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James 'Randy' R. McNally

Randy McNally's Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: James 'Randy' R. McNally
Office: State Senate (TN) - District 5, Republican
First Elected: 1986
Last Elected: 11/02/2010
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Republican for State Senate - District 5
Primary Aug. 7, 2014
General Nov. 4, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Jan; 2 Children: Melissa, Maggie
Birth Date: 01/30/1944
Birth Place: Boston, MA
Home City: Oak Ridge, TN
Religion: Catholic
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Tennessee State Legislative Election 2010 Political Courage Test

This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.

Pro-lifea) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
b) Should abortion be legal only within 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 sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods?
Yesh) Do you support abstinence-only sexual education programs?
i) Other or expanded principles

b) is trick question?
c) should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or reported rape (yes)
e) Do you support requiring parental notification and consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?(yes)

1) State Spending
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)
Slightly Decreasec) Environment
Slightly Decreased) Health care
Slightly Increasee) Law enforcement
Maintain Statusf) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Greatly Decreaseg) Welfare
Greatly Decreaseh) Other or expanded categories

judicial system - criminal defense

2) State Taxes
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
Maintain Statusc) Corporate taxes
Maintain Statusd) Gasoline taxes
Eliminatee) Property taxes
Maintain Statusf) Sales taxes
Eliminateg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminateh) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Eliminatei) Income taxes (high-income families)
j) Other or expanded categories
3) Budget Stabilization
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Tennessee's budget.
Noa) Tapping into Tennessee's "rainy day" fund
Nob) Issuing the early release of certain non-violent offenders
Yesc) Increasing tuition rates at public universities
Yesd) Instituting mandatory furloughs and layoffs for state employees
Yese) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
Yesf) Privatizing certain government services
g) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Tennessee governors?
Nob) Do you support limits on the number of terms for Tennessee state legislators?
c) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions to candidates for state government?
Yes1) Individual
Yes2) Political Action Committee
Yes3) Corporate
Yes4) Political Party
Nod) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yese) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
f) Other or expanded principles

3) Corporate and Unions (yes)

Yesa) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
Nob) Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
Noc) Should the possession of small amounts of marijuana be decriminalized?
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

b) depends on crime

Yesa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Yesb) Do you support a state constitutional amendment to ban taxes on personal wages?
Noc) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
Nod) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Yese) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
Yesf) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
Nog) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
h) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Do you support national education standards?
Yesb) Do you support requiring public schools to administer high school exit exams?
c) Do you support using a merit pay system for teachers?
Yesd) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Yese) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
Nof) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from Tennessee high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
g) Other or expanded principles

c) Depends on system if available

Yesa) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
Yesb) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
Yesc) Do you support providing financial incentives to farms that produce biofuel crops?
Nod) Do you support state funding for improvements to Tennessee's energy infrastructure?
Noe) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
Nof) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
g) Other or expanded principles

a) yes if available
b) yes if available

Noa) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
b) Do you support requiring background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Yesc) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
Yesd) Do you support allowing guns in public establishments that serve alcohol?
Noe) Do you support requiring a license for gun possession?
f) Other or expanded principles

a) no except for criminals
d) if individual does not drink

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?
c) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Nod) Should individuals be required to purchase health care insurance?
Yese) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Nof) Do you support legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Tennessee?
Nog) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
h) Other or expanded principles
Yesa) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
Nob) Should Tennessee allow same-sex couples to form civil unions?
c) Do you support state funding for stem cell research?
Nod) Do you support state funding for embryonic stem cell research?
e) Do you support the state's use of affirmative action?
f) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in Tennessee's anti-discrimination laws?
g) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Tennessee's anti-discrimination laws?
h) Other or expanded principles
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. Balance budget without raising taxes
2. Encourage good high paying jobs
3. Reform criminal justice system to protect victims - make punishment swift and sure
4. Reform Tort System

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