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Marin, Sonoma, Humboldt, Mendocino, Del Norte, Trinity Counties, CA June 5, 2012 Election
 Smart Voter Mike Halliwell

Candidate for
United States Representative; District 2

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Biographical Highlights
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: College Professor
  • Education: UCLA, B.A. 1962, M.A. 1965, Ph.D. 1974
  • College Professor in California State University System 1968-2004
  • Republican State Senate nominee 1970
  • Breast Cancer Research and Therapy Evaluation 1991 to present
  • Republican Congressional nominee 2008
  • President of Books for Peace 501(c)(3) Charity 2000 to present
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Top Priorities if Elected
  • Health Care Reform to improve access & breast cancer survival
  • Economic Recovery through Tax Limits & Deficit Reduction
  • Defense of Marriage and Family Stability (Traditional Values)
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Questions on Issues

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Key Endorsements
  • Previous candidacies endorsed by Press Democrat, Marin Independent Journal
  • Because of Prop.14 I do not seek endorsements over other GOP candidate
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Position Papers
Personal and Family Issues
I defend legal definition of marriage as a union of one man and one woman, with appropriate positive incentives such as joint filing tax advantages and spousal social security benefits. Same sex life partners should be free from interference and enjoy benefits of civil unions plus right to adopt. I favor parental notification before an abortion to end a minor child's pregnancy, with judicial bypass in hardship situations.
Foreign Policy & Military Conflicts
Our troops in Afghanistan should protect civilians, not engage in offensive military operations. We should complete training of Afghan replacements by end of 2014 as scheduled. We should not attack Iran militarily, but instead use economic sanctions and support of democracy for the Iranian people as best approach to prevention of Iran's becoming a nuclear power.
Education & Immigration Policy
Illegal immigrants should not pay lower tuition in public colleges and universities than American citizens from other states. Student loan interest should be kept from doubling and stay at 3.4%, by redirecting funds from discretionary funds now under control (as provided by ObamaCare) of the the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Employers must use E-verify to prove that at least 50% of those employed are American citizens. Replace the 50,000 visa lottery.
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