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Background

Experience

U.S. Navy (retired); candidate, U.S. President (2016)

Family
Divorced; Children: 2
Education
Working towards a joint MD-JD degree,
Home Address
7 Switchbud Place
Ste 192-266
The Woodlands, TX 77380

CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING SUMMARY

According to a letter Citizens Count received rom David John Thistle when he ran in 2016, "My goal was to build a state of the art VA Hospital with Prosthetics Research and name it after Dr. Dean Kamen for his work with the Luke Arm. Moreover, this would have provided the needed jobs in New Hampshire to help those who were unemployed."

Thistle has yet to file a fundraising report with the FEC.

POSITION ON ISSUES

These issue positions are derived from the annual Citizens Count issue surveys or candidate websites, social media posts, media interviews, voting records, and other sources.

Crime and Public Safety

Should the U.S. impose additional sanctions on Russia in retaliation for its aggressive action in Syria and the Ukraine?
Should the federal government ban certain "military-style" firearms, such as the AR-15?
Should the government legalize marijuana at the federal level?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?
Should the federal government reform social security by raising the cap on income subject to the Social Security tax?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by requiring means testing?
Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government reform Social Security by raising the retirement age?
Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Education

Should the federal government provide free tuition at public colleges and universities?
Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

Do you agree with President Trump on withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by increasing funding for research on climate issues?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by taxing carbon emissions?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for energy efficiency?
Should the federal government do more to combat climate change by providing subsidies for renewable energy?

Health Care

Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by repealing the tax penalty for employers who do not offer health insurance?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by allowing citizens to opt into Medicare if they so choose?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by automatically enrolling every citizen in Medicare, replacing most private insurance?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government pass a law guaranteeing the right to an abortion as decided in Roe v. Wade?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?

Politics and Political Process

According to a 2019 poll, two-thirds of U.S. adults say they have little or no confidence in federal government. What is your plan to restore confidence in the federal government?

Recreation and Transportation

Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?

Social Issues

Should the U.S. make illegal border crossings a civil rather than criminal offense?
Should the U.S. build a physical wall between Mexico and the U.S.?
Should Congress create a path to citizenship for illegal/undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children?
Should the federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?

VOTING RECORD

This candidate did not hold office as a legislator in the most recent session, and therefore does not have a voting record available.

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