District 3 Congressional candidates on the issues: Where do you agree or disagree with your party’s platform?


Last week we sent five questions that we developed based on input from our readers to candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives in the Third Congressional District.

Incumbent Rep. Kevin Yoder’s campaign declined to participate in the questionnaire, sending us the following statement:

As a policy we do not respond to questionnaires like this.

Here’s item number three:

Are there any issues from your party’s platform with which you significantly agree or disagree? Is so, what are they?

Jay Sidie (Democrat)

Jay Sidie

I strongly agree with my party on the need to rein in Wall Street. As a businessman, I understand the economy and want to use that expertise to restore common sense consumer protections to our banking system. Additionally, I will support the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s work to crack down on the predatory payday loan industry. These scam artists are a cancer on our communities, and I will work day and night to ensure that the industry is not allowed to grow any further.

Libertarian candidate Steven Hohe has not acknowledged receipt of the questionnaire and did not send in a response to any of the questions so far.

Tomorrow we’ll run the candidates’ responses to item four, which deals with gun violence:

Since 1996, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has not allocated any significant funding to the study of gun violence prevention. Do you believe funding should be allocated by the CDC to study gun violence?