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Carol Cease Campbell

Carol Campbell's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Carol Cease Campbell
Gender: Female
Family: Husband: Robert; 3 Children: Annie, Matt, Dave
Birth Date: 05/20/1939
Birth Place: Buchanan, MI
Home City: Lexington, MI
Religion: Community of Christ
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Carol Campbell has demonstrated Political Courage by telling citizens where she stands on the issues she may face if elected.

What is the Political Courage Test?

Michigan State Legislative Election 2012 Political Courage Test

Pro-lifea) Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Yesb) Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
Yesc) 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?
Nog) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for abortion procedures?
Noh) Do you support the prohibition of public funds for organizations that perform abortions?
Noi) Do you support increased licensing restrictions for abortion providers?
j) Other or expanded principles:

If the fetus is viable, abortion should not be an option except to save the mother. Rape and incest are crimes for which abortion needs to be an option, safe and legal. I am not comfortable with the extremes of either the pro-life or pro-choice movements.

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
Slightly Increased) Health care
Maintain Statuse) Law enforcement/corrections
Maintain Statusf) Transportation/infrastructure
Slightly Increaseg) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories:

A safety net for the poor is essential as is scholarships for higher education based on both merit and need.

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.
Slightly Increasea) Alcohol taxes
Slightly Increaseb) Cigarette taxes
Slightly Increasec) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusd) Gas/Oil taxes
Maintain Statuse) Property taxes
Maintain Statusf) Sales taxes
Greatly Decreaseg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Maintain Statush) Income taxes (mid-income families)
Greatly Increasei) Income taxes (high-income families)
j) Do you support requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature in order to approve all future tax increases?
k) Other or expanded categories:

I have not seen the state tax structure as it applies to upper income categories. I would need this information to make a final decision.

3) Budget Stabilization:
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Michigan's budget.
Yesa) Tapping into Michigan's "rainy day" fund
Nob) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Noc) Reducing or eliminating public worker collective bargaining
Nod) Reducing state employee salaries AND/OR pensions
Noe) Instituting mandatory furloughs AND/OR layoffs for state employees
Nof) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
g) Other or expanded principles:

Again, I need to see actual figures before I would make final judgments re this issues. I have been doing budgets for many years. It is one thing to say what one favors, but another thing to have the actual figures before me.

a) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions for state candidates?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) 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?
Noe) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls?
Nof) Do you support Michigan's emergency manager law?
g) Other or expanded principles:

[e) Do you support requiring a government-issued photo identification in order to vote at the polls? Candidate wrote:] If photo ID are to be used, they would need to be phased in over a period of years, not months, e.g. for the next election

Noa) 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?
Yesc) Do you support decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of marijuana?
Nod) 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?
Nof) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
g) Other or expanded principles:

[d) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult? Candidate wrote: ] Minor's age, mental capacity, etc. should be considered
[f) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police? Candidate wrote:] I am not sure how the jurisdictions would work together -- need more information

Noa) 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?
Yesc) 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?
Yese) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Yesf) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
Yesg) Do you support a constitutional amendment affirming a right to collective bargaining in Michigan?
Yesh) Do you support construction of a new bridge across the Detroit River to Canada?
i) Should Michigan allow more casinos?
j) Other or expanded principles:

[c) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits? and f) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure? Candidate wrote:] Appropriate requirements for extended coverage

[h) Do you support construction of a new bridge across the Detroit River to Canada? Candidate wrote:] Favor working with Canada, not just any bridge

Yesa) Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative?
Nob) Do you support a merit pay system for teachers?
Noc) Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers?
Nod) Do you support replacing pension plans for new teachers with 401(k)-style retirement plans?
Noe) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
Nof) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Yesg) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Yesh) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Michigan high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
i) Other or expanded principles:

[b) Do you support a merit pay system for teachers? and c) Is the tenure process for public school teachers producing effective teachers? Candidate wrote:] I would need to see the plans before agreeing but I understand that like any profession, there are teachers who should find other work.

Yesa) 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)?
Yesc) Do you support state funding for improvements to Michigan's energy infrastructure?
Yesd) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Yese) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
f) Other or expanded principles:

All information or ads re this issue need to make clear the funding sources of that information.

Yesa) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
Yesb) Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Yesc) Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns?
Yesd) Should a license be required for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles:

[a), b) I am for hunting, skeet or target shooting. Sometimes people feel the need of a firearm for home safety, etc. That is well and good. It is my understanding that prosecution of crimes using guns requires legislation. If there are no restrictions or knowledge as to where legal guns are, there is no way to stop the purchase of guns by felons or the known mentally ill. I am also opposed to automatic weapons designed only to kill as many people as quickly as possible, also able to pierce police armor. I understand that the lawless will find[...]

Yesa) 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?
Yesd) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
Yese) Do you support establishing a state-run health insurance exchange?
Yesf) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Yesg) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
h) Other or expanded principles:

[d) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance? Candidate wrote:] Under the ACA, this is dependent upon the ability of people to pay where the government carries the cost of the poor.

Noa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Yesb) Should same-sex couples be allowed to form civil unions?
Yesc) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Michigan's anti-discrimination laws?
Yesd) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Michigan's anti-discrimination laws?
e) Other or expanded principles:

[a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman? Candidate wrote:] Marriage is a civil and religious matter. Civil matters can be resolved in one way while any religious organization can exercise the rights that it now has to marry or not marry completely at their discretion.

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. Review of the budget and spending priorities so that it is not balanced on the backs of those who can least afford to pay. This will require a review of economic structures so that fairness to those at all economic spectrums is involved.
2. A review of social legislation - measures passed re contraception and abortion, measures that allow school bullying if it is because of religious conviction or measures against the civil rights of MI citizens.

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