HP criteria for assessing candidates

HP Corporate Affairs uses the following candidate assessment factors as guidelines when developing candidate recommendations at both the state/local and federal levels:

Primary considerations:

  • Bi-partisan activity
  • Support/leadership (key committees) on HP business priorities
  • HP site relationship
  • Strong or emerging relationship with HP and/or high-tech industry

Additional considerations:

  • Moderate candidates favored over partisan extremes
  • Ethics/statesmanship
  • Promising non-incumbents and diverse candidates

Extent of support

  • Ability to make a difference in the outcome of the race
  • Leadership position and/or support on HP priority issues
  • Make a difference in the tech-friendly composition of legislative body