District Thirty One

Western

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?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – Support
Comment Marriage is between a man and a woman.
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – Oppose
Comment Absolutely against abortion
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – Oppose
Comment Again very much against abortion.
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?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – 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?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – 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?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – Support
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – Oppose
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – Support
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – Oppose
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – Support
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
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – Support
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – 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?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – Support
Comment Boys in boys restroom/girls in girls restroom. Absolutely no mixing.
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
      R House Charles M. Turbiville –
      R House Michael E. Weyrich –
      R House Timothy R. Johns –
      R Senate Bob Ewing – Support

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