John C. Cheeks – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for At-Large Member Of The Council, District of Columbia

Independent
Websitejohnccheeks.com
1007 Urell PlaceWashington, DC 20017
(202) 704-2346
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Biographical
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)
Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)
Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)
Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)
Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)
Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)
Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)
Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)
Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public Office
Goals If Elected
Achievements If Elected
Areas to Concentrate On
On Entering Public Service
Education
Require DC History and Government
Charter Schools
Vocational Technical Education
Mayoral Takeover Over of DC School System
Best Way to Improve DC Education
Items to Add to School Budget
Maintenance and Moderization of DC Schools
Disposition of the Building and Land of Closed Schools
Increasing Graduation Rates
DC Teacher Salaries
Funding Adult Literacy Programs
Junk Food Vending Machines in Schools
Teaching of Sex Education and Birth Control Options
Religion in Public Schools
"Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance
DC Tax Credits for Tuition Costs
Jobs & Economy
Stimulating DC's Economy
Housing
DC Housing, a General Statement
Shortage Of Affordable Housing
Preserve Existing Affordable Housing
Increase Availability of Affordable Rental Housing
Increased Real Estate Values Forcing Low-income Residents to Move
Section 8 and Public Housing
DC Right to Purchase Section 8 Property if Owner Opts Out of Program
Community Development Block Grant
Development of New Housing
Increase Home Ownership for Low Income Households
Promotion of Mixed-income Neighborhoods
Property Taxes of Low-income Homeowners
Housing for Seniors and Individuals with Mental or Physical Diabilities
Involuntary Displacement of Long-term Residents
Tenant's Rights
Force Apartment Maintenance thru Liens on Property
Tenant-purchase Programs
Rent Subsidies
Eliminating Rent-control Benefits for New High Income Renters
Enforcement of Housing Codes
Rights of Developers and Landlords
DC Building Codes
Homeless Individuals
Services
Adequacy of Number of Police Officers
DC Police Accountability
Performance Evaluations Of DC Police
DC's 911 Service
Emergency Service Independent of Fire Department
Government
DC Government and Agencies, a General Statement
DC Government Reform
DC Voting and Election Reform
Tracking Performance of DC Agencies
DC Lobbying Reform
Influence of Special Interests
DC Campaign Spending Limits
DC Campaign Contribution Limits
Public Funding of DC Political Campaigns
DC Soft-money Political Contributions
DC Regulatory Relief and Reform
DC Department of Consumer & Regulatory Affairs
DC Seizing Property by Eminent Domain
Transportation
Reopening of Klingle Road
Parking Availability
Bike Lanes
Budget
DC's Budget and Fiscal Policy, a General Statement
Spending Reductions
Neighborhood Gentrification to Ease Budget Problems
New or Additional Spending
Enhance Revenue by Allowing Slot Machines
Taxes
District of Columbia Taxes, a General Statement
Residential Tax Burden Reduction
5% Annual Cap on Residential-property Taxes
Self-taxing Districts (Pay Extra Taxes for Extra Service)
Working Poor Tax Refunds
Tobacco Products Tax
Small Business Tax Relief
DC Sales Tax
Environment
Emissions from Cars, Buses and Trucks
DC's Aging Water System Infrastructure
Neighborhoods
Parks And Open Spaces
Sidewalks
Parks
DC's Trees, Parks and Open Spaces
Development and New Soccer Stadium in Poplar Point
Preservation of Open Space with Increased Population Density
Closing Beach Drive to Traffic Beyond Weekends & Holidays
Energy
DC Energy, a General Statement
Minimize Energy Waste
Green Building Ordinance and Smart Energy Building Design
Tax Credit for Purchase of Efficient Appliances
Water Conservation
Energy Efficiency Standards
Making DC Buildings More Energy Efficient
Business
DC Business, a General Statement
DC's Small Businesses
Business Tax Breaks and Incentives
Encouragements for Locally Owned Businesses
Crime
DC Crime, a General Statement
Anti-crime Measures
Reducing Crime in DC
DC Hate Crimes
DC Sex-related Crimes
DC Crimes Against Children
DC Child Abuse And Neglect
DC Domestic Violence
DC Youth and Gang Crime
Guns
DC's Gun-control Law
Court's Striking Down of DC Law Prohibiting Possession of Handguns
Security
DC Security from Terror Attack, a General Statement
Making DC More Secure
DC First Responders Federal Funding
DC Railroad Security
Justice
DC Prisons
Minority Incarceration
Voting Rights for X-Felons
Death Penalty
Wages
DC Wages, a General Statement
DC Minimum Wage
DC's Wage Gap between Rich and Poor
Marijuana
Marijuana, a General Statement
Medical Use of Marijuana
DC's Legalization of Marijuana
Alcohol
Selling Alcohol To Minors in DC
Banning Single Sales of Beer
DC's Drunk Driving, Breath Tests and Alcohol-Related Crimes
DC Liquor Licenses
Underage Drinking
Cigarettes
Cigarettes, a General Statement
Restrictions on Smoking in Public Places
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