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Q&A: Senate District 19 (R) – James P. White

jamespwhiteNAME: James P. White

POLITICAL PARTY: Republican

OCCUPATION: Retired

RESIDENCE: Albuquerque

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RELEVANT EXPERIENCE: State Representative 2009-2014

EDUCATION: BA, Math and Economics; MA, Systems management

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE: n/a

1. I am against raising taxes or fees on New Mexicans. If the current revenue forcasts persist, we must find a way to cut back on spending by looking at each department individually and eliminating waste and abuse.

2. I do not support raising the minimum wage. 3. Any teacher evaluation process must include some percentage of student progress.

4. I do not support legalizing recreational marijuana. 5. I support legislation that ensures all students can read proficiently by the third grade.

6. I am against raiding the state’s permanent fund.

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7. I support the creation of an ethics commission.

8. I support Right-To-Work legislation.

9. I am pro-life and support banning late term abortions. 10. I support a law banning coyote-killing contests. I oppose banning trapping and poisons on public lands. 11. This is a highly personal situation, however, I could support an aid-in-dying legislation under the right circumstances.

12. I support moving the vehicle excise tax to the transportation fund.

13. I would support a temporary plan to help the current staffing problem. However, long-term, individuals should not be allowed to collect a retirement check and paycheck from the state.

14. I oppose letting decline-to-state voters vote in partisan primary elections.

15. I support expanding the state’s three strikes law for violent repeat offenders.

16. I support a cooling off period. 17. I support allowing local governments to impose a curfew.

18. I support the archiving of webcasts of government meetings. 19. I am opposed to legislative salaries for state legislators.

20. No, they represent a cross-section of the populace. Personal background 1. No 2. No 3. No

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