District Nine

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 Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Oppose
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Support
R House Michael Clark – Support
R Senate Deb Peters –
Comment I believe in marriage to one man with one woman for their entire life.
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
D House Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Support
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Oppose
R House Michael Clark – Oppose
R Senate Deb Peters –
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
D House Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Support
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Oppose
R House Michael Clark – Oppose
R Senate Deb Peters –
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 Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Support
Comment I support
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Support
R House Michael Clark – Support
R Senate Deb Peters –
Comment I believe Government must legislate the morals of Christianity or otherwise the morals of the pagan, hedonist or muslim will be.
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 Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Support
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Support
Comment But not to the extent that this forces individuals or businesses to forgo their own religious beliefs.
R House Michael Clark – Oppose
R Senate Deb Peters –
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 Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Oppose
Comment I oppose
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Support
R House Michael Clark – Oppose
R Senate Deb Peters –
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
D House Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Support
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer –
Comment Need to see full proposal before committing
R House Michael Clark – Oppose
R Senate Deb Peters –
Comment …and please don’t wimp out again and whine that because the governor wants it, we have to pacify him.
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
D House Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Oppose
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Oppose
Comment Standards should be set at school District level within state framework-Not Federally.
R House Michael Clark – Oppose
R Senate Deb Peters –
Comment Please call out all those legislators that say they oppose it but for FOR it’s addendums all the time.
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
D House Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Support
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Oppose
R House Michael Clark – Oppose
R Senate Deb Peters –
Comment With it bring prostitution and more misery.
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
D House Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Support
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Support
Comment But limits should move with an index and caps should apply to all institutions inclusive of fees.
R House Michael Clark –
Comment There is a place for these businesses however more education and personal responsibility is in order.
R Senate Deb Peters –
Comment Call it by it’s true name: “Usery” Janklow killed our protective usery laws. Bring them back.
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 Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Support
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Oppose
R House Michael Clark – Support
R Senate Deb Peters –
Comment — just like the second amendment instructs us. I would be in error of my oath of office with any other answer.
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
D House Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Support
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Support
R House Michael Clark –
Comment There is a lot we don’t know when it comes to medicine we should proceed with Extreme caution.
R Senate Deb Peters –
Comment Suppository, pill or parenteral smoke.
-only non-smoke, dispensed by 2 healthcare proffesionals and under a locked system, just like we dispense opium.
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 Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Oppose
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer – Support
R House Michael Clark – Support
R Senate Deb Peters –
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
D House Michael Saba –
D House Mark G. Guthmiller – Support
R House Wayne H. Steinhauer –
Comment It depends on how this revenue would be replaced.
R House Michael Clark –
Comment I can support this if there is a means to replace these funds or those funds are no longer needed.
R Senate Deb Peters –
Comment Support food – Oppose clothing

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