Where they stand Q&A: George T. Holland


Q: Partisan politics has been blamed for political gridlock at the federal level, ranging from approval of spending bills to Supreme Court nominations to filibusters on legislation. How is partisanship most problematic and how would you try to promote bipartisan efforts?

A: Partisanship has become more problematic as special-interest dollars corrupt our political system. The best way to encourage bipartisanship in the U.S. Congress is to work to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling.

Q: Congress and the president so far have been unable to reach a compromise on a legislative solution for young immigrants who came into the U.S. illegally as children. Where do you stand on the “Dreamers” issue?

A: This is very emotional. I believe that immigrants who were brought illegally to the U.S. as young children should have the opportunity to become U.S. citizens should they so desire.

Holland bio

Name: George T. Holland

Political party: Democratic

Age: 83

City of residence: Rushville

Occupation: Retired

Education: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry-Zoology, Butler University, 1961

Previous offices held: None

Previous offices sought: U.S. House of Representatives several times as a Republican, Democrat and Libertarian. Democratic nominee, 1988; Libertarian nominee, 2008.