Compare the Candidates – Biographical Profiles and Positions on the Issues

August 23, 2011 Virginia Republican Primary

Candidates for Senate Of Virginia 37th District, Virginia

Jason A. Flanary - R
www.jasonflanary.comwww.jasonflanary.com
PO Box 2034Centerville, VA 20122
(703) 493-0484
Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt - R
www.stevehunt.orgwww.stevehunt.org
PO Box 379Fairfax Station, VA 22039
703-699-1706
Biographical
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Jason A. Flanary

Jason is engaged to his fiance Jessica who also lives in Fairfax County.

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve and Monique Hunt have lived in Fairfax County for nearly 15 years. He returned to the DC area upon his retirement as an active duty Naval Flight Officer. Steve grew up in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, having been born at Clark Air Force Base in the Philippines where his father was serving as a junior enlisted airman.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Jason A. Flanary

Jason earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Government and International Politics from George Mason University.

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

He received his civil engineering degree from Duke University, where he was a member of the Civil Engineering honor society and the Navy Pistol Team. He attended Duke on a full Navy ROTC scholarship, having graduated in 1976 from Frederick Douglass High School in Upper Marlboro. At Douglass, he was senior class vice president and middle linebacker on the county's AA champion football team.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Jason A. Flanary

Jason Flanary is a successful businessman who knows what it takes to create jobs. As Chief Operating Officer of a small business in Fairfax County, he is a proven job creator in Northern Virginia.

Jason has the political experience we need to improve Northern Virginia. He has worked with numerous Republican candidates and has served as a Legislative Assistant to Delegate Tim Hugo, Congressman J. Randy Forbes and former Congressman Bud Shuster who was Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. He has been responsible for handling many key issues - including government reform, transportation, and education.

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve understands first-hand the importance of Northern Virginia's technology sector as an engine for economic growth in the region, as he works in the sector as a senior systems analyst at defense contractor SAIC. His work there involves programmatic analysis, computer modeling, software development and numerous other advanced technology applications.

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Jason A. Flanary

Between 1997 and 2001, Jason proudly served in the United States Marine Corps where he provided security to former President Clinton aboard the Presidential Retreat Camp David.

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Upon graduating from Duke, Steve was commissioned an officer in the US Navy. After earning his Naval Flight Officer wings in Pensacola, Florida and F-4 Phantom training in Virginia Beach, he headed off to Fighter Squadron VF-151. He was permanently forward deployed for over two years operating throughout the Far East and the Indian Ocean, returning mid-tour to attend TOPGUN.

Back in Virginia, after serving as an admiral's aide for one year, he transitioned to and became an instructor in the F-14 Tomcat.

Later as a tactical action officer, he was responsible for directing defensive operations of the carrier battle group. In foreign ports, Steve would participate in the community relations projects, such as painting schools and orphanages.

He joined fighter squadron VF-31 shortly before Iraq invaded Kuwait.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Jason A. Flanary

Jason has served as the Vice President of Government Relations for the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce which is dedicated to promoting issues on behalf of businesses.

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

As a member of the Fairfax County School Board from 2004-2007 he represented over 1.3 million people, supported over 165,000 children and fought for accountability in a $2.2 billion budget.

Steve's community work has included serving as chairman of the School Health Advisory Committee for three years, as vice commander of the Centreville American Legion Post 1995 and as Legion sponsor of Boy Scout Troop 1995 and Cub Scout Pack 321, as well as serving as a member of the advisory committees for the Medical Care for Children Partnership and the Care Connection for Children, and on the board of the Joshua Foundation. He's also a member of the Fairfax VFW, Clifton Lions Club and Bailey's Crossroads Rotary Club, a Habitat for Humanity volunteer and an Honor Flight volunteer.

In foreign ports, Steve got involved in Navy community relations projects, such as painting schools and orphanages.

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Jason A. Flanary

As Executive Director of CapNet, he was named by the Washington Post as "Youngest Tech-Association Chief Executive in the Washington Area."

