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The League of Women Voters, a nonpartisan political organization, encourages the informed and active participation of citizens in government, and influences public policy through education and advocacy.

VOTE JUNE 24 in Runoff

Republicans will be voting for Lt. Governor (Mike Campbell and Henry McMaster) and Superintendent of Education (Sally Atwater and Molly Searman).

Democrats will be voting only for Superintendent of Education (Sheila Gallagher and Tom Thompson).

Citizens who voted in the June 10 Primary Election must vote in the same party's primary that they voted in on June 10.

Questions & Responses: 3rd Congressional District candidates

We have requested candidates for the 3rd Congressional District, Jeff Duncan (R), Hosea Cleveland (D) and Barbara Jo Mullis (D), to answer four questions about topics of current interest. RESPONSES are being posted when received.

1. Now that the Affordable Care Act has been implemented, what changes or improvements would you like to see Congress make? RESPONSES

2. One of the areas in which the United States is falling behind is infrastructure, particularly transportation infrastructure--highways and bridges, public, port facilities, rail transport and other mass transit. How do you think these improvements should be financed, and what should the role of the federal government be? RESPONSES

3. A recent report on climate change calls attention to the issue of rising sea levels. Since you would be (if elected) representing a coastal state (23 of the 50 states have some seacoast), what actions should Congress take to help us address the potential damage to property and the economy along the coast? RESPONSES

4. What role should the federal government play in funding K-12 and higher education, and what should its priorities be? RESPONSES

CANDIDATE FORUMS

No forums are scheduled at this time.

RECYCLE YOUR CFLs

Home Depot now accepts used compact fluorescent light bulbs for recycling at all of its US locations. Many CFL users have been concerned about mercury contamination when these super-efficient bulbs wear out. Now we can dispose of them safely.

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