Alain Balmanno

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Alain Balmanno
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Candidate for
Utah House of Representatives, District 32
PartyDemocratic
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Alain Balmanno is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 32 of the Kansas House of Representatives.[1]

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Balmanno's campaign website highlights the following issues:[2]

  • Excerpt: "Too many legislators use their position to advance their business, their trade or that of one of their cronies. Government service should not be about personal enrichment or aggrandizement. Politicians in the United States should not be like third-world politicians. Government service is about service to the people, not self-service."
  • Excerpt: "Too often, legislators seek to avoid difficult budget decisions. It is not reasonable to earmark income in future years for specific projects. If those projects are important in future years the legislators will fund them at that time. As any household knows, when you automatically tie too many payments to specific categories, you lose flexibility and the ability to react to needs in the future. The ideological position of never increasing revenues for any reason is harmful to our state; so is using particular streams of money for specific projects, especially if the income stream is not related in any way to that project. We need to think rationally about the future and adapt to changing times."
  • Excerpt: "Too many of our political leaders often show contempt and disrespect and think it acceptable to defame our national government. It is not. We are United States citizens. The federal government is not the enemy. Reasonable people can disagree over policies without being unreasonable. Much of the rhetoric from some of our politicians is too divisive and unproductive. Those who settled Utah worked too hard for statehood for today’s opportunistic politicians to speak as if they favor disunity of the union. As Utahans, we, of all people, should build up the union."
  • Excerpt: "We need legislators who are pragmatic and reasonable. Legislation should be written to address problems after the problems are identified, after the issues are studied, and solutions are developed to deal with those problems. Identify, study, solve. Issues are not problems simply because of anecdotal evidence or because special interests clamor. Solutions should be honest resolutions of real problems, not skewed for special interest, to benefit a particular business, or for individual gain."

Elections

2014

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Alain Balmanno was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent LaVar Christensen defeated Austin Linford in the Republican convention. Balmanno will face Christensen in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Balmanno ran for election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 32. Balmanno was unopposed in the June 26 Democratic primary and was defeated by incumbent LaVar Christensen (R) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 32, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngLaVar Christensen Incumbent 66.8% 10,940
     Democratic Alain Balmanno 33.2% 5,426
Total Votes 16,366

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