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Science Voter's Guide 2022

Science for Georgia has joined Science Debate and the National Science Policy Network to develop nonpartisan questions for Georgia candidates related to science, technology and health policy priorities.

This effort is part of a nationwide program to get the questions of Science and Technology constituents heard and acknowledged by candidates for office.

Science for Georgia has solicited question ideas from the public. We are now sending them to every Georgia candidate for Georgia Statewide Offices, US House, US Senate, GA House, and GA Senate.

Their responses will be recorded here.

Coalition members will not be commenting on responses or candidates. All answers will be published in the form received. We will not edit or alter them in any way. We play a neutral, non-partisan role in elevating the importance of science policy issues in election campaigns and in legislative action. All members of the collation are 501(c)(3) organizations.

Georgia Specific Science Questions

  1. What, if any, new action should the government take to stimulate research, innovation, and job creation in STEM fields for Georgia?
  2. The STEM workforce will account for 60% of Georgia's jobs. What role does the Georgia Government play in training and encouraging a ready, and diverse, workforce?
  3. What steps will you take to ensure that our states' shared water ways are managed cooperatively and with consideration of the natural environment? For example the disputed ACT and ACF river basins in the tristate area.
  4. How would you protect the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge (OKE NWR) from current and future harm? How do you think proposed mining plans will affect the OKE NWR?
  5. What measures do you support to increase healthcare affordability for all Georgians?
  6. As the poultry industry grows in Georgia, how can Georgia ensure safe operating conditions and healthy air and water for poultry operations, the adjacent residents, and nearby crops?
  7. What is your stance on regulating or banning single-use plastics?
  8. Private corporations sometimes fund and direct scientific studies performed by Georgia public universities. How do we ensure our Public Universities establish transparency around funding sources to maintain scientific neutrality?
  9. What are your top 3 priorities for 2023?

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Answers to the Questions

Below you will find the answers to the questions. Use the buttons below to navigate to the appropriate race (US Senate / House or Georgia Senate / House). To find the candidates in your district, enter their name or the district number in the search box.

Georgia State Executive Offices

US House Candidates

Georgia State Senate

Georgia State House

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