District Twenty Three

North-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?
R House John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
Comment This is a State issue. Not Federal!
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
2) ABORTION: Do you support or oppose the 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision?
R House John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
3) PLANNED PARENTHOOD: Do you support or oppose giving tax dollars to Planned Parenthood?
R House John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
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 John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
Comment Government should not be in the business of qualifying immoral activity.
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
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 John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
Comment The US Bill of Rights already protects every US citizen.
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
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 John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
Comment Young immature children have no idea what sexuality trully is.
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
7) MEDICAID EXPANSION: Do you support or oppose Medicaid expansion in South Dakota?
R House John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
Comment Anything attatched to Obamacare is a Trojan Horse!
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
8) EDUCATION: Do you support or oppose the national education standards and testing methodology often referred to as “Common Core”?
R House John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
Comment Common Core No More!
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
9) VIDEO LOTTERY: Do you support or oppose the expansion of video lottery in South Dakota?
R House John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
Comment We have gambling or we don’t!
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
10) PAYDAY LOANS: Do you support or oppose a maximum interest rate for payday loan companies?
R House John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
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 John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
Comment I have voted against this before. I would need to see the legislation first.
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
12) MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Do you support or oppose legislation to allow the medical use of marijuana?
R House John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
Comment Medically given only to dying patients and severe cases of siezures. Never full on legalization!
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
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 John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
R Senate Justin R Cronin –
14) TAXATION: Do you support or oppose legislation that would exempt taxation on food and/or clothing?
R House John A. Lake –
R House Spencer Gosch –
R Senate Justin R Cronin –

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