Candidate Survey Results for the 2016 Primary

Georgia Taxpayers United surveyed each of the candidates for each State House and State Senate race. We ask candidates to give us a straight answer, “yes” or “no,” on issues that are important to our supporters. We gave each candidate until May 2nd to return their completed survey.

Survey Questions

  1. Will you support legislation that will effectively nullify Obamacare?
  2. Will you support legislation to repeal the hospital bed tax and oppose all efforts to give revenue (taxing) authority to unelected bureaucrats?
  3. Will you support legislation to completely repeal the state income tax in Georgia including any and all State taxes on dividends and interest?
  4. Will you support legislation, including any necessary constitutional amendment(s), to completely repeal all property taxes in Georgia?
  5. Will you support legislation, including any necessary constitutional amendment(s), to repeal all ad valorem taxes on automobiles and all motor fuel taxes?
  6. Will you support legislation to completely repeal the Transportation Investment Act and to abolish the 12 regional commissions?
  7. Will you support legislation to completely repeal Georgia’s Internet tax scheme?

Survey Responses

Key: Yes = Yes, No = No, Yes and will sponsor = Yes and will sponsor, Did not answer = Did not answer

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Candidate Survey Results for the 2014 Primary

Georgia Taxpayers United surveyed each of the candidates for each State House, State Senate, and Gubernatorial race. We ask candidates to give us a straight answer, “yes” or “no,” on issues that are important to our supporters. We gave each candidate until April 21st to return their completed survey.

Survey Questions

  1. Will you support legislation that will effectively nullify Obamacare in Georgia by authorizing State and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement Obamacare within the State of Georgia and by providing legal recourse to Georgia citizens adversely affected by Obamacare?
  2. Will you support legislation to repeal the hospital bed tax and oppose all efforts to give revenue (taxing) authority to unelected bureaucrats?
  3. Will you support legislation to completely repeal the state income tax in Georgia including any and all State taxes on dividends and interest?
  4. Will you support legislation, including any necessary constitutional amendment(s), to completely repeal all property taxes in Georgia?
  5. Will you support legislation, including any necessary constitutional amendment(s), to repeal all ad valorem taxes on automobiles, the prepaid motor fuel tax, and the motor fuel excise tax?
  6. Will you support legislation to completely repeal the Transportation Investment Act and to abolish the 12 regional commissions?
  7. Will you support legislation to completely repeal Georgia’s Internet tax scheme?

Survey Responses

Key: Yes = Yes, No = No, Yes and will sponsor = Yes and will sponsor, Did not answer = Did not answer
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[Video] Neal Florence thinks stopping Obamacare is “crazy”

Do you want your state representative to use every legal ‘trick’ in the book to stop Obamacare in Georgia?

If so, then candidate Neal Florence thinks you’re “crazy!” and “nuts!”

You see, we sent surveys to all of the candidates who qualified for the special election for your State House District.

Our survey tests candidates on important issues like the Obamacare tax, the largest tax hike in Georgia history (T-SPLOST), the state income tax, property taxes, automobile related taxes, and the Internet tax.

Neal Florence failed to return his survey before the special election on January 7th. So when he placed 2nd in the race and qualified for the run-off election on February 4th, we contacted him to asked if he would complete and return the survey.

During an email exchange, Mr. Florence stated that he would get the survey back to us “as soon as possible.”

We also forwarded the survey to his campaign staff who assured us that Mr. Florence would return the survey no later than January 20th.

They both lied.

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Special Election Candidate Survey Results

Georgia Taxpayers United surveyed each of the candidates for the January 7th, 2014 special election to fill vacancies in State House Districts 2 and 22. We ask candidates to give us a straight answer, “yes” or “no,” on issues that are important to our supporters.

Survey Questions

  1. Will you support legislation that will effectively nullify Obamacare in Georgia by authorizing State and local law enforcement to arrest federal officials attempting to implement Obamacare within the State of Georgia and by providing legal recourse to Georgia citizens adversely affected by Obamacare?
  2. Will you support legislation to repeal the hospital bed tax and oppose all efforts to give revenue (taxing) authority to unelected bureaucrats?
  3. Will you support legislation to completely repeal the state income tax in Georgia including any and all State taxes on dividends and interest?
  4. Will you support legislation, including any necessary constitutional amendment(s), to completely repeal all property taxes in Georgia?
  5. Will you support legislation, including any necessary constitutional amendment(s), to repeal all ad valorem taxes on automobiles, the prepaid motor fuel tax, and the motor fuel excise tax?
  6. Will you support legislation to completely repeal the Transportation Investment Act and to abolish the 12 regional commissions?
  7. Will you support legislation to completely repeal Georgia’s Internet tax scheme?

Survey Responses

Key: Yes = Yes, No = No, Yes and will sponsor = Yes and will sponsor, Did not answer = Did not answer

Office District Party Name City Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Q5 Q6 Q7 Received
State House 2 R Neal Florence La Fayette Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer
State House 2 R Steve Tarvin Chickamauga Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 9-Dec-2013
State House 2 R Doug Woodruff Ringgold Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer
State House 22 R Meagan Biello Canton Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 3-Jan-2014
State House 22 R Nate Cochran Canton Yes and will sponsor Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes and will sponsor Yes 2-Jan-2014
State House 22 R Jeff Duncan Ball Ground Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer Did not answer
State House 22 R Sam Moore Ball Ground Yes and will sponsor Yes and will sponsor Yes and will sponsor Yes and will sponsor Yes and will sponsor Yes and will sponsor Yes and will sponsor 27-Nov-2013