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David Cutting

Senate District22

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Incumbent or New

New

Party Affiliation

Democrat

City

Clarksville

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Campaign Website URL

DavidCutting.com

Campaign Twitter Account

https://twitter.com/mobydick7734

Candidate is running in a contested General Election.


SURVEY QUESTIONS


SURVEY QUESTION 1:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit abortion except when necessary to prevent the death of the mother?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 2:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would make sexual orientation a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 3:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would make gender identity/expression a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 4:
Would you support or oppose a bill to amend Tennessee’s marriage statute to expressly authorize the issuance of marriage licenses to two people of the same sex?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 5:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would establish a $15 per hour minimum wage in Tennessee?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 6:
Do you support or oppose the proposition that a person should be allowed by law to use the bathroom or locker room that corresponds to the gender they identify with?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 7:
Would you support or oppose a law creating the office of Solicitor General, a lawyer to serve as the state’s advocate in the court systems, to be appointed by the General Assembly?

Undecided

SURVEY QUESTION 8:
Do you support or oppose the U.S. Department of Justice redefining the word “sex” to also include gender identity for purposes of Title VII and Title IX?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 9:
Would you support or oppose legislation, like Insure Tennessee, that would expand Medicaid coverage in TN beyond the Medicaid eligible population?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 10:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit state courts or any local government from ordering a privately owned business to participate in activities associated with solemnization or celebration of a marriage through the provision of goods or services if participating would violate their beliefs regarding the nature of marriage?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 11:
Do you support or oppose the legalization of marijuana for recreational use?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 12:
Would you support or oppose legislation to award all of Tennessee’s Electors in a presidential election to the Party of the candidate who wins the national popular vote?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 13:
Do you support or oppose the legalization of horse racing tracks in Tennessee at which bets can be placed on races?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 14:
Would you support or oppose a nominee to the TN Supreme Court if there is credible evidence that the nominee believes the state or federal constitution should be viewed or interpreted as a “living” document?

Oppose


ESSAY QUESTIONS


ESSAY QUESTION 1:
Explain your view of state government’s role in relation to economic growth and/or job creation.

The state government should perform for its residents those services which the residents cannot do individually for themselves, including encouragement of industry to locate within our state and to hire locally.

ESSAY QUESTION 2:
Explain your views regarding the roles state government and parents have in elementary and secondary education.

The primary responsibility for children's education rests with their parents. The state then has the responsibility, using our tax money, to provide public schools for the formal education of all children who are not otherwise educated by their parents or private or religious schools.

ESSAY QUESTION 3:
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever done or accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?

My legacy is my eight awesome children, the oldest six of whom are college graduates. The two youngest are in gifted programs in public middle and high schools, and I enjoy helping and tutoring them, and am well pleased with their accomplishments.

ESSAY QUESTION 4:
What personal qualities or experiences do you think will best serve you in your role as a state legislator?

My listening, communicating, and negotiating skills will compensate for the fact that I am not a career politician, yet know how to get things done. My background in architecture and in small business will aid me in working with and for the children, the hard working people, the veterans, and the retirees in our state.

ESSAY QUESTION 5:
What bill passed in the last General Assembly that you would have voted against and why, or what bill did not pass in the last General Assembly that you wish had passed and why?

I would have voted against the 17% reduction in the investment and capital gains income tax, because it did not provide for alternatives to sharing with our cities and municipalities. Sales taxes and gasoline taxes are already too high, and increasing them to pay for necessary services will cause more residents to shop out-of-state and online, which will seriously disrupt our state's economy, and cause losses in employment.