District Thirteen

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 P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Support
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Support
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
D House P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Oppose
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Oppose
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
D House P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Oppose
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Oppose
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 P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Support
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Support
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 P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Oppose
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Oppose
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 P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Support
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Support
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
D House P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Oppose
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Oppose
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
D House P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Oppose
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Oppose
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
D House P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Oppose
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Oppose
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
D House P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Support
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck –
Comment The voters in the State of South Dakota will decide this on the ballot this fall –
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 P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Support
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Support
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
D House P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Oppose
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Oppose
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 P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson – Support
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck – Support
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
D House P. James Eckhoff Jr –
D House Ellee Spawn –
R House G. Mark Mickelson –
R House Sue K. Lucas-Peterson –
Comment In an ideal world I would like to exempt sales tax on food and clothing but I would need to see the specific bill language and it would need to be accompanied by an acceptable source of replacement revenue to the state.
D Senate Denny Pierson –
R Senate Jack Kolbeck –
Comment I will wait to see what if any legislation is introduced pertaining to this taxation.

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