Andover Townsman, Andover, MA

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November 1, 2012

Disagreement on Lantigua, ballot questions in 17th Essex race

Widely divergent approaches from rep. candidates Cuff, Moran

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Moran: Public safety, education, unemployment, city infrastructure and lack of accountability. All are very important quality of life issues that must be addressed if we are to move Lawrence forward.

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What makes you a better candidate than your opponent?

Cuff: I have performed a state representative’s role by writing and passing legislation/regulations in health care, mortgage and bank licensing and foreclosure prevention. I have chaired/participated on coalitions affecting consumer protections through the Community Reinvestment Act, fair lending and fair housing, state and national financial reform.

Moran: Unlike my opponent I’m a small business owner. I know how to live within my means, I know how to create jobs, manage a budget / personnel, and as a third-term city councilor I have the local government experience.

Do you support Question 1, the so-called Right to Repair bill? YES, NO, UNDECIDED Cuff: NO Moran: YES Do you support Question 2, the so-called "Death with Dignitiy" act? YES, NO, UNDECIDED Cuff: YES Moran: NO Do you support Question 3, to legalize medical marijuana? YES, NO, UNDECIDED Cuff: YES Moran: NO Do you support an expanded bottle bill, to include items such as juice bottles? YES, NO, UNDECIDED Cuff: NO Moran: YES Would you roll back state taxes to the 5 percent level during your first term? YES, NO, UNDECIDED Cuff: NO. Moran: NO. Can you see yourself rolling back state taxes to 5 percent any time in the next 10 years? YES, NO, UNDECIDED Cuff: YES Moran: YES Should Lawrence Mayor William Lantigua resign? YES, NO, UNDECIDED. Cuff: YES Moran: NO Candidates were given up to 150 words to further explain their first six Yes, No or Undecided answers. They were given 100 words to further explain their answer on whether Mayor Lantigua should resign. OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS What is the biggest issue facing Andover and what will you do to address it if elected? (Candidates were given up to100 words to explain.) What is the biggest issue facing Lawrence and what will you do to address it if elected? (100 words) In a nutshell, what makes you a better candidate than your opponent? (50 words)

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