2020 Candidate Questionnaire
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Section 1: Candidate & Campaign Information

 
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Name:

 

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Running for:

 

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State and District:

 

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Party Affiliation: 
 

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Campaign Address:
 

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Campaign Phone: 

 

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Campaign Manager:

 

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Campaign Manager e-mail:

 

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Campaign Website:

 

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Campaign e-mail:

 

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What is your current occupation?

 

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Do you currently hold (or have you held) an elected office? If yes, please list office(s):
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Section 2: Chamber Affiliations & Basic Campaign Questions


 
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Are you a Greater Utica Chamber Member, or have you been affiliated with a business or association that is a Greater Utica Chamber member?  If yes, please list the company name, city and state:
 

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Are you, or have you been, affiliated with a local or state chamber of commerce?  If yes, please list the chamber name, city and state:
 

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Are you, or have you been, affiliated with any other business organization(s)?  If yes, please list the name, city and state:


 

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What are the top 3 planks of your campaign?
 

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What are the top 3 issues impacting the businesses in your district? 
 

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Section 3: Public Policy Positions
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce develops Public Policy positions on behalf of its Membership regarding legislative matters.  A brief summary of our policy positions for the last 24 months are listed below.  The details of each policy can be found on our website here:  www.greateruticachamber.org/about/public-policies.  Please select the number that most reflects your level of support for each of the following Policy Positions (5=strongly agree, 1=strongly disagree)
 
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Position #1
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce agrees with and supports the efforts of law enforcement agencies, district attorneys, and other State and local legislators in calling on the Governor and the State Legislature for the complete repeal of the "Bail Elimination Act of 2019" and, in addition, to cease the practice of concealing such significant changes to State laws within the budget process.

5-Strongly Agree 1-Strongly Disagree       
      
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Position #2
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce supports local leadership in their efforts to re-open the regional economy and recognizes it is incumbent on all businesses to follow best practices to implement all appropriate precautions to create safe environments for their employees and customers, and strongly urges all businesses to fulfill that responsibility to the best of their abilities.
5-Strongly Agree 1-Strongly Disagree       
      
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Position #3
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce supports the passage of Senate bill S8387 and Assembly bill A10502 and urges the Governor to sign the legislation in order to maintain a system of checks and balances in State government, and to help preserve the regional economy and the economy of New York State.

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Position #4
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce supports the passage of Assembly bill A10556 and Senate bill S8603  which proposes a small business sales tax holiday and urges the Governor to sign the legislation in order to provide financial relief to both small businesses and consumers to promote economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.
5-Strongly Agree 1-Strongly Disagree       
      
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Position #5
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce opposes a new property tax mechanism for taxing golf courses within the State of New York as proposed in Assembly Bill A6444 and Senate Bill S4420.

5-Strongly Agree 1-Strongly Disagree       
      
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Position #6
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce does hereby oppose the proposed "Green Amendment" to the New York State Constitution to create new, undefined, environmental rights with automatic standing to bring litigation.
5-Strongly Agree 1-Strongly Disagree       
      
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Position #7
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce does hereby oppose the granting of New York State driving licenses to undocumented immigrants.

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Position #8
The Greater Utica Chamber opposes any expansion, extension or application of New York State's prevailing wage mandate to include private development projects that receive some degree of public support as it essentially targets smaller community based projects that receive a fraction of public funding and are driven by local private dollars and development agencies causing such projects to become financially unfeasible
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Position #9
Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce urges our representatives in the New York State Senate and the New York State Assembly to allow employers to implement a zero tolerance drug policy.
5-Strongly Agree 1-Strongly Disagree       
      
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Position #10
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce does hereby support an amendment to the Hotel Occupancy Tax law to provide for an increase up to five (5%) percent which shall be used to promote tourism and travel, tourism capital development, and other directly related and supporting activities to stimulate and increase visitation to Oneida County.
5-Strongly Agree 1-Strongly Disagree       
      
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Position #11
The Greater Utica Chamber of Commerce urges the repeal of new law in New York State granting 3 hours paid time to vote and strongly urges the State Legislature and Governor to repeal this new provision and revert to previous election law provisions that remained in effect until April 1, 2019.
5-Strongly Agree 1-Strongly Disagree       
      
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