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November 8, 2016 — Illinois Elección General

Illinois State House of RepresentativesCandidato para Distrito 14

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Arthur Noah Siegel

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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • State budget We need to rebuild our state budget to have a good foundation for the future
  • Campaign reform Having state founding available for candidates that want to serve our community so we can have fresh ideas in governemt
  • Healthcare, State-funded healthcare insurance and stricter regulations on pharmaceutical companies

Experiencia

Experiencia

Profesión:Businessperson
Contractor, Self-employed (2010–current)

Educación

Electrical/Automtive Etc., College of Alameda (2001)
Sab Francisco City callege Etc., Music (1992)
Santa Barbara City College Ect., Music (1990)

Actividades comunitarias

Canvas, Phone banking , Bernie Sanders (2016–2016)

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de Chicago Sun-Times (15)

Do you support term limits for legislators? Do you support term limits for legislative leaders? Please explain.
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

Yes

We need new leader ship to move forword in goverment and society.

Who do you think bears responsibility for the budget stalemate? Do you have your own ideas on how to resolve it?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

Governor the state senate and the state house our Responsibility of the budget stalemate

How to resole it use common sense a state budget thats 554 page long how much do you think that cost

We need a clearview of the budget ( strem line )

We need to trim the fat

We need to stop the payouts

We need to GET THE NUMBERS RIGHT

I support a Recall of the Governor the state senate (59) and the state house (118)

A June 3 New York Times op-ed was headlined “Higher Education in Illinois is Dying” because of significant funding cuts. Do you agree or not with Gov. Bruce Rauner that additional large cuts could be necessary?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

I thing with no state budget we can not move forward

How should the state’s school funding formula be changed to give all children a better chance at a quality education?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

Get rid of standardized texting

Get rid of education for profit

Teach real life skills

Without a budget, Illinois is spending much more than it takes in, leading to an ever-growing stack of bills, underfunded services and a growing deficit. What new revenue sources do you support to help fix this problem?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

By supporting the green energy industy

A constitutional amendment is on the ballot that would require money raised for transportation not be spent elsewhere. Do you support this concept? Also, transportation planners say more money is needed for roads and bridges, Metra, CTA rail services and the like. Do you agree and, if so, where would you get the funding?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

Yes  I support this

Thought the money rasied by taxes and bus fairs

Question 7

In the last session, the governor and Legislature turned their attention away from pension reform. What initiatives do you support to reduce the costs of pensions?

No se proporcionó respuesta.
Do you support measures to reduce Illinois’ prison population and divert more money into community-based services?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

Yes I support this

 

There are calls to reform the state’s civil asset forfeiture system, which allows police and prosecutors to seize and take – permanently – property from someone who has not been convicted of a crime? What is your view?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

I don't support a law that allows law enforcement to take someone's belongings - practically stealing from the indiviual - based on suspect of these posessions being aquired illegally by the person. This goes against the most basic rights to be tried in court and remain innocent until proven guilty.

Do you support allowing transgender persons born in Illinois to change the gender marker on their birth certificate without undergoing surgery first?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

No I didn't support it

 

What is your view on so-called “death with dignity” — physician-assisted suicide — which has become a contentious issue in other states? California’s End of Life Option Act took effect on June 9.
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

Support it. Only in a responsible way

What measures do you support to reduce levels of gun violence?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

Structure gun laws for illegal weapons specifically guns with serial numbers scratched off.

Raising minimum wage

A number of states and local jurisdictions (including Chicago) have recently increased the minimum wage. Do you support or oppose a statewide increase in the minimum wage? If so, what should the new minimum be, and by when? Should local jurisdictions be prohibited from passing their own minimum wage laws?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

I support inceasing minimum wage. The new minimum wage should be $15 with a 1.5 raise every 6 months. Should local jurisdictions be prohibited from passing their own minimum wage laws? NO

In the past couple of legislative sessions, there has been a proposal to add a 1 cent tax on all sugar-sweetened beverages sold in Illinois. Do you support or oppose such a measure, and why?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

Don't support raising taxes to we get a state buget

In recent years, there has been a growing push to increase the development and use of renewable energy sources. Do you support or oppose these preferences?
Respuesta de Arthur Noah Siegel:

I support renewable energy

I would like to get off the fossil fuels as soon as possible.  The state of Illinois has a great opportunity to bring back job in this industy

Creencias poliza

Documentos sobre determinadas posturas

Politicking

Summary
Doing the right thing for the people for Illinois 

 

My candidacy is inspired by the great citizens of Illinois who feel their voices are not being fairly represented by either party because of partisan politics. I don’t have allegiances to Republicans or Democrats; rather my allegiances are to the constituents of the 14th District. As a small business owner, I have seen many lifelong Illinoisans leave our state because of the corruption, lack of communication, and lack of compromise that has been created by our current General Assembly. Our citizens are being held hostage by this politicking, and my goal is to open a line of communication to serve the interests of the people. We are in a crisis. A crisis where small tent cities have emerged under Lake Shore Drive because people do not have access to services that will help them get back on their feet. A crisis where students at Chicago Public Schools are unable to take textbooks home to study because the schools can’t provide textbooks for each child. A crisis where MAP grants are being covered through reserve funds of colleges and universities so all young adults have the opportunity to get an education and lead successful lives. A crisis where it is easier to obtain an illegal firearm or an ounce of heroin than it is to recall the Governor. We need to mitigate this crisis. The citizens of Illinois deserve better. Cutting services is not the answer. Opening charter schools to compete with public schools is not the answer. Forcing colleges and universities to deplete reserve funds is not the answer. And completely ignoring the Governor is not the answer. The answer is simple: construct a General Assembly that works. One that works for the destitute. One that works for the middle class. And one that works for our children. I hope to be a part of that new beginning for Illinois. Every day that passes without a budget and without consistently paying the bills, Illinois goes further and further into debt. Citizens are already overburdened with higher prices on goods and services, paying higher taxes, and yet getting only modest cost of living increases in their professional lives. We need to create new forms of revenue to dig us out of the red and put us into the black. We should tax pharmaceutical companies for publishing advertisements in both print and on television. In 2014, drug companies spent $4.5 billion marketing their products (Washington Post). Between 2009 and 2014, Pfizer’s advertising budget for Viagra more than doubled to $232 million for one product (Washington Post). Taxing these commercials will create a new revenue stream and make it possible for social services to go back to their original budgets before this fiasco began. Additionally, we should consider not only decriminalizing marijuana, but legalizing it for recreational use. In 2015, Colorado brought in $135 million (Boston Globe). Tourism and small businesses have increased in Colorado. 53% of voters in Colorado believe that legalizing marijuana was beneficial (Boston Globe). The General Assembly needs to develop creative solutions to our problem; not to rest on one’s laurels and do nothing. That is not what the people of Illinois hired them to do. It is because of this crisis that I feel compelled to run for office. I see people struggling every day and want to help them. I want to help Illinois regain her dignity. Thank you again; I appreciate your consideration.

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