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Candidates on the issues: Mike Volz and Zack Zappone

Do you support Washington Referendum 90, which if approved would require public schools to teach comprehensive sex education?

  • Mike Volz, Republican incumbent

    No. Opposes the requirement for public schools to teach comprehensive sex education.

  • Zack Zappone, Democratic challenger

    Declined to say how he would have voted in the Legislature, but says he supports letting voters decide if schools should be required to teach comprehensive sex education and would follow the will of the voters in the 6th District.

Did you support Initiative 976, the measure that capped vehicle tab fees at $30?

  • Mike Volz, Republican incumbent

    Yes. The voters have repeatedly asked for $30 car tabs.

  • Zack Zappone, Democratic challenger

    Says the state should follow Initiative 976 since it was approved by voters.

Do you support the statewide mask mandate?

  • Mike Volz, Republican incumbent

    No.

  • Zack Zappone, Democratic challenger

    Yes. Says officials should follow the guidance of public health officials to safely reopen the economy and schools.

Do you believe Spokane County should still be in Phase 2 of the Governor’s reopening plan?

  • Mike Volz, Republican incumbent

    No.

  • Zack Zappone, Democratic challenger

    Yes.

Would you support raising taxes to cover the state’s budget shortfall? If not, can you name specific cuts you would make?

  • Mike Volz, Republican incumbent

    No.

  • Zack Zappone, Democratic challenger

    Says he would oppose any efforts to raise taxes on the middle class or poor, but is open to capital gains tax focused on what he calls the "Seattle super rich."

Do you support a tax on carbon emissions?

  • Mike Volz, Republican incumbent

    No. Says he prefers incentives and clean air standards to hold polluters accountable to improve the quality of our air.

  • Zack Zappone, Democratic challenger

    No. Says he prefers incentives and clean air standards to hold polluters accountable to improve the quality of our air.

Do you believe the state should create a decertification process for police officers?

  • Mike Volz, Republican incumbent

    No.

  • Zack Zappone, Democratic challenger

    Says police officers need to be held accountable for wrong-doing, but that he would need to know specifics on proposals before deciding.

Do you support a ban on the use of chokeholds by police officers?

  • Mike Volz, Republican incumbent

    For all but life-threatening situations.

  • Zack Zappone, Democratic challenger

    Yes. Says police officers should not use methods that restrict breathing.

Do you think funding for the North Spokane Corridor and other Connecting Washington projects should be preserved? Or should some of it be shifted to ensure the state has sufficient money for maintenance and preservation?

  • Mike Volz, Republican incumbent

    Yes. Says funding for the freeway project should be preserved.

  • Zack Zappone, Democratic challenger

    Yes. Says funding for the freeway project should be preserved.