District Thirty Two

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?
      D House Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle –
      R House Kristin A. Conzet – Support
      R House Craig Ericks – Support
Comment God created and ordained marriage to be between one man and one woman for the porpose of establishing a family.
      R House Sean McPherson – Support
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Support
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – Support
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
      D House Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle – Oppose
      R House Kristin A. Conzet – Oppose
Comment Very much.
      R House Craig Ericks – Oppose
Comment God created life. It begins at conception. Killing babies is wrong before or after birth.
      R House Sean McPherson – Oppose
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Oppose
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – Oppose
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
      D House Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle – Oppose
      R House Kristin A. Conzet – Oppose
      R House Craig Ericks – Oppose
Comment Tax dollars should not be used to support the murder of unborn children.
      R House Sean McPherson – Oppose
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Oppose
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – 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 Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle –
      R House Kristin A. Conzet –
      R House Craig Ericks – Support
      R House Sean McPherson – Support
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Support
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – 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 Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle – Oppose
      R House Kristin A. Conzet – Oppose
      R House Craig Ericks – Oppose
      R House Sean McPherson – Oppose
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Oppose
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – 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 Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle – Support
      R House Kristin A. Conzet – Support
      R House Craig Ericks – Support
      R House Sean McPherson – Support
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Support
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – Oppose
Comment Legislature should be focused on codified law and administrative rule. HB 1008 was the best way to address this issue.
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
      D House Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle – Oppose
      R House Kristin A. Conzet – Oppose
      R House Craig Ericks – Oppose
Comment Medicaid expansion is the further expansion of Obamacare into SD. This should be opposed.
      R House Sean McPherson – Oppose
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Oppose
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – Oppose
Comment Generally oppose unless there are specific relief values built in for automatic termination under certain circumstances.
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
      D House Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle –
      R House Kristin A. Conzet –
Comment I don’t have enough information the tests are a joke
      R House Craig Ericks – Oppose
Comment Common core hands the education authority of the states to the federal govt. to impose academically deficiant standards.
      R House Sean McPherson – Oppose
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Oppose
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – Oppose
Comment Support rigorous education standard developed by the state.
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
      D House Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle – Support
      R House Kristin A. Conzet – Support
      R House Craig Ericks – Oppose
      R House Sean McPherson – Oppose
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Oppose
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – Oppose
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
      D House Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle –
      R House Kristin A. Conzet –
      R House Craig Ericks – Support
      R House Sean McPherson –
Comment This is a struggle. Nanny state vs. Free enterprise. I understand the heart.
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Support
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – 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
      D House Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle – Oppose
      R House Kristin A. Conzet – Oppose
      R House Craig Ericks – Support
Comment The second mendment ensures our God given right to carry arms. The state should not impose anything else.
      R House Sean McPherson – Support
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Support
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – Support
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
      D House Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle – Oppose
      R House Kristin A. Conzet – Oppose
      R House Craig Ericks – Oppose
      R House Sean McPherson – Oppose
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel –
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – 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 Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle – Support
      R House Kristin A. Conzet – Support
      R House Craig Ericks – Support
      R House Sean McPherson – Support
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Support
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – Support
Comment support a bill such as HB1008.
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
      D House Susan Kelts –
      D House Nik Aberle – Oppose
      R House Kristin A. Conzet – Oppose
      R House Craig Ericks – Support
      R House Sean McPherson – Support
      D Senate David A. Hubbard –
      R Senate Richard Kriebel – Support
      R Senate Alan D. Solano – Oppose
Comment Need a broad base of sales tax to keep overall tax rate down in SD.

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