CANDIDATE SURVEY RESULTS

sylvia santana

State Senate District 2
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Santana responded affirmatively to nine questions on the survey. Santana stated that she would oppose legislation preventing municipal ordinances that harm the rights of caregivers and make it prohibitive for caregivers to provide medicine to their patients.

Mary Cavanaugh

State Senate District 6
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Cavanaugh responded affirmatively on every answer of the survey, with the exception of the question about preempting restrictive ordinances with legislation. Cavanaugh said she would oppose legislation to prevent municipalities from enacting ordinances punishing caregivers and medical marijuana patients.

ryan foster

State Senate District 7
Rating: 80 Percent

Commentary: Foster responded affirmatively on eight questions in the survey but stated he felt it is fine for individuals in the criminal justice system to be denied medical marijuana by the courts or by their probation or parole officer. Foster also stated he supports local ordinances that restrict caregivers against the spirit of the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008.

kelcey heck wood

State Senate District 14
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Wood responded affirmatively to nine questions on the survey, but stated that she does not believe that the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008 applies uniformly to all individuals within the state of Michigan.

Katybeth Davis

State Senate District 16
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Davis responded affirmatively on every answer of the survey, with the exception of the question about preempting restrictive ordinances with legislation. Davis said she would oppose legislation to prevent municipalities from enacting ordinances punishing caregivers and medical marijuana patients.

**UPDATE** Davis confirmed that she does in fact support legislation to protect caregivers and patients from restrictive ordinances and just misunderstood the question on our survey. Her rating is upgraded to 100 percent!

ryan p. mancinelli

State Senate District 18
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Mancinelli received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state senate.

theresa fougnie

State Senate District 24
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Fougnie responded affirmatively to nine questions on the candidate survey. Fougnie stated that she would oppose legislation preventing municipal ordinances that harm the rights of caregivers and make it prohibitive for caregivers to provide medicine to their patients.

Muhammad Salmon Rais

State Senate District 28
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Rais responded affirmatively on every answer of the survey, with the exception of the question about preempting restrictive ordinances with legislation. Rais said he would oppose legislation to prevent municipalities from enacting ordinances punishing caregivers and medical marijuana patients.

david lagrand

State Senate District 30
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Lagrand responded affirmatively on every answer of the survey, with the exception of the question about the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act of 2008 applying uniformly to all individuals within the state of Michigan. Lagrand said he does not believe the MMMA applies uniformly to all individuals within the state of Michigan.

Mark Bignell

State Senate District 33
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Bignell received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state senate.

john braamse

State Senate District 38
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Braamse received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state senate.

tonya wells

State Representative District 4
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Wells answered affirmatively on nine of the questions on our survey, but she indicated she would oppose legislation that would stop municipalities from being able to pass restrictive ordinances that punish caregivers and medical marijuana patients.

paul taros

State Representative District 5
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Taros received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

Ernest Little

State Representative District 8
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Little received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

Athena L. Thornton

State Representative District 11
Rating: 80 Percent

Commentary: Thornton answered eight of 10 questions on our survey with affirmative responses in favor of caregivers’ rights. Thornton stated that she does not believe the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008 applies uniformly to all individuals in Michigan. She also does not support giving caregivers the ability to increase the number of qualified patients they can provide with medicine under the law.

Ricardo white

State Representative District 11
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: White received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

anthony paesano

State Representative District 19
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Paesano received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

RObert kull

State Representative District 28
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Kull received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house of representatives.

alex garza

State Representative District 29
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Garza received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if he wins reelection to the state house.

reggie miller

State Representative District 31
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Miller received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that she stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house of representatives.

jimmie wilson jr.

State Representative District 32
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Wilson received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

joey andrews

State Representative District 38
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Andrews answered affirmatively on nine of the questions on our survey, but he indicated that he opposes legislation that would stop municipalities from being able to pass restrictive ordinances punshing caregivers and medical marijuana patients.

Terry Haines

State Representative District 41
Rating: 80 Percent

Commentary: Haines responded affirmatively on every answer of the survey, with the exception of two questions he did not answer. Haines attached a letter of clarification stating that he believed localities should be able to restrict marijuana similar to alcohol. However, he feels marijuana is not as dangerous as alcohol and should not be subject to as harsh of a regulatory regime as alcohol.

justin mendoza

State Representative District 42
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Mendoza received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house of representatives.

Anthony Bartolotta

State Representative District 53
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Bartolotta responded affirmatively on every answer of the survey, with the exception of the question about preempting restrictive ordinances with legislation. Bartolotta said he would oppose legislation to prevent municipalities from enacting ordinances punishing caregivers and medical marijuana patients.

marcia squier

State Representative District 57
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Squier received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that she stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

doug wozniak

State Representative District 59
Rating: 70 Percent

Commentary: Wozniak received a 70 percent affirmative rating in filling out the candidate survey. Wozniak said he believed courts should be able to deny medical marijuana to an individual within the criminal justice system. He also opposes giving caregivers the ability to grow additional plants and does not believe caregivers have the fundamental right to grow in their domiciles.

mark lingeman

State Representative District 65
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Lingeman received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house of representatives.

robert majchrzak

State Representative District 65
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Majchrzak responded affirmatively on every answer of the survey, with the exception of the question about allowing caregivers to provide for additional patients. Majchrzak said he would oppose legislation giving caregivers additional rights to grow and provide additional medicine to qualifying patients under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008.

