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State of California (Butte, Shasta, Nevada, Tehama, Siskiyou, Placer, Lassen, Plumas, Modoc, Sierra, Glenn Counties) June 3, 2014 Election
Candidates Answer Questions on the Issues
United States Representative; District 1


The questions were prepared by the League of Women Voters of California Education Fund and asked of all candidates for this office.     See below for questions on Economy and Jobs, Health Care, Energy Policy, National Security, Immigration Reform

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? 1. In this time of high unemployment and budget deficits, what are the most important steps that should be taken to improve our nationís economy and sustain job creation?

Answer from Gregory Cheadle, J.D.:

Implement anti-monopoly laws

Decrease burdensome regulations that result in miniscule, if any, change in the environment

Decrease taxes

Attack wasteful spending

? 2. What, if any, changes should be made to federal health care policies or programs?

Answer from Gregory Cheadle, J.D.:

1) Repeal ObamaCare in its entirety 2) Stress prevention and personal responsibility 3) Begin teaching health, physiology, and pathophysiology at in elementary school 4) Open neighborhood clinics for those on government assistance to decrease the strain in the ER 5)Repeal the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act of 1985 (EMTALA) 6) Hospitals should disclose the price it charges for rooms and various items 7) Eliminate regulations on the hospitals that are virtually worthless, yet expensive to implement

? 3. What are your priorities with respect to our nationís energy policy?

Answer from Gregory Cheadle, J.D.:

We must become energy independent rather than fund our demise by purchasing oil from our enemies.

? 4. What, if any, changes should be made with respect to our nationís security, including our national defense or anti-terrorism measures?

Answer from Gregory Cheadle, J.D.:

The NSA should be banned from spying on innocent Americans without probable cause

Defense contractors should be granted contracts that do not encourage wasteful and unnecessary spending

? 5. What is your position on the issue of immigration reform? What, if any, changes to legislation or policy would you support?

Answer from Gregory Cheadle, J.D.:

No public benefits for illegal aliens - public agencies that do disburse public funds to illegal aliens should be fined just as private companies that hire illegal aliens

Deport illegal aliens who are criminals or members of gangs


Responses to questions asked of each candidate are reproduced as submitted to the League.  Candidates' statements are presented as submitted. References to opponents are not permitted.

The order of the candidates is random and changes daily. Candidates who did not respond are not listed on this page.


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