Party: Democratic

Incumbent: No

Headquarters: 772 Union St., West Springfield, MA 01089
Phone: (413) 737-7756

Town: West Springfield

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Health costs

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?

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State pensions

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?

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MCAS

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?

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Public records

Should the state Legislature be exempt from the state's public records law?

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Party leadership

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.

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Endorsements

Will you make public any questionnaires you fill out in pursuit of the endorsement of unions or other groups?

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Legislative audit

Should the Legislature be subject to a full audit?

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Formal sessions

Is the Legislature holding enough full formal sessions?

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Term limits

Should there be term limits for the jobs of House Speaker and Senate President?

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