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A look at all the 2018 races for the Georgia House of Representatives

House District 164

All statements, answers, and information found within the 159 Georgia Together voter guide were collected via an electronic survey. Due to the sheer volume of information collected and the number of candidates that submitted survey data, all of the information presented in the guide is verbatim per the input from the survey participants (including any spelling or grammatical errors).

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Alicia "Aer" Scott (D)

TOP 3 PRIORITIES IF ELECTED

1. Government Transparency: We need to reform the entire states ethics laws to give the people the real power to hold elected officials accountable.   2. Environmental Protection: We must protect Georgia 100 miles of coastline from pollution and destruction and ecological destruction.   3. Economic Development: We need growth and development for Georgia's rural areas and high-poverty communities.

DO YOU SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PREVENT BUSINESS OWNERS AND EMPLOYERS FROM DENYING SERVICES TO LGBTQ PEOPLE AND OTHERS BASED ON THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

Yes. You cannot and should not attempt to legislate morality, NOR should you discriminate against others based on the personal lifestyle choices you make.

DO YOU SUPPORT A CLEAN DREAM ACT THAT WOULD ALLOW FOR BOTH LEGAL STATUS FOR DREAMERS AND PROVIDE FOR A PATH TO CITIZENSHIP? 

Yes. This is America, we were built on immigration and that is what makes our country the wonderful melting pot that it is. DREAMERS and those here under DACA need citizenship immediately, bottom line. The sooner we get their citizenship, the quicker we can propel our economy to where it needs to be- the diverse rich society it was always meant to be.

DO YOU SUPPORT THE RIGHT OF WORKERS TO FORM A UNION AND BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY?

Yes. Yes! Workers in certain industries need the power of collective bargaining to ensure they are compensated fairly. Hospitality is one of them. Blue -collar workers need collective bargaining, bottom line. Or corporate greed and abuse will prevail.

DO YOU SUPPORT A LIVABLE WAGE OF A MINIMUM OF $15 PER HOUR? 

Yes. Georgia needs a livable wage. But I am not sure that $15 is the exact number. That is California's new livable wage and unfortunately, the cost of everything has gone up in California so significantly that they now have a massive working homelessness crisis. And that is a state where $15 made sense. I support a livable wage, but we need to get that number right for the Georgia economy.

DO YOU/DID YOU SUPPORT UNIVERSAL BACKGROUND CHECKS ON ALL GUN SALES?

Yes. Every single gun purchase should be public record and include a universal background check.

DO YOU SUPPORT INCENTIVES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT?

Yes. I hope to sponsor or support state legislation that will create incentives for solar and wind energy developments AND use of CDBG money to push down to City Governments for building renewable energy affordable housing.

DO YOU SUPPORT PUBLIC VOUCHERS BEING USED FOR PRIVATE OR CHARTER SCHOOLS?

No. Public vouchers should not be used to fund any private schools-ever.

DO YOU SUPPORT BUILDING ON THE SUCCESSES OF THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND MEDICAID?

Yes. Georgia needs to expand Medicaid. I am for Single-payer.

DO YOU SUPPORT A VOTING RIGHTS ACT THAT WOULD INCLUDE THE PRE-CLEARANCE PROVISIONS OF SECTION V FOR ALL STATES AND JURISDICTIONS?

No.

WILL YOU SUPPORT POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT INCREASE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION, AND OPPOSE POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT LIMIT OR REDUCE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION?

Yes. I am pro-choice woman.

WOULD YOU SUPPORT STRENGTHENING SOCIAL SECURITY FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES AND PUTTING THE PROGRAM ON A MORE STABLE FISCAL PATH

Yes. We must ensure that our elderly population is sustained. Social Security is prefunded to about 2034, we need to make sure it is stabilized now.

DO YOU SUPPORT THE REPEAL OF MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING?

Yes. It is both unfair and destructive, all across the nation and it tends to affect minority communities in a disparate manner.

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Ron Stephens (R)

DO YOU SUPPORT LEGISLATION THAT WOULD PREVENT BUSINESS OWNERS AND EMPLOYERS FROM DENYING SERVICES TO LGBTQ PEOPLE AND OTHERS BASED ON THEIR RELIGIOUS BELIEFS?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT ENDING CASH BAIL FOR LOW-LEVEL OFFENSES? 

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT THE CREATION OF A NON-PARTISAN INDEPENDENT REDISTRICTING COMMISSION?

No response yet. 

WOULD YOU SUPPORT AN ENGLISH-ONLY CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT IF IT WERE ON THE BALLOT?

No response yet.

DO YOU SUPPORT THE RIGHT OF WORKERS TO FORM A UNION AND BARGAIN COLLECTIVELY?

No response yet. 

DID YOU/DO YOU SUPPORT GUNS ON CAMPUS?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT ELECTRICITY RATE INCREASES TO COMPLETE TWO NUCLEAR REACTORS AT PLANT VOGTLE?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT CHANGING GEORGIA'S VOTING SYSTEM TO A VOTER-MARKED (PEN OR PENCIL) PAPER BALLOT WITH OPTICAL SCANNERS?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF EARLY VOTING?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT PUBLIC VOUCHERS BEING USED FOR PRIVATE AND/OR CHARTER SCHOOLS?

No response yet. 

DO YOU SUPPORT MEDICAID EXPANSION OR ANOTHER GEORGIA-SPECIFIC PLAN TO EXTEND HEALTH INSURANCE TO LOW-INCOME GEORGIANS?

No response yet. 

WILL YOU SUPPORT POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT INCREASE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION, AND OPPOSE POLICIES AND LEGISLATION THAT LIMIT OR REDUCE ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE, INCLUDING ABORTION?

No response yet. 

WOULD YOU SUPPORT EFFORTS TO STRENGTHEN SOCIAL SECURITY FOR CURRENT AND FUTURE RETIREES AND PUT THE PROGRAM ON A MORE STABLE FISCAL PATH?

No response yet.

DO YOU SUPPORT A LIVABLE WAGE OF A MINIMUM OF $15 PER HOUR?

No response yet.