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

As the air-defense officer on the USS Enterprise, he earned Navy Achievement and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals for his actions during Operation Preying Mantis.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

The Hunts are members of Chantilly Bible Church and active volunteers in the annual "March for Life" and have marched in support of America's veterans. Steve has also served as President of the Assist Pregnancy Center and an instructor in a Virginia Health Department-approved teen abstinence program, Keep It Simple Say No (KISSN). While living in Virginia Beach, he also helped start St. Michael's Lutheran Church. In his last Naval tour, Steve was the volunteer youth leader at the Point Mugu Naval Weapons Station Chapel along with being the church council president.

Schools & Education
Education, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

Every child must be provided with the opportunity to have the best possible education -- one that is enjoyable, relevant and prepares him/her for higher education, a career and/or life. Education is the lifeline to the success of Virginia's economic future, as employers establish their businesses in communities where there is a well-educated workforce, trained for the jobs of tomorrow.

To adequately provide for our children and solidify their future, we must pay teachers better to increase retention and stability, reduce class size to promote a more personal learning environment and shift money from administration to classrooms to ensure that our funds directly benefit our students.

I also believe that parents should have the flexibility to make educational choices for their children. I fully support school choice and charter schools.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve has been involved in Fairfax County's public schools for over 10 years, including serving from 2004 to 2007 as an At-Large member of the School Board. Having first-hand experience in the largest public education system in the Commonwealth, Steve will be an active voice in the State Senate for lay legislation that empowers local school systems in pursuing more effective and consumer-focused programs.

He believes programs should be evaluated for their effectiveness - dollars do not necessarily equal learning. We need to establish measures of effectiveness and foster a competitive motivation to succeed, including tying principal and teach compensation to school and student achievement.

Public education should be more customer-focused, with wider school choice, wider choices of programs to meet student learning styles and pace, and an accelerated learning path for students learning English. While implementation of these policies is a local issue, the enabling legislation is generated at the state level.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

School Budget
Jason A. Flanary

To adequately provide for our children and solidify their future, we must pay teachers better to increase retention and stability and shift money from administration to classrooms to ensure that our funds directly benefit our students.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

School Climate
Jason A. Flanary

To adequately provide for our children and solidify their future, we must reduce class size to promote a more personal learning environment.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

Academic Standards
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

He believes programs should be evaluated for their effectiveness - dollars do not necessarily equal learning. We need to establish measures of effectiveness and foster a competitive motivation to succeed, including tying principal and teach compensation to school and student achievement.

Public education should be more customer-focused, with wider school choice, wider choices of programs to meet student learning styles and pace, and an accelerated learning path for students learning English. While implementation of these policies is a local issue, the enabling legislation is generated at the state level.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Parental Involvement
Jason A. Flanary

I believe that parents should have the flexibility to make educational choices for their children. I fully support school choice and charter schools.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Public education should be more customer-focused, with wider school choice.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Teacher Salaries
Jason A. Flanary

To adequately provide for our children and solidify their future, we must pay teachers better to increase retention and stability.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

He believes programs should be evaluated for their effectiveness - dollars do not necessarily equal learning. We need to establish measures of effectiveness and foster a competitive motivation to succeed, including tying principal and teach compensation to school and student achievement.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Improving Education
Jason A. Flanary

Every child must be provided with the opportunity to have the best possible education -- one that is enjoyable, relevant and prepares him/her for higher education, a career and/or life. Education is the lifeline to the success of Virginia's economic future, as employers establish their businesses in communities where there is a well-educated workforce, trained for the jobs of tomorrow.

To adequately provide for our children and solidify their future, we must pay teachers better to increase retention and stability, reduce class size to promote a more personal learning environment and shift money from administration to classrooms to ensure that our funds directly benefit our students.

I also believe that parents should have the flexibility to make educational choices for their children. I fully support school choice and charter schools.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Having first-hand experience in the largest public education system in the Commonwealth, Steve will be an active voice in the State Senate for lay legislation that empowers local school systems in pursuing more effective and consumer-focused programs.

