naturalized citizens or citizens-- either way everyone is accounted for.
11 Do you support sections 1021 and 1022 of 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? Yes
  Better safe, than sorry.
12 Do you support state government taking a more active role in private business? No
13 Do you support expanding traffic enforcement cameras to the entire state? No
  There's a saying,
14 Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? Yes
  We need to focus more on companies with 50 employees or less.
15 Do you support green urban renewal projects backed by public funds? No
  No, return any excess public funds back to the people, the working class. Let them invest it however they want.
16 Do you support limiting the sale of Oregon farm land to only U.S. citizens? (over 2% is currently owned by foreign countries) Yes
  Keep it in the family.
17 Do you support small business mining in rural Oregon? Yes
  Better in Oregon rural than in Idaho. Keep those payroll taxes, etc coming.
18 Do you support restricting the "emergency clause" in legislation as true emergencies? Yes
  Yes. Too many folks are abusing this and avoiding the voter.
19 Do you support a process for impeachment of Oregon executive branch officials by state legislators? Yes
  Absolutely. Accountability is key to building trust with the voter.
20 Do you support developing court programs as an alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders? No
  Drug dealers need to be locked up. Responsible for killing-by-other-means, they should be locked up.
21 Do you support mandatory minimum sentences for non-violent drug offenders? Yes
  Drug dealers need to be locked up. Responsible for killing-by-other-means, they should be locked up.
22 Do you believe the U.S. Constitution supports the inclusion of Sharia Law? No
  Not by a long shot.
23 Do you support an Oregon Constitutional amendment to require proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote in Oregon? Yes
  We need to make sure everyone that can vote, has option to vote, and everyone else no.
24 Do you support any method of directly electing the president by popular vote? No
  Due to its size, I'd hate for Oregon to be controlled by Calif., New York voters.
25 Do you support a primary election where all voters vote to determine the top two candidates regardless of their party affiliation? No
  Actually maybe. I'd have to learn a bit more and how this would help the working class men and women of H29.
26 Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? Yes
  I think so.
27 Do you support reclassifying hydropower as a renewable resource? Yes
  Should have been done a long time ago.
28 Do you subscribe to the theory that Oregon's human activity has an impact on carbon emissions affecting global warming? No
  I highly doubt all the activities from Forest Grove to Pendleton are causing any issues.
29 Do you subscribe to the theory that geoengineering used for weather control is killing ecosystems and forests and increasing fire hazards? Yes
  We need to stop this.
30 Do you support increased regulations on the hydraulic fracturing (fracking) industry? No
  No, if it means lower energy monthly bills to surrounding folks.
31 Do you support a single-payer health insurance system? No
32 Do you support increasing insurance premiums to cover elective treatments? No
  Would need to know more, but temporary no.
33 Do you support market-based health care system with Health Savings Accounts that allow Oregonians to control their own medical care? Yes
  Yes, anything that puts more control in the hands of Oregonians.
34 Do you support an Oregon Constitutional amendment to create a fair statewide process to appoint the Superintendent of Public Instruction? No
  Less bureaucrats and more control at the local level.
35 Do you support repealing the Oregon Department of Education's decision to require use of the Common Core State Standards? Yes
  Common Core State Standards are bogus for the vast majority. Bottom 43-47th in the nation is telling.
36 Do you support a rigorous testing curriculum as a means for teaching? Yes
  I support a rigorous hands-on curriculum as a means of teaching.
37 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
  Another no-brainer.
38 Do you believe that gender identity instruction is appropriate for grades K-3? No
39 Do you support conventions held to instruct on sexual options and activities between all types of individuals for middle and high school students? No
  Redirect all those funds to vocational training and get middle and high school students out learning tangible skills faster.
40 Will you support legislation and vote to restore legal protection to unborn babies? Yes
  From conception to birth... we must standup for the voiceless.
41 Do you support making abortion illegal after 20 weeks when the fetus feels pain? Yes
  In the same that's illegal from shooting innocent people from the 20th story.
42 Do you support requiring all Oregon employers to use the federal E-Verify system to determine the employee's work eligibility status? No
  Businesses already are overburdened by regulations--less is more.
43 Do you support transitioning Oregon to a "Right-to-Work" state in which joining a union would be optional? Yes
  Everything is optional. This isn't a socialist or communist state where government should mandate anything.
44 Do you support the First Amendment rights of business owners to run their business in accordance with their religious beliefs? Yes
  Yes, just ask those bakers and how much it cost them.
45 Do you believe the U.S. Constitution supports a limited Convention of States to address a specified subject? Yes
  Many Americans worry about the ever-increasing size, scope, and reach of the federal government.
46 Do you support ICLEI/ICMA or other 2030 Agenda (formerly Agenda 21) organizations contracting with governments, which allows them to make decisions reserved for elected officials? No
  Elected officials are elected officials. This is a Republic.
The following questions will not appear in the Candidate Comparison Guide, but will be included in your Individual Candidate Guide.
47 How would you ensure the land-use rights of rural Oregon and how would you protect their ability to farm and ranch?  
  Put the control in their hands.
48 How do you weigh environmental protections when it has a negative impact on human survival?  
  So long as it doesn't go overboard and stifle small business growth, and stalls the economy.
49 If you were writing a bill on gun rights, what are the two main issues you would include?  
  (1) Shall maintain, and keep their own, (2) Shall not be infringed by any elected officials.