Representative Charlie Davis's Political Positions

Biographical

Full Name: Charlie Davis
Current Office: State House - District 162, Republican
First Elected: 11/02/2010
Last Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State House - District 162
Primary Aug. 5, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Laura; 3 Children: Jennifer, Timothy, Robert
Birth Date: 07/18/1965
Birth Place: Fayetteville, NC
Home City: Webb City, MO
Religion: Baptist
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Missouri State Legislative Election 2012 Political Courage Test

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Pro-lifea) Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Yesb) Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
c) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Yesd) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Yese) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesf) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yesg) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
Yesh) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
i) Other or expanded principles:

[c) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape? Candidate checked both (yes) and (no) and included additional comments]: Women should be given Full and accurate information before considering any life ending procedure.

1) State Spending:

Using the key, indicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.

Slightly Increasea) Education (higher)
Slightly Increaseb) Education (K-12)
Maintain Statusc) Environment
Maintain Statusd) Health care
Slightly Increasee) Law enforcement/corrections
Slightly Increasef) Transportation/infrastructure
Slightly Decreaseg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories:

2) State Taxes:

Using the key,indicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.

Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Statusb) Cigarette taxes
c) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusd) Gas/Oil taxes
Slightly Decreasee) Property taxes
Maintain Statusf) Sales taxes
Maintain Statusg) Income taxes (low-income families)
h) Income taxes (mid-income families)
i) Income taxes (high-income families)
Yesj) Should municipalities be allowed to collect taxes on out-of-state vehicle purchases?
k) Other or expanded categories:

[c) Corporate taxes. Candidate wrote: 5/6 (greatly decrease/eliminate)]
[h) Income taxes (mid-income families). Candidate wrote: 5/6]
[i) Income taxes (high-income families). Candidate wrote: 5/6]
I believe in eliminating all income taxes over a period of time and replacing it with a consumption tax.

3) Budget Stabilization:

Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Missouri's budget.

Yesa) Tapping into Missouri's "rainy day" fund
Yesb) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Yesc) Reducing or eliminating public worker collective bargaining
Nod) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
Yese) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
Yesf) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
g) Other or expanded principles:

[b) Increasing tuition rates at public universities. Candidate wrote:] at cpi

a) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?

No1) Individual
No2) Political Action Committee
No3) Corporate
No4) Political Party
Yesb) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yesc) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
Yesd) Do you support the use of an independent AND/OR bipartisan commission for redistricting?
Yese) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
f) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Yesb) Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
Noc) Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
Yesd) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
Yese) Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
Yesf) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
g) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Yesb) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Noc) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Yesd) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Noe) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Nof) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
g) Other or expanded principles:
Noa) Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
Yesb) Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
Noc) Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers?
d) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
e) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Yesf) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Nog) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Missouri's high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
h) Other or expanded principles:

[ d) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school? e) Do you support state funding for charter schools? Candidate checked both (yes) and (no) and added additional comments:] In Failing districts only

Noa) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
Nob) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
Noc) Do you support state funding for improvements to Missouri's energy infrastructure?
Nod) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Noe) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
f) Other or expanded principles:

These are private sector issues, they can manage them just fine.

Noa) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Nob) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Yesc) Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
Nod) Should a license be required for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles:
Noa) Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
Yesb) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yesc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Nod) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
Noe) Do you support expanding Medicaid eligibility in Missouri with federal funds as provided through the Affordable Care Act?
Yesf) Do you support allowing employers and insurers to decide not to provide coverage for abortion, contraception and sterilization if they have religious objections?
Yesg) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Noh) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
i) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
Noc) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Missouri's anti-discrimination laws?
Nod) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Missouri's anti-discrimination laws?
e) Other or expanded principles:
In the following area, on an attached page, or via e-mail, please explain in a total of 100 words or less, your top two or three priorities if elected. If they require additional funding for implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

1. Care & Protection of Veterans
2. Energy independence
3. Job growth through reduction in Taxation, Litigation, Regulation
4. Protect the unborn and elderly - All must have a voice
5. Revamp the tax code/system