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League of Women Voters of California Education Fund
June 7, 2016 — Elecciones Primarias de California
Estados Unidos

Senado de los Estados UnidosCandidato para Senador

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Tom Palzer

Planificador a largo plazo con 32 años de experiencia en la asesoría de funcionarios electos y designados en todos los n
93,263 votos (1.2%)
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Mis 3 prioridades principales

  • Defensa Nacional/Antiterrorismo: nuestra Defensa Nacional debe fortalecerse y el terrorismo debe eliminarse en cualquier lugar en el que exista.
  • Economía: necesitamos eliminar las regulaciones, reducir los impuestos a los ingresos corporativos y capitales, revisar el código fiscal y renegociar nuestros acuerdos de comercio en favor de Estados Unidos.
  • Asuntos para Veteranos: mis compañeros veteranos murieron esperando que Asuntos para Veteranos (Veterans Affairs, V.A.) les proporcionara los medicamentos, las citas y la terapia necesarios. Propondré una legislación para reorganizar los Asuntos par



Profesión:Planificador a largo plazo con 32 años de experiencia en la asesoría de funcionarios electos y designados en todos los n
Deputy Director for Operations/Director of Information Services, Chicago Area Transportation Study/Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission/Chicago Area Metropolitan Agency on Planning — Cargo designado (2000–2008)
Deputy Director of Operations/Director of Information Services, Chicago Area Transportation Study/Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission/Chicago Metropolitan Area Agency on Planning (2000–2007)
Director of Information Services, Chicago Area Transportation Planner (2005–2007)
Deputy Director of Operations, Chicago Area Transportation Study (2000–2004)
Executive Director of Planning/City Planner, Kankakee County Regional Planning Commission - Illinois/City of Kankakee, Illinois (1972–1997)
Executive Director of Planning/City Planner, Kankakee County/City of Kankakee, Illinois — Cargo designado (1972–1997)
Sgt., United States Air Force (1969–1972)


Governors State University M.S., Urban & Regional Planning (1977)
Governors State University Masters of Science (M.S.), Urban & Regional Planning (1977)
Governor State University Master of Science (M.S.), Urban and Regional Planning (1977)
Governor State University, University Park, Illinois Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Urban Planning, Economics, Constitutional Law (1976)

Actividades comunitarias

Volunteer, 'Back-to-Basics' Childrens Reading Program (2014–2015)
Volunteer, Kankakee County Training Center for the Disabled - Illinois (1984–1986)
Volunteer, Easter Seals (1982–1985)
Board Member, American Heart Association (1979–1981)
Vounteer, American Cancer Society (1981–1975)

¿Quién apoya a este candidato?

Preguntas y Respuestas

Preguntas de The League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and California Counts, a public media collaboration. (6)

Do you support the use of a federal carbon tax on the amount of carbon dioxide emitted by the use of fossil fuels (such as coal, oil and natural gas) as a means to both slow climate change and to reduce the deficit?  Why or why not?
Respuesta de Tom Palzer:

I would not support the application of the tax.  I signed the "No-new Tax Initiative."   A balance must be struck between environmental issues and economic development.  Jobs must be maintained and expanded to support our economy.  I'm not a proponent of climate change.  I believe the science on both sides have merit, but our world has evolved and adapted to atmospheric conditions since the first recorded climate information was published 1880.  Since 1880 to present, our climate, in terms of warming, has increased 2.3 degrees Celsius   The need to feed, clothe, and provide the opportunity for a good education for our children and providing for the needs or our elderly and veterans, especially in terms of therapy and sheltering our homeless veterans, far outweigh an over reaction to the ebb and flow of nature.

What is your stand on gun control laws at the federal level?  Please explain the reasoning behind your position. 
Respuesta de Tom Palzer:

I support the Second Amendment.  I do not believe we can legislate the possession and use of firearms out of existence.  What we can do is record the purchase of firearms. We must deny purchase of them by mentally-ill individuals and those with a record of conviction of crimes where the use of a firearm(s) was the basis for a conviction(s).

Is the Trans Pacific Partnership Trade Agreement good for California?  Would you vote to support it?  Please explain why or why not.
Respuesta de Tom Palzer:

Any effort to 'level the playing field' as the TPPTA consistently refers to is good for America 'on paper.'  Adherence to the provisions of the Act is problematic in that, in the case of Japan relative to automotive production, while a partner in the 'treaty', Japan has had a tendency to counter measures by the U.S. and other countries by creating tariifs that off-set the intent and purpose of the Act.  NAFTA is a perfect example of a measure that leaves America at a distinct disadvantage.  While National treaties can be beneficial to their members, individual treaties are necessary to ensure they benefit America, which is exactly what NAFTA has not done.  During my speaking engagements, I address the need to renegotiate existing treaties so that they benefit the U.S.  Over time, existing treaties regarding trade have raised our National Debt.  We need to take restorative measures that do not continue the growth of our debt.  Immediate renegotiation of long-standing treaties must be enacted.

At the federal level, should recreational marijuana be legalized? Why or why not?
Respuesta de Tom Palzer:

Only in instances as prescribed by a doctor for a specific condition.  Absolutely not for 'recreational' purposes.

The Federal Government plays a part in California water allocation and use through a variety of laws.  What, if any, legislation would you support in an effort to handle water shortages caused by the current and any future drought?
Respuesta de Tom Palzer:

I would draft legislation entittled, A Comprehensive Water Resources and Drought Management Plan for the State of California.  The legislation would include a statewide inventory of water resources and infrastructure, proposed infrastructure needs throughout the State, allocation of funds to construct water management infrastructure, which would include identification of damsites capable of generating electricity (hydro-electric facilities) and construction of desalination plants.

Should immigration laws be changed?  What changes would you support?  Please explain why. 
Respuesta de Tom Palzer:

Immigration laws should first be consistently enforced.  The lack of consistent implementation of our immigration policies and regulations created, in large part, the problems with immigration that we now face.  In brief, my stand on immigration is that we must place a moratorium on immigration until such time as we have propery screened and vetted who lives among us now.  Only then should we consider opening our borders to further immigration.  Deportation is essential to maintaining the safety of our Nation.  I would act to defund'sanctuary city' status.

¿Quién proporcionó dinero a este candidato?


Dinero total recaudado: $19,845

Principales contribuyentes que dieron dinero para apoyar al candidato, por organización:

Employees of Mercer
Employees of Echo Consulting Llc
Employees of Frank Cai, Cpa, Pc
Employees of Municipal Bank Of Bourbonnais
Employees of Oil Company

Más información acerca de contribuciones

Por estado:

California 41.92%
Florida 27.21%
New York 27.21%
Illinois 3.53%
Other 0.13%

Por tamaño:

Contribuciones grandes (100.00%)
Contribuciones pequeñas (0.00%)

Por tipo:

De organizaciones (0.73%)
De individuos (99.27%)
Fuente: Análisis de datos de la Comisión Federal Electoral de MapLight.

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