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Background

Experience

Representative, U.S. House of Representatives (2006 - 2010); 3-star Navy Admiral; President Clinton’s Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council; Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Warfare Requirements 

Family
Married; Children: 1
Education
PhD Political Economy and Government, Harvard University,
MA Public Administration, Harvard University,
U.S. Naval Academy,
Home Address
4005 Featherstone Place
Alexandria, VA 22304

CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING SUMMARY

Sestak, a former U.S. representative from Virginia, dropped out of the presidential race in December.  His name will still appear on the New Hampshire presidential primary ballot.

Reporting Date: September 30, 2019

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

Do you support Pres. Trump's decision to withdraw from the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement?
Should the federal government ban certain "military-style" firearms, such as the AR-15?
Should the federal government expand background checks for firearms sales?

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should the federal government privatize some or all of Social Security?
Should the federal government increase funding for transportation infrastructure, such as road repair and highway expansion?
Do you generally support higher tariffs on imports from countries such as China, where we have a large trade deficit?

Education

Should the federal government allow student loan payments to be reduced based on income?

Energy and Environment

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

Health Care

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 pass a law guaranteeing the right to an abortion as decided in Roe v. Wade?
Should the federal government increase private sector involvement in veterans' health care?

Recreation and Transportation

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

Social Issues

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

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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