2014 Virtual Candidate Forum

2014 “VIRTUAL” CANDIDATE FORUM

The Northern Michigan Chamber Alliance this week updated its 2014 Virtual Candidate Forum that includes candidate questionnaires for these statewide offices to be filled by voters at the Nov. 4 general election:

  • Michigan’s 1st U.S. Congressional Race
  • Michigan’s 4th U.S. Congressional Race
  • Michigan’s Governor’s race

**U.S. Senate candidates Gary Peters and Terri Lynn Land were given the opportunity, but did not respond to the questionnaire.

MEET THE CANDIDATES:

Governor

Gov. Rick Snyder (R) vs. Mark Schauer (D)

 Snyder                    Schauer

QUESTIONS

Q1: What is one specific pro-business tax or regulatory reform you will champion if elected?

Q2: Access to a skilled and capable workforce has become a big issue for northern Michigan businesses.
As governor, what specifically will you do to address this?

Q3: The cost of energy is another major issue for job providers in northern Michigan. What specifically will
you do as a Governor to address the affordability and reliability of energy in northern Michigan?

Q4: If elected, what do you hope to accomplish in the next 4 years?

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THEIR RESPONSES


MEET THE CANDIDATES:

1st Congressional District:

Dr. Dan Benishek (R)* vs. Jerry Cannon (D)

4th Congressional District (Open Seat):

Sen. John Moolenaar (R) vs. Dr. Jeff Holmes (D)

* Denotes incumbent

  John MoolenaarJerry cannonjeff holmes

QUESTIONS

Q1: What is one specific pro-business tax or regulatory reform you will champion if elected?

Q2: Road conditions have become a huge issue for northern Michigan businesses. What solutions do you
have to provide sustainable funding for the federal Highway Trust Fund?

Q3: The cost of energy and health care are major issues for job providers in nearly every sector of the
economy in northern Michigan. What specifically will you do to address both of those concerns?

Q4: If elected, what do you hope to accomplish in the next Congress?

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THEIR RESPONSES

* We did not receive responses from the following candidates: Jerry Cannon and Dr. Jeff Holmes

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