Background

Experience

Founder, NextGen America; founder and former co-senior managing partner, Farallon Capital (1986 - 2012)

Family
Married; Children: 4
Education
Economics and Political Science, Yale University,
MBA, Stanford Business School,
Home Address
PO Box 626
San Francisco, CA 94104

CAMPAIGN AND FUNDRAISING SUMMARY

After making his fortune as a hedge fund manager, Steyer turned his attention to political activism.  He has focused on fighting climate change and impeaching President Donald Trump.

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

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

Economy, Budget and Taxes

Should higher income brackets pay more in federal taxes than they currently do?
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?
Should the federal government raise the minimum wage?

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

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?
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 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 automatically enrolling every citizen in Medicare, replacing most private 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 ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
Should the federal government continue to fund Planned Parenthood?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by giving states a fixed block grant for Medicaid?
Should the federal government amend the Affordable Care Act/"Obamacare" by eliminating the "essential health benefits" insurance plans must cover?

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 federal government provide more funding to states to fight opioid addiction?
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 ban abortion after 20 weeks gestation, with exceptions for cases of rape/incest and health complications?
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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COMMENTS

John Tellefson
- Salina

Sat, 11/23/2019 - 4:56pm

Hello, Mr. Steyer. I've been a Paul Krugman fan for years, and hope that you have similar views on economics and business. To add one thing to the above questions and answers, I'd like to see a much stronger war on meth trafficking, such as involving the Mexican govt and US military in destroying meth producers and traffickers. It's caused a lot of ruined lives, a lot of petty crime and some violent crime in my state and many other states, and adds greatly to the corruption within Mexico. I support relaxing rather than tightening the borders with Mexico and Canada, doing away with Trump's border nonsense, and enlisting Mexican help with a real war on drugs. I'd happily support "foreign aid" to fight corruption in Mexico, and happily support the US military bombing the crap out of drug traffickers wherever they are found. I support this rather than the wimpy law enforcement route to ending drug trafficking.

Scott Whisnant
- Live Oak

Fri, 11/15/2019 - 6:39pm

We can't fix a democratic Government since we are not a Democratic Government we are a Republic Government with Democratic values. Unless you haven't recited the pledge of allegiance lately it still states "to the republic for which it stands" which is a Government of the people for the people by the people. So as we are still a Republic should we still value the winner of the presidency from the electoral college vote or the popular vote? Which brings me to my next question if it's now the popular vote then was the electoral college vote wrong since John Adams?

Jonathan Meyer
- Dover

Fri, 12/06/2019 - 8:54am

AMEN!

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