District Fourteen

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 Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Support
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes –
Comment I believe that marriage is a sacrament between a man and a woman
R Senate Deb Soholt –
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
D House Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Oppose
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes –
Comment I believe that life begins at conception and that the unborn child should be protected from that time on.
R Senate Deb Soholt –
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
D House Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Oppose
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes – Oppose
Comment I am opposed to giving tax dollars to planned parenthood.
R Senate Deb Soholt –
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 Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Support
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes – Support
R Senate Deb Soholt –
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 Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Oppose
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes –
Comment As a Christian I am compelled to love my fellow man. However, I do not belive that such legislation is necessary.
R Senate Deb Soholt –
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 Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Support
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes –
Comment I belive that the SDHSAA should have the authority to decide this matter.
R Senate Deb Soholt –
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
D House Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Oppose
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes –
Comment The monies being spent on Medicaid consume an even larger portion of our budget. Expansion is one option.
R Senate Deb Soholt –
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
D House Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Oppose
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes –
Comment Currently there is a discussion at the state level regarding compliance with the new ESSA law. In addition, English standards will be revisited this summer. I want to see the results of those efforts.
R Senate Deb Soholt –
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
D House Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Oppose
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes – Oppose
R Senate Deb Soholt –
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
D House Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Support
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes – Support
R Senate Deb Soholt –
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 Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Support
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes –
Comment I am undecided on this issue.
R Senate Deb Soholt –
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
D House Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Oppose
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes – Oppose
Comment I am concerned about possible abuses of medical marijuana if it were legalized.
R Senate Deb Soholt –
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 Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Support
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes –
Comment The schools have chosen to deal with this issue, if there are problems they will let us know.
R Senate Deb Soholt –
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
D House Valerie Loudenback –
R House Larry P. Zikmund – Support
R House Dave Zimbeck –
R House Tom Holmes –
Comment Other states have done this largely to help the poor. Maybe.
R Senate Deb Soholt –

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