"I am patriotic and I believe that democracy includes exercising my right to vote by choosing amongst candidates. For a number of election cycles I have not had choice, so I determined that I would run."
— Submitted by the candidate
The Mass. Taxpayers Foundation recently recommended that local officials be given the power to design their own health plans without having to negotiate with the unions, and that state retirees use Medicare for their primary health care coverage. Do you support these proposals?
The foundation also proposed changes in state and municipal pensions, such as increasing the retirement age and capping annual pensions at $100,000. Do you agree?
Do you believe in keeping the requirement that a student must pass the MCAS or an MCAS-like test in order to graduate from high school?
Should the state Legislature be exempt from the state's public records law?
Cite any votes (if an incumbent) or positions (if a challenger or newcomer) you have taken that disagree with the stance taken by your party's legislative leadership.
"The party's leadership was split on gambling, so I differ with some of them."
Will you make public any questionnaires you fill out in pursuit of the endorsement of unions or other groups?
"Only if relevant."
Should the Legislature be subject to a full audit?
Is the Legislature holding enough full formal sessions?
Should there be term limits for the jobs of House Speaker and Senate President?
"Same term limits as everyone else."