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Democratic Governor (NY):
David Paterson on the Issues

David Paterson on Abortion

  • Proposed $1 billion stem cell research initiative. (Mar 2008)
  • Rated 100% by NARAL, indicating a pro-choice voting record. (Dec 2003)

David Paterson on Budget & Economy

No stance on record.

David Paterson on Civil Rights

  • Teach tolerance, including sexual orientation. (Jan 2009)
  • Champion for minority- and women-owned businesses. (Mar 2008)

David Paterson on Corporations

No stance on record.

David Paterson on Crime

  • Intelligence-driven, state-of-the-art crime analysis centers. (Jan 2009)

David Paterson on Drugs

  • Rockefeller Drug Laws have failed badly. (Jan 2009)

David Paterson on Education

  • SAY YES program: public-private partnerships for college. (Jan 2009)

David Paterson on Energy & Oil

  • 45 by 15: 45% clean electricity by 2015. (Jan 2009)

David Paterson on Environment

No stance on record.

David Paterson on Families & Children

David Paterson on Foreign Policy

No stance on record.

David Paterson on Free Trade

No stance on record.

David Paterson on Government Reform

No stance on record.

David Paterson on Gun Control

  • Rated F by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun control voting record. (Dec 2003)

David Paterson on Health Care

  • Cover an additional 400,000 New Yorkers. (Jan 2009)
  • Address epidemic of childhood obesity. (Jan 2009)

David Paterson on Homeland Security

No stance on record.

David Paterson on Immigration

No stance on record.

David Paterson on Jobs

  • Expect 225,000 New Yorkers to be laid off in this recession. (Jan 2009)
  • Rated 100% by the AFL-CIO, indicating a pro-union voting record. (Dec 2003)

David Paterson on Local Issues

No stance on record.

David Paterson on Principles & Values

  • Democratic leader of State Senate before governorship. (Mar 2008)

David Paterson on Social Security

No stance on record.

David Paterson on Tax Reform

  • Property taxes are too high; cap them. (Jan 2009)

David Paterson on War & Peace

No stance on record.

David Paterson on Welfare & Poverty

  • Partner with non-profit sector to recruit more volunteers. (Jan 2009)