He believes programs should be evaluated for their effectiveness - dollars do not necessarily equal learning. We need to establish measures of effectiveness and foster a competitive motivation to succeed, including tying principal and teach compensation to school and student achievement.

Public education should be more customer-focused, with wider school choice, wider choices of programs to meet student learning styles and pace, and an accelerated learning path for students learning English. While implementation of these policies is a local issue, the enabling legislation is generated at the state level.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Charter Schools
Jason A. Flanary

I believe that parents should have the flexibility to make educational choices for their children. I fully support charter schools.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

Transportation
Traffic & Transportation, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

Northern Virginia has long been regarded as the economic engine of the Commonwealth. Alleviating traffic and improving mobility throughout Northern Virginia is crucial if we continue to create -- and retain -- more jobs in Northern Virginia. We must consider every option available to adequately address our transportation needs. We can make significant improvements to the transportation infrastructure by:

* Carefully utilizing transportation bonds

* Dedicating a percentage of future surpluses to transportation

* Protecting the transportation trust fund

* Promoting public private partnerships

* Supporting HOT lanes

* Extending HOV hours of operation, including non-peak drive times

* Expanding I-66 inside the beltway

* Completing the extension of the Dulles Metrorail project

* Extending the Metrorail Orange Line into Prince William County

As a businessman, I understand the importance of improving transportation in Northern Virginia and understand the need to make this a priority.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve has literally studied the DC metro area's transportation system from the ground up - and down. While majoring in civil engineering at Duke, he spent his summers helping build the Metro system.

Steve favors a solutions-focused approach to Northern Virginia's transportation problems. This involves taking in-depth look at alternatives rather than merely throwing taxpayer dollars at a problem. It involves examining potential private sector solutions, utilizing revenue from off-shore oil and gas for transportation, tax credits for business pro-bono road improvements and addressing barriers to telecommuting.

While public transit is an important part of the mix, it's important to recognize the lifestyles of Northern Virginians and the importance of automobile transportation. Most importantly, the Transportation Trust Fund should be for transportation only, and not raided to fund other government projects.

Area costs of living should be factored into statewide allocations of education and transportation funds, to recognize the special needs of Northern Virginia.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Transportation Funding
Jason A. Flanary

We can make significant improvements to the transportation infrastructure by:

* Carefully utilizing transportation bonds

* Dedicating a percentage of future surpluses to transportation

* Protecting the transportation trust fund

* Promoting public private partnerships

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve has literally studied the DC metro area's transportation system from the ground up - and down. While majoring in civil engineering at Duke, he spent his summers helping build the Metro system.

Steve favors a solutions-focused approach to Northern Virginia's transportation problems. This involves taking in-depth look at alternatives rather than merely throwing taxpayer dollars at a problem. It involves examining potential private sector solutions, utilizing revenue from off-shore oil and gas for transportation, tax credits for business pro-bono road improvements and addressing barriers to telecommuting.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Dulles Rail
Jason A. Flanary

* Completing the extension of the Dulles Metrorail project

* Extending the Metrorail Orange Line into Prince William County

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

Traffic Congestion
Jason A. Flanary

* Supporting HOT lanes

* Extending HOV hours of operation, including non-peak drive times

* Expanding I-66 inside the beltway

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

Transportation Trust Fund
Jason A. Flanary

* Dedicating a percentage of future surpluses to transportation

* Protecting the transportation trust fund

* Promoting public private partnerships

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

While public transit is an important part of the mix, it's important to recognize the lifestyles of Northern Virginians and the importance of automobile transportation. Most importantly, the Transportation Trust Fund should be for transportation only, and not raided to fund other government projects.

