Candidate comparison – 34th District

Members:

Having previously represented the 34th District, I know the issues that remain important to those voters. This year, we have four Republicans running for that open seat. While I am sure you have received numerous mail pieces from each candidate, the party wanted to provide the voters with an unbiased comparison of the candidates based on issues that directly affect the 34th district as well as Rutherford County.

Each election cycle, surveys are sent to candidates in an effort to gauge where they stand on issues important to all of us (2nd Amendment, Small Business Support, Family & Social issues, etc.).  The 34th district candidates’ responses, their public record voting history (R = Republican primary vote; D = Democrat primary vote) and an explanation of the survey groups are listed below.

Regards,

Donna Barrett,
GOP Chairman

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Dear Member:

Please accept my apologies.  I realize that the rating system on the 34th House District email needs some clarification.  See below:

As a clarification on previous 34th District candidate comparison emails recently sent, following is an explanation of the rating systems.  The NRA/ILA rating of AQ is an A rating on the questionnaire.  The rating is A-F with A being the best.  Those groups where ratings were numerical, the rating is 0-100 with 100 being the best.

Please note that the voting records on all the comparisons show the primary election preference of each candidate, R = Republican and D = Democrat and the listing has the most recent election listed first.

Thank you for taking time to learn more about the candidates.

Sincerely,

Donna Barrett

Chairman

Rutherford County  Republican Party

 


Joshua James

Joshua James

Joshua James

Voting History (2016 – 2008) – RRRRR

NRA rating – D
FAC rating – Failed to answer
Eagle Forum – 97


Tim Rudd

Tim Rudd

Tim Rudd

Voting History (2016 – 2008) – RRRRR

NRA rating – AQ ( Note: Since this is an open seat the rating organization lists any A earned as AQ since the candidate has no voting record at this time; the AQ stands for an A based on the “Questionnaire” or survey completed by the candidate.)
FAC rating – See answers here http://tnvoterguide.org/house-district-34/
Eagle Forum – 100


Christy Sigler

Christy Sigler

Christy Sigler

Voting History (2016 – 2008) – RRRRR

NRA rating – C- (Note: Survey was submitted after initial comparison ran and after the rating organization’s requested submission date of June 9th.)
FAC rating – Failed to answer
Eagle Forum – Failed to answer


Jimmy Turner

Jimmy Turner

Jimmy Turner

Voting History ( 2016 – 2010) – RRRRR

NRA rating – AQ ( Note: Since this is an open seat the rating organization lists any A earned as AQ since the candidate has no voting record at this time; the AQ stands for an A based on the “Questionnaire” or survey completed by the candidate.)
FAC rating – See answers here http://tnvoterguide.org/house-district-34/
Eagle Forum – 93


NRA/ILA is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and their successful daily fights for the rights of America’s law-abiding gun owners directly reflects the support of NRA’s nearly 5 million members.

Family Action Council (FAC)’s mission is to equip Tennesseans and their elected officials to effectively promote and defend a culture that values the traditional family, for the sake of the common good.  Their belief is that healthy families and communities come about when basic values from the Bible are embraced and upheld.  Their values include respect for marriage and families, life, and religious liberty.

Eagle Forum’s mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public-policy making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.

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