Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

November 6, 2012 Ohio General Election

Candidates for U.S. Representative District 14, Ohio

Dale Virgil Blanchard - D
Elaine Mastromatteo - G
David Macko - L
Steven C. LaTourette - R
David P. Joyce - R
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Dale Virgil Blanchard
Elaine Mastromatteo
David Macko
Steven C. LaTourette
David P. Joyce
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
On Entering Public Service
Illegal Immigration and Reform
Illegal Immigration Amnesty
Border Security
Securing Our Borders
Social Services to Illegal Immigrants
Children Citizenship of Illegals
English as the Official National Language
Local Enforcement of Immigration Laws
E-Verify System
Undocumented Immigrants Impact on US Economy
Federal Enforcement of Immigration Laws
State Enforcement of Federal Immigration Laws
State and Local Immigration Laws
High-Skilled Worker Immigration
Guest Worker Program
Visa Enforcement
Citizenship through Military Service
Arizona's Strict New Immigration Law
English-Only Laws
Review of the 14th Amendment
Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
Real ID Act
Database Of Foreigners
Immigration Application Fees
Using National Guard Troops to Secure Mexican Border
Driver's Licenses to Illegals
Employers Who Hire Illegals
Organization of American States (OAS) Diplomacy
Illegal Immigration as a Felony
Criminalize Assistance to Illegal Immigrants
H-1B Program
Immigrant Troops
Undocumented Immigrants
Electronic Verification System for Employers
Legal Status for Undocumented Farm Workers
Naturalization Backlog for Immigrants
Legal Residency for Immigrant Youth
Alien Minors
Permanent Partners Immigration Act
Minutemen Project
North America Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
Trade Policy Priorities
Free Market Vision
Trade with China
Free Trade Agreements (FTA)
Global Workers' Rights
Global Environmental Standards
China Currency Manipulation
Barriers to American Goods in Other Countries
Incentives to Move Offshore
Protective Tariffs
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA)
Unfair Trade Practices
Trade Deficit
Fast Track Authority
World Trade Organization / General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (WTO/GATT)
Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA)
North American Union
Other Trade Agreements
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Gay, Lesbian & LGBT
Same Sex Marriage
Sexual Orientation in Anti-Discrimination Laws
Sexual Orientation Discrimination
Civil Unions & Civil Benefits
The Military Don't Ask/Don't Tell Policy
Prohibiting Same Sex Marriage Recognition between States (Defense of Marriage Act)
Homosexuality as a Choice or Genetics
Homosexuality as being Immoral or a Sin
Exposing Children to Gay Couples
Marriage Left Solely to the States
Federal Constitutional Anti-Gay Marriage Amendment
Employment Non-Discrimination Act
Equal Tax Treatment of Same Sex Couples
Domestic Partnerships
Domestic Partner Health Benefits Act
Comparison of Gay Gights Movement with Civil Rights Movement
Legislation for Hate Crimes
Gays Serving in the Military
Gays Adopting Children
Civil Rights
Civil Rights
USA Patriot Act
Gender Equality & Women's Issues
Hate Crimes
Equal Rights Amendment
Persons with Disabilities
National Security Agency (NSA) Electronic Surveillance of US Citizens
Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board
Federal Budget & Fiscal Policy
Fiscal Policy
Reducing the Deficit
Deficit Spending
Debt Limit
Government Shut Down
Federal Budget & Debt
Gold Standard
Government Efficiency
Balanced Budget & Constitutional Amendment
Presidential Line-item Veto Power
Spending Limits
Pay-As-You-Go (PAYGO) Rule for Tax Cuts or New Spending
National Security & Terrorism
National Security
War on Terrorism Policies
War on Terror
Guantanamo Bay Prison (GITMO)
National Security Agency (NSA)
NSA Surveillance of Citizens
USA Patriot Act
Torture of Terrorists
Making Our Homeland More Secure
Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission
Radical Fundamentalism
Weapons of Mass Destruction
Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
National Guard in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Defense
Domestic Intelligence Agencies
Color-Coded Warning System
Local First Responders
Air Security
Port Security
Rail Security
Hazardous Materials Security
Spent Nuclear Fuel
Drinking Water Security
Evacuation Preparedness
National Intelligence Estimate Assessment
Terrorist Prisoner Rights
Trials of Terrorist and Combantant Detainees