Area costs of living should be factored into statewide allocations of education and transportation funds, to recognize the special needs of Northern Virginia.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

High-occupancy Lanes
Jason A. Flanary

* Supporting HOT lanes

* Extending HOV hours of operation, including non-peak drive times

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

Virginia High-Occupancy Lanes
Jason A. Flanary

* Supporting HOT lanes

* Extending HOV hours of operation, including non-peak drive times

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

Environment
Virginia's Environment, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve supports common sense, science-based protection of the environment, that balances the need for environmental protection with the need for energy independence and economic growth. This means maintaining low energy costs to protect the standard of living for all Virginians, by drilling responsibly for oil and gas off our coastline, the use of clean coal technologies and safety-conscious use of nuclear power. This means fighting federally imposed "Cap & Trade" which would sound the death knell to many thousands of Virginia jobs.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Development
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve supports common sense, science-based protection of the environment, that balances the need for environmental protection with the need for energy independence and economic growth. This means maintaining low energy costs to protect the standard of living for all Virginians, by drilling responsibly for oil and gas off our coastline, the use of clean coal technologies and safety-conscious use of nuclear power.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Virginia Greenhouse-gas Emission Limits
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve supports common sense, science-based protection of the environment, that balances the need for environmental protection with the need for energy independence and economic growth. This means maintaining low energy costs to protect the standard of living for all Virginians, by drilling responsibly for oil and gas off our coastline, the use of clean coal technologies and safety-conscious use of nuclear power. This means fighting federally imposed "Cap & Trade" which would sound the death knell to many thousands of Virginia jobs.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Economy
Virginia Economy, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

All Virginians deserve an opportunity to earn and maintain meaningful employment. With nearly 1 in 10 American workers unemployed, many of us have family or know friends who have lost their jobs. This is unacceptable. Strong government policies to spur economic growth and strengthen the private sector are what we need to protect jobs and minimize unemployment in our community.

Stable government policies will promote a business friendly atmosphere, which must be centered on low taxes, providing businesses with tax incentives for job creation, reducing regulation that stifles growth, and promoting a fiscally responsible government that lives within its means and refrains from continuing to heavily tax businesses and individuals.

As the Chief Operating Officer of a small business in Virginia, I will use my business experience to fight for the policies we need to create jobs and stimulate growth. And I will provide steadfast leadership to guide our community to more prosperous times.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Governor Bob McDonnell has articulated a strong, market-based agenda to get Virginia's economy back on track. He moved Virginia from 37th in the Country in job creation to 7th and reduced the Virginia unemployment well below the natinal average. The Democrat leadership has stood as an impediment to Governor McDonnell's agenda as they try to hang on to the failed policies of the Kaine administration. As your next State Senator, Steve Hunt will be an active advocate for the Governor's positive agenda.

The Federal government's so-called "stimulus" program ultimately does nothing to restore long-term prosperity. Instead, the resulting trillion dollar deficits and tax hikes will have the opposite effect. Only the free enterprise system can create real jobs.

Steve Hunt believes that government's role in the economy should be to foster an environment where businesses can flourish and expand their work force. This in turn enables a higher standard of living, allowing people to buy homes, afford healthcare and send their children to college.

Steve believes that government intervention in the economy should be focused on penalizing fraud and preventing practices that harm people, pets and property, not in bureaucrats trying to micromanage industries.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Stimulating Virginia's Economy
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

The Federal government's so-called "stimulus" program ultimately does nothing to restore long-term prosperity. Instead, the resulting trillion dollar deficits and tax hikes will have the opposite effect. Only the free enterprise system can create real jobs.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Jobs
Virginia Jobs, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

All Virginians deserve an opportunity to earn and maintain meaningful employment. With nearly 1 in 10 American workers unemployed, many of us have family or know friends who have lost their jobs. This is unacceptable. Strong government policies to spur economic growth and strengthen the private sector are what we need to protect jobs and minimize unemployment in our community.

Stable government policies will promote a business friendly atmosphere, which must be centered on low taxes, providing businesses with tax incentives for job creation, reducing regulation that stifles growth, and promoting a fiscally responsible government that lives within its means and refrains from continuing to heavily tax businesses and individuals.

