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Utah House District 44

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    Andrew Stoddard

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Utah continues to be one of only 11 states with no limit on the amount of money an individual can contribute to a political campaign, and one of only 5 states with no limits on what a corporation can contribute. Do you favor any limits on donations to political campaigns? Why or why not?

What is the legislature’s role in addressing the homeless problem and assuring affordable housing for the working poor?

Not all school districts are able to provide the same resources for their students. How should we support school districts with lesser ability (primarily because of lower property values) to raise revenue?

The Utah State Constitution reads, in part, "Both male and female citizens of this State shall enjoy equally all civil, political and religious rights and privileges." The Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the United States reads, “Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.” Should Utah ratify the ERA which expresses the same view as the Utah Constitution? Explain your position.

Campaign Mailing Address 6120 so. 520 east
Murray, Ut 84107
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Campaign Phone (801) 635-4973
Current Employment City of West Jordan
Education -Murray High School 1981 -B.A. University of Utah 1991
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Yes. Fairness, I would like to see all candidates working off of an equal playing field. I also would like to make sure that no candidates are bought and paid for, by a person or Corporation.
The legislature's role for the people; To assure affordable housing, To insure that all people who are in need of Mental Health assistance, and Drug Addiction assistance, have access to it.
I would like to work with Corporations, (locally), who directly profit from a well trained and well educated work force. It only makes sense that they would want to invest in a well prepared pool of potential employees.
I agree with the Utah State Constitution, where it states "Both male and female citizens of this State shall enjoy equally all civil, political and religious rights and privileges." The Equal Rights Amendment was first introduced in 1923. In 1971/72 it was approved with states needing to ratify. They set a deadline of 1979, it expired. Then it was extended to 1982, it expired. Today we are in the year 2020. Many things have changed drastically. I would not vote to ratify. It is outdated. I would support the U.S. Congress in an attempt to rewrite the amendment including all citizens.
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Campaign Mailing Address 218 East 8135 South
Sandy, UT 84070
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Campaign Phone (801) 884-9943
Twitter @repastoddard
Current Employment Murray City Prosecutor
Education BA in Psychology from the University of Utah JD from Brigham Young University
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I believe that there should be limits to campaigns in our states. Without them, what you see is major donors and PACs funding candidates. While they should have a voice, it should be restrained so that our elected officials do not feel beholden to them.
In the legislature, we set the policy for the state. If we do not prioritize these issues, they will not be adequately addressed. Operation Rio Grande was not the answer, and I do not know if we have the answer in our current system, but we need to keep working on solving homelessness. We also need to make sure that we are setting the example by funding affordable housing projects and grants. Another issue is addressing a living wage to make sure that those who are working can afford to live.
There should be some measure of equalization. In our state, we have the right to a quality education. It should not be based on where someone lives. I recognize that differences will exist due to geography and density, but we need to make sure that the state supports all districts.
Absolutely. Even though our constitution provides similar protections, it sends a message that we want everyone to receive those protections regardless of where they are at in our country.