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Robert Winder State Representative 21 A

Robert Winder

Robert Winder for State Representative, 21 A

Location
Boise, Idaho
District / Locality
21 A
County
Ada
Political Affiliation
Democrat
Office
State Representative
Incumbency
Challenger
Election Date
11/08/2016

FULL PROFILE

Position Spectrum Key
  • NOT APPLICABLE
    N/A
  • STRONGLY OPPOSE
    O+
  • OPPOSE
    O
  • NEUTRAL
    N
  • SUPPORT
    S
  • STRONGLY SUPPORT
    S+

Quick Bio

I have been an activist, delegate, precinct captain and now candidate for state representative. While my friends in the democratic party want small changes. I will stand with the progressive wing and push for more. We need to expand Medicaid for everyone. 78,000 out of the entire population of 1.5 million. That's too much, a lot of people are in this gap. I want to make Medicaid an option for everybody. We need to raise our minimum wage, we’re now 50 out of 50 in low-income states. $7.25 isn’t enough. We need to decriminalize Cannabis and push for medical marijuana.

My Positions

OPPOSE
O

Crime & Punishment

“Federal minimum sentences were introduced as scare tactics, most notably during the Ronald Reagan and George Bush administrations. But even many government officials say the punishments don't fit the crimes. Some reforms for mandatory minimums have been made both on federal and state level, but a lot is still needed for complete overhaul of the system. I am against the death penalty.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

First Amendment For All, Including Christians!

“"CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, OR PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF; OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH..." Speaks for itself . . . ”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Minimum Wage

“Raise the minimum wage!”

NEUTRAL
N

Mental Illness & Guns

“WHETHER ONE OPPOSES OR SUPPORTS LAWS THAT ADDRESS MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE AS A MEANS OF COMBATING GUN VIOLENCE. With due process should a citizens right be restricted. ”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Jobs & the Jobless

“I SUPPORTS LAWS THAT ENCOURAGE JOB CREATION AND GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS THAT HELP THOSE WHO ARE TEMPORARILY OUT OF WORK.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Organized Labor Unions

“I support my union brother and sisters. ”

SUPPORT
S

Gambling & Casinos

“With regulation. I believe this state can prosper with casinos and horse racing. ”

NEUTRAL
N

Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll

“I believe a person has the right to do whatever they want to their own person. As long as it doesn't affect the rights of another. ”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Roads

“Our infrastructure is needing to be maintained and it is costly. Currently Idaho has more than 60,000 miles of roads, about 4,000 bridges, 1,887 miles of rail lines, 125 public airports, and the Port of Lewiston. Currently paying for this maintenance is the annual budget and the gas tax. In the next 10 years a serious update to all our roadways will be needed and it will be costly. ”

SUPPORT
S

Public Safety

“I SUPPORTS LAWS TO IMPROVE PUBLIC SAFETY IN YOUR COMMUNITY. I encourage our local law enforcement officers to be the definition of a peace officer. They should be open and approachable in all circumstances. Excellent at community relations. Restraint and understanding to all situations. ”

SUPPORT
S

Public Transportation & Roads

“WHETHER ONE OPPOSES OR SUPPORTS GOVERNMENT-FUNDED TRANSPORTATION PROJECTS INCLUDING NEW ROADS AND BRIDGES, AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION OF VARIOUS FORMS INCLUDING BUS, SUBWAY, RAPID TRANSIT TRAINS, AND/OR CAR- AND BIKE-SHARING PROGRAMS. With cooperation with voters I encourage our state to dedicate it's resources to improve PT to ensure a better quality of life with better transportation options.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Abortion

“I FULLY SUPPORT A WOMAN'S RIGHT TO AN ABORTION. THIS IS, AT ANY TIME, A DIFFICULT AND TRAUMATIC DECISION. THE GOVERNMENT CANNOT AND MUST NOT INTERVENE IN THIS. THIS POSITION HAS BEEN CHARACTERIZED BY THE REPUBLICANS AS BEING PRO-ABORTION. IT IS NOT. IT IS SIMPLY ALLOWING A WOMAN TO MAKE THE DECISION BASED ON HER MEDICAL SITUATION AND HER CONSCIENCE. THE GOVERNMENT'S REMIT STOPS AT A PERSON'S BODY.”

OPPOSE
O

Economic & Tax Policy

“The tax system needs a complete overhaul. Currently in Estonia, Taxes can be done in just 5 minutes. A simple tax system will help prevent errors and a proper taxing of individuals and families.”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

Immigration & Deportation

“I SUPPORTS LAWS ALLOWING INDIVIDUALS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES TO LIVE AND WORK IN THE UNITED STATES, WHICH INCLUDES POLICIES LIKE PATH TO CITIZENSHIP OR AMNESTY, LEGAL RESIDENCY, THE DREAM ACT, WORK VISAS, AND DEPORTATION OF THOSE WHO BREAK FEDERAL LAW. ”

SUPPORT
S

Guns & Ammunition

“I SUPPORTS LAWS THAT PERMIT INDIVIDUALS TO OWN, POSSESS, AND CARRY LEGAL WEAPONS. Safe, registered, law abiding citizens can purchase weapons. The only possible restriction would be the magazine capacity and federal restrictions on automatic rifles. ”

NEUTRAL
N

Religion & State Separation

“I SUPPORTS LITTLE OR NO INTERACTION BETWEEN RELIGIOUS TENANTS AND GOVERNMENT POLICIES IN PUBLIC SOCIETY. With cooperation with the people. The state can conduct religious activities. However following the constitution, It forbids Congress from promoting one religion over others.”

SUPPORT
S

Energy Technology & Coal

“Alternative Energy shall always be number one in options for the state of Idaho. Regulations should be implemented to help ensure safety and security to our wildlife and environment. ”

SUPPORT
S

Alcohol Sales

“I SUPPORTS LAWS THAT INCREASE ALCOHOL PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION, SALES, AND CONSUMPTION, INCLUDING ON SUNDAY. I believe a company has a right to sell whenever they would like. Including 24 hours. liquor stores are no exception since Walmart sells alcohol all day. Equal opportunity to make money. ”

STRONGLY SUPPORT
S+

LGBT

“LGBT Community has the same exact rights as the rest of humanity. Transgender individuals should be provided the right to choose whatever restroom they identify with. Protections should be updated to include gender identity and sexual orientation. ”

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