District 05

1) Do you support or oppose elected officials relying on their religious beliefs and values to guide their decisions for South Dakota?
R Senate Lee Schoenbeck
R House Hugh M. Bartels
Support R House Jacob Sigurdson – Officials should rely on their religious beliefs to make decisions, but it should not be the only reason for making that decision.
R House Nancy York – I think if you are a Christian, your votes will reflect that. Voters need to vote for candidates that they “know” – what their standards are!
2) Do you support or oppose efforts to reduce the number of abortions in South Dakota?
R Senate Lee Schoenbeck
R House Hugh M. Bartels
Support R House Jacob Sigurdson – I am strongly pro-life, and will strive to see the day there are zero abortions performed in South Dakota.
Support R House Nancy York – 100% – never a doubt. Abortion is murder!
3) Do you support or oppose the SD State Lottery spending money on advertising the Lottery?
R Senate Lee Schoenbeck
R House Hugh M. Bartels
Oppose R House Jacob Sigurdson – I don’t oppose citizens playing the lottery in a healthy way, but it should not be advertised.
Oppose R House Nancy York
4) Do you support or oppose a reduction in post-incarceration restrictions with regard to employment?
R Senate Lee Schoenbeck
R House Hugh M. Bartels
R House Jacob Sigurdson
R House Nancy York – That would be a choice for the employer, that person should know the facts and then decide.
5) Do you support or oppose provisions that would allow a medical professional to assist another person in committing suicide?
R Senate Lee Schoenbeck
R House Hugh M. Bartels
Oppose R House Jacob Sigurdson – I strongly oppose physician assisted suicide.
Oppose R House Nancy York – Suicide is against God’s will, and also against the doctor’s oath
6) Do you support or oppose requirements that personal and creative service businesses produce goods or services that may violate their conscience?
R Senate Lee Schoenbeck
R House Hugh M. Bartels
Oppose R House Jacob Sigurdson – Businesses should not be forced to create anything they do not want too.
Support R House Nancy York – I think the Business owner has the “right of choice.”
7) Do you support or oppose expansion of low-income medical assistance (Medicaid) in South Dakota?
R Senate Lee Schoenbeck
R House Hugh M. Bartels
Oppose R House Jacob Sigurdson
R House Nancy York – I do not support legislation that enables people instead of helping people.
8) Do you support or oppose legislation to increase parent choice in educational-choice options?
R Senate Lee Schoenbeck
R House Hugh M. Bartels
Support R House Jacob Sigurdson
Support R House Nancy York – I would support the choice with the stipulation that they actually are educating 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?
R Senate Lee Schoenbeck
R House Hugh M. Bartels
Support R House Jacob Sigurdson – These decisions cannot be made at an early age.
Support R House Nancy York – This would be a “Child Protection” bill in my eyes.
10) Do you support or oppose protections for speech and expression, if the speech or expression may be considered by some as highly offensive?
R Senate Lee Schoenbeck
R House Hugh M. Bartels
Support R House Jacob Sigurdson – Offensive speech is protected by the First Amendment and should stay that way.
R House Nancy York – I think I would oppose any Bill that deliberately insults others

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