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Troy Balderson on Abortion
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  • 100% pro-life voting record; no tax dollars for abortions. (Aug 2018)
  • CC:De-fund Planned Parenthood. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
  • Pro-life, according to PVS survey. (Aug 2018)
Troy Balderson on Budget & Economy
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  • Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution. (Oct 2018)
  • Close Ohio's $8 billion budget deficit without raising taxes. (Oct 2018)
  • CC:Balanced Budget Consitutional Amendment. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending. (Aug 2018)
Troy Balderson on Civil Rights
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  • CC:Sexual preference is not a protected right. (Jul 2018)
Troy Balderson on Corporations
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  • PVS:Lower corporate taxes promote economic growth. (Aug 2018)
Troy Balderson on Crime
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Troy Balderson on Drugs
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  • More financial resources to treat the addicted. (Aug 2018)
Troy Balderson on Education
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  • CC:Vouchers for private schools. (Jul 2018)
Troy Balderson on Energy & Oil
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Troy Balderson on Environment
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Troy Balderson on Families & Children
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Troy Balderson on Foreign Policy
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  • CC:Keep alliance with Israel. (Jul 2018)
Troy Balderson on Free Trade
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Troy Balderson on Government Reform
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  • CC:Campaign donations are free speech. (Jul 2018)
Troy Balderson on Gun Control
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Troy Balderson on Health Care
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Troy Balderson on Homeland Security
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  • Veterans owed care, support and services on their return. (Oct 2018)
  • PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Troy Balderson on Immigration
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  • Build wall to keep out illegals: deport those here. (Oct 2018)
  • Supports border wall, according to CC survey. (Aug 2018)
  • PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter. (Aug 2018)
Troy Balderson on Jobs
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Troy Balderson on Principles & Values
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  • Relies on his Christian faith to be his compass in life. (Oct 2018)
Troy Balderson on Social Security
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  • Do nothing to cut Social Security and Medicare. (Oct 2018)
  • Scaling back Social Security benefits is not an option. (Aug 2018)
Troy Balderson on Tax Reform
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  • Road to good paying jobs is cutting taxes & keeping them low. (Oct 2018)
  • CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:Elimination the Death Tax. (Jul 2018)
  • PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget. (Aug 2018)
Troy Balderson on Technology
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  • CC:No additional spending on securing the grid. (Jul 2018)
Troy Balderson on War & Peace
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Troy Balderson on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
100% pro-life voting record; no tax dollars for abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
CC:De-fund Planned Parenthood: Opposes topic 1
CC:Parental notification for abortions by minors: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Pro-life, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No opinion on topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
CC:Sexual preference is not a protected right: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Relies on his Christian faith to be his compass in life: Strongly Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Repeal and replace ObamaCare, once and for all: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 5
Keep ObamaCare, according to PVS survey: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Do nothing to cut Social Security and Medicare: Opposes topic 6
Scaling back Social Security benefits is not an option: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
CC:Vouchers for private schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
No opinion on topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Strong supporter of the 2nd Amendment; high ratings from NRA: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Unrestricted right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes gun control, according to PVS survey: Favors topic 10
Strongly Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Close Ohio's $8 billion budget deficit without raising taxes: Opposes topic 11
Road to good paying jobs is cutting taxes & keeping them low: Strongly Opposes topic 11
CC:Make federal income tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
CC:Elimination the Death Tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
PVS:Don't increase taxes to balance budget: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Build wall to keep out illegals: deport those here: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Supports border wall, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 12
PVS:Illegal immigrants must exit and re-enter: Strongly Opposes topic 12
No opinion on topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-3 points on Social scale)
Veterans owed care, support and services on their return: Favors topic 15
CC:No additional spending on securing the grid: Opposes topic 15
PVS:Don't cut defense to balance budget: Strongly Favors topic 15
No opinion on topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-3 points on Social scale)
CC:Keep alliance with Israel: Opposes topic 17
No opinion on topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Opposes topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(+2 points on Social scale)
More financial resources to treat the addicted: Opposes topic 19
Strongly Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution: Opposes topic 20
CC:Balanced Budget Consitutional Amendment: Opposes topic 20
PVS:Don't promote economic growth via federal spending: Strongly Opposes topic 20

Troy Balderson is a Moderate Conservative.
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