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Brian Jones' Issue Positions (Political Courage Test)

Office:
  • State Senate (CA) - District 38, Republican

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Brian Jones has failed to provide voters with positions on key issues covered by the 2020 Political Courage Test, despite repeated requests from Vote Smart and voters like you.

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Issue Positions

For Presidential and Congressional candidates who refuse to provide voters with their positions, Vote Smart has researched their public records to determine their likely responses. These issue positions are from 2020.

  • "My 100% Pro-Life voting record demonstrates my commitment to defending life at every stage." (www.electbrianjones.com)
  • "Lessening the amount of taxes people pay in my opinion is actually a solid first step to cutting the deficit." (www.electbrianjones.com)
  • "Of course, the first thing liberals would say is "that’s why we need to raise taxes." Wrong. We need to get our spending under control. Our economy is strong, thanks in part to the President’s 2017 tax cuts." (www.electbrianjones.com)
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  • "Our President recognizes that reality, and I support his investments to modernize our military and maximize readiness after the dramatic cuts they’ve sustained since 2011." (www.electbrianjones.com)
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  • "I am not interested in passing more laws to restrict the rights of law abiding gun owners, which will be ignored entirely by criminals. That just stacks the deck against us." (www.electbrianjones.com)
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  • "I believe the safety of Americans depends upon strengthening our borders and repealing sanctuary laws." (www.electbrianjones.com)
  • "As a State Legislator, I have consistently opposed the extension of state benefits and services to illegal immigrants, and have been an outspoken opponent of so called "Sanctuary" Laws at the State and Local level." (www.electbrianjones.com)
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  • "Hopefully NAFTA will be replaced soon w/ a new agreement that is much better and more fair for American businesses. And for the first time, the United States is reserving a chapter just for small to medium sized enterprises. #USMCAnow" (twitter.com)
This candidate has responded to a Political Courage Test in a previous election. As a continued effort to provide the American public with factual information on candidates running for public office, these archived responses are made available here.
Pro-life a) Do you consider yourself pro-choice or pro-life?
No b) Should abortion be legal only within the first trimester of pregnancy?
No c) Should abortion be legal when the pregnancy resulted from incest or rape?
No d) Should abortion be legal when the life of the woman is endangered?
Yes e) Do you support requiring parental notification before an abortion is performed on a minor?
Yes f) Do you support requiring parental consent before an abortion is performed on a minor?
g) Do you support sexual education programs that include information on abstinence, contraceptives, and HIV/STD prevention methods?
Yes h) Do you support abstinence-only sexual education programs?
i) Other or expanded principles

1) State SpendingIndicate what state funding levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.2) State TaxesIndicate what state tax levels (#1-6) you support for the following general categories. Select one level per category; you may use a number more than once.3) Budget StabilizationIndicate which proposals you support (if any) for balancing California's budget.

Maintain Status a) Education (higher)
Slightly Decrease b) Education (K-12)
c) Environment
Slightly Decrease d) Health care
Maintain Status e) Law enforcement
Maintain Status f) Transportation and highway infrastructure
Slightly Decrease g) Welfare
h) Other or expanded categories
Maintain Status a) Alcohol taxes
Maintain Status b) Cigarette taxes
Greatly Decrease c) Corporate taxes
Greatly Decrease d) Gasoline taxes
Maintain Status e) Property taxes
Slightly Decrease f) Sales taxes
Maintain Status g) Income taxes (low-income families)
Slightly Decrease h) Income taxes (middle-income families)
Slightly Decrease i) Income taxes (high-income families)
j) Other or expanded categories
No a) Tapping into California's "rainy day" fund
b) Issuing the early release of certain non-violent offenders
Yes c) Instituting mandatory furloughs and layoffs for state employees
Yes d) Reducing benefits for Medicaid recipients
Yes e) Privatizing certain government services
f) Other or expanded principles

e) Do you support limits on the following types of contributions to candidates for state government?