Habeas Corpus and Legal Rights for Combatant Detainees
Enemy Combatants
Corruption and Government Ethics
Bureaucracy & Regulations
Term Limits for US Representatives and Senators
Term Limits for Supreme Court & Federal Justices
Special Interests
Government Reform
Government Accountability
Senate Filibuster Rule
Government Agencies
State Block Grants
States' Rights
Lobbying Reform
Reporting of Lobbyist Contacts
Government Officials Becoming Lobbyists
Executive Branch Employees Accepting Corporate Gifts
Sunset Clauses
Freedom of Information Act
Citizen Participation
Availability of Government Information
Live Broadcasts of Agency Deliberations
Single 6 Year Term for US President
FEMA and Hurricane Katrina
New Orleans
U.S. Postal Service
Elections & Politics
Voting Right of Felons & Ex-Prisoners
Campaign Contribution Limits (Citizens United)
Campaign Spending Limits
Voter Photo ID and Other Requirements
Tea Party Movement
Election Reform
Campaign Finance Reform
Political Expenditures Disclosure
527 'Stealth' PACs
Bundling Campaign Contributions
Public Funding of Political Campaigns
Small Donors
Soft-money Political Contributions
Lobbyist Campaign Contributions
Reform of Redistricting (Gerrymandering)
Voting and Election Reform
Voting Machines and Paper Ballots
Election-day Registration
Equal Ballot Box Access
Help America Vote Act of 2002
DC Voting Representation in Congress
American Minorities
Latino Americans
African Americans
Native Americans
Racism and Race Relations
Racial Profiling
National Campaign for Tolerance
African American Reparations
Native Americans in American Society
Native American Rights
Casinos on Native American Reservations
US Treaties with Native Americans
Abortion, Pro-Life, Stem Cell & Cloning
Legality of Abortion - Roe v. Wade
Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Stem Cell Research
Parental Notification
Life Beginning at Conception
Criminalizing Out-of-State Abortions
Abortion Protesters
Right to Life Constitutional Amendment
Access to Contraception
The Morning After Pill (Plan B)
Partial-birth Abortions
Federal Funding for Abortion
Unborn Victims of Violence Act
Child Custody Protection Act
Abortion for Rape and Incest
Stem-cell Research for Medical Advancements
Using Embryos in Stem Cell Research
Federal Funding for Stem Cell Research
Animal Cloning
Human Cloning
Iran, a General Statement
Iran Nuclear Deal
Military Strike
Iranian Opposition
Iran Diplomacy
President Ahmadinejad
Iran's involvement in Iraq
Economic Sanctions Against Iran
Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy
Middle East
Middle East
Israeli and Palestinian Conflict
Saudi Arabia
Arab Spring
Egypt, Libya, and Tunisia
Palestinian Statehood
Recognition of a Palestinian State
Palestinian West Bank and Gaza
Palestinian Death Toll
War in Lebanon
Hizbullah and Hamas
Afghanistan, Pakistan & Iraq
Timetable for Withdrawal
US Military Presence in Afghanistan
President Hamid Karzai
Drone Strikes
Taliban & Radical Islamic Jihadists
Iraq Policy
Iraq Reconstruction
Iraq Political Progress
Private Security like Blackwater
Cutting Off War Funding
Federalizing Iraq into Kurd, Shiite and Sunni States
Sunnis and Shiites
Humanitarian Situation in Iraq
Length of Deployments
Continued US Military Presence in Iraq
Deadline for US Pullout
Troop Surge
Iraq's Role in War on Terror
Loss of American Lives in Iraq
Staying in Iraq for "as long as it takes to do the job"
Iraq Role in Making Americans Safer
Military & Defense
Use of Military Force
Military Adequacy
Paid Sick, Family and Maternity Leave
Working Class
Equal Pay
Foreign Job Outsourcing
Affirmative Action
Workplace Violence Against Women
Independent Workers
Family and Medical Leave Act
Unemployment Insurance
Workplace Protections
Mine Safety and Health
Job Growth
Government Subsidized Jobs
Reward companies that create domestic jobs
Child Labor
Quality of Jobs
Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA)
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Unemployment Insurance (UI)
Workers Benefits
Overtime Rights
Employment Discrimination
Retirees Returning To Work
Right to Own Guns - Second Amendment
Gun Control Legislation
Right to Carry a Concealed Handgun
Renewal of Ban on Assault Weapons Purchases
High Capacity Magazines, Gun Locks and Ammunition
National Rifle Association (NRA)
DC Gun Ban
Gun Shows
State Gun Legislation
Gun Manufacturer Law Suits
Economic Grown and Stimulation
America's Infrastructure
Federal Reserve
Federal Reserve's Interest Rate Policy
Aging of Population
Small Business
Wall Street
Dodd-Frank Act
Business Tax Incentives
Auto Industry
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
