District 10 Representative

There are four primary candidates for the office of District 10 Representative. There are three Republican candidates and one Democratic candidate. The candidates are as follows:

David L. Johnson (R)
Patrick McHenry (R)
Ralf Walters (R)
David Parker (D)
 
Two candidates, Patrick McHenry (R) and David Parker (D), did not respond to our survey, so you will not see them mentioned below.

The primary candidates for the office of Representative for House District 10 were each asked the following questions:

Question 1: What are your top three priorities?

David L. Johnson (R)

Preservation, protection, and enhancement of Liberty

Placement of taxation and spending limits on the Federal government

Immigration reform and border security.

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Ralf Walters (R)

1. Term Limits: Two terms or 12 years for Senator; Three terms of six years for US Representative. The president's term limit is an excellent model for emulating. A president often achieves his boldest policy goals in his second and last term.

2. Balanced Budget Amendment to reduce the national debt.

3. Remove Social Security contributions from the federal budget and place it in a restricted fund managed by financial experts.

Question 2: What will you do to make college and vocational training more affordable and accessible?

David L. Johnson (R)

Overhaul / eliminate student loan program. As long as students can simply get a bigger loan, colleges are free to raise tuition to any ridiculous levels they see fit.

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Ralf Walters (R)

Top heavy administrative staff with bloated salaries as well as niche departments teaching obscure disciplines are driving up sky rocketing costs of attending public colleges and universities. Vocational school should once again take its rightful place as an honorable and noble pursuit. Low interest student loans, Pell grants and scholarships are the best opportunities to help eager students achieve their goals.

Question 3: How will you improve access to medical care in rural and low-income communities?

David L. Johnson (R)

As an alternative to paying off massive Med school debt, new Doctors could be given an option of a given number of years of public service. One such service could be working at clinics in these areas.

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Ralf Walters (R)

1) Telehealth can boost care access in rural areas by reducing regulatory and licensing restrictions.

2) A team-based approach to care can ease staffing shortages and increase access to care.

3) Options to address rural transportation deficiencies include contracting with bus services and leveraging health workers such as paramedics should be implemented.

Question 4: What will you do to promote more affordable and accessible housing?

David L. Johnson (R)

This issue is best addressed at local level. Resources should be made available to rehabilitate unused housing stocks to be used as affordable housing, either for rent or for sale.

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Ralf Walters (R)

Incentives for private and nonprofit development of affordable housing such as tax breaks should be encouraged.

Question 5: Would you support the elimination of subminimum wage?

David L. Johnson (R)

I support a free and unfettered market determining what the particular services of a particular person are worth. I support complete elimination of the minimum wage.

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Ralf Walters (R)

Wages are determined by supply and demand. Many minimum wage jobs are entry level to teach young people valuable work skills, habits and responsibilities. Vocational and community college courses should enable people to rise up the economic ladder.

Question 6: In response to litigation under other states’ laws, some members of Congress have sought to limit the right of people with disabilities to seek the removal of barriers under the ADA. Do you support limiting who can bring a claim for accessibility of public accommodations under the ADA?

David L. Johnson (R)

I do not acknowledge the right of any person to force modifications on an other's property, unless to correct a code violation.

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Ralf Walters (R)

"Litigation" is a key word. Despite its original, good intentions, the ADA has become a full employment cash cow for lawyers. ADA needs to be administered in a way that is fair to those who are turned away because of barriers, and small businesses where the additional costs of interior modifications make their startup cost equally too costly and prohibitive to them.

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