Steilacoom

Town Council Pos. 3

One candidate running for this position responded to our questionnaire:
Joe Aboubakr Primaried Out

Two candidates did not respond to our questionnaire:
Roger A. Neal
Paul (P.K.) Thumbi

These candidates have chosen to not participate in our Voter's Guide. Please refer to your Official Pierce County Voter's Guide information.

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There was a primary for this office.
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Sanctuary Status

Do you support Sanctuary Status for the area you would represent? Please explain.

Joe Aboubakr

yes

Yes. I am the first generation of an immigrant father. We cannot violate civil liberties because of outlandish policy change.

PCYD & WA Democrats Resolutions

What resolutions from PCYDs or the WA Democrat State Party do you align with?
(PCYD: Decline to Sign I-1552, Petition: Tacoma City Council: Protect Undocumented Immigrants #HereToStay)

Joe Aboubakr

Decline to Sign I-1552 because any discrimination is wrong. Especially reversal of those protections.

Goals & Needs of Constituency

If you could achieve three accomplishments in your coming term, what would they be?

Joe Aboubakr

Increase in Public Safety Cross Walks and Bicycle Lanes
Open a good line of communication between the Steilacoom Business Chambers and the Town Council
Provide a democratic opinion that is currently absent.

What are the top five needs of your constituency?

Joe Aboubakr

Infrastructure
Public Safety
More Local Store front business
Ease on Building Permits
Political Diversity

Connecting with Young People

How do you plan to involve the voices and needs of young people?

Joe Aboubakr

Listen to the younger voter. Attend events that younger voters are located.

Police-Minority Relations

Do you have any plans for improving police-minority relations? Please explain your response.

Joe Aboubakr

Yes

Yes. I will have to assess the situation once in office. This is a very sticky question. But one that needs to me addressed for sure.

Homelessness

How will you advocate for the homeless population? Including in regards to city camp sweeps and voting rights?

Joe Aboubakr

Yes I believe the homeless and all need a warm bed and food.

Net Neutrality & Internet Privacy

Would you advocate for Net Neutrality on a Federal Level? Please explain your response.
Note: There was an error when creating the questionnaire that originally required a 2250 character response. Any additional characters candidates added as filler only have been removed.

Joe Aboubakr

Yes

Yes. Major corporations should not have all our information and be able to share it with others. Our safety and privacy is very important.

How would you protect people in your area from having their info sold through ISP?

Joe Aboubakr

WOuld need to research my options once in office.

Incumbency, PCYD's Involved & Campaign Consultants

Are you an incumbent to this position?

Joe Aboubakr

No

Do you have any staff from PCYDs currently working or volunteering for you? If so, what are their names?

Joe Aboubakr

No

No but I really would love some!!

What consultants for this current campaign have you worked/collaborated with?

Joe Aboubakr

None.