District 7 Representative

There are four primary candidates for the office of District 7 Representative. There is one Republican candidate and three Democratic candidates. The candidates are as follows:

David Rouzer (R)
Christopher M. Ward (D)
Robert Colon (D)
Mark Judson (D)

Three candidates, David Rouzer (R), Christopher M. Ward (D), Robert Colon (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 7 were each asked the following questions:

Question 1: What are your top three priorities?

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Mark Judson (D)

Quality affordable healthcare for all Americans.

Making Education in America at both the K-12 and higher education levels the best on the planet. Education is the key to opportunity, and opportunity is the key to freedom.

Getting all special interest money out of Congress. Until we do this, we won’t be able to accomplish ANYTHING as a Nation, and once we do this, there will be nothing that we CAN’T accomplish.

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

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Mark Judson (D)

The only limit to an American’s education should be their desire to excel and their intellectual capacity. Free higher education/Trade Schools are NOT an expense to the taxpayer – they are a source of FUTURE TAX REVENUE! I will work to re-prioritize Congressional spending to focus on the fact that Education IS America’s future. The more we have, the better. Period.

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

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Mark Judson (D)

I believe that Healthcare Companies should NOT be able to sit back and watch Americans die for increased corporate profits. I’m against that. Both Obamacare and Medicare For All are good – but they don’t solve THE PROBLEM. That is the “$100 Aspirin” problem. Our Healthcare Industry should be a “not for profit” venture. Using Tax Laws, I will incentivize companies in the Healthcare industry to cut costs to save American lives.

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

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Mark Judson (D)

I will work with State and Local jurisdictions to identify SPECIFIC solution sets to those areas with the greatest need, and then work in the US Congress to resource those solutions. Some of the best tools we have to combat this problem are under-utilized: tax credits, grants, etc...

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

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Mark Judson (D)

There are two solutions needed to combat poverty as a result of low wages: In the short run, we need to raise the minimum wage, increase the scope of the Earned Income Tax Credit, and provide fast and responsive financial assistance to those in need. In the long run, we need to maximize Education opportunities for ALL Americans. That is the permanent solution.

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?

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Mark Judson (D)

No. The very notion that Americans with disabilities DON’T have EQUAL access to public accommodations in the US, is an indicator of exactly how much work we still have to do. The Declaration of Independence states that “All Men are Created Equal.” Yet, to date, we have never actually delivered on that promise as a Nation. Not once. I think it’s time we started. Equal means equal. Period.

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