District Thirty

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 Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Support
Comment Very upset about this which led to gays serving openly in the military!
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Support
      R House Richard Mounce – Support
      R House Travis Lasseter – Support
Comment I believe marriage is between a man & woman & the state & federal government should protect that.
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Support
Comment Marriage is between one man and one woman.
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Support
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – Support
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
      D House Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Oppose
Comment I believe our country has lost Gods blessing since this passage in 1973.
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Oppose
      R House Richard Mounce – Oppose
      R House Travis Lasseter – Oppose
Comment Life begins @ conception. I am a board member of Care Net PRC.
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Oppose
Comment This unfortunately set the precedent to legally kill babies.
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Oppose
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – Oppose
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
      D House Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Oppose
Comment $500 million plus to Planned Parenthood is a national disgrace.
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Oppose
      R House Richard Mounce – Oppose
      R House Travis Lasseter – Oppose
Comment No tax money should support an organization that does abortions.
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Oppose
Comment We, as taxpayers, should not have to participate in the funding of Planned Parenthood when the killing of babies violates one of the ten commandments.
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Oppose
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – 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 Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Support
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Support
      R House Richard Mounce – Support
      R House Travis Lasseter – Support
Comment And I will carry and sponsor legislation.
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Support
Comment Example: The bakers that were fined for not wanting to participate in the baking of a cake for a gay couples “wedding.”
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Support
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – 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 Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Oppose
Comment This is a slippery slop [sic]. I believe your Gender is what you are born with and what’s on your Birth Cert.
      R House Marilyn J Oakes –
Comment Ahh people deserve to be reasonably protected. My “rights” leave off where yours begin. Any legislation on this issue would be tough.
      R House Richard Mounce – Oppose
      R House Travis Lasseter – Oppose
Comment These are choices & therefore do not warrant consideration as a protected class or civil right.
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Oppose
Comment This Legislation would be another Waste of Time – also cause more Harm than good
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Oppose
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – 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 Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Support
Comment It’s a total disgrace and done prematurely by SDHSAA.
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Support
      R House Richard Mounce – Support
      R House Travis Lasseter – Support
Comment And would sponsor legislation.
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Support
Comment Whatever the gender is on your birth certificate is the sports team you should play on.
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Support
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – Support
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
      D House Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Oppose
Comment Because when Federal monies dry up who foots the Bill?
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Oppose
      R House Richard Mounce – Oppose
      R House Travis Lasseter – Oppose
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Oppose
Comment Until we get medicaid fraud addressed and dealt with – we have no business expanding this program.
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Oppose
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – Support
Comment Only if CMS and IHS guarantee to pay the required funds.
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
      D House Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Oppose
Comment I’m 100% in favor of not having Dept. of Education at Federal level.
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Oppose
      R House Richard Mounce – Oppose
      R House Travis Lasseter – Oppose
Comment We home school for many reasons and this is one.
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Oppose
Comment I have helped with 5 out of 6 statewide conferences to expose the dangers of common core. I have also gone to Pierre to lobby against the perils of common core and to stop the data mining of our kids and their families.
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Oppose
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – Oppose
Comment I approve state standards but not government overreach
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
      D House Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Oppose
Comment I think we should get rid of video lottery all together. It’s dirty money!
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Oppose
      R House Richard Mounce – Oppose
      R House Travis Lasseter – Oppose
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Oppose
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Oppose
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – Oppose
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
      D House Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Oppose
Comment Dito [sic] I want payday loans to shut down.
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Support
      R House Richard Mounce – Support
      R House Travis Lasseter – Support
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Support
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Support
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – 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 Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Support
Comment Constitutional Carry all the way
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Support
      R House Richard Mounce – Support
      R House Travis Lasseter – Support
Comment I have advocated for it in the past and will continue.
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Support
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Support
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – Support
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
      D House Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Oppose
Comment I have understanding of how it could help in some instances but am afraid of opening book to full legalization.
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Oppose
      R House Richard Mounce – Oppose
      R House Travis Lasseter – Support
Comment Only if prescribed by a licensed physician and distributed through a regular pharmacy not a marijuana dispencery. (non smoking) Willing to discuss this in detail if point is not clear. (Same level as control drugs – Percocet etc)
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller –
Comment Not sure on medical marijuana – I am against legalizing marijuana for recreational use.
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Oppose
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – Support
Comment Only for cannibol oil
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 Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Support
Comment Your gender is what’s on your original birth certificate period
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Support
Comment I believe schools should provide private facilities for anyone who desires to use them.
      R House Richard Mounce – Support
      R House Travis Lasseter – Support
Comment I will sponsor as well.
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller – Support
Comment Whatever the gender/sex is on the birth certificate is the restroom or locker room you use.
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Support
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – Support
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
      D House Kristine Ina Winter –
      D House Sandy Arseneault –
      R House Tim R. Goodwin – Support
      R House Marilyn J Oakes – Support
Comment I support exempting tax on food, but not on clothing.
      R House Richard Mounce – Support
      R House Travis Lasseter – Support
Comment Food from grocery stores, no neccesarily from resturants. Would discuss views on clothing. (thrift store clothes and items should be tax exempt as well)
      R House Julie Frye-Mueller –
Comment Possibly on food but not on clothing.
      D Senate Karla R. LaRive –
      R Senate Lance Russell – Support
      R Senate Bruce Rampelberg – Oppose
Comment Until a substitute form of revenue is approved by a state initiated measure.

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