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Puyallup School District

Director Pos. 4

One candidate running for this position responded to our questionnaire:
Bart Johnson

One candidate did not respond to our questionnaire:
Kathy Yang
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Sanctuary Status

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

Bart Johnson

No

No. If you’re in America illegally and don’t pay taxes, or commit a crime against a citizen of the United States, then you should be deported or put in prison and then deported. However, if you’re in America illegally, we should give you a chance to become an American citizen legally. If you don’t bother trying, then I say bye-bye.

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)

Bart Johnson

No on I-1552. We're all here together, can't we just accept each other as we are?

Goals & Needs of Constituency

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

Bart Johnson

The top thing I would love to accomplish, for the very first time in the Puyallup School District history is to achieve 95%+ graduation rate in our district. Secondly, I would love to have the Puyallup School District to be one of the first school districts to educate our young students year round. Another important accomplishment I would love to achieve would be creating a open district, which means if their is room at a school, you can attend said school without an attendance waiver.

What are the top five needs of your constituency?

Bart Johnson

(1) Stop teaching for tests, start teaching, to teach our students
(2) Safety for the students
(3) Get Olympia to give us the money we need
(4) All students to have an equal opportunity to an equal, and great education
(5) Self supporting sporting events

Connecting with Young People

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

Bart Johnson

Town meetings, social media, word of mouth, as well as going to schools, and listening to our students needs.

Police-Minority Relations

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

Bart Johnson

No

No. At this current time, I do not have a plan.

Homelessness

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

Bart Johnson

I would offer shelter, education, drugs and alcohol rehab. Anything that can get them in a better place. In regards to voting rights, I would offer them shelter, and if they decline, they would have the choice of receiving a post office box giving them an address to receive mail, therefor giving them the ability to vote.

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.

Bart Johnson

Yes

Yes. I believe that Net Neutrality is a must. Allowing Internet Service Provider (ISP) companies to control which websites or services receive, or do not receive better connection to customers is nonsense. Bigger companies shouldn’t be allowed to pay off ISP companies to shut down smaller ones for fear of competition. Every service, or company in our great country should have the same abilities as others to reach customers, without fear of ISP’s companies shutting them out.

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

Bart Johnson

I would protect people in my area from having their info sold by ISP's by promoting, and pushing for a law to pass, that would prohibit such companies from doing so. People have a right to their privacy, and in our modern day lives, every household relies on a ISP in one way, shape, or form to help stay connected, or to relax at home after a long days work. By doing so, we expect ISP's to not abuse our personal information by selling it.

Incumbency, PCYD's Involved & Campaign Consultants

Are you an incumbent to this position?

Bart Johnson

No

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

Bart Johnson

No

No

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

Bart Johnson

None