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David Ige on Abortion
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  • Pro-choice; no parental consent; no public funding. (Nov 2012)
David Ige on Budget & Economy
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  • We are spending more than we take in; fix the imbalance. (Jan 2015)
David Ige on Civil Rights
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  • Follow the lessons offered by our host culture. (Jan 2015)
  • Civil unions ok; gay marriage not ok. (Nov 2012)
David Ige on Corporations
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  • $10 million for HI Growth initiative to support innovation. (Jan 2015)
David Ige on Crime
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  • Opposes capital punishment. (Nov 2012)
David Ige on Drugs
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  • No marijuana decriminalization but alternative sentencing ok. (Nov 2012)
  • Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance. (Nov 2016)
David Ige on Education
Click here for 5 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Quality public education necessary for a strong economy. (Aug 2014)
  • Implement early education through DOE, not private schools. (Aug 2014)
  • Improving public education is one of my top priorities. (Jul 2014)
  • Too many decisions made by state instead of locally. (Jul 2014)
  • Opposes vouchers, but supports charters. (Nov 2012)
David Ige on Energy & Oil
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  • 100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2045. (Jan 2017)
  • Reduce fossil fuel use; increase renewable energy. (Aug 2014)
  • Tie rooftop solar into the electric grid. (Jul 2014)
David Ige on Environment
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  • Push Congress to spend more on Hawaii tourism. (Aug 2014)
  • Increase funding for watersheds & against invasive species. (Aug 2014)
  • Right to know what is in our food, via federal labeling. (Jul 2014)
  • Protect Hawaii's fragile resources for future generations. (Jul 2014)
David Ige on Families & Children
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  • Government builds a home for our kupuna and our children. (Jan 2015)
David Ige on Foreign Policy
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  • Welcome refugees from Syria with aloha. (Nov 2015)
David Ige on Free Trade
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  • Hawaii dominated world trade via entrepreneurial innovation. (Jan 2017)
David Ige on Government Reform
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  • Run government with open & public two-way communication. (Aug 2014)
  • Limit campaign donations and campaign spending. (Nov 2012)
  • Require photo identification in order to vote. (Nov 2012)
David Ige on Gun Control
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  • Supports background checks; opposes concealed carry. (Nov 2012)
David Ige on Health Care
Click here for 4 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Move management of public hospitals to private sector. (Jan 2016)
  • Supports employer-mandated health care insurance law. (Aug 2014)
  • Support unfunded liabilities for State Union Health Benefits. (Jul 2014)
  • We have failed to execute the Hawaii Health Connector. (Jul 2014)
David Ige on Homeland Security
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  • Proactive and aggressive support of troops in Hawaii. (Jan 2015)
David Ige on Immigration
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  • Hawai'i welcomes refugees. (Jan 2017)
David Ige on Jobs
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  • Make Hawaii farms more sustainable; above 15% level now. (Jan 2015)
David Ige on Local Issues
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  • Good hospitals must be distributed throughout the islands. (Jan 2015)
David Ige on Principles & Values
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David Ige on Social Security
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  • Double the governor's request for Kupuna Care. (Aug 2014)
David Ige on Tax Reform
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  • State must operate within its means instead of raising taxes. (Aug 2014)
David Ige on Technology
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  • Broadband capacity integral to economic growth. (Jan 2016)
  • Pioneered "paperless Legislature" & government transparency. (Jul 2014)
David Ige on War & Peace
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David Ige on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Build affordable homes and Transit Oriented Development. (Jul 2014)
  • Increasing funds to Rental Housing Trust Fund for homeless. (Jul 2014)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
Pro-choice; no parental consent; no public funding: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Follow the lessons offered by our host culture: Favors topic 2
Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+2 points on Social scale)
Civil unions ok; gay marriage not ok: 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)
Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Move management of public hospitals to private sector: Opposes topic 5
Supports employer-mandated health care insurance law: Favors topic 5
Support unfunded liabilities for State Union Health Benefits: Favors topic 5
We have failed to execute the Hawaii Health Connector: Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Double the governor's request for Kupuna Care: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Quality public education necessary for a strong economy: Opposes topic 7
Implement early education through DOE, not private schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Improving public education is one of my top priorities: Opposes topic 7
Too many decisions made by state instead of locally: Favors topic 7
Opposes vouchers, but supports charters: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Increase funding for watersheds & against invasive species: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Protect Hawaii's fragile resources for future generations: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Opposes capital punishment: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports background checks; opposes concealed carry: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
State must operate within its means instead of raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Hawai'i welcomes refugees: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Hawaii dominated world trade via entrepreneurial innovation: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Welcome refugees from Syria with aloha: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Proactive and aggressive support of troops in Hawaii: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
Run government with open & public two-way communication: Favors topic 16
Limit campaign donations and campaign spending: Favors topic 16
Require photo identification in order to vote: Strongly Opposes topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
100% of our electricity from renewable sources by 2045: Strongly Favors topic 18
Reduce fossil fuel use; increase renewable energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Tie rooftop solar into the electric grid: Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
No marijuana decriminalization but alternative sentencing ok: Favors topic 19
Rated B by NORML, indicating a pro-drug-reform stance: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Push Congress to spend more on Hawaii tourism: Favors topic 20

David Ige is a Moderate Liberal.
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