CAMPAIGN MAILING ADDRESS:
NAME OF CANDIDATE COMMITTEE:
PREVIOUS PUBLIC OFFICE HELD:
PREVIOUS PUBLIC OFFICE SOUGHT:
HOW MUCH DO YOU ANTICIPATE SPENDING IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION?
HOW MUCH DO YOU ANTICIPATE SPENDING IN THE GENERAL ELECTION?
HOW MANY ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS ARE INVOLVED IN YOUR CAMPAIGN?
LIST ENDORSEMENTS FROM OTHER ORGANIZATIONS YOU HAVE RECEIVED TO DATE:
HOW MUCH MONEY WILL/HAVE YOU PERSONALLY CONTRIBUTED TO YOUR EFFORT?
WOULD YOU ACCEPT FINANCIAL SUPPORT AND/OR RECCOMENDATION FROM REALTORS?
MAXIMUM AMOUNT YOU WILL ACCEPT FROM SINGLE CONTRIBUTORS AND PACs:
1. If elected or re-elected, what will be your top priority?
2. Michigan is trending toward economic recovery. What should state government do to provide more economic opportunity for business and our citizens?
3. Discuss Michigan's budget by answering any of the following. Do we spend enough? Has there been enough focus on debt reduction and sustainable spending? How would you utilize the current surplus in Lansing? Is there an appropriate time of year to complete the budget?
4. Do you believe Michigan's overall business, personal or property tax structures are at an appropriate level? Are there changes you would like to see?
5. Some legislative proposals have centered on a major expansion of the current sales tax base to include most if not all of the service sector. Do you have thoughts specifically on our current sales taxation system and potentially moving to an expanded sales tax base?
6. Proposal A of 1994 significantly changed Michigan's property taxation. What do you see as some benefits and/or flaws in this system of taxation? What measures would you propose to improve the system?
7. How do you feel about legislation that would mandate implementation of energy efficiencies or condition of the well and septic system for residential property at the time of sale?
8. Many in the legislature are pushing to eliminate barriers to job growth and investment in Michigan. Are there any barriers that you seek to remove? Are there benefits to licensing or regulation?
9. To varying degrees of success, some counties have established land banks to facilitate transfer of government-owned tax foreclosed properties into private ownership. Do you have thoughts on local government partnering with the private sector to effectively return property into productive private ownership?
10. What is an appropriate cost of property tax record information to the public? How should this information be made available by local governments?
11. How do you feel about real estate development? What are your views on 'urban sprawl'?
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