District Twelve

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 Bob Benson –
Comment Marriage equality is vitally important for the continued development of this nation, this state and I believe strongly in it.
D House Susan Randall – Oppose
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Support
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
D House Bob Benson –
Comment Access to a legitimate often neceessary medical procedure should never be hampered.
D House Susan Randall – Support
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Oppose
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
D House Bob Benson –
D House Susan Randall – Support
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Oppose
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
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 Bob Benson –
Comment Those rights are already assured in the constitution. However discrimination is neither protected nor should it be.
D House Susan Randall –
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Support
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
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 Bob Benson –
D House Susan Randall – Support
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Oppose
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
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 Bob Benson –
Comment Teens and Children have a hard enough time without adults trying to limit their lives, especially when it comes to trans* and/ queer gendered people.
D House Susan Randall – Oppose
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Oppose
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
D House Bob Benson –
Comment Access to medical care should be if not free then more affordable. Medicaid saves lives. Period.
D House Susan Randall – Support
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Oppose
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
D House Bob Benson –
D House Susan Randall – Support
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Oppose
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
D House Bob Benson –
D House Susan Randall – Oppose
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Support
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
D House Bob Benson –
D House Susan Randall – Oppose
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Oppose
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
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 Bob Benson –
D House Susan Randall – Oppose
Comment Families are best protected by concealed carry permits that screen for mental illness, domestic violence, and under the age of majority (18)
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Support
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
D House Bob Benson –
D House Susan Randall – Support
Comment Every family should have needed medical treatments available to them.
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Oppose
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
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 Bob Benson –
D House Susan Randall – Oppose
Comment Not all children are born with clear-cut biological sex.
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Support
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
D House Bob Benson –
D House Susan Randall – Support
R House Greg Jamison –
R House Arch Beal – Oppose
D Senate Jim Sanden –
R Senate Blake Curd –

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