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Brian Nestande's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office: State Assembly (CA) - District 42, Republican
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Brian Nestande has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2014 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests. Brian Nestande is still welcome to submit the test at any time.

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Issue Positions

In response to the increasing unwillingness of candidates to answer issue questions, Project Vote Smart has researched Presidential and Congressional candidates' public records to determine candidates' likely responses on certain key issues. These issue positions, from the year 2014, are provided below as a courtesy to voters.

Pro-life Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Brian Nestande was rated 5% by Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (Positions on Reproductive Health Issues) (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support an income tax increase on any tax bracket? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Washington's dismal record on budgeting calls for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. We suffer from a spending epidemic that has driven the national debt to more than $17 trillion -- in excess of $50,000 for every man, woman and child in the United States. Congress needs to end this reckless approach. A balanced budget amendment would help remove spending programs from autopilot and push legislators to examine federal outlays: Are they necessary and effective? Are they so pressing that the nation should keep borrowing from foreign countries to sustain them? Americans deserve careful fiscal stewardship -- not endless, heedless spending that will leave our children and grandchildren with crushing debt." (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We suffer from a spending epidemic that has driven the national debt to more than $17 trillion..." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to implement education reforms in order to be eligible for competitive federal grants? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Energy: Do you support building the Keystone XL pipeline? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "The federal government should also stop stalling projects such as the Keystone XL pipeline, which is widely supported by Americans and offers 42,000 shovel-­-ready jobs." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

Yes Inferred Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Obamacare is a failure, and Congress must repeal and replace it..." (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring illegal immigrants to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
No Inferred Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support targeting suspected terrorists outside of official theaters of conflict? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Social Security: Do you support allowing individuals to divert a portion of their Social Security taxes into personal retirement accounts? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "If Social Security and Medicare are to survive for future generations, changes need to be made. We can no longer afford to ignore the structural problems facing the systems. Reform must guarantee that current and future retirees receive what they have been promised and also allow younger workers more flexibility in how their money is invested." (www.briannestande.com)

Key

Candidate Answer

Official Position: Candidate had the Political Courage to address this issue directly.

Inferred Answer

Inferred Position: Candidate refused to address this issue directly, but Project Vote Smart inferred this issue position based on the candidate's public statements, voting record, and evaluations from special interest groups.

Unknown Answer

Unknown Position: Candidate refused to address this issue.

Project Vote Smart's Research: Click on this icon to reveal more information about this candidate's position.

Other or Expanded Principles & Legislative Priorities are entered exactly as the candidate has submitted it. Project Vote Smart does not edit for misspelled words, punctuation or grammar.

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