Yes a) Should California hold a constitutional convention to rewrite the state constitution?
Yes b) Do you support changing the requirement for state budget passage from a two-thirds vote to a majority vote?
Yes c) Do you support limits on the number of terms for California governors?
No d) Do you support limits on the number of terms for California state legislators?
1) Individual
2) Political Action Committee
3) Corporate
4) Political Party
Yes f) Should candidates for state office be encouraged to meet voluntary spending limits?
Yes g) Do you support requiring full and timely disclosure of campaign finance information?
h) Other or expanded principles
Yes a) Do you support capital punishment for certain crimes?
b) Do you support alternatives to incarceration for certain non-violent offenders, such as mandatory counseling or substance abuse treatment?
No c) Should the possession of small amounts of marijuana be decriminalized?
Yes d) Should a minor accused of a violent crime be prosecuted as an adult?
Yes e) Should a minor who sends sexually-explicit or nude photos by cell phone face criminal charges?
Yes f) Do you support the enforcement of federal immigration laws by state and local police?
g) Other or expanded principles
Yes a) Do you support reducing government regulations on the private sector?
No b) Do you support increased state funding for job-training programs that re-train displaced workers?
No c) Do you support expanding access to unemployment benefits?
Yes d) Do you support providing financial incentives to the private sector for the purpose of job creation?
No e) Do you support increased spending on infrastructure projects for the purpose of job creation?
No f) Do you support providing direct financial assistance to homeowners facing foreclosure?
Yes g) Do you support suspending the sale of bonds that would finance the California high-speed rail?
h) Other or expanded principles
No a) Do you support national education standards?
Yes b) Do you support requiring public schools to administer high school exit exams?
Yes c) Do you support using a merit pay system for teachers?
Yes d) Do you support state funding for charter schools?
Yes e) Do you support the state government providing college students with financial aid?
No f) Should illegal immigrants who graduate from California high schools be eligible for in-state tuition at public universities?
g) Other or expanded principles
Yes a) Do you support state funding for the development of alternative energy?
Yes b) Do you support state funding for the development of traditional domestic energy sources (e.g. coal, natural gas, oil)?
No c) Do you support providing financial incentives to farms that produce biofuel crops?
Yes d) Do you support state funding for improvements to California's energy infrastructure?
No e) Do you support state funding for open space preservation?
No f) Do you support enacting environmental regulations aimed at reducing the effects of climate change?
g) Other or expanded principles
No a) Do you support restrictions on the purchase and possession of guns?
No b) Do you support requiring background checks on gun sales between private citizens at gun shows?
Yes c) Do you support allowing individuals to carry concealed guns?
No d) Do you support requiring a license for gun possession?
e) Other or expanded principles
No a) Do you support the establishment of a single-payer, publicly-administered health care system for California?
No b) Do you support a universally-accessible, publicly-administered health insurance option?
Yes c) Do you support expanding access to health care through commercial health insurance reform?
Yes d) Do you support interstate health insurance compacts?
No e) Should individuals be required to purchase health care insurance?
Yes f) Do you support monetary limits on damages that can be collected in malpractice lawsuits?
No g) Do you support legalizing physician-assisted suicide in California?
No h) Do you support allowing doctors to prescribe marijuana to their patients for medicinal purposes?
i) Other or expanded principles
Yes a) Should marriage only be between one man and one woman?
No b) Should California allow same-sex couples to form domestic partnerships?
No c) Do you support state funding for stem cell research?
No d) Do you support state funding for embryonic stem cell research?
No e) Do you support the state's use of affirmative action?
No f) Do you support the inclusion of sexual orientation in California's anti-discrimination laws?
No g) Do you support the inclusion of gender identity in California's anti-discrimination laws?
h) Other or expanded principles
Jobs?I am the only candidate, who as an elected official, has actually contributed to creating jobs in the district. I know how to create jobs?get government out of the way of the people who are willing to take a risk and create an enterprise that can succeed. Spending?Spending in Sacramento is not just out of control, it?s not even understood. Every California family has to live within its means?IT HAS TO. Santee is the only East County City not to raise sales tax ever. We cut spending and balanced our budget. It can be done!

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