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

House District 179

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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Julie Jordan (D)

TOP 3 PRIORITIES IF ELECTED

Economic development and a living wage!  We must do more to prepare local residents for the changing economy so that we can be competitive in a global market. Increased job training and continued efforts to bring new industries into the area are key to expanding job opportunities in Glynn County.  To prepare our children to be college and career ready, we must expand access to quality Pre-K education. We need to provide Pre-K education and transportation to all of our families.  Over 25% of our children are growing up in poverty and they must have access to high quality schools and teachers to succeed. The benefits of early education include lower retention rates and higher graduation rates and is one of the best investments that we can make as a community to help our students compete in the job market and in life.  Our Georgia coast is one of our most beautiful and greatest asset. Tourists come from all over the world to visit our beaches and marshes and shrimpers, fishermen and the seafood industry rely on our nutrient rich waters. These resources are threatened by offshore drilling, seismic testing and unmanaged coastal development. We must protect and preserve our home and we must do it together! 

WOULD YOU SUPPORT PASSAGE OF THE EQUALITY ACT, WHICH WOULD GRANT MEMBERS OF THE LGBT COMMUNITY THE SAME FEDERAL PROTECTIONS AGAINST DISCRIMINATION THAT EXIST FOR PEOPLE BASED ON RACE, COLOR, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, DISABILITY, AND RELIGION?

Yes. Equal rights are human rights and the LGBTQ community deserves equal protection against discrimination. 

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

Yes. Dreamers are contributing members of our community and must be granted legal status and a path to citizenship.

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

Yes. 

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

Yes. A living wage may be different depending on the community and the cost of living.

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

Yes. I support universal background checks for all gun sales, including gun shows, private sales and internet sales.

DO YOU SUPPORT INCENTIVES FOR RENEWABLE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT?

Yes. We need to move towards more renewable energy sources like solar and wind by subsidizing companies' research and development, while keeping costs down for consumers with rebates.

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

No. 

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

Yes. First priority should be to expand Medicaid in Georgia and work to close the healthcare gap.

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

Yes. We need to increase voter access, not limit it.

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. 

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

Yes.

DO YOU SUPPORT THE REPEAL OF MANDATORY MINIMUM SENTENCING?

Yes. 

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Don Hogan (R, Incumbent)

TOP 3 PRIORITIES IF ELECTED

No response yet

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.