What Issues State Senate Candidates Should Address?

As the campaign season heats up, voters have the opportunity to define the issues for the candidates.

On Nov. 6, voters who don't vote absentee will go to the polls to select a new State Senator for the newly redrawn Senate District 3.  The new district encompasses all of Solano and Napa Counties and has parts of Yolo, Sonoma, Contra Costa and Sacramento Counties.

Republican Frank Miranda, a write in candidate in the June primary is looking to win the seat against Democratic Senator Lois Wolk who currently represents Senate District 5.

In the June 5 Primary, nearly 69,ooo Solano county voters cast ballots.  Of those, slightly more than 50,000 or about 73 percent voted by mail. 

We at Patch want to know what you, the voters, think are the important questions candidates for State Senate District 3 should be answering.

What efforts should the State Senate make to protect the Delta?  How can the state do a better job of funding education? 

These are questions that are already being asked by readers.

What are your questions for the candidates for Senate District 3?

Benicia Patch will collect questions from readers through Friday, September 21.  We will then forward the questions to the candidates and will post their answers beginning Monday, September 24.

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Aaron Nowling September 06, 2012 at 02:05 PM
Do you feel the California High Speed rail from the Bay Area to Southern California should be continued due to the states current financial problems and posssible low ridership and competition with AMTRAK which is already operating in the red?
Aaron Nowling September 06, 2012 at 02:14 PM
Do you feel California should have a part time legislature verses the full time legislature which we now have? It seems the current status of $96,000 a year salary and $50,000 in per diem is not working especially when they cannot get anything done in a timely manner. Many states only have a part time legislature and it seems to work fine and is less expensive.
Jason September 06, 2012 at 11:21 PM
Do you feel California's legislature should stop passing bills to protect illegal aliens from prosecution and continue rewarding them with taxpayer funded benefits?
JB Davis September 07, 2012 at 04:48 AM
Jason, These are really good questions. Could you flesh them out a bit so other readers have a better idea of what you mean. for instance, please give a specific example of a taxpayer funded benefit that illegal aliens receive and an example of a bill that protects them from prosecution. Thanks
Beate Brühl September 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM
Good question, JB. I don't see an answer yet...And thanks for keeping us updated on local issues; they can easily get lost in the national debate.


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