District Twenty Five

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 David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Support
R House Tom Pischke – Support
Comment I believe this is an issue that should be address [sic] at a State level.
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
D House David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Oppose
R House Tom Pischke – Oppose
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
D House David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Oppose
R House Tom Pischke – Oppose
Comment I believe that life is far too precious and should not be thrown away by abortion. There should be more encouragement to choose adoption and not abortion.
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
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 David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Support
Comment Fully supported HB1107 in 2016 session.
R House Tom Pischke – Oppose
Comment This question is too broad to answer. I believe marriage in the State of South Dakota should be between a man and a woman and I believe we should be doing more to protect the sanctity of human life.
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
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 David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Oppose
R House Tom Pischke – Oppose
Comment I feel there are far greater issue [sic] to be concerned about that protecting someone’s sexual orientation. Families are being torn apart by divorce and separation every day in this state and country and fathers (usually)are being discriminated against in family courtrooms and being reduced to a visitor to their children and a paycheck for the mother and for the state. Fixing this issue is FAR more important than worrying about someone’s sexual orientation or gender identification.
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
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 David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Support
R House Tom Pischke – Support
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
D House David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
Comment Our state does not have the financial resources to cover the cost of Medicaid expansion in future years without raising taxes.
R House Roger Hunt – Oppose
R House Tom Pischke – Oppose
Comment While I support Medicaid and truly understand it’s [sic] importance in today’s society, I feel we should not be creating more national debt to expand the program.
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
D House David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt –
Comment Uncertain
R House Tom Pischke – Oppose
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
D House David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Oppose
R House Tom Pischke – Support
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
D House David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Oppose
Comment Such legislation could have adverse impact on credit card businesses in SD who would start to consider moving to Nevada.
R House Tom Pischke – Oppose
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
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 David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Oppose
R House Tom Pischke – Oppose
Comment While I fully support the 2nd Amendment, I believe law abiding citizens should be required to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm.
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
D House David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Oppose
R House Tom Pischke – Support
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
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 David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Support
R House Tom Pischke – Support
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
D House David Haagenson –
D House Dan Ahlers –
R House Roger Hunt – Oppose
R House Tom Pischke – Support
D Senate Jeff Barth –
R Senate Kris Langer –

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