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Senate Races

Senate District 32

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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Kay Kirkpatrick (R, Incumbent)

TOP 3 PRIORITIES IF ELECTED

1) Improve the state of Georgia's health
2) Support our veterans and military
3) Improve public safety for all our citizens

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. 

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

No response. 

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

No response. 

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

No response.

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

No response. 

DID YOU/DO YOU SUPPORT GUNS ON CAMPUS?

No response. 

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

No response. 

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

No response. 

DO YOU SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF EARLY VOTING?

No response. 

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

No response. 

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

No response. 

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. 

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.

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

No response.

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Christine Triebsch (D)

TOP 3 PRIORITIES IF ELECTED

1. Health Care.  All Georgians should have access to quality affordable health care and that includes expanding Medicaid.  2. Public Education.  All public schools should be fully funded and the parents should select the school board and the school board needs to maintain control of the school at the local level. I believe the schools should offer S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) programs. Our schools should be safe, but arming our teachers is not the answer.  3. Gerrymandering. We need an independent, non-partisan, neutral committee to redraw fair districts. Voters should pick their representatives, not the other way around.   

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. I do not support legislation that discriminates. Period.

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

Yes. It appears the cash bail system for low level offenses is discriminatory in that it targets poor people who cannot afford bail.

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

Yes. See my third priority above.

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

No. The State of Georgia is made up of people from different backgrounds who speak different languages.

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

Yes. The unions give the workers a strong voice.

DID YOU/DO YOU SUPPORT GUNS ON CAMPUS?

No. No. Never. Period.

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

In all honesty, I need more information before I can answer this question. I will take the time to research this issue.

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

Yes. I support a system that allows for a paper trail of recorded votes. We need voter confidence and transparency in our voting system.

DO YOU SUPPORT THE EXPANSION OF EARLY VOTING?

Yes. I believe polls should be open and available to people during the week and on weekends, both Saturday and Sunday, for early voting.  We need to make voting easier and more convenient for people. A true democracy is where all members of society are able to cast their vote.  I support expanding polling location hours, absentee ballot voting and early voting.

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

No. See my second priority above.

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

Yes. I believe expanding Medicaid will both help those in need as well as grow our economy. 

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 will support policies and legislation that protect women's reproductive health care.

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

Yes. I support social security now as well as strengthening it for our future. 

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

Yes. I support a livable wage.