As the Chief Operating Officer of a small business in Virginia, I will use my business experience to fight for the policies we need to create jobs and stimulate growth. And I will provide steadfast leadership to guide our community to more prosperous times.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Governor Bob McDonnell has articulated a strong, market-based agenda to get Virginia's economy back on track. He moved Virginia from 37th in the Country in job creation to 7th and reduced the Virginia unemployment well below the natinal average. The Democrat leadership has stood as an impediment to Governor McDonnell's agenda as they try to hang on to the failed policies of the Kaine administration. As your next State Senator, Steve Hunt will be an active advocate for the Governor's positive agenda.

The Federal government's so-called "stimulus" program ultimately does nothing to restore long-term prosperity. Instead, the resulting trillion dollar deficits and tax hikes will have the opposite effect. Only the free enterprise system can create real jobs.

Steve Hunt believes that government's role in the economy should be to foster an environment where businesses can flourish and expand their work force. This in turn enables a higher standard of living, allowing people to buy homes, afford healthcare and send their children to college.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Business
Virginia Business, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

All Virginians deserve an opportunity to earn and maintain meaningful employment. With nearly 1 in 10 American workers unemployed, many of us have family or know friends who have lost their jobs. This is unacceptable. Strong government policies to spur economic growth and strengthen the private sector are what we need to protect jobs and minimize unemployment in our community.

Stable government policies will promote a business friendly atmosphere, which must be centered on low taxes, providing businesses with tax incentives for job creation, reducing regulation that stifles growth, and promoting a fiscally responsible government that lives within its means and refrains from continuing to heavily tax businesses and individuals.

As the Chief Operating Officer of a small business in Virginia, I will use my business experience to fight for the policies we need to create jobs and stimulate growth. And I will provide steadfast leadership to guide our community to more prosperous times.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Governor Bob McDonnell has articulated a strong, market-based agenda to get Virginia's economy back on track. He moved Virginia from 37th in the Country in job creation to 7th and reduced the Virginia unemployment well below the natinal average. The Democrat leadership has stood as an impediment to Governor McDonnell's agenda as they try to hang on to the failed policies of the Kaine administration. As your next State Senator, Steve Hunt will be an active advocate for the Governor's positive agenda.

The Federal government's so-called "stimulus" program ultimately does nothing to restore long-term prosperity. Instead, the resulting trillion dollar deficits and tax hikes will have the opposite effect. Only the free enterprise system can create real jobs.

Steve Hunt believes that government's role in the economy should be to foster an environment where businesses can flourish and expand their work force. This in turn enables a higher standard of living, allowing people to buy homes, afford healthcare and send their children to college.

Steve believes that government intervention in the economy should be focused on penalizing fraud and preventing practices that harm people, pets and property, not in bureaucrats trying to micromanage industries.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Energy
Virginia Energy, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve supports common sense, science-based protection of the environment, that balances the need for environmental protection with the need for energy independence and economic growth. This means maintaining low energy costs to protect the standard of living for all Virginians, by drilling responsibly for oil and gas off our coastline, the use of clean coal technologies and safety-conscious use of nuclear power. This means fighting federally imposed "Cap & Trade" which would sound the death knell to many thousands of Virginia jobs.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Alternate Energy Development
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve supports common sense, science-based protection of the environment, that balances the need for environmental protection with the need for energy independence and economic growth. This means maintaining low energy costs to protect the standard of living for all Virginians, by drilling responsibly for oil and gas off our coastline, the use of clean coal technologies and safety-conscious use of nuclear power.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Immigration
Virginia Immigration, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Northern Virginia has a richly diverse population, many of whom have come from other countries. Legal immigrants are important contributors to our economy and culture in Virginia. However, illegal immigration continues to be a concern, particularly in the current economic climate. Steve believes we must address the impact of illegal immigrants on Virginia employment through a market-based system.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Illegal Immigration
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Illegal immigration continues to be a concern, particularly in the current economic climate. Steve believes we must address the impact of illegal immigrants on Virginia employment through a market-based system.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Employing Unauthorized Aliens
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve believes we must address the impact of illegal immigrants on Virginia employment through a market-based system.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Health
Virginia Health, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