Relationship of Big Business and Government
Executive Compensation
Consumer Piracy
Minority-Owned Businesses
Start-Up Incubators
Foreign Ownership of American Businesses
Decline in Manufacturing
Antitrust Enforcement
Intellectual Property Protection
Patent System
Reporting and Recordkeeping Requirements
Labor Wages & Unions
Minimum Wage
Wage Discrimination
Employee Free Choice Act
Right-to-Work Laws
National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)
Worker Retraining
Immigration of Highly Skilled Workers
Time-and-a-Half for Overtime
Davis Bacon Act
Political Activities of Public Union Members
Wage Gap between Rich and Poor
Wage Gap between Men and Women
Organized Labor's Place in America
Permanent Replacement of Strikers
Declining Percent of Unionized Workers
Tax Proposals
Tax Code
Tax Reform
Offshore Tax Havens and Bank Accounts
Income Tax Rates
Taxing the the Wealthiest 1%
Corporate Income Taxes
Taxes on Interest, Dividends, and Capital Gains
Property Taxes
Estate Taxes (Death / Birth Tax)
Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT)
Extending the Bush Tax Cuts
Value-Added Tax
Taxes Policy
National Sales Tax
Flat Tax
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Marriage Penalty
Income Tax on Seniors
Tax Rates on Private Equity Funds
2001 Tax Cuts
Tax Credits for College
Tax Credits for Health Care
Child Tax Credit
Tax-Free Savings Accounts
Business Tax Credits
R&D Tax Credit
Corporate Tax Loopholes
Oil Company Tax Breaks
Internal Revenu Service (IRS)
Higher Education
Student Loans, Scholarships and Pell Grants
No Child Left Behind Act, a General Statement
Local Control Over Education
Improving Education
Teacher Standards
Student Standards
Illegal Drugs & Marijuana
Illegal Drugs
Medical Use of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
War on Drugs
Punishments for Drug Crimes
Drug Czar
Drug Prevention
Drug Rehabilitation
Interstate Drug Trafficking
Doping in Sports
Poverty & Welfare
Urban Poverty
Urban Recovery
Rural Poverty
Rural Recovery
Poor Children
Housing Assistance
Katrina Victims
Faith-based Initiative Funding
Improving the Welfare System
Global Warming, Climate Change
Clean Water Act and Water Quality
ANWR (Arctic National Wildlife Refuge) Oil Drilling
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Environmental Regulation
Clean Air Act & Clear Skies Initiative
Clean Air Technologies
Carbon Tax
Greenhouse Gas Emission Limits
Developing World Greenhouse Emissions
Developing World and Climate Change
Environment Technology for Developing World
Tropical Deforestation
Cap-and-Trade System to Reduce Carbon Emissions
Free Market Incentives
Power Plant Emissions
Higher Gasoline Tax
Kyoto Protocol
U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
Clean Drinking Water
Toxic Waste
Polluter-Pays Superfund Fees
Interior Department
National Parks
National Forests and Healthy Forests Initiative
National Forest Roadless Area Conservation Act
Land, Rivers and Lakes
Factory Farms
Tropical Rainforests
Invasive Species
Endangered Species
Cruelty to Animals
Recycling and Trash
Internet, Media & Communications
Internet Neutrality
Internet Freedom Preservation Act
Taxes on Internet Purchases
High Speed Broadband Deployment
Broadband Access for Rural and Disadvantaged Communities
Internet Crime
Internet Pornography
Internet Sexual Assault of Children
Parental Blocking
Internet Privacy Protections
Digital Rights Management
Internet Gambling
Chinese Censorship of Internet
Rich Poor 'Internet Divide'
E-Science Research
Media, a General Statement
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Concentrated of Media Ownership
Wireless Spectrum
Adult-Oriented Commercial Advertising
Medical Insurance
Health Insurance
Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
Universal Medical Care / Insurance
Medically Uninsured or Underinsured
Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Limitations
Employers' Medical Insurance
Free Market Health Care
Portable Medical Insurance
Tax Credit / Deductible for Medical Insurance
Crime, a General Statement
Human Trafficking
Police & FBI Agents
Reducing Crime
Neighborhood Crime
Youth and Gang Crime
Identity Theft
Hate Crime
Sex-related Crimes
Crimes Against Children
Violence Against Women
Child Abuse And Neglect
Corporate Crime
Victimless Crimes
Non-Violent Crime
Domestic Violence
Corporate Fraud
Health & Medical
Health & Medical Care
Vaccinations & Immunizations
Improving Health & Medical Care
Reducing Health Care Costs
Rationing Health Care
Disease Prevention
Rural Health Care
Health Information Interchange Network
