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Former Director of the E.P.A (Pres. Bush Cabinet); Former Republican Governor (NJ):
Christie Todd Whitman on the Issues

Christie Todd Whitman on Abortion

  • Supports abortion rights. (Dec 2000)

Christie Todd Whitman on Budget & Economy

  • $7.3B EPA budget is part of right-sized federal budget. (Feb 2001)

Christie Todd Whitman on Civil Rights

  • Fight “bias crimes” based on gender or disability. (Dec 2000)
  • Supports affirmative action. (Dec 2000)
  • Supports gay rights. (Dec 2000)
  • Economic opportunity regardless of gender or ethnicity. (Sep 2000)
  • Do not allow president’s power to corrupt feminist values. (Oct 1998)

Christie Todd Whitman on Corporations

No stance on record.

Christie Todd Whitman on Crime

  • End early release; enforce “three strikes”; build prisons. (Dec 2000)

Christie Todd Whitman on Drugs

  • Enforce drug laws to reduce crime. (Dec 2000)
  • More federal funding for all aspects of Drug War. (Aug 2000)

Christie Todd Whitman on Education

  • Statewide standards ensure quality education. (Dec 2000)
  • Improve education with choice, charter schools, & character. (Jan 2000)
  • Supports charter schools; now 50 in NJ. (Dec 2000)

Christie Todd Whitman on Energy & Oil

  • Voluntary partnerships reduce greenhouse gases economically. (Aug 2000)
  • Kyoto Treaty must include reductions by all countries. (Aug 2000)
  • Member of Bush’s National Energy Policy Development Group. (May 2001)
  • Tax credits & more funding for renewable energy research. (May 2001)
  • Open small fraction of ANWR for regulated production . (May 2001)
  • Long-term energy stability avoids high-polluting emergencies. (May 2001)

Christie Todd Whitman on Environment

  • Set arsenic standard at 10 ppb in drinking water. (Oct 2001)
  • No longer WHETHER, but HOW to act environmentally. (Jan 2001)
  • New era of policy beyond “command and control”. (Jan 2001)
  • EPA principles: local cooperation, clear science-based goals. (Jan 2001)
  • Spearheaded preservation in heavily developed NJ. (Dec 2000)
  • Supports “smart growth” against suburban sprawl. (Dec 2000)
  • Unfettered development is ugly; smart growth instead. (Apr 2000)
  • Protect clean water via watershed management plans. (Jan 2000)

Christie Todd Whitman on Families & Children

No stance on record.

Christie Todd Whitman on Foreign Policy

  • Discuss with G-8: climate change, health, development. (Feb 2001)

Christie Todd Whitman on Free Trade

  • Promotes trade with many other countries. (Jan 2001)
  • Free trade has created jobs; much more is possible. (May 2000)
  • Supports Pan-American Free Trade Agreement. (May 2000)
  • Foreign trade is key to growing the economy. (May 2000)

Christie Todd Whitman on Government Reform

No stance on record.

Christie Todd Whitman on Gun Control

  • Initiated Zero Tolerance for Guns in schools. (Jan 2001)

Christie Todd Whitman on Health Care

  • New diesel pollution control protects public health. (Feb 2001)
  • Require insurance companies to pay for 48-hour maternity. (Dec 2000)
  • Use tobacco funds to increase number of insured adults. (Jan 2000)
  • Protect state tobacco settlement funds from federal seizure. (Apr 1999)

Christie Todd Whitman on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

Christie Todd Whitman on Immigration

No stance on record.

Christie Todd Whitman on Jobs

No stance on record.

Christie Todd Whitman on Principles & Values

  • Religious affiliation: Presbyterian. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of National Governors Association. (Jan 2000)
  • Member of the Republican Leadership Council. (Jan 2001)

Christie Todd Whitman on Social Security

No stance on record.

Christie Todd Whitman on Tax Reform

  • Reduced state income tax by 30%. (Jan 2001)
  • Cut business taxes and other taxes. (Dec 2000)
  • Cut NJ taxes by 30%; zero taxes for 380,000 poor. (Dec 2000)
  • Cut property taxes, rebated payments. (Dec 2000)
  • Taxpayers should benefit first and most from budget surplus. (Jan 2000)
  • No national sales tax or VAT. (Feb 2000)

Christie Todd Whitman on War & Peace

No stance on record.

Christie Todd Whitman on Welfare & Poverty

  • Supports “Work First” & welfare benefit limits. (Dec 2000)
  • Help working poor with earned income tax credit. (Jan 2000)
  • Promote energy security with more LIHEAP spending. (May 2001)