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Democratic VA Governor:
Mark Warner on the Issues

Mark Warner on Abortion

  • Protect responsible Choice. (Nov 2001)

Mark Warner on Budget & Economy

  • Popularity based on credit for saving state's finances. (Apr 2006)
  • Close the largest budget shortfall in Virginia's history. (Jan 2004)
  • Must not lose AAA bond ratings. (Jan 2004)
  • Fiscal conservatism: taxpayer money is sacred. (Nov 2001)
  • Promote traditional businesses; small business, & tourism. (Nov 2001)

Mark Warner on Civil Rights

  • Eliminated Family Rule, so unrelated couples can buy homes. (Mar 2008)
  • Project Genesis: faith-based African-American home program. (Mar 2008)
  • Promote minority-owned business. (Nov 2001)
  • End racial profiling; more minority police. (Nov 2001)
  • Extend hate crimes to include sexual orientation. (Nov 2001)

Mark Warner on Corporations

  • More state contracts for minority & women-owned businesses. (Mar 2008)

Mark Warner on Crime

  • 2004: much-needed funding for law enforcement. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports a fair death penalty. (Nov 2001)
  • More enforcement and more prevention. (Nov 2001)
  • Focus juvenile justice on workforce training. (Nov 2001)
  • Supports Virginia�s victim�s bill of rights. (Nov 2001)
  • Abolish parole. (Nov 2001)

Mark Warner on Drugs

  • Restricted meth ingredients and reduced meth labs. (Mar 2008)
  • Increase penalties for illegal drugs. (Jul 1996)

Mark Warner on Education

  • 2004: 14 of 32 failing schools graduated from NCLB program. (Mar 2008)
  • 2002 PASS initiative included private & faith-based groups. (Mar 2008)
  • Supports Standards of Learning, but not tests. (Nov 2001)
  • Require character education in public schools. (Nov 2001)
  • Involve whole communities in schools. (Jan 2001)
  • High-Tech Partnership for Historically Black Colleges. (Jan 2001)
  • No school prayer amendment. (Jul 1996)
  • Supports public schools. (Nov 2001)
  • Promote public school competition & choice. (Nov 2001)

Mark Warner on Energy & Oil

  • Drastically reduced emissions from VA coal power plants. (Mar 2008)

Mark Warner on Environment

  • Tougher discharge regulations on Chesapeake Bay. (Mar 2008)
  • Redevelop Virginia�s brownfields. (Nov 2001)
  • Preserve open space & control suburban sprawl. (Nov 2001)
  • Economic prosperity depends on wise use of natural resources. (Nov 2001)

Mark Warner on Families & Children

  • Mandatory arrest upon evidence of domestic violence. (Nov 2001)

Mark Warner on Foreign Policy

  • UN participation & economic aid only when within US interest. (Jul 1996)

Mark Warner on Free Trade

  • Supports NAFTA, GATT, and WTO. (Jul 1996)
  • Consider human rights record for MFN status. (Jul 1996)

Mark Warner on Government Reform

  • No PAC contributions; yes full disclosure. (Nov 1996)
  • Supports line-item veto. (Jul 1996)

Mark Warner on Gun Control

  • Protect sportsmen�s rights & the Second Amendment. (Nov 2001)

Mark Warner on Health Care

  • As governor, 138,000 more children covered by insurance. (Mar 2008)
  • Get every eligible child health care. (Nov 2001)
  • Answer seniors� questions with �Senior Navigator�. (Jan 2001)
  • Supports Virginia Health Care Foundation for under-served. (Jan 2001)

Mark Warner on Homeland Security

  • Remove the "ghost fleet" of 100 aging ships in James River. (Mar 2008)
  • Relax wiretapping restrictions for the FBI. (Nov 1996)

Mark Warner on Immigration

  • Federal failure on immigration means states must take action. (Mar 2008)
  • Limit social payments to immigrants; support English. (Jul 1996)

Mark Warner on Jobs

  • No employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Mar 2008)
  • Increase minimum wage; support homeless job training. (Jul 1996)

Mark Warner on Principles & Values

  • Term-limited as governor in 2008. (Jun 2006)
  • We can't win presidency in only 16 blue states. (Jun 2006)

Mark Warner on Social Security

No stance on record.

Mark Warner on Tax Reform

  • 2003 tax package raised some taxes & removed low-income tax. (Mar 2008)
  • Cut taxes for at least 65% of Virginians. (Jan 2004)

Mark Warner on War & Peace

  • Sensible timeline to bring troops home from Iraq. (Apr 2008)
  • On Hezbollah soldier abductions: "Stands with Israel". (Jul 2006)
  • Supports deployment of US troops to the former Yugoslavia. (Jul 1996)

Mark Warner on Welfare & Poverty

  • Expand enterprise zones. (Nov 2001)
  • Housing vouchers & tax incentives against homelessness. (Jul 1996)
  • Require work to receive welfare benefits. (Jul 1996)
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