District 01

1) Do you support or oppose elected officials relying on their religious beliefs and values to guide their decisions for South Dakota?
Support R Senate Michael H. Rohl – With the understanding there is a separation between church and state.
D Senate Susan Wismer
D House Jennifer Healy Keintz
Support D House Steven D Mccleerey – Everyone has a different opinion on their religious beliefs, we should still separate religion and politics as a means of fund raising!
R House Tamara St. John
2) Do you support or oppose efforts to reduce the number of abortions in South Dakota?
Support R Senate Michael H. Rohl
D Senate Susan Wismer
D House Jennifer Healy Keintz
Support D House Steven D Mccleerey – Provided we can pass and accept Medicaid expansion to take proper care of the children’s needs as they grow thru, and up to teen years!
R House Tamara St. John
3) Do you support or oppose the SD State Lottery spending money on advertising the Lottery?
Oppose R Senate Michael H. Rohl
D Senate Susan Wismer
D House Jennifer Healy Keintz
Oppose D House Steven D Mccleerey – You still need to help us find more revenue to replace the income – review the exceptions on use and sales tax which amounts to $1,477,250,400.00.
R House Tamara St. John
4) Do you support or oppose a reduction in post-incarceration restrictions with regard to employment?
Support R Senate Michael H. Rohl – With strict restrictions and guidelines within certain high-risk industries based off the crime, and the occupation.
D Senate Susan Wismer
D House Jennifer Healy Keintz
Support D House Steven D Mccleerey – And for voting privileges depending on the felony class. It’s not fair for young people to be restricted from jobs and housing.
R House Tamara St. John
5) Do you support or oppose provisions that would allow a medical professional to assist another person in committing suicide?
Support R Senate Michael H. Rohl – With very strict guidelines and restrictions
D Senate Susan Wismer
D House Jennifer Healy Keintz
Support D House Steven D Mccleerey – We need to realize the severe pain some individuals incure with some diseases, it is their choice to make not ours.
R House Tamara St. John
6) Do you support or oppose requirements that personal and creative service businesses produce goods or services that may violate their conscience?
Oppose R Senate Michael H. Rohl – A business has the right to refuse service.
D Senate Susan Wismer
D House Jennifer Healy Keintz
D House Steven D Mccleerey – I would first need to see the Bill and substance of it.
R House Tamara St. John
7) Do you support or oppose expansion of low-income medical assistance (Medicaid) in South Dakota?
Support R Senate Michael H. Rohl – I support it as a safety net, but not as a long term solution. I would prefer creating ways to cheapen medical care cost.
D Senate Susan Wismer
D House Jennifer Healy Keintz
Support D House Steven D Mccleerey – It is long over due, spend your time in low income areas as I do!! Then try to regain costs in healthcare.
R House Tamara St. John
8) Do you support or oppose legislation to increase parent choice in educational-choice options?
Support R Senate Michael H. Rohl – A child’s education should be the choice of the family.
D Senate Susan Wismer
D House Jennifer Healy Keintz
Oppose D House Steven D Mccleerey – Testing and finances is my issue with that process, tax payer discretion, some need to pay their own way.
R House Tamara St. John
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?
Support R Senate Michael H. Rohl
D Senate Susan Wismer
D House Jennifer Healy Keintz
D House Steven D Mccleerey – You have more than 1 important and conflicting question here. Generally opposed, again would need to see the description & writing of Bill.
R House Tamara St. John
10) Do you support or oppose protections for speech and expression, if the speech or expression may be considered by some as highly offensive?
Support R Senate Michael H. Rohl – Our Bill of Rights is non-negotiable
D Senate Susan Wismer
D House Jennifer Healy Keintz
Support D House Steven D Mccleerey – Many organizations and individuals can be offensive to that, it needs to remain respectable. Freedom of speech can be offensive and defensive.
R House Tamara St. John

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