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2012 race for Kansas State Senate, 3rd District

Candidate selector Kansas State Senate, 3rd District

Welcome to our candidate selector for Kansas State Senate, 3rd District. It's a fun and educational tool that can help you decide which candidate(s) you agree with the most.

Here's how it works. Below, we've listed a set of issues and the candidates' positions on these issues. Check the box next to a candidate's response if you agree with it. After you're done, we'll tell you which candidate(s) you agreed with the most.

Please note that this is meant to be fun and educational - but shouldn't necessarily be used as the de facto way of making such an important decision. We encourage you to learn as much as you can about each candidate.

There has been concern that the tax cuts signed into law by Gov. Sam Brownback will prevent adequate funding of schools, social services and public safety and other areas of the state budget. Do you support or oppose the tax cuts?

The state is the target of a lawsuit that alleges the Legislature has shirked its constitutional duty to adequately fund public schools. Does the state need to increase funding to public schools? Please explain your answer.

Various proposals have come up in the Legislature that would allow state dollars or tax credits to be used to finance a voucher system for students to attend private or parochial schools. Would you vote in favor of such a measure?

Do you support legislation that would allow the governor to appoint judges to the Kansas Court of Appeals that are subject only to Senate confirmation?

The Brownback administration is trying to reform the state's Medicaid program by turning it over to three private, managed-care insurance companies under a plan called KanCare. Do you support or oppose this proposal? Please provide an explanation.

During the last legislative session, the Legislature and Gov. Sam Brownback failed to come up with redistricting plans. Would you support legislation that would establish an independent commission to redraw legislative and congressional districts?

Do you support or oppose the Kansas Preservation of Religious Freedom Act, which supporters say will prevent government from forcing a person to violate their religious beliefs, while opponents say it would invite discrimination against homosexuals?

What is your top priority if elected, and what would you do to get that done?