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Julian Castro on Abortion
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  • Allow abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy. (Jan 2019)
Julian Castro on Budget & Economy
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  • Too-tight credit market hurts minority home ownership. (Jan 2017)
Julian Castro on Civil Rights
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  • Protections for GLBTQ; benefits to same-sex partners. (Feb 2019)
  • Signed onto the "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort. (Jan 2012)
  • Extend city benefits to same-sex domestic partners. (Aug 2011)
Julian Castro on Corporations
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  • Supported tax breaks to lure corporations. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on Crime
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  • We must face police violence against minorities. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on Drugs
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Julian Castro on Education
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  • Extended Pre-K education for needy kids. (Feb 2019)
  • Two free years of higher education. (Jan 2019)
  • Money for education is investment, not charity. (Sep 2012)
  • SERVE SA: 1,500 new volunteers to read in grade schools. (Dec 2011)
  • Take "Race to the Top" Funds despite governor's refusal. (Feb 2010)
Julian Castro on Energy & Oil
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  • Green Jobs Leadership Council: more solar; less coal. (Feb 2019)
  • Supported both fossil fuel and green energy. (Feb 2019)
  • Rejoin the Paris Climate Treaty. (Jan 2019)
  • Federal funding to jumpstart green jobs. (Jan 2010)
Julian Castro on Environment
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  • At HUD: $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition. (Jan 2017)
  • More funding for lead-safe regulations in low-income housing. (Jan 2017)
Julian Castro on Families & Children
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  • Each generation wants better lives for their children. (Sep 2012)
Julian Castro on Foreign Policy
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  • Sister city builds strong bonds to South Korea. (Oct 2011)
Julian Castro on Free Trade
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  • Renegotiate NAFTA. (Jan 2019)
Julian Castro on Government Reform
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Julian Castro on Gun Control
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  • Ban assault weapons. (Jan 2019)
Julian Castro on Health Care
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  • Medicare for all, paid for by tax on wealthy. (Jan 2019)
  • Americans should not be on their own for health care. (Apr 2011)
Julian Castro on Homeland Security
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  • Supported military expansion into cybersecurity. (Feb 2019)
Julian Castro on Immigration
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  • We can have compassion AND border security. (Feb 2019)
  • Secure the border by using technology, not a wall. (Jan 2019)
  • Support comprehensive immigration reform. (Aug 2011)
Julian Castro on Jobs
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  • Opposed unionizing city employees. (Feb 2019)
  • 2009: Convened San Antonio Job Summit. (Jan 2010)
Julian Castro on Principles & Values
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Julian Castro on Social Security
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Julian Castro on Tax Reform
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  • Senior/disabled property tax freeze favored wealthy. (Feb 2019)
  • Stop taking from middle class & favoring the rich. (Sep 2012)
Julian Castro on Technology
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  • Investments in mass transit could stimulate job creation. (Jan 2010)
Julian Castro on War & Peace
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  • Withdraw US troops from Syria. (Jan 2019)
Julian Castro on Welfare & Poverty
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  • Government can help needy families get back on their feet. (Mar 2019)
  • ConnectHome: make HUD the Department of Opportunity. (Jan 2017)


VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
Allow abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy: Strongly Favors topic 1
Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Too-tight credit market hurts minority home ownership: Favors topic 2
Strongly Favors topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protections for GLBTQ; benefits to same-sex partners: Favors topic 3
Signed onto the "Mayors for the Freedom to Marry" effort: Strongly Favors topic 3
Extend city benefits to same-sex domestic partners: Favors topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Medicare for all, paid for by tax on wealthy: Strongly Favors topic 5
Americans should not be on their own for health care: Strongly Favors topic 5
No opinion on topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Extended Pre-K education for needy kids: Opposes topic 7
Money for education is investment, not charity: Strongly Opposes topic 7
Strongly Opposes topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(+5 points on Social scale)
At HUD: $1 billion National Disaster Resilience Competition: Opposes topic 8
More funding for lead-safe regulations in low-income housing: Strongly Opposes topic 8
Strongly Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+5 points on Social scale)
We must face police violence against minorities: Strongly Opposes topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Ban assault weapons: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Senior/disabled property tax freeze favored wealthy: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Stop taking from middle class & favoring the rich: Favors topic 11
Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+2 points on Social scale)
We can have compassion AND border security: Favors topic 12
Secure the border by using technology, not a wall: Opposes topic 12
Support comprehensive immigration reform: Favors topic 12
Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Renegotiate NAFTA: Opposes topic 13
No opinion on topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(0 points on Economic scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Supported military expansion into cybersecurity: 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)
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Withdraw US troops from Syria: Strongly Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Green Jobs Leadership Council: more solar; less coal: Strongly Favors topic 18
Supported both fossil fuel and green energy: Opposes topic 18
Rejoin the Paris Climate Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 18
Investments in mass transit could stimulate job creation: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Supported tax breaks to lure corporations: Strongly Favors topic 20

Julian Castro is a Moderate Liberal.
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