Thank you for participating in Senator Glen Sturtevant’s 2018 Legislative Survey! To ensure all responses are from residents of the 10th Senate District, we respectfully request that you provide your full name and home address. We greatly appreciate your thoughtful consideration of the questions. Please do not hesitate to contact our office at 804-698-7510 if you have any questions.

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* 1. What is your full name?

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* 2. What is your home address?

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* 3. What are your thoughts on the current SOL tests required of our students?  [Check all that apply]

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* 4. Rank the following based on their importance to you.

  Most important Moderately Important Least Important Not Important
Economy and jobs
K-12 and higher education
Transportation infrastructure
Keeping Virginians safe from crime
Cutting wasteful spending
Fighting federal government overreach
Protecting the environment and conservation

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* 5. The cost of higher education is growing at an unsustainable rate. Which strategy below best represents your preference on how we should address the rising costs of higher education?

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* 6. School suspensions and expulsions are on the rise, including for elementary school students, students with disabilities, and students of color. Richmond Public Schools has the fourth highest short term suspension rate, with almost 18% of students receiving a suspension of up to 10 days. Which options below represent your thoughts on how to manage and improve this situation?

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* 7. Virginia requires Certificates of Public Need (COPN) before many healthcare facilities can be operational. Obtaining these Certificates requires a lengthy approval process. Proponents of COPN say the process is necessary to provide quality care and to ensure the financial viability of hospitals, especially in rural areas. Opponents of COPN say the program hinders competition, limits consumer choices, and increases the cost of healthcare. What should Virginia do about its COPN laws?

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* 8. Do you agree that Virginia should pursue an all-of-the-above energy strategy? This means lowering our heavy dependence on fossil fuels over time and allowing an increase in electricity generation from emerging technologies like renewable energy as well as more energy efficiency.

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* 9. Should exploration of natural gas and oil be permitted off the coast of Virginia?

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* 10. Do you support the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project to secure safe, reliable, and affordable energy for our Commonwealth?

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* 11. Please let us know about any other priorities you may have that were not included in the survey.

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* 12. If you would like to receive monthly Senate updates from Senator Sturtevant, please provide us with your preferred email address.

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