2012 Durham County Commissioner candidates

Comparison of candidates for Durham County Board of Commissioners in 2012 general election

Many of the answers to Questions 1 and 2 were obtained before the primary election. The other questions were asked before the general election.

  1. Do you support the NC Marriage Amendment, which says, "Marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State"?
  2. Do you support the defunding of Planned Parenthood by Durham County? (If you have not viewed the documentary Maafa 21, which discusses the history and current activities of Planned Parenthood, I encourage you to do so. The subtitle is "Black Genocide in 21st Century America." It has been viewed by members of the Congressional Black Caucus, and two years ago it was the feature film at the Jubilee Film Festival in Selma, AL, at the annual commemoration of Bloody Sunday. You can view Maafa 21 at www.maafa21.com.)
  3. If you are elected, which of the following policies will you promote?
    A. Cut county spending greatly   D. Increase county spending somewhat
    B. Cut county spending somewhat E. Increase county spending greatly
    C. Keep county spending about the same  
  4. If you are elected, which of the following policies will you promote?
    A. Cut county taxes greatly   D. Increase county taxes somewhat
    B. Cut county taxes somewhat E. Increase county taxes greatly
    C. Keep county taxes about the same      
  5. Do you support banning Durham County funding of organizations the promote the intentional killing of innocent human beings? (Yes/No/Undecided)
  6. Do you support ending the censorship of the documentary Maafa 21: Black Genocide in 21st Century America at the Durham County Library? (Y/N/U)
  7. Do you support amending the North Carolina Constitution to permit same-sex marriage to be valid and recognized in the state? (Y/N/U)
  8. Do you support amending the North Carolina Constitution to permit same-sex civil unions to be valid and recognized in the state? (Y/N/U)
Candidate 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Contact information
Fred Foster, Jr. No1 no response www.facebook.com/fred.fosterjr
Brenda H. Howerton No No no response bhowerton@durhamcountync.gov
Wendy Jacobs No2 No no response geewen@nc.rr.com
Michael D. Page No No no response info@pagefordurham.net
Ellen Reckhow No No no response ereckhow@gmail.com
Omar Beasley No No no response obeasley@nc.rr.com
  1. Foster said, "I stand against Amendment One which violates everything that I have fought against since becoming the leader in Durham for civil rights." (http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/fred-foster-jr/Content?oid=3049847)
  2. Jacobs said, "Although the Durham Board of County Commissioners has declined to take a stand on the issue of Amendment One, I would take a public stand against this amendment because I believe that it will discriminate against many Durham citizens." (http://www.indyweek.com/indyweek/wendy-jacobs/Content?oid=3053016)
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