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Jack Markell on Abortion
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Jack Markell on Budget & Economy
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  • New infrastructure fund and jobs creation credit. (Jul 2011)
Jack Markell on Civil Rights
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  • Signs civil union rights into law. (Jul 2011)
  • Bans discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Jul 2009)
Jack Markell on Corporations
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  • Reduce regulatory burdens on business. (Jan 2016)
  • Ease restrictions on crowdfunding. (Jan 2016)
  • Start It Up Delaware: nurture employers. (Jan 2013)
  • Expand manufacturing; reform permitting; help small business. (Jan 2011)
Jack Markell on Crime
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  • Increase services for prisoners to reduce recidivism. (Jan 2016)
  • Make it easier for felons to vote. (Jan 2016)
  • Give crime victims the right to receive restitution. (Nov 2008)
Jack Markell on Drugs
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  • Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. (Jun 2015)
  • Addiction is a disease; fill gaps in drug treatment system. (Jan 2014)
  • Six new state troopers to focus on gangs & drug-trafficking. (Jan 2013)
Jack Markell on Education
Click here for 8 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Support IT education in schools. (Jan 2016)
  • Make university scholarships less restrictive. (Jan 2016)
  • Increase teacher compensation. (Jan 2016)
  • Common Core Standards including world language immersion. (Jan 2013)
  • State provided public schools deserve improvement. (Oct 2011)
  • Improve charter schools, teachers, and accountability. (Jul 2011)
  • Ensure we have the best possible public schools. (Jan 2011)
  • Evaluate whether charter schools are becoming segregated. (Nov 2008)
Jack Markell on Energy & Oil
Click here for 4 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Reliability and cost of energy is key. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports renewable resources connecting to grid. (Oct 2011)
  • Petroleum refinery reopening is a stride in jobs and economy. (Oct 2011)
  • Fossil fuels contribute to harmful greenhouse gases. (Nov 2008)
Jack Markell on Environment
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  • Delaware has moved to the top ten of bike friendly states. (Jan 2013)
Jack Markell on Families & Children
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  • Increase access to effective contraception for women. (Jan 2016)
  • Youth suicide: the most tragic child mental health problem. (Jan 2013)
Jack Markell on Foreign Policy
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  • Provide asylum for Syrian refugees seeking safety. (Nov 2015)
  • World now is more global; more productive; more competitive. (Jan 2013)
Jack Markell on Free Trade
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  • Make Port of Wilmington the gateway to American market. (Aug 2011)
  • Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank. (Jul 2014)
Jack Markell on Government Reform
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  • Supports government transparency and accountability. (Oct 2011)
Jack Markell on Gun Control
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  • More troopers & more enforcement against gun crimes. (Jan 2011)
Jack Markell on Health Care
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  • Reduce costs by moving away from fee-for-service model. (Jan 2016)
  • Government funding will lower health care costs. (Oct 2011)
  • Ensure that every Delawarean owns health insurance. (Nov 2008)
  • Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year. (Oct 2009)
  • 3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health. (Apr 2010)
Jack Markell on Homeland Security
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  • Supports Delaware National Guard "Youth ChalleNGe". (Jan 2013)
Jack Markell on Immigration
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Jack Markell on Jobs
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  • Job Creation Infrastructure Fund: tax credits for job growth. (Jan 2011)
Jack Markell on Local Issues
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  • $7M for Downtown Development Districts. (Jan 2014)
Jack Markell on Principles & Values
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  • Religious tolerance is cornerstone of US value system. (Jan 2016)
  • Unleashing the potential in every Delawarean. (Jan 2014)
Jack Markell on Social Security
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  • Golden Years Guarantee: live at home; financial security. (Nov 2008)
Jack Markell on Tax Reform
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  • Reduce corporate tax to increase competitiveness. (Jan 2016)
  • Responsible tax cuts allow for economic growth. (Jul 2011)
Jack Markell on Technology
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  • New I-95 fly-over ramps; $1.1B for infrastructure. (Jan 2014)
  • Emphasized the importance of protecting infrastructure. (Nov 2011)
  • Take advantage of natural resources through bike trails. (Oct 2011)
Jack Markell on War & Peace
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Jack Markell on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Free college for low-income families; increase minimum wage. (Jan 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)
Increase access to effective contraception for women: Favors topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Signs civil union rights into law: Favors topic 3
Bans discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Favors topic 3
Opposes topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(+2 points on Social scale)
Religious tolerance is cornerstone of US value system: Opposes topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Government funding will lower health care costs: Favors topic 5
Ensure that every Delawarean owns health insurance: Strongly Favors topic 5
Adopt national health reform legislation before the end of the year: Strongly Favors topic 5
3.2% funding increase for National Institutes of Health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Golden Years Guarantee: live at home; financial security: Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Increase teacher compensation: Opposes topic 7
State provided public schools deserve improvement: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Improve charter schools, teachers, and accountability: Favors topic 7
Ensure we have the best possible public schools: Opposes topic 7
Evaluate whether charter schools are becoming segregated: Opposes topic 7
Opposes topic 8:
Society bears cost of pollution
(+2 points on Social scale)
Take advantage of natural resources through bike trails: Opposes topic 8
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
Increase services for prisoners to reduce recidivism: Opposes topic 9
Give crime victims the right to receive restitution: Favors topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
More troopers & more enforcement against gun crimes: Opposes topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce corporate tax to increase competitiveness: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Responsible tax cuts allow for economic growth: Opposes topic 11
No opinion on topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Make Port of Wilmington the gateway to American market: Favors topic 13
Reauthorize the Ex-Im Bank: Favors topic 13
Strongly Opposes topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Provide asylum for Syrian refugees seeking safety: Strongly Opposes topic 14
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Supports Delaware National Guard "Youth ChalleNGe": Favors topic 15
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Make it easier for felons to vote: Strongly Favors topic 16
Supports government transparency and accountability: Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Reliability and cost of energy is key: Opposes topic 18
Supports renewable resources connecting to grid: Strongly Favors topic 18
Petroleum refinery reopening is a stride in jobs and economy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Fossil fuels contribute to harmful greenhouse gases: Strongly Favors topic 18
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
Decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Addiction is a disease; fill gaps in drug treatment system: Opposes topic 19
Six new state troopers to focus on gangs & drug-trafficking: Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
New infrastructure fund and jobs creation credit: Strongly Favors topic 20

Jack Markell is a Moderate Liberal.
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