District Eight

North-East

1) MARRIAGE: Do you support or oppose legislation necessary to reverse the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, which imposed same-sex marriage on all 50 states?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Oppose
Comment I wish it was left to each state, but we need to move forward as a country with the decision that was made.
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Support
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Oppose
Comment In the case of rape, incest, or the mothers health, it needs to be the mother’s decision.
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Oppose
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Oppose
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Oppose
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
4) RELIGIOUS LIBERTY: Do you support or oppose legislation to ensure government non-discrimination in matters of religious beliefs and moral convictions with regards to marriage, the sanctity of human life, or human sexuality?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Support
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Support
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
5) PROTECTED CLASSES: Do you support or oppose legislation that would include sexual orientation and gender identity as protected classes that are protected from discrimination?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Support
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Oppose
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
6) SD HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC TRANSGENDER POLICY:
Do you support or oppose legislation to void the South Dakota High School Activities Association’s transgender policy, which allows a student to play on a sanctioned sports team contrary to his or her biological sex?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Support
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Support
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Oppose
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Oppose
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Support
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Oppose
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Oppose
Comment Keep it how we have it today.
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Oppose
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Support
Comment I’m on the fence on this issue.
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Support
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
11) GUN RIGHTS: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow concealed carry of firearms without a permit? This would not eliminate concealed carry permit availability required for reciprocity with other states
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Oppose
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Support
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Oppose
Comment I do want to see Cannabis oil used once the FDA approves.
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Oppose
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
13) STUDENT PHYSICAL PRIVACY: Do you support or oppose legislation that would restrict access to restrooms and locker rooms in public schools according to the student’s biological sex?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Support
Comment We as a society need to move towards more private public restrooms.
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Support
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
      D House Jason Unger –
      D House Kory Rawstern –
      R House Mathew Wollmann – Support
Comment We need to make this as revenue neutral as possible.
      R House Leslie Heinemann – Oppose
      D Senate Scott Parsley –
      R Senate Jordan Youngberg –

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