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Kevin Jones' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Kevin Jones has refused to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2018 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2018.

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

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation? "Pro-Life." https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/140747/kevin-jones/ (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

  • "Debt consumes vital resources, weighing on our economy and driving an ever increasing tax burden. Spending, debt and taxes must all be reined in to unleash the full potential of our economy to create needed jobs." http://kevinjonesforcongress.com/priorities/ (kevinjonesforcongress.com)
  • "We must improve job opportunities in our rural and urban communities, and use tax cuts to stimulate economic prosperity and increased wages in eastern Kansas." https://www.facebook.com/KevinJonesForCongress/posts/1864748366901823 (www.facebook.com)
No Inferred Answer Budget: In order to balance the budget, do you support reducing defense spending? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Ensuring funding for a strong military must be a top priority, along with restoring the lost tactical leadership resulting from the Obama Administration’s purge of combat experienced officers and frontline soldiers." http://kevinjonesforcongress.com/priorities/ (kevinjonesforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Campaign Finance: Do you support the regulation of indirect campaign contributions from corporations and unions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support limits on corporate contributions for state candidates? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/140747/kevin-jones/ (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support limits on Political Action Committee contributions for state candidates? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/140747/kevin-jones/ (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support federal spending as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Federal spending is inefficient and fueled by unsustainable debt. Debt consumes vital resources, weighing on our economy and driving an ever increasing tax burden. Spending, debt and taxes must all be reined in to unleash the full potential of our economy to create needed jobs." http://kevinjonesforcongress.com/priorities/ (kevinjonesforcongress.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Economy: Do you support lowering corporate taxes as a means of promoting economic growth? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "We must improve job opportunities in our rural and urban communities, and use tax cuts to stimulate economic prosperity and increased wages in eastern Kansas." https://www.facebook.com/KevinJonesForCongress/posts/1864748366901823 (www.facebook.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Education: Do you support requiring states to adopt federal education standards? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support the national Common Core State Standards initiative? "Yes." https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/140747/kevin-jones/ (votesmart.org)
Yes Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support government funding for the development of renewable energy (e.g. solar, wind, thermal)? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/140747/kevin-jones/ (votesmart.org)
  • Do you support state funding for improvements to Kansas's energy infrastructure? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/140747/kevin-jones/ (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Energy & Environment: Do you support the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/140747/kevin-jones/ (votesmart.org)
No Inferred Answer Guns: Do you generally support gun-control legislation? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/140747/kevin-jones/ (votesmart.org)
  • Should a license be required for gun possession? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/140747/kevin-jones/ (votesmart.org)
  • Should background checks be required on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows? "No" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/140747/kevin-jones/ (votesmart.org)
  • Should citizens be allowed to carry concealed guns? "Yes" https://votesmart.org/candidate/political-courage-test/140747/kevin-jones/ (votesmart.org)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Health Care: Do you support repealing the 2010 Affordable Care Act ("Obamacare")? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support the construction of a wall along the Mexican border? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Build the wall. Zero tolerance. Provide proof. #BuildTheWall #ks2 #MAGA #kevinjonesforcongress" https://twitter.com/kevinicolejones/status/101020537055852544 (twitter.com)
Yes Inferred Answer Immigration: Do you support requiring immigrants who are unlawfully present to return to their country of origin before they are eligible for citizenship? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • "Build the wall. Zero tolerance. Provide proof. #BuildTheWall #ks2 #MAGA #kevinjonesforcongress" https://twitter.com/kevinicolejones/status/1010205370558525441 (twitter.com)
Unknown Position Unknown Answer Marijuana: Do you support the legalization of marijuana for recreational purposes? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Should the United States use military force in order to prevent governments hostile to the U.S. from possessing a nuclear weapon? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

  • Despite exhaustive research, Vote Smart was unable to find information about this candidate's position.
Unknown Position Unknown Answer National Security: Do you support increased American intervention in Middle Eastern conflicts beyond air support? View Citations

Vote Smart's Research

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

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

Kansas State Legislative Election 2012 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 generally support pro-choice or pro-life legislation?
Yesb) Should abortions be illegal after the first trimester of pregnancy?
Noc) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
Nod) 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:
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)
Slightly Decreasec) Environment
Maintain Statusd) Health care
Maintain Statuse) Law enforcement/corrections
Maintain Statusf) Transportation/infrastructure
Maintain Statusg) Welfare
Yesh) Do you support instituting an annual cap on the growth of state spending?
i) Other or expanded principles:

This is considering the current Kansas economy.

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 can use a number more than once.
Maintain Statusa) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Statusb) Cigarette taxes
Maintain Statusc) Corporate taxes
Slightly Decreased) Gas/Oil taxes
Slightly Decreasee) Property taxes
Maintain Statusf) Sales taxes
Eliminateg) Income taxes (low-income families)
Eliminateh) Income taxes (mid-income families)
Eliminatei) Income taxes (high-income families)
Noj) Do you support eliminating the Earned Income Tax Credit?
Nok) Do you support eliminating the home mortgage interest tax deduction?
l) Other or expanded principles:
3) Budget Stabilization:
Indicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing Kansas's budget.
Yesa) Establishing a "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:

This is a cash flow issue. Previous to 2012, those in positions of authority have grown our existing government spending so much that in the current economy we cannot pay for it. Nobody wants to reduce any of these, but our cash flow dictates it.

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
Nob) 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?
Yesf) Do you support allowing the governor to appoint appellate court judges with approval from the State Senate?
g) 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:

Case-by-case basis when it comes to prosecuting as an adult and minors facing criminal charges for using bad judgement.

Yesa) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
Nob) 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?
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?
g) Other or expanded principles:
Yesa) 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?
Yesd) Should parents be allowed to use vouchers to send their children to any school?
Yese) 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 Kansas's high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
Yesh) Do you support allowing municipalities to vote for property tax increases to fund local schools?
i) Other or expanded principles:
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 state funding for improvements to Kansas's energy infrastructure?
Yesd) 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:

Considering our current economy as funds allow.

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?
Noc) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
Nod) Do you support requiring individuals to purchase health care insurance?
Yese) Do you support converting Medicaid into a managed-care plan by 2013?
Nof) Do you support expanding Medicaid in Kansas in compliance with the Affordable Care Act?
Yesg) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
Yesh) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
i) Other or expanded principles:

h) must be accountability, e) Managed care part... There is no proof that that works, but worth a try. Not something that can't be undone.

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 Kansas's anti-discrimination laws?
Nod) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in Kansas'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 or implementation, please explain how you would obtain this funding.

I have a vision to see Kansas be a model for our nation. These 3 things must be accomplished: 1) notable job creation & sustainment (tax policy that attracts & keeps good paying jobs), 2) premier lifelong education (We are competing with the world and our competitiveness & economy vitally depend on a highly skilled workforce), and 3) protecting our God given rights, liberties, & freedoms (A church should not have to provide health care benefits that violate the teaching of the church, such as abortion. Nor should the government dictate the size of drink we purchase. No nanny state.).

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