I support the recent efforts to require medical clinics to meet the same safety standards as hospitals.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve is committed to fighting federally imposed nationalized health care programs, including the so-called "public option" and any "reforms" that would diminish the patient's right to choose their own doctor. Instead, he favors market-based programs that allow the patient to make decisions. Tort reform is an essential part of making health care more affordable and is an area where the Commonwealth of Virginia can play an active role.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Improving Virginia Health Care
Jason A. Flanary

I support the recent efforts to require medical clinics to meet the same safety standards as hospitals.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

Reducing Health Care Costs
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Tort reform is an essential part of making health care more affordable and is an area where the Commonwealth of Virginia can play an active role.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Virginia Nursing Homes, Hospices and Assisted Living
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Life is precious and should be protected from conception to natural death. This is especially true for the life of the vulnerable; those unable to care for themselves and the senior citizen in the hospital.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Medical
Virginia Medicine, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

I support the recent efforts to require medical clinics to meet the same safety standards as hospitals.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve is committed to fighting federally imposed nationalized health care programs, including the so-called "public option" and any "reforms" that would diminish the patient's right to choose their own doctor. Instead, he favors market-based programs that allow the patient to make decisions. Tort reform is an essential part of making health care more affordable and is an area where the Commonwealth of Virginia can play an active role.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Improving Virginia Medical Facilities
Jason A. Flanary

I support the recent efforts to require medical clinics to meet the same safety standards as hospitals.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

Medical Insurance
Health Insurance, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Steve is committed to fighting federally imposed nationalized health care programs, including the so-called "public option" and any "reforms" that would diminish the patient's right to choose their own doctor. Instead, he favors market-based programs that allow the patient to make decisions. Tort reform is an essential part of making health care more affordable and is an area where the Commonwealth of Virginia can play an active role.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Justice
Virginia Criminal Justice System, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Tort reform is an essential part of making health care more affordable and is an area where the Commonwealth of Virginia can play an active role.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Guns
Virginia Guns, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

As a former United States Marine, I firmly support the second amendment, which allows law-abiding citizens to protect their families and themselves. I believe that the right to bear arms is one of the most important rights that we have and I will take every step to protect this privilege.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

An individual has the right to defend his and his family's lives through the right to keep and bear arms.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Citizens Bearing Arms
Jason A. Flanary

As a former United States Marine, I firmly support the second amendment, which allows law-abiding citizens to protect their families and themselves. I believe that the right to bear arms is one of the most important rights that we have and I will take every step to protect this privilege.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

An individual has the right to defend his and his family's lives through the right to keep and bear arms.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Veterans
Veterans, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

With numerous military bases in Virginia as well as the Pentagon itself, Virginia has one of the largest active duty and retired armed forces populations in the nation. Steve strongly believes that the Commonwealth should do all it can to support our military population, including ensuring that active duty military voters serving overseas do not lose their right to vote and that their votes are counted.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Veterans' Beneifts
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

With numerous military bases in Virginia as well as the Pentagon itself, Virginia has one of the largest active duty and retired armed forces populations in the nation. Steve strongly believes that the Commonwealth should do all it can to support our military population, including ensuring that active duty military voters serving overseas do not lose their right to vote and that their votes are counted.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Civil & Human Rights
Virginia Civil Rights and Liberties, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

A key to liberty is the right to private property whether land, possessions or funds. Virginians' land should be protected in the Constitution of Virginia from government confiscation for commercial use.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Virginia Property Rights vs. Civil Rights
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

A key to liberty is the right to private property whether land, possessions or funds. Virginians' land should be protected in the Constitution of Virginia from government confiscation for commercial use.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Abortion
Virginia Abortion, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

