* 1. Candidate Name:

* 2. Home Address, City, Zip:

* 3. Home Phone:

* 4. Personal Email:

* 5. Campaign HQ Address, City, Zip:

* 6. Campaign Phone:

* 7. Campaign Email:

* 8. Campaign Website:

* 9. Legislative District:

* 10. Party Affiliation:

* 11. Name of Candidate Committee:

* 12. Campaign Manager contact information:

EDUCATION FUNDING AND REGULATION: Michigan taxpayers fund a vast system of public educational programs for approximately 1.5 million students annually.  Most school districts and charter schools receive $7,000 or more, in a direct, per-student foundation allowance; with the total revenue from all sources (such as from "at-risk" funding and other "categoricals") being nearly $13,000 per student in some districts.

This substantial budget priority reflects our state's Constitutional vision established to educate our young people.

For each of the following questions, please check "Yes" or "No", or other appropriate box, and feel free to provide additional commentary as desired in the margins or at the survey's end.

* 15. PA 436 is the Emergency Manager Law that allows for state intervention of local governments and school districts that have failed academically and/or financially. Do you:

CHOICE IN EDUCATION AND CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS:
In Michigan, the cap on university authorized charter schools was eliminated, effective in 2015, under PA 277 of 2011.

For each of the following, please check "Yes" or "No", or other appropriate box, and feel free to provide additional commentary as desired in the margins or at the survey's end.
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: 
The state of Michigan spends approximately $14 billion on K-12 education annually.  Despite this spending level, statewide student achievement remains too low. Based on the latest statewide assessment, less than 50% of students in grades 3-8 are proficient in reading or math and only 20% of high school students are college and career ready. 

For each of the following, please check "Yes" or "No", or other appropriate box, and feel free to provide additional commentary as desired in the margins or at the survey's end.
GENERAL GOVERNMENT: 
Government, at all levels, should be open, accountable and transparent to voters and taxpayers. 

For each of the following, please check "Yes" or "No", or other appropriate box, and feel free to provide additional commentary as desired in the margins or at the survey's end. 
PERSONAL AND CAMPAIGN:
Elections are always a competitive process.  Factors that impact winning include hard work, personal story, intensity and timing. 

For each of the following, please check "Yes" or "No", or other appropriate box, and feel free to provide additional commentary as desired in the margins or at the survey's end. 

* 29. If you have  children, what K-12 school do/did they attend?

* 30. Have you ever been convicted of a felony or placed on diversions for a felony?

* 31. Is there anything in your background that, if publicized, could embarrass you or GLEP?

* 32. In your campaign, how many hours per week do you plan direct candidate door-to-door? And how many months do you expect to maintain this average, prior to the August Primary?  November General?

* 33. In planning your campaign budget, how much do you expect to raise prior to the August Primary Election?

* 34. In planning your campaign budget, how much do you expect to raise in the period between the August Primary Election and the November General Election?

* 35. In planning your campaign, which organizations do you expect to earn their endorsement or support?

* 36. By filling out this questionnaire, you attest that you are the candidate running for office and that you agree with every answer given.   Please put your name below. 

* 37. Please provide any additional information about your candidacy in the space below.  You may also use this section to expand on any answers from above.  Completed questionnaires are due by April 15th, 2016.  

Please note, candidates will not be considered for an endorsement or support without a completed questionnaire received by GLEP.  GLEP maintains responses as part of its internal campaign evaluation process.  However, GLEP reserves the right to share responses with its members and the public.  After evaluating questionnaire responses, GLEP will communicate further with candidates and campaigns of interest.  Thank you for your consideration in completing and returning the GLEP candidate questionnaire. 

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