Andrew O’Connor

Election Information:

Party: 
No Party
District: 
17
Office: 
State Senate

Contact Information:

oconnorforsd17

Survey Responses:

S = Support
O = Oppose
NR = No Response
Life
S O NR
1.
Prohibiting Abortion: Prohibiting abortion except when necessary to save the mother’s life.
X
2.
Taxpayer Funded Abortion: Allowing taxpayer dollars to fund organizations that provide abortion.
X
3.
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Allowing voluntary physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
X
Candidate's Comments:
I am conflicted about abortion because I do not believe that poor and middle class females should be penalized based on economics yet wealthy females are able to access abortions on demand. We need universal health care.
First Amendment
S O NR
4.
Creative Professionals Violating Conscience: Requiring creative professionals (photographer, baker, wedding vendor) to participate in events or create messages that violate their moral or religious beliefs.
X
5.
Conscience Rights: Faith-Based Organizations: Exempting faith-based organizations from regulations that cause them to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.
X
6.
Campus Free Speech: Prohibiting speech zones or speech codes that restrict where students can discuss controversial or unpopular issues on college campuses.
X
7.
Social Media Viewpoint Neutrality: Requiring viewpoint neutrality on large social media platforms (Facebook/Twitter/Google) by prohibiting them from censoring viewpoints or messages they disagree with or find offensive.
X
Candidate's Comments:
First Amendment must be applied fairly and across the board. There should not be politics on public college campuses funded by taxpayers. College football and fraternities and sororities need to be banished from college campuses. Taxpayers should not be funding college or pro football or corporations.
Family
S O NR
8.
Women’s Sports: Preventing biological males who identify as female from competing in women’s sports.
X
9.
Parental Rights in Gender Identity Counseling: Allowing parents to get professional counseling for children struggling with gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.
X
10(a).
Protected Class for Sexual Orientation: Adding “sexual orientation” as a protected class alongside race, religion, sex, age, and disability in nondiscrimination law.
X
10(b).
Protected Class for Gender Identity: Adding “gender identity” as a protected class…
X
Candidate's Comments:
My 12 year old daughter is depressed and suicidal because she thinks that she is a boy trapped in a girl's body because she was encouraged, manipulated and confused by an aggressive LGBTQ agenda that incorporated radical, non science based, metaphysical bullshit transgender politics into sex education in the Boulder Valley School District and our children are being harmed and are collateral damage to radical LGBTQ politics. If elected then I will put forth a bill removing it from curriculum.
Education and Public Safety
S O NR
11.
School Choice: Allowing the use of tax credits, vouchers, and education savings accounts to cover the cost of children attending the school of their parents’ choice, including private schools.
X
12.
Homeschooling: Allowing parents to home school their children with minimal involvement from the state.
X
13.
Criminal Justice Reform: Changing the criminal justice system to reduce the number of non-violent offenders in prison and the cost of public safety.
X
Candidate's Comments:
Most public schools provide a mediocre education unless you are located in a wealthy district; consequently, public school education must be better funded. I received a great education from catholic school; consequently, I believe in student choice. I worked as a public defender and believe in criminal justice reform.
Health and Welfare
S O NR
14.
Medical Rights of Conscience: Allowing health care workers and providers the freedom to practice medicine in accordance with their personal beliefs and conscience.
X
15.
Increasing Taxes: Increasing taxes on the wealthy to pay for more social programs.
X
16.
Medicare for All: Providing universal, state-run single-payer health care (also known as Medicare for All).
X
Candidate's Comments:
I am for universal health care.