Questionnaire

 

1)    Arrests: Have you ever been arrested, and may I have your permission to run a Background check?

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2) Please list all relevant Degrees and Certifications: May I have your permission to verify your post-secondary education?

3)     Why are you running for office?

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4)   What are your Key Qualifications, that separate you from the other candidate(s)?

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5)    Will you accept monetary compensation for any activities outside of your office compensation?

6)   Term Limits: Will you sign a pledge to push for the implementation of Term Limits and how will you make this a reality?

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7)           RESIDENT TAX BURDEN

Collin County Residents are burdened with the 2nd Highest Total Property Tax Payments in the State of Texas and Education represents over 60% of the Collin residential tax burden. Taxpayers will be paying over $350 million over the next 25 years for the following stadiums:

  • McKinney ($80 to $120 million)
  • Prosper ($48 to $72 million)
  • Allen ($60 to $90 million
  • Frisco Memorial Stadium FISD portion ($15 to $22 million)
  • Frisco Star Center FISD portion ($30 to $49 million)

Bond measures and Tax Increases have passed, largely because Texas legislators have enacted regulations that allow:

  • Corporations to contribute to PAC supporting ISD Tax Increase and Bond Measures
  • ISD to pick favorable Election Dates and Voting Locations
  • ISD’s to exploit confidential Parent Contact Information, Internal/Publicly funded resources and personnel to create materials for “get out the vote” activities such as Mailing, Phone Calls and Emails.
  • Administrators to “encourage” teachers to contact parents about voting
  • Administrators to use scare tactics to threaten to cut teachers and popular school programs.
  • ISD’s to erroneously blame “state funding cuts” to justify tax increases
  • ISD’s to remove anti-PAC signs while allowing pro-PAC signs.

What are your thoughts and your plans to address these issues?

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8)  Roads & Infrastructure: The population of Collin County is exploding and our Roads, Bridges, Drainage Systems & Infrastructure are strained. What are your specific plans to address to alleviate traffic and infrastructure deficiencies?

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9)  RESIDENT TAX BURDEN: An important element of reducing the Tax Burden of homeowners is attracting Corporate and Commercial Development – Do you believe that the State, County, ISD and Municipalities should collaborate on Economic Development projects? How will you facilitate this effort?

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10)  PROPERTY RIGHTS: What is your position statement on the following Property Rights:

(A) Municipal Annexations of Extraterritorial Jurisdiction (ETJ) AKA “Forced Annexation”.

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(B) The use of the power of Eminent Domain to institute Condemnation Proceedings against the Property Owners to seize property.

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(C) Long Term Zoning and Multifamily Housing – should zoning be changed to limit multi-family housing or other “undesirable” property usages?

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Bryon Bradford Commissioner Court Precinct 4

Todd Maternowski Congressional District 32

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