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Gary Herbert on VoteMatch

 

 



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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Don't criminalize woman seeking illegal forms of abortion: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
Discriminating against gay people shouldn't be illegal: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Discriminating against gay people shouldn't be illegal: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-3 points on Social scale)
Fund "In God We Trust" License Plates: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Healthcare best solved at the state level: Opposes topic 5
Sue on unconstitutionality of ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Sue on unconstitutionality of ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Increase transparency, access, and choice: Opposes topic 5
ObamaCare is federal government overreach: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Loosen "one-size-fits-all" approach to Medicaid: Opposes topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Invest $1B in schools & $30M in counseling: Opposes topic 7
Teach students the value of capitalism instead of socialism: Favors topic 7
Continue to increase funding for public schools: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+2 points on Social scale)
Re-opened National Parks during 2013 shutdown: Opposes topic 8
Push refineries to produce cleaner fuel: Opposes topic 8
Utah must commit to protecting its natural resources: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Balance land use between recreation and development: Opposes topic 8
Keystone XL Pipeline fundamental to economic prosperity: No opin. on topic 8
Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-3 points on Social scale)
Authorize construction of new state prison: Favors topic 9
No stay of execution in Ronnie Lee Gardner case: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Support the 2nd Amendment as well as the 10th: Strongly Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Broaden tax base & cut rates by 64%: Opposes topic 11
Don't stifle citizens & businesses with new tax burdens: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-3 points on Social scale)
We don't give ICE facial recognition data on immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Find solutions to tough issues where feds abdicated: Opposes topic 12
Failure to secure borders emblematic of misplaced priorities: Opposes topic 12
Protect DREAMers instead of deporting them: Strongly Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Assist Utah companies with global vision for export growth: Favors topic 13
Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Review Syrian refugee security, but keep accepting them: Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Pay tribute to those answering the nation's call to serve: Favors topic 15
Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+2 points on Social scale)
Ongoing review of election laws to upholding public trust: Favors topic 16
Guidelines on gifts, lobbying, & conflicts of interest: Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Against nuclear deal with Iran; keep state sanctions: Strongly Favors topic 17
Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Make commuting by transit as easy as commuting by car: Favors topic 18
State can set example on green energy: Favors topic 18
Utah is energy-independent; now export oil & nuclear: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Develop natural gas resources while protecting local culture: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No importation of foreign nuclear waste into Utah: Favors topic 18
Stop harmful EPA regulation of greenhouse gas emissions: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
More drug testing for unemployment insurance applicants: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated C- by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
No opinion on topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(0 points on Economic scale)
Efforts to develop rural Utah are paying off: Favors topic 20
Supports the Cut-Cap-and-Balance Pledge: Opposes topic 20

Gary Herbert is a Moderate Libertarian Conservative
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Gubernatorial Debates 2019:
KY:
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA:
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MS:
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)

Gubernatorial Debates 2021:
NJ:
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
VA:
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)

Gubernatorial Debates 2020:
DE: vs.Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: vs.Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinksy(D) vs.Dan Feltes(D)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
Abortion
Budget/Economy
Civil Rights
Corporations
Crime
Drugs
Education
Energy/Oil
Environment
Families/Children
Foreign Policy
Free Trade
Govt. Reform
Gun Control
Health Care
Homeland Security
Immigration
Infrastructure/Technology
Jobs
Local Issues
Principles/Values
Social Security
Tax Reform
War/Iraq/Mideast
Welfare/Poverty

 

Page last updated: Apr 13, 2020