Candidate questionnaire: Ryan Wm. Holder

Thursday, June 28, 2012

NAME: Ryan Wm Holder

AGE: 53

PLACE OF BIRTH: Advance MO

SPOUSE'S, CHILDREN'S NAMES:

Nancy is my wife of 27 years, two daughters, Leah, mother of Camielle, Brenden and Andreu, and Jesse, a Junior at ASU, and two sons Ethan who is stationed at Ft. Campbell KY, and Zachary who has jioned the Navy and leaves in September.

EDUCATION:

2 years at SEMO

OCCUPATION: Field Representative

EMPLOYER: Laborers Local #1104

BUSINESSES OWNED, ALL OR PART:

My wife and I make payments on a small farm outside of Advance.

PUBLIC OFFICES HELD OR SOUGHT; GIVE DATES:

State Representative 159th Dist.

WEBSITE: www.holder4staterep.com

EDUCATION FUNDING IS A HOT ISSUE IN THE MISSOURI LEGISLATURE. DO YOU THINK EDUCATION IN THE STATE SHOULD BE BETTER FUNDED, AND IF SO, WHERE WOULD YOU TAKE MONEY FROM TO FUND IT?

Take part of the over 500 million in tax credits the cooperations now enjoy, raise the cigarette tax, which is now about $0.17, use funding earmarked for public education on public education, not of private schools or some other unproductive program, like.

HOW DO WE BALANCE THE BUDGET: CUT PROGRAMS, RAISE TAXES AND OTHER REVENUE, OR BOTH?

By insuring that everybody pays thier fair share of the tax burden. Incorperate some common sense in the dispensation of those extra funds that are generated. I would listen to sensible ideas to reduce government spending; welfare reform, prison reform, charter schools, tax payer funded private schools, all these areas warrent re-evaluation. It is important however, not to throw the baby out with the bath water.

DO YOU SUPPORT THE USE OF STATE AND FEDERAL FUNDS TO EXPAND BROADBAND INTERNET ACCESS IN RURAL AREAS?

I would be open to discussion on this matter. If it would serve the porpose of putting poeple to work with a decent wage and is for the betterment of our community and state then I would be in favor. If it serves mainly to help some corporation make a lot of money a the expence of the tax paying citizens, then NO!

CLOSING REMARKS:

There are many issues that need attention. I plan to focus my attention on the ability to make a decent living with a fair wage, and the security of knowing a retirement fund exists when they reach that point.

There are to few politicians in Jefferson City that take the rights of the now "working poor" into consideration. My goal as a Statesman is to be a voice and a vote for all the poeple.

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