With primary elections in Rochester scheduled for Tuesday, September 12, 2017, the Healthi Kids coalition partnered with parents, residents, and alumni of the Parent Leadership Training Institute (PLTI) to develop surveys to understand each candidate’s position on issues related to children’s health and wellbeing.
Each of the three surveys included two sections: open-ended questions on a variety of topics related to children’s health and a prioritized ranking of solutions that are important to the parents who created the survey. Selected findings of each survey are below, focused on questions that were consistent across the surveys, under the topics of: supporting kids’ behavioral health; and supporting kids’ physical health.
Mayoral Candidate Questionnaire Brief
Mayoral Candidate Responses
Mayoral Candidate Survey (Blank)
City Council Candidate Questionnaire Brief
City Council Candidate Responses
City Council Candidate Survey (Blank)
School Board Candidate Questionnaire Brief
School Board Candidate Responses
School Board Candidate Survey (Blank)
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, the Healthi Kids Coalition cannot support or oppose any candidate for public office. Candidate responses to the survey are published verbatim from the survey.
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