Candidate's Survey Response:
2009 Port Commission Survey
ETHIC OF LIFE IN PUBLIC POLICY
regional governments and their agencies have a serious
responsibility to advance a consistent ethic regarding the respect
of human life? A consistent ethic of life often focuses on major
policy issues which include first abortion and euthanasia, but also
others such as poverty, capital punishment, war, racism, nuclear
arms and exploitation. While these are national issues, regional
governments sometimes can and should address related local policy
and social factors. A consistent ethic of life recognizes that each
and every human being is unique and important, that no person is
defined by someone else's choices, and that no one exists solely as
a means to someone else's happiness. The choices we make, as
individuals and as a society, must be weighed in light of their
impact on human life and dignity.
Do regional governments and their
agencies have a serious responsibility to implement public policies
and facilitate community action that further a consistent respect
for all human life?
2. Do you believe that it is scientifically accurate and honest to
say that human life begins at conception?
3. The 14th Amendment
states "nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty or
property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within
its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws." The Supreme
Roe v. Wade, 1973, stated that "if this suggestion of personhood
is established, the appellant's case, of course, collapses, for the
fetus' right to life would then be guaranteed specifically by the
[14th] Amendment." The Court regrettably concluded though that "we
need not resolve the difficult question of when life begins. When
those trained in the respective disciplines of medicine, philosophy,
and theology are unable to arrive at any consensus, the judiciary,
at this point in the development of man's knowledge, is not in a
position to speculate as to the answer."
Do you believe that life begins at
conception and that the State has a compelling interest in
protecting that life? YES
taking the life of a pre-born child through abortion ever
permissible? Check all that apply:
No, it's never permissible
_____ Yes, to save mother's life
_____ Yes, in cases of rape or incest
_____ Yes, for physical deformity
_____ Yes, for genetic predispositions
_____ Yes, for gender
_____ Yes, for race
_____ Yes, for economic hardship
_____ Yes, to punish spouse
_____ Yes, it's always permissible
you support parental notification and/or consent before a minor
(under 18 years of age) could have an abortion? A judicial bypass of
parents would be allowed when necessary.
CONTRIBUTIONS OF RELIGIOUS ORGANIZATIONS
"Religious communities are the largest and best-organized civil
institutions in the world, claiming the allegiance of billions
across race, class, and national divides. These communities have
particular cultural understandings, infrastructures, and resources
to get help where it is needed most" (World
Conference of Religions for Peace). Southwest Washington has a
broad range of religious communities that contribute substantially
to the welfare of families, children, seniors, the homeless, sick,
and refugees. They are a highly valued part of our community which
respects and defends human life at every stage.
Are you an active member in a
church, synagogue, temple, mosque or other religious assembly?
you may state here where at: Lutheran
FAITH-BASED AND NEIGHBORHOOD PARTNERSHIPS
The White House's Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood
Partnerships ensures that religious and other community
organizations are able to compete on an equal footing for
participation in Federal programs without impairing the character of
such organizations and without diminishing the religious freedom of
those served. Does the
collaboration of government with faith-based charitable works
lawfully ensure fair treatment of religious organizations, and is it
good for our communities?
8. Please state your
professional experience, community involvement, education and other
qualifications for a port commission or other position.
Executive Recruiter – 13 years Small
Business Owner 25 Years
Gary Perman Camas, WA
Gary is a Life-long Resident of Camas
and Washougal. He grew up in Camas, attending Camas High School. He
attended Washington State University and Eastern Washington
University and after a career in the music management industry,
returned to Camas and Washougal to raise a family. Married to Becky
for 25 years this June, he has two sons: Jayson, attending Central
Washington University studying Aviation and Physics and his son
Tyler, who will be a High school, sophomore this fall.
Member of Rotary – Community Service
Eagle Scout Association and an Eagle
Share House volunteer for over eight
Member, St. Matthews Lutheran Church.
Chair, Technology Management Chapter,
Member, Washington Coalition for Open
East County Technology Summit
For the past thirteen years, Gary has
been an Executive Technology Recruiter, working with executives of
technology companies throughout the U.S., helping them surface,
evaluate, and hire their critical staff.
recognized as an industry
expert by The Wall Street Journal and several industry magazines and
Ranked among the Top 7 Executive Recruitment Firms in Washington
CEO Magazine. He has been published by EE Times, CIO
Insights, Baseline (a Ziff Davis Enterprise Publication), The
Business Journal, IEEE –USA Today’s Engineer and Telecom Business
Magazine, as well as several blogs.
9. May LifePac post your returned survey on our website? Surveys are posted only with your permission.
Please give your campaign web address if you have one. YES www.permanforport.com
Yes to Schools
Camas, Wa. 98607