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Governors (2020 election unless otherwise noted; Winners marked):
DE: Carney(incumbent) vs.Williams(D)
IN: Holcomb(incumbent) vs.Melton(D) vs.Myers(D)
KY(2019):
Bevin(R) vs.Goforth(R,lost primary) vs.Adkins(D,lost primary) vs.Beshear(D) vs.Edelen(D,lost primary)
LA(2019):
Edwards(D) vs.Rispone(R) vs.Abraham(R) vs.Kennedy(R,declined)
MO: Parson(incumbent) vs.Galloway(D) vs.Neely(R)
MS(2019):
Bryant(R,retiring) vs.Foster(R) vs.Hood(D) vs.Reeves(R) vs.Waller(R)
MT: Bullock(retiring) vs.Fox(R) vs.Perry(R) vs.Gianforte(R) vs.Stapleton(R) vs.Olszewski(R) vs.Neill(D) vs.Schreiner(D) vs.Cooney(D) vs.Williams(D)
NC: Cooper(incumbent) vs.Forest(R) vs.Grange(R)
ND: Burgum(incumbent) vs.Coachman(R) vs.Lenz(D)
NH: Sununu(incumbent) vs.Volinsky(D) vs. fsFeltes(D)
NJ(2021):
Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
VA(2021):
Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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Stephen Noble Smith on Abortion
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  • Guarantee access to reproductive healthcare for women. (Jan 2020)
Stephen Noble Smith on Budget & Economy
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  • Invest in and simplify rules for small businesses. (Jan 2020)
Stephen Noble Smith on Civil Rights
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  • Tax incentives to hire people with disabilities. (Jan 2020)
  • End discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation. (Jan 2020)
Stephen Noble Smith on Corporations
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  • Help shift who has wealth and political power in our state. (Apr 2020)
  • Raise corporate income tax rate to 9%. (Jan 2020)
Stephen Noble Smith on Crime
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  • Courts, police, schools will track bias, & get help to fix. (Jan 2020)
Stephen Noble Smith on Drugs
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  • Clear waiting lists for addiction recovery treatment. (Jan 2020)
  • Legalize cannabis; expunge drug offenses after 3 years. (Jan 2020)
  • Rapidly expand access to drug treatment services. (Oct 2019)
Stephen Noble Smith on Education
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  • Create 100 public "Entrepreneurial Schools". (Jan 2020)
  • Index pay for teachers and tie it to inflation. (Jan 2020)
  • Support technical education & apprenticeship programs. (Jan 2020)
Stephen Noble Smith on Energy & Oil
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Stephen Noble Smith on Environment
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Stephen Noble Smith on Families & Children
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  • For family leave, and equal pay for equal work. (Jan 2020)
  • Kinship families receive same support as foster families. (Jan 2020)
Stephen Noble Smith on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Stephen Noble Smith on Free Trade
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Stephen Noble Smith on Government Reform
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  • Offer public financing for all state elections. (Jan 2020)
  • Implement automatic voter registration. (Jan 2020)
Stephen Noble Smith on Gun Control
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Stephen Noble Smith on Health Care
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  • Create public option for individuals & local small business. (Jan 2020)
Stephen Noble Smith on Homeland Security
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Stephen Noble Smith on Immigration
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Stephen Noble Smith on Jobs
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  • Pass strongest pro-labor laws in the country. (Jan 2020)
Stephen Noble Smith on Local Issues
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Stephen Noble Smith on Principles & Values
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  • We get what we want when we unite, build power to take it. (May 2019)
  • Wants to be an ally, not the face of any movement. (Oct 2018)
Stephen Noble Smith on Social Security
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Stephen Noble Smith on Tax Reform
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  • Institute a lobbying tax. (Jan 2020)
  • Shift tax breaks to small, local businesses. (Jan 2020)
  • Half-penny wealth tax over $2 million nonresidential assets. (Jan 2020)
  • Wealthy should pay same cumulative tax rate as workers. (Jan 2019)
Stephen Noble Smith on Technology
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  • Update road funding formula; tax trucks for damage. (Jan 2020)
Stephen Noble Smith on War & Peace
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Stephen Noble Smith on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Try This: individual communities decide what they need. (Oct 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Guarantee access to reproductive healthcare for women: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
For family leave, and equal pay for equal work: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
End discrimination based on gender or sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Create public option for individuals & local small business: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Create 100 public "Entrepreneurial Schools": Opposes topic 7
Index pay for teachers and tie it to inflation: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Courts, police, schools will track bias, & get help to fix: Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise corporate income tax rate to 9%: Strongly Favors topic 11
Institute a lobbying tax: Favors topic 11
Shift tax breaks to small, local businesses: Strongly Favors topic 11
Half-penny wealth tax over $2 million nonresidential assets: Strongly Favors topic 11
Wealthy should pay same cumulative tax rate as workers: Strongly Favors topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Implement automatic voter registration: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Clear waiting lists for addiction recovery treatment: Opposes topic 19
Legalize cannabis; expunge drug offenses after 3 years: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Rapidly expand access to drug treatment services: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Help shift who has wealth and political power in our state: Favors topic 20
Invest in and simplify rules for small businesses: Strongly Favors topic 20
Tax incentives to hire people with disabilities: Strongly Favors topic 20

Stephen Noble Smith is a Moderate Liberal
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