District 15

District 15 Summary
Green Circle: Candidate has a strong voting record on this issue or submitted a strong response via survey.
Red X: Candidate has a weak voting record on this issue or submitted a weak response via survey.
No symbol: Candidate has a mixed or moderate voting record on this issue, gave an inconclusive answer via survey, or did not respond.

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1) LIFE –  Do the candidates support protections for unborn children?
Senate
Brenda Lawrence R
Reynold Nesiba D Candidate has a weak Pro-Life voting record. (2022 Scorecard)
House
Joni Tschetter R Candidate indicated support via survey.
Matt Rosburg R
Kadyn Wittman D
Linda Duba D Candidate has a weak Pro-Life voting record. (2022 Scorecard)
2) EDUCATION –  Do the candidates support or oppose expanded educational options? (Ex: Private school opportunities, homeschooling, etc.)
Senate
Brenda Lawrence R
Reynold Nesiba D Candidate has a weak record on Education Choice. SB71 (2022), SB117 (2021)
House
Joni Tschetter R Candidate indicated support via survey.
Matt Rosburg R
Kadyn Wittman D
Linda Duba D Candidate has a weak record on Education Choice. SB71 (2022), SB117 (2021)
3) MARIJUANA –  Do the candidates support or oppose expanding the usage of marijuana? (Ex: Recreational usage, candy edibles, home-grow, etc.)
Senate
Brenda Lawrence R
Reynold Nesiba D Candidate has a voting record of support for marijuana commercialization/expansion.
House
Joni Tschetter R Candidate indicated opposition via survey.
Matt Rosburg R
Kadyn Wittman D
Linda Duba D Candidate has a voting record of support for marijuana commercialization/expansion.
4) STUDENT PRIVACY –  Do the candidates support or oppose protections for student privacy? (In locker rooms, bathrooms, etc.)
Senate
Brenda Lawrence R
Reynold Nesiba D
House
Joni Tschetter R Candidate indicated support via survey.
Matt Rosburg R
Kadyn Wittman D
Linda Duba D Candidate voted against protecting Student Privacy. HB1005 (2022)
5) GAMBLING EXPANSION –  Do the candidates support or oppose expanding gambling in South Dakota?
Senate
Brenda Lawrence R
Reynold Nesiba D Candidate has a mixed voting record on gambling expansion. SJR502, SB183 (2022)
House
Joni Tschetter R Candidate indicated opposition via survey.
Matt Rosburg R
Kadyn Wittman D
Linda Duba D Candidate has a voting record in support of gambling expansion. SJR2 (2019)

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