District 04

1) Do you support or oppose elected officials relying on their religious beliefs and values to guide their decisions for South Dakota?
R Senate John Wiik
Oppose L Senate Daryl Root – Faith comes first. If we know what God thinks on a subject we must follow him
Support R House Fred Deutsch – For a democracy to flourish, it is vital that men and women who actively practice their faith engage in the public square without fear or limitation.
Support R House John Mills – Faith comes first. If we know what God thinks on a subject we must follow him
D House Becky Holtquist
2) Do you support or oppose efforts to reduce the number of abortions in South Dakota?
R Senate John Wiik
Support L Senate Daryl Root – I support a heartbeat law so long as nothing is inserted into the body to detect it.
Support R House Fred Deutsch – As President of SD Right to Life, my goal is to not only reduce and eliminate abortions in SD, but to make the practice unthinkable.
Support R House John Mills – God is pro-life
D House Becky Holtquist
3) Do you support or oppose the SD State Lottery spending money on advertising the Lottery?
R Senate John Wiik
Oppose L Senate Daryl Root – Government should get out of the gambling business in favor of private enterprise.
Oppose R House Fred Deutsch
Oppose R House John Mills – The Lottery – and especially video lottery is an egregious way to raise revenue. It targets the weak & vulnerable & runs counter to a basic (word limit)
D House Becky Holtquist
4) Do you support or oppose a reduction in post-incarceration restrictions with regard to employment?
R Senate John Wiik
Support L Senate Daryl Root – After having served your time, the slate should be clear and all rights restored.
Oppose R House Fred Deutsch
Support R House John Mills
D House Becky Holtquist
5) Do you support or oppose provisions that would allow a medical professional to assist another person in committing suicide?
R Senate John Wiik
Support L Senate Daryl Root – Faith comes first. If we know what God thinks on a subject we must follow him
Oppose R House Fred Deutsch – When a group attempted to legalize assisted suicide in SD, I founded a new organization, South Dakotans Against Suicide to fight them and won.
Oppose R House John Mills
D House Becky Holtquist
6) Do you support or oppose requirements that personal and creative service businesses produce goods or services that may violate their conscience?
R Senate John Wiik
Oppose L Senate Daryl Root – Everyone should have autonomy over their own life, all the time, and the right to assistance.
Oppose R House Fred Deutsch – I do not support requirements to force a person or business to violate their conscious.
Oppose R House John Mills
D House Becky Holtquist
7) Do you support or oppose expansion of low-income medical assistance (Medicaid) in South Dakota?
R Senate John Wiik
Oppose L Senate Daryl Root – Get governments out of health care.
Oppose R House Fred Deutsch – The best thing we can do to help those struggling financially is to offer the a hand up through a job or other economic opportunity.
Oppose R House John Mills
D House Becky Holtquist
8) Do you support or oppose legislation to increase parent choice in educational-choice options?
R Senate John Wiik
Support L Senate Daryl Root – Get governments out of education.
Support R House Fred Deutsch
Support R House John Mills
D House Becky Holtquist
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 John Wiik
Oppose L Senate Daryl Root – Get government out of healthcare (decisions that are the rights of the parents.)
Support R House Fred Deutsch – It is inappropriate to provide gender confused children sex change operations and cross-sex hormones. Doctors who do this should be in jail.
Support R House John Mills – Strongly supported HB1057 (2020 Session) believe it should be restricted to age 21 like other protections potentially life altering, dangerous activities (smoking/vaping/alcohol)
D House Becky Holtquist
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 John Wiik
Support L Senate Daryl Root – If you don’t like what someone has to say, turn them off or tune them out.
Support R House Fred Deutsch – Free speech is not free if the government limits it.
Support R House John Mills
D House Becky Holtquist

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