ERic gunnels

State Representative District 67
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Gunnels received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

Kurt Hausauer

State Representative District 67
Rating: 80 Percent

Commentary: Hausauer responded affirmatively on every answer of the survey, with the exception of the question about preempting restrictive ordinances with legislation. Hausauer said he would oppose legislation to prevent municipalities from enacting ordinances punishing caregivers and medical marijuana patients. Hausauer also brought up purity concerns when failing to respond to a question about legalizing caregiver product being sold in retail marijuana stores.

Raymond Freiberger

State Representative District 68
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Freiberger voted affirmatively on nine of 10 questions while responding to our candidate survey. He indicated that he would support legislation allowing government officials to deny medical marijuana to individuals within the criminal justice system.

AMIE CARTER

State Representative District 68
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Carter received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that she stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

Jenifer Almassy

State Representative District 69
Rating: 70 Percent

Commentary: Almassy responded affirmatively to seven answers, but she does not believe that caregivers should have the right to grow additional plants than what is allowed under the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008. She also did not answer questions regarding ordinances that restrict the rights of caregivers and medical marijuana patients, stating that she needed additional information before being able to respond.

Trevor Berryhill

State Representative District 70
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Berryhill received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

dylan Pescarolo

State Representative District 72
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Pescarolo responded affirmatively on every answer of the survey, with the exception of the question about preempting restrictive ordinances with legislation. Pescarolo said he would oppose legislation to prevent municipalities from enacting ordinances punishing caregivers and medical marijuana patients.

Penelope Tsernoglou

State Representative District 75
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Tsernoglou received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that she stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house of representatives.

Jeremy Whittum

State Representative District 76
Rating: 80 Percent

Commentary: Whittum answered eight questions affirmatively but stated that he believes courts should be able to restrict the medical marijuana rights of individuals in the criminal justice system. He also did not answer a question about whether or not he would support legislation preempting the creation of ordinances that punish caregivers and medical patients. He claimed “local units and counties do not have the authority to contradict state statute,” but this is, as a matter of fact, what they have been doing since the DeRuiter v. Byron Township case.

Logan Byrne

State Representative District 77
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Byrne responded affirmatively to nine questions on the survey. Byrne stated that he would oppose legislation preventing the enaction of municipal ordinances that harm the rights of caregivers and make it prohibitive for caregivers to provide medicine to their patients.

william alexander

State Representative District 82
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Alexander received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

carol glanville

State Representative District 84
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Glanville received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that she stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

larry Jackson

State Representative District 86
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Jackson received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

todd schorle

State Representative District 92
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Schorle received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

westley d. tahash

State Representative District 98
Rating: 100 Percent

Commentary: Tahash received a perfect rating in filling out the survey, showing that he stands fully with the caregivers and would pursue a legislative agenda to protect caregivers if elected into the state house.

Brian Hosticka

State Representative District 102
Rating: 70 Percent

Commentary: Hosticka responded affirmatively to seven questions on the survey. Hosticka stated he would not support medical marijuana caregivers to be able to sell their products in retail shops and would not support the right of caregivers to grow more plants than what is allowed in the Michigan Medical Marihuana Act of 2008. Hosticka also opposes legislation preventing municipalities from approving ordinances that harm the rights of caregivers.

Cathy Albro

State Representative District 104
Rating: 70 Percent

Commentary: Albro said she would oppose legislation to prevent municipalities from enacting ordinances punishing caregivers and medical marijuana patients. Albro also refused to answer the questions about caregivers being allowed via legislation to sell their products in the recreational market or courts being permitted to deny medical marijuana to individuals in the criminal justice system, citing the need to see more information.

katie kniss

State Representative District 104
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Kniss answered affirmatively on nine of the questions on our survey, but she indicated she would oppose legislation that would stop municipalities from being able to pass restrictive ordinances that punish caregivers and medical marijuana patients.

Marie Fielder

State Representative District 106
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Fielder answered every question that she filled out in the survey correctly but she refused to answer the question on the survey about provisions within the Medical Medical Marihuana Act applying uniformly to all individuals within the state, asking for additional clarification.

chris lopez

State Representative District 108
Rating: 90 Percent

Commentary: Lopez responded affirmatively to nine questions on the survey. Lopez stated that he would oppose legislation preventing municipal ordinances that harm the rights of caregivers and make it prohibitive for caregivers to provide medicine to their patients.

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