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Alameda, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Santa Clara Counties, CA November 2, 2004 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
United States Representative; District 11

The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California and asked of all candidates for this office.

See below for questions on Federal Resources, Foreign Policy, Federal Budget

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1. What can be done to ensure that California gets its fair share of federal resources?

Answer from Gerald M "Jerry" McNerney:

We need to work with state and local officials to make local funds committments available for joint infrastructure projects. We need to taylor federal tax polities to benefit California businesses. We also need to make sure that California receives its share of federal R&D dollars by working with the local research institutions.

2. What are your foreign policy priorities for the United States?

Answer from Gerald M "Jerry" McNerney:

Our foreign policy should rest on Strength and cooperation. Our national defense must be second to none, and we need to cooperate with allies in building a world safe from terrorists. We need to work on improving relations with China, and we need to promote human rights throughout the world, particularly in the Middle East and Africa.

3. What are your priorities for the federal budget?

Answer from Gerald M "Jerry" McNerney:

We must show more responsibility in the federal budget. We need to eliminate the tax breaks for the very wealthy and work to eliminate wasteful spending. Creating good, long term jobs in America is critical and some tax benefits will be needed to foster the development of small businesses. Our infrastructure is in need of repair and improvement and some monies will need to be spent on roads, electrical, and water systems.

Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League. 

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily.

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