Quality and Cost Reporting
Biomedical Superiority
Patient's Bill of Rights
Medical Errors
Health Opportunity Accounts
Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Medical Research
Public Health Workers
Association Health Plans (AHP)
Children's Health
Women's Health
Elderly's Health
Health Disparities
Exposure to Toxic Chemicals
Lead Poisoning
Energy, Gas, Oil & Autos
Energy Independence from Foreign Oil
Oil Drilling
Nuclear Power
Offshore Oil Drilling
Gas Prices
Oil and Gas Subsidies
Oil Company Profits
Canadian Oil (Keystone) Pipeline
Renewable Energy, Solar, Biomass and Wind
Fuel Efficiency & Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) Standards
Shale Gas Development
Regulation of Energy Companies
Gulf Oil Spill
Energy Efficiency and Standards
Green Homes and Improvements
Energy Research and Development
Renewable Fuels, Biofuels and Ethanol
Solar Energy Investment Tax Credit Bill
Hydrogen Cell Fuel Initiative
Utility Deregulation
Energy Bill
Department of Energy
Domestic Energy Production
Gas & Oil, a General Statement
Auto Industry
Values, Religion & Family
Transportation, a General Statement
Veterans, a General Statement
Veterans' Health and Medical Care
GI Bill & Veterans' Benefits
Housing, a General Statement
Subprime Mortgage Crisis
Declining Home Prices
Mortgage Lending
Federal Mortgage Regulation
Mortgage Credit
Predatory Lending
Freeze Adjustable-rate Mortgage Interest Rates
Mortgage Bankers Lending Standards
Federal Housing Administration (FHA)
Neighborhoods, a General Statement
Community Development
Community Development Block Grant Program
Affordable Housing
Low Income Housing
Veteran Homeownership
Prescription Drugs
Prescription Drugs, a General Statement
Medicare Prescription Drug Plans
Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Program for Seniors
Safety of Prescription Drugs
Importing Prescription Drugs from Canada
Safety of Imported Drugs
Increasing Prescription Drug Competition
Negotiating Pharmaceutical Prices
Bringing Generic Drugs on the Market Sooner
Medicare Beneficiaries without Prescription-drug Coverage
Prescription Drug Marketing
Regulating Drug Advertising, Like Cigarettes and Alcohol
Social Security & Pensions
Social Security
Long Term Viability of Social Security
Privatizing Social Security
Social Security Trust Fund
Raising the Retirement Age or Reducing Payment Levels
Means Testing for Social Security Payments
Tax on Social Security Benefits
Pension Reform
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Corporate Defined Benefit Pension Defaults
Key Employee Retention Plans
Individual Retirement Accounts
401(k) Plans
Savers' Credit
Other Retirement Improvements
Consumers, a General Statement
Credit Cards
Consumer Fraud and Protection
Credit Card Bill of Rights
Credit Card Company Practices
Credit Agencies
Truth In Lending
Insurance Industry
Financial Consumer Protection
Payday Loans
Imported Products' Safety
Consumer Product Safety
Consumer Products Safety Commission
Public Service
Public Service, a General Statement
Mandate Public Service
Enlarged National Service Program
Peace Corps
Science, Technology & Space
Research & Technology
Biodiversity & Biotechnology
National Science Foundation (NSF) Funding
Women and Minority Research Grants
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Transfer Space Travel to Private Companies
Space Station
Aerospace Industry
Food & Agriculture
Agriculture Reforms
Genetically Engineered Food (GMOs)
Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Protecting Food Safety
Country of Origin Labeling
Department of Agriculture
Family Farm
Farm Bill
Farm Subsidies
Farmer Owned Biofuel Refineries
Farm Service Agency (FSA) Closings
Farm Crop Supports
Farm Corporation Subsidies
Other Farm Assistance
Alcohol, Cigarettes & Gambling
Alcohol, a General Statement
Lower Drinking Age from 21
Requiring States Set the Legal Drinking Age to 21 to Receive Federal Funds
Selling Alcohol To Minors
Drunk Driving And Breath Tests
Underage Drinking
Cigarettes, a General Statement
Smoking and Tobacco Buyout
Gambling, a General Statement
Financial Crisis
Financial Crisis
Banks too Big to Fail
Bank & Financial Corp Bailouts
Bail Outs of General Motors and Chrysler
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac
$700 Billion Troubled Asset Relief Bailout
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Financial Industry Regulation
Prosecution of Financial Fraud
Investment Banking
High-Frequency Trading
Hedge Funds & Private Equity Firms
Financial Meltdown
America's Brand of Capitalism

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