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Tony Cardenas

Tony Cardenas' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Full Name: Tony Cardenas
Office: U.S. House (CA) - District 29, Democratic
First Elected: 11/06/2012
Next Election: 2014
On The Ballot: Running, Democratic for U.S. House - District 29
General Nov. 4, 2014
Primary June 3, 2014
Gender: Male
Family: Wife: Norma; 3 Children: Alina, Cristian, Andres; 1 Stepchild: Vanessa
Birth Date: 03/31/1963
Birth Place: San Fernando Valley, CA
Home City: Panorama City, CA
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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-choice Inferred Answer Abortion: Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? View Citations

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  • Tony Cardenas. Issue Position: Protecting Democratic Values. 26 March 2012. "For more than a decade in public office, Tony Cardenas has built a consistent record protecting working families, standing up for equal rights and equal opportunities for all Californians: [¦] --protecting a woman's right to choose." (www.tonycardenasforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Afghanistan: Do you support United States' combat operations in Afghanistan? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

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  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tony Cardenas. Cardenas for Congress Announces Endorsements of Key California Legislators. 6 September 2011. "I know that when we put aside politics as usual we can create jobs and get our economy back on track." (www.tonycardenasforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support providing tax incentives to businesses for the purpose of job creation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tony Cardenas. Facebook: About. Personal Information. 15 June 2012. "As a Los Angeles City Councilman, he helped pass the City's very first Business Tax Reform package to help small business owners cut through the red tape and more money for growth." (www.facebook.com)
  • Tony Cardenas. Issue Position: Creating Good Jobs in the Valley. 26 March 2012. "Tony Cardenas has fought hard to bring new jobs to the San Fernando Valley and give small businesses the tools they need to succeed. Cardenas' leadership was instrumental in bringing the new Mission Foods manufacturing plant to Panorama City to create four hundred new local jobs, the biggest infusion of jobs to the valley in more than five years. As Chair of the City's Ad Hoc Committee on Business Tax Reform, Cardenas cut red tape and reduced city taxes to help local small business owners keep the doors open during these difficult times." (www.tonycardenasforcongress.com)
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

  • Tony Cardenas. Issue Position: Protecting Democratic Values. 26 March 2012. "For more than a decade in public office, Tony Cardenas has built a consistent record protecting working families, standing up for equal rights and equal opportunities for all Californians. “ ensuring that all kids have access to a good public school and access to college." (www.tonycardenasforcongress.com)
  • Tony Cardenas. Issue Position: Fighting for the Valley. 1 January 2012. "Under state lottery reforms pioneered by Cardenas, California classrooms have received $1 billion in new textbooks and classroom materials...Cardenas secured more than $650 million for new school construction in Los Angeles to help relieve overcrowding in our kids' classrooms." (votesmart.org)
  • Tony Cardenas. Consensus-Builder Cardenas Aims to Break Washington Gridlock. 29 July 2011. "Cardenas is a champion for public schools who secured more than $650 million for new school construction in Los Angeles to help relieve over-crowding in classes. He is also the only legislator to reform the state lottery resulting in more than $1 billion to date for textbooks and classroom materials “ benefiting school children and teachers without raising taxes." (www.tonycardenasforcongress.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Energy: Do you support reducing restrictions on offshore energy production? 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 Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Tony Cardenas. Issue Position: Cleaning Up Our Neighborhoods. 26 March 2012. "Tony Cardenas is committed to cleaning up our air, land and water. It is his law that protects kids from the toxic fumes emitted by school buses. He is also leading the city's effort to fine and shut down corporate polluters, and Cardenas established a new law requiring new industrial businesses meet tough safety standards to protect public health." (www.tonycardenasforcongress.com)
  • Tony Cardenas. Video: Tony Cardenas (part 1 of 2). 31 July 2008. "I just wanted to applaud the effort of our increasing ability to reduce our carbon footprint as a city." (www.youtube.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Guns: Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Darrell Satzman. Los Angeles Times: Ordinance Aims at Local Gun Dealers. 17 May 1997. "Local firearms dealers would be required to tighten their security arrangements or risk losing their licenses under a proposed ordinance that will be introduced at Monday's City Council meeting by Mayor Raul Godinez II...If it passes, the ordinance would require firearms dealers in San Fernando to comply with a state law governing the storage of commercial firearms that currently only applies to cities with more than 50,000 residents...On Friday, Godinez was joined by Assemblymen Tony Cardenas (D-Sylmar) and Robert Hertzberg (D-Sherman Oaks) and Police Chief Dominick Rivetti at a news conference to announce the proposed ordinance...the law would make San Fernando and its surrounding communities safer by reducing the number of stolen weapons on the street." (articles.latimes.com)
  • Nancy Hill-Holtzman. Los Angeles Times: Politicians Say State Should Allow Stronger Local Gun Control. 1 March 1997. "Democratic Assemblyman Tony Cardenas' Sylmar district also abuts the crime scene. He predicted the shootout would spur legislators to action in Sacramento. 'We should be much more aggressive in preventing people from getting their hands on those guns,' Cardenas said. 'I can't fathom why anyone would need a weapon like that.'" (articles.latimes.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act? 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 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

  • Tony Cardenas. Twitter: @tonycardenassfv. 15 June 2012. "I applaud President Obama's action in response to Congress's inaction. This will allow millions of determined... http://twitter.com/tonycardenassfv/status/213781697894948866 (fb.me)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marriage: Do you support same-sex marriage? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Project Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
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.
Unknown Position Unknown 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

  • Tony Cardenas. Consensus-Builder Cardenas Aims to Break Washington Gridlock. 29 July 2011. "If entrusted by the voters to represent them in our nation's capitol, they look to my record of leadership, knowing I'll protect Social Security and Medicare so they remain strong for our seniors both today and tomorrow." (www.tonycardenasforcongress.com)

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