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N.C. SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION CANDIDATE REPONSES

An answer with an asterisk "*" or "W" denotes that the candidate has provided additional comments or explanations for their responses. An asterisk "*" at the end of the candidate's name indicates information outside the scope of our questionnaire was provided. You may view these additional comments by clicking on the link under the candidate's name and downloading a copy of the candidate's questionnaire.

CANDIDATE PARTY Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Q8 Q9 Q10 Q11 Q12 Q13 Q14 Q15 Q16 Q17
June Atkinson Democrat Candidate did not respond to questionnaire.
John Tedesco
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Republican Y N N Y N U* Y* Y Y U* U U* NR U* Y Y N

Y=Yes; N=No; U=Undecided; NR=No Response; "*" or W=see candidate questionnaire for written comments.


QUESTIONNAIRE FOR N.C. STATE CANDIDATES

Please indicate your position on the following issues by marking "Yes," "No," or "Undecided."
You may provide additional comments and explanations for your responses on a separate sheet of paper.
(Failure to answer a question will result in a listing of "No Response" in the 2012 Voter Guide.)

  1. Should the State Constitution be amended to provide that: "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State?"
    _____ Yes _____ No _____Undecided

  2. Should an unmarried couple be allowed to adopt children?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  3. Should students have access to contraceptives, including condoms, at school?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  4. Should parents who educate their children in non-public schools be eligible for a tax credit, voucher, or tax deduction from the state?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  5. Should organizations that provide abortions be allowed to receive state funds?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  6. Should it be legal for human embryos to be used for research purposes?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  7. Should an individual's personal religious beliefs influence the decisions he or she makes while serving in public office?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  8. In addition to a teacher's credentials and experience, should the academic performance of their own students be added to the determinants of their pay?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  9. Should North Carolina keep the current prohibition on video gambling?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  10. Should the law authorizing the state lottery be repealed?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  11. Should it be legal for a medical professional to assist another person in ending their life?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  12. Should homosexuals as a group receive the same special legal protections against discrimination in areas like employment and housing as those given to other groups based on characteristics such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or disability?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  13. Should grandparents be able to sue an intact family for visitation rights with their grandchildren?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  14. Should the Cherokee be allowed to expand their gambling to include Las Vegas style games in their casinos?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  15. Should legislators be limited in the number of terms they can serve in the General Assembly?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  16. Should North Carolina require voters to show a photo ID before being permitted to vote?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

  17. Should the State provide tax breaks and other financial incentives as an attempt to encourage businesses to locate in North Carolina?
    _____ Yes _____ No _____ Undecided

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