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Biographical Profile for John O. Parmele
Previous Candidate for House Of Delegates 82nd District, Virginia
Age:
Party: Independent
Phone: 757-481-1259
Address: 1316 Yawl Pt
Virginia Beach VA 23454
 
John O. Parmele's positions and views on the issues:
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General: (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
I am FOR:

Even if there is a law prohibiting "distracted driving", one specific to the use of cell phones while driving should be enacted for safety's sake. (The Department of Defense has had the good sense to ban them while driving on military bases).
A 3 - 5 cents per gallon increase in the state gas tax. Why? Virginians and tourists alike would add much-needed revenue to a Transportation Fund for road and bridge projects (money collected here must remain here).
Offshore GAS exploration makes sense, but - in my opinion - not oil due to the potential for disaster to East Coast beaches (see below under AGAINST). (see note below as well)
Good schools; good quality education for K-12 and at the 2-year and senior colleges in VA.
2-terms for Virginia's Governor, if voted back in by the voters after his/her first term.
Require large companies to give a minimum of 60 days' notice to their workers - and to the Commonwealth of Virginia - in the event of mass layoffs or plant closings.
Senior citizens, who have been certified as terminally ill, the right to die with dignity.
To deter bank robberies, banks post signs ASKING customers to shed their caps, sunglasses and "hoodies" which tend to foil security cameras.
Although I am not a gambler personally, legalized gambling (slot machines, video poker, etc.) could provide a good source of revenue (taxes) for the state budget. Casinos are now legal in 40 U.S. states.
(Note: However, Norway has been drilling for decades in the North Sea with reasonably good environmental results).

I am AGAINST

Tolls, imposed by Virginia, especially on Federal Interstates (I95, I85, etc.) which are funded by federal tax dollars (double taxation?).
ILLEGAL immigration (and any tax dollars spent on those who are not legally in the U.S.A.).
Socialized medicine (Democrats are FOR it)
Socialized energy taxes (Democrats are FOR it)
Offshore OIL drilling (even with every precaution, a hurricane could conceivably bode disaster w [Response was truncated to maximum response length of 2000 characters.]
Personal: (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Age: 66
Local Resident since 1967
Married 47 Years to Nancy (2 Children; 2 g/c; 1 g/g/c)
Education: (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Associate in Applied Science (Management), Tidewater Community College
Bachelor of Science (Human Resources), Old Dominion University
Master of Public Administration (Justice Admin.), Golden Gate University
Profession: (profession and work experience outside politics)
Former adjunct instructor, Business Division, Tidewater Community College
Former professor of Management & Marketing, Central Texas College (NAVY P.A.C.E. Courses)

Military: (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, discharge date and type)
Retired Master Chief Personnel Specialist (E9) in August 1984 after 23 years naval service.
Civic: (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Life Member, Disabled American Veterans, Chapter #20 Va. Beach
A.A.R.P. (American Association of Retired Persons)
Past President Laurel Cove Civic League (2003-2004) (and other positions)
Graduate Va. Beach Senior Citizens' Police Academy
Political: (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Ran unsuccessfully for the 82nd Virginia House District in November 2005 as an Independent, and received almost 30% of the votes against the incumbent, Bob Purkey (THANK YOU to those wonderful folks who voted for me then, and I hope I can count on your support again this November 3rd!)
Religion: (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
no response
Accomplishments: (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
no response
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