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Murphy(D) vs.Ciattarelli(R)
PR: Rossello(D) vs.Garced(D) vs.Pierluisi(D)
UT: Herbert(retiring) vs.Huntsman(R) vs.Cox(R) vs.Burningham(R) vs.Newton(D) vs.Hughes(R)
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Northam(D,term-limited) vs.Herring(D) vs.Chase(R) vs.Fairfax(D)
VT: Scott(incumbent) vs.Holcombe(D) vs.Zuckerman(D)
WA: Inslee(incumbent) vs.Bryant(R) vs.Fortunato(R)
WV: Justice(incumbent) vs.Folk(R) vs.Thrasher(R) vs.Vanover(D) vs.Smith(D) vs.Ron Stollings(D)
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David Zuckerman on Abortion
Click here for 3 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Add reproductive autonomy to Vermont Constitution. (Apr 2020)
  • Protect funding for Planned Parenthood. (Apr 2020)
  • Supports public funds for abortion procedures. (Nov 2014)
David Zuckerman on Budget & Economy
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  • Prioritize spending on the most needy. (Oct 2020)
David Zuckerman on Civil Rights
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  • Root out structural and systemic oppression. (Apr 2020)
  • Voted to override veto of gay marriage law. (Apr 2020)
  • Women should be paid equally and treated equally. (Apr 2020)
  • Supports same-sex marriage and inclusion of gender identity. (Nov 2014)
David Zuckerman on Corporations
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Zuckerman on Crime
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  • Reduce the need for police intervention. (Oct 2020)
  • We need an extensive and systemic collection of racial data. (Apr 2020)
  • Alternatives to incarceration; no death penalty. (Nov 2014)
David Zuckerman on Drugs
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  • Provide needle exchanges, overdose prevention medication. (Apr 2020)
  • Legalize marijuana, starting with two ounces at a time. (Feb 2020)
  • Legalize marijuana. (Jan 2020)
David Zuckerman on Education
Click here for 4 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Supports universal afterschool and pre-K education. (Apr 2020)
  • Free in-state tuition for trade schools & higher education. (Apr 2020)
  • Stricter standards for independent charter schools. (Feb 2020)
  • No vouchers; no Common Core. (Nov 2014)
David Zuckerman on Energy & Oil
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  • Put $20 million more into weatherization. (Oct 2020)
  • Invest in renewable energy; Vermont has lost jobs. (Oct 2020)
  • Work toward renewable, sustainable energy as primary sources. (Apr 2020)
  • Encourage alternatives to single-use vehicles. (Apr 2020)
  • Fund alternative energy; end funding for traditional energy. (Nov 2014)
David Zuckerman on Environment
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  • Led legislation for GMO food labelling. (Jan 2020)
  • Supports sustainable agriculture & diversified farms. (Nov 2018)
  • Led the effort to require GMO labeling. (Nov 2014)
David Zuckerman on Families & Children
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  • Supports universal, statewide paid family leave. (Apr 2020)
David Zuckerman on Foreign Policy
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Zuckerman on Free Trade
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David Zuckerman on Government Reform
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  • No voter IDs; yes independent redistricting. (Nov 2014)
David Zuckerman on Gun Control
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  • Supports background checks, and concealed carry. (Nov 2014)
David Zuckerman on Health Care
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  • Supports Medicare for All. (Apr 2020)
  • Stop seeing mental health as separate from physical health. (Apr 2020)
  • Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare; but no mandate. (Nov 2014)
David Zuckerman on Homeland Security
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David Zuckerman on Immigration
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  • Immigrants & refugees welcome in Vermont. (Apr 2020)
David Zuckerman on Jobs
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  • Raise minimum wage to $15/hr; plus paid family leave. (Apr 2020)
  • Increasing minimum wage will lift workers out of poverty. (Feb 2020)
David Zuckerman on Local Issues
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  • Diversify agriculture; currently 70% dairy. (Apr 2020)
David Zuckerman on Principles & Values
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
David Zuckerman on Social Security
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David Zuckerman on Tax Reform
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  • Rebuild economy by taxing wealthiest Vermonters. (Nov 2020)
  • Multiple ways of revenue, including taxes. (Oct 2020)
  • Address pandemic budget hole with taxes & rainy day fund. (Oct 2020)
  • No new taxes; we will have to live within our means. (Oct 2020)
  • Differentiate between those who can or cannot pay more taxes. (Apr 2020)
  • Institute a wealth tax on state's richest residents. (Jan 2020)
David Zuckerman on Technology
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  • Invest more in broadband, create hubs around the state. (Nov 2020)
  • Must increase broadband access in rural Vermont. (Apr 2020)
David Zuckerman on War & Peace
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David Zuckerman on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Support new affordable housing, improve existing homes. (Apr 2020)
  • Supported affordable housing in Vermont State House. (Nov 2018)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
(Click on topic for excerpt & citation)
Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Add reproductive autonomy to Vermont Constitution: Strongly Favors topic 1
Protect funding for Planned Parenthood: Strongly Favors topic 1
Supports public funds for abortion procedures: Strongly Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Root out structural and systemic oppression: Strongly Favors topic 2
Voted to override veto of gay marriage law: Strongly Favors topic 2
Women should be paid equally and treated equally: Strongly Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Supports same-sex marriage and inclusion of gender identity: Strongly Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supports universal, statewide paid family leave: Strongly Favors topic 5
Supports Medicare for All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Stop seeing mental health as separate from physical health: Strongly Favors topic 5
Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare; but no mandate: 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)
Supports universal afterschool and pre-K education: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Stricter standards for independent charter schools: Strongly Opposes topic 7
No vouchers; no Common Core: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
Led legislation for GMO food labelling: Opposes topic 8
Supports sustainable agriculture & diversified farms: Opposes topic 8
Led the effort to require GMO labeling: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
Reduce the need for police intervention: Strongly Opposes topic 9
We need an extensive and systemic collection of racial data: Opposes topic 9
Alternatives to incarceration; no death penalty: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Prioritize spending on the most needy: Strongly Favors topic 10
Supports background checks, and concealed carry: Favors topic 10
Strongly Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Rebuild economy by taxing wealthiest Vermonters: Strongly Favors topic 11
Multiple ways of revenue, including taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Address pandemic budget hole with taxes & rainy day fund: Strongly Favors topic 11
No new taxes; we will have to live within our means: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Differentiate between those who can or cannot pay more taxes: Strongly Favors topic 11
Institute a wealth tax on state's richest residents: Strongly Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
Immigrants & refugees welcome in Vermont: Favors topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
No voter IDs; yes independent redistricting: Strongly Favors topic 16
No opinion on topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Put $20 million more into weatherization: Strongly Favors topic 18
Invest in renewable energy; Vermont has lost jobs: Strongly Favors topic 18
Work toward renewable, sustainable energy as primary sources: Strongly Favors topic 18
Encourage alternatives to single-use vehicles: Favors topic 18
Fund alternative energy; end funding for traditional energy: Strongly Favors topic 18
Strongly Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+5 points on Social scale)
Provide needle exchanges, overdose prevention medication: Neutral on topic 19
Legalize marijuana, starting with two ounces at a time: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Legalize marijuana: Strongly Opposes topic 19
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Raise minimum wage to $15/hr; plus paid family leave: Strongly Favors topic 20
Support new affordable housing, improve existing homes: Strongly Favors topic 20

David Zuckerman is a Libertarian-Leaning Progressive
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