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Marty Walsh on Abortion
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  • More to be done for access to reproductive choices. (Nov 2013)
Marty Walsh on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds. (Apr 2003)
Marty Walsh on Civil Rights
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  • Care for our LGBTQ elders and support our LGBTQ youth. (Nov 2013)
  • Gender wage gap is still $10B per year in Boston. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted NO on defining marriage as one man and one woman. (Feb 2004)
  • Opposed $200K reduction to blind job program. (Jul 2003)
  • Opposed $900K for disability & mentoring aid. (Jul 2003)
  • Supported "Turning 22" mental disability program. (Jul 2003)
Marty Walsh on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on defeating corporate tax disclosure. (May 2003)
  • Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years. (May 2003)
Marty Walsh on Crime
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  • More community policing & diversions for non-violent crimes. (Nov 2013)
  • Supported funding Mass Correctional Legal Services. (Jul 2003)
Marty Walsh on Drugs
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  • Create an Office of Addiction Recovery Services. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program. (Feb 2004)
Marty Walsh on Education
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  • Further raise public confidence in Boston Public Schools. (Nov 2013)
  • Supported federal school breakfast supplement. (Jul 2003)
Marty Walsh on Energy & Oil
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  • Reduce Boston's carbon emissions & mitigate climate change. (Nov 2013)
Marty Walsh on Environment
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  • More programs in parks and green spaces. (Nov 2013)
  • Supported keeping park maintenance funding within MDC. (Nov 2003)
Marty Walsh on Families & Children
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Marty Walsh on Foreign Policy
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Marty Walsh on Free Trade
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  • Voted YES on International Trade Council to promote exports. (Jan 2004)
Marty Walsh on Government Reform
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Marty Walsh on Gun Control
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Marty Walsh on Health Care
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  • Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for all smoking regulation costs. (Oct 2003)
  • Opposed $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool. (Jul 2003)
Marty Walsh on Homeland Security
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  • Values the sacrifice of veterans & provide benefits. (Nov 2013)
Marty Walsh on Immigration
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  • More services via New Bostonians Office. (Nov 2013)
  • Supported two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only. (Jul 2003)
Marty Walsh on Jobs
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  • Voted YES on early retirement for MWRA-work-related cancer. (Jul 2003)
Marty Walsh on Principles & Values
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Marty Walsh on Social Security
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Marty Walsh on Tax Reform
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  • Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit. (Apr 2003)
Marty Walsh on Technology
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  • Modern transportation system means less traffic congestion. (Nov 2013)
  • Voted YES on emerging technologies, math & science Fund. (Jan 2004)
Marty Walsh on War & Peace
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Marty Walsh on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Voted YES on allowing parents on welfare to attend school. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds. (May 2003)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+2 points on Social scale)
More to be done for access to reproductive choices: Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Gender wage gap is still $10B per year in Boston: Favors topic 2
Opposed $200K reduction to blind job program: Favors topic 2
Opposed $900K for disability & mentoring aid: Opposes topic 2
Supported "Turning 22" mental disability program: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Care for our LGBTQ elders and support our LGBTQ youth: Strongly Favors topic 3
Voted NO on defining marriage as one man and one woman: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
Voted YES on allowing parents on welfare to attend school: Opposes topic 4
Voted YES on workfare for mothers of 2- to 6-year-olds: Favors topic 4
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on Constitutional call for universal health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
Opposed $10M cut in the uncompensated care pool: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Further raise public confidence in Boston Public Schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Supported federal school breakfast supplement: Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Human needs over animal rights
(+5 points on Social scale)
More programs in parks and green spaces: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Modern transportation system means less traffic congestion: Opposes topic 8
Supported keeping park maintenance funding within MDC: Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
More community policing & diversions for non-violent crimes: Opposes topic 9
Supported funding Mass Correctional Legal Services: Strongly Opposes topic 9
No opinion on topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(0 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on municipal meals tax, in addition to state tax: Favors topic 11
Voted YES on defeating corporate tax disclosure: Opposes topic 11
Voted YES on Extending corporate tax credit 5 years: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Voted NO on raising income tax to 5.95% to offset deficit: Strongly Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
More services via New Bostonians Office: Strongly Favors topic 12
Supported two-way bilingual programs; supported English-only: Favors topic 12
Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on International Trade Council to promote exports: Favors topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Maintain US sovereignty from UN
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Values the sacrifice of veterans & provide benefits: Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Stricter limits on political campaign funds
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 17:
Stay out of Iran
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Reduce Boston's carbon emissions & mitigate climate change: Strongly Favors topic 18
Favors topic 19:
Never legalize marijuana
(-3 points on Social scale)
Create an Office of Addiction Recovery Services: Opposes topic 19
Voted NO on earmark for women's substance abuse program: Strongly Favors topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on $300M to offset the budget deficit via bonds: Strongly Favors topic 20

Marty Walsh is a Moderate Libertarian Liberal.
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