District 15

1) Do you support or oppose elected officials relying on their religious beliefs and values to guide their decisions for South Dakota?
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba
Support R Senate Thor Bardon
Support R House Cole Heisey
D House Jamie Smith
D House Linda Duba
Support R House Matt Rosburg – The Bible is a great basis to guide ones beliefs. Public policy also needs to be supported by solid secular arguments.
2) Do you support or oppose efforts to reduce the number of abortions in South Dakota?
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba
Support R Senate Thor Bardon
Support R House Cole Heisey
D House Jamie Smith
D House Linda Duba
Support R House Matt Rosburg – Abortion is one of the greatest civil rights issues remaining in our country.
3) Do you support or oppose the SD State Lottery spending money on advertising the Lottery?
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba
R Senate Thor Bardon – Due to a conflict of interest, I decline to answer this question.
Oppose R House Cole Heisey
D House Jamie Smith
D House Linda Duba
Oppose R House Matt Rosburg – The Lottery’s presence is well-enough placed already – the state does not need to advertise it further.
4) Do you support or oppose a reduction in post-incarceration restrictions with regard to employment?
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba
Support R Senate Thor Bardon – I generally support this, but some crimes like sex offenses should not have a reduction.
R House Cole Heisey
D House Jamie Smith
D House Linda Duba
Support R House Matt Rosburg – When a person’s sentence is served in full, a path should be in place to restore all rights as citizens.
5) Do you support or oppose provisions that would allow a medical professional to assist another person in committing suicide?
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba
Oppose R Senate Thor Bardon
Oppose R House Cole Heisey
D House Jamie Smith
D House Linda Duba
Oppose R House Matt Rosburg – I believe in the sanctity of life from conception to natural death. Assisted suicide is not to be confused with end-of-life care.
6) Do you support or oppose requirements that personal and creative service businesses produce goods or services that may violate their conscience?
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba
Oppose R Senate Thor Bardon – I believe if you don’t like how a business operates, then it is your choice not to do business with them.
Oppose R House Cole Heisey
D House Jamie Smith
D House Linda Duba
Oppose R House Matt Rosburg – People should carry their personal convictions with them in their business. They should choose the range and types of goods/services they provide.
7) Do you support or oppose expansion of low-income medical assistance (Medicaid) in South Dakota?
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba
Support R Senate Thor Bardon – I do not support extending to those who choose not to work when able to work.
R House Cole Heisey
D House Jamie Smith
D House Linda Duba
Oppose R House Matt Rosburg – I support expansion of low-income assistance by charitable giving. We should not rely on government for this.
8) Do you support or oppose legislation to increase parent choice in educational-choice options?
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba
Support R Senate Thor Bardon
Support R House Cole Heisey
D House Jamie Smith
D House Linda Duba
Support R House Matt Rosburg – Education dollars should follow the student and support the schools teaching those children.
9) Do you support or oppose limitations on the use of cross-sex hormones and/or genital surgery for minor children who identify as contrary to their biological sex?
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba
Support R Senate Thor Bardon
Support R House Cole Heisey
D House Jamie Smith
D House Linda Duba
Support R House Matt Rosburg – Children need to be protected from all harm. These decisions are not for children to make – let them be children while they’re children.
10) Do you support or oppose protections for speech and expression, if the speech or expression may be considered by some as highly offensive?
D Senate Reynold F. Nesiba
Support R Senate Thor Bardon – Free speech is free speech.
Support R House Cole Heisey
D House Jamie Smith
D House Linda Duba
Support R House Matt Rosburg- Even offensive speech is protected, and serves to show us what people really think.

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