I strongly believe that our society has an obligation to protect human life, from conception to natural death. For that reason, I will protect and promote the sanctity of human life by opposing partial birth abortion, supporting parental notification and consent for minors.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Life is precious and should be protected from conception to natural death. This is especially true for the life of the vulnerable; the child in the womb.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Virginia Abortion Clinics
Jason A. Flanary

I strongly believe that our society has an obligation to protect human life, from conception to natural death. For that reason, I will protect and promote the sanctity of human life by opposing partial birth abortion, supporting parental notification and consent for minors. Additionally, I support the recent efforts to require medical clinics to meet the same safety standards as hospitals.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

Right to Life, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

I strongly believe that our society has an obligation to protect human life, from conception to natural death.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Life is precious and should be protected from conception to natural death. This is especially true for the life of the vulnerable; the child in the womb.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Virginia Parental Notification
Jason A. Flanary

I will protect and promote the sanctity of human life by supporting parental notification and consent for minors.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

Pro-Life and Pro-Choice
Jason A. Flanary

I strongly believe that our society has an obligation to protect human life, from conception to natural death.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Life is precious and should be protected from conception to natural death. This is especially true for the life of the vulnerable; the child in the womb.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Partial-birth Abortions
Jason A. Flanary

I will protect and promote the sanctity of human life by opposing partial birth abortion.

Source: jasonflanary.com/issues (07/19/2011)

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

No response

Government
Virginia State Government and Agencies, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Government needs to recognize that it works for the people, not the other way around. In his years on the Fairfax County School Board, Steve was a tireless proponent of more open and accessible government. He would continue this effort at the statewide level, supporting open government measures such as making the State budget and disbursements available for taxpayer inspection online in a downloadable format.

Steve believes that government intervention in the economy should be focused on penalizing fraud and preventing practices that harm people, pets and property, not in bureaucrats trying to micromanage industries.

However, government is critical in providing those services which cannot be provided by the private sector. These services include national security, law enforcement and the justice system, infrastructure and public education.

State and local government has a role in ensuring that the most vulnerable among us who cannot care for themselves are protected and in enabling the opportunity for a fulfilling life.

In many cases, government's best use of that role is as an enabler rather than as the service provider of first resort, developing public-private sector partnerships that represent the best stewardship of taxpayer's hard-earned dollars.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Linits of Virginia Seizing Property by Eminent Domain
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

A key to liberty is the right to private property whether land, possessions or funds. Virginians' land should be protected in the Constitution of Virginia from government confiscation for commercial use.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Virginia Government Reform, a General Statement
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Government needs to recognize that it works for the people, not the other way around. In his years on the Fairfax County School Board, Steve was a tireless proponent of more open and accessible government. He would continue this effort at the statewide level, supporting open government measures such as making the State budget and disbursements available for taxpayer inspection online in a downloadable format.

Steve believes that government intervention in the economy should be focused on penalizing fraud and preventing practices that harm people, pets and property, not in bureaucrats trying to micromanage industries.

However, government is critical in providing those services which cannot be provided by the private sector. These services include national security, law enforcement and the justice system, infrastructure and public education.

State and local government has a role in ensuring that the most vulnerable among us who cannot care for themselves are protected and in enabling the opportunity for a fulfilling life.

In many cases, government's best use of that role is as an enabler rather than as the service provider of first resort, developing public-private sector partnerships that represent the best stewardship of taxpayer's hard-earned dollars.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

Virginia Government Ethics (Waste, Fraud and Abuse)
Jason A. Flanary

No response

Stephen M. "Steve" Hunt

Government needs to recognize that it works for the people, not the other way around. In his years on the Fairfax County School Board, Steve was a tireless proponent of more open and accessible government. He would continue this effort at the statewide level, supporting open government measures such as making the State budget and disbursements available for taxpayer inspection online in a downloadable format.

Steve believes that government intervention in the economy should be focused on penalizing fraud and preventing practices that harm people, pets and property, not in bureaucrats trying to micromanage industries.

Source: www.stevehunt.org (07/19/2011)

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