North Carolina Family Policy Council
April 18, 2008
In and effort to better equip Tar Heel voters for the upcoming elections, the North Carolina Family Policy Council has activated its 2008 Primary Election Voter Guide website. The 2008 Primary Election Voter Guide website is impartial and nonpartisan, and features responses directly from the candidates about where they stand on issues such as: a state marriage amendment, abortion, property rights, budget and taxes, school choice, sex education, gambling, homosexual rights, religious freedom, embryonic stem cell research, and more.
In preparation for the May 6 Primary Election, the Council sent questionnaires by certified mail to 223 candidates for the following offices in districts/races with Primary Election opposition, and over 55 percent of the candidates responded:
U.S. Senate and U.S. House
Governor, Lt. Governor and other Council of State offices
N.C. Court of Appeals and N.C. Superior Court
N.C. Senate and N.C. House
“We encourage North Carolina voters to access this valuable information about where candidates stand on important family-related issues,” said North Carolina Family Policy Council vice president and director of government relations John Rustin. “Often, there is a void when it comes to candidates’ positions on issues like a state marriage amendment, the value of human life, school choice, religious freedom and other matters that millions of North Carolina voters consider important. We hope the Council’s 2008 Voter Guide will help to fill this void and allow voters to go to the polls with a better understanding of where the candidates stand and which candidates best reflect their point-of-view,” Rustin concluded.
Following the May 6 Primary Election, the North Carolina Family Policy Council will send questionnaires to candidates in districts/races that did not have primary opposition. This information, along with the information for candidates who win their Primary Elections, will be published and distributed in print form and in an updated website before the November 4 General Election.