District 17

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 Arthur Rusch
  D Senate Codylee Riedmann
  R Senate Nancy Rasmussen
Support D House Al Leber – I think it is inevitable that religious upbringing plays a large part in a persons beliefs and values
Support R House Charles Kludt
Support R House Dan Werner
  D House Michelle Maloney
  R House Richard Vasgaard
  R House Sydney Davis
  I House Caitlin Collier
2) Do you support or oppose efforts to reduce the number of abortions in South Dakota?
Support R Senate Arthur Rusch
  D Senate Codylee Riedmann
  R Senate Nancy Rasmussen
Support D House Al Leber
Support R House Charles Kludt
Support R House Dan Werner
  D House Michelle Maloney
  R House Richard Vasgaard
  R House Sydney Davis
  I House Caitlin Collier
3) Do you support or oppose the SD State Lottery spending money on advertising the Lottery?
Oppose R Senate Arthur Rusch – I find the advertising trying to get people to buy more lottery tickets to be very offensive.
  D Senate Codylee Riedmann
  R Senate Nancy Rasmussen
Support D House Al Leber – As long as there are strict regulations as to the amount being spent – or – small %
Support R House Charles Kludt
Oppose R House Dan Werner
  D House Michelle Maloney
  R House Richard Vasgaard
  R House Sydney Davis
  I House Caitlin Collier
4) Do you support or oppose a reduction in post-incarceration restrictions with regard to employment?
Support R Senate Arthur Rusch – If someone has served their sentence we should do everything we can to allow them to obtain employment – support their family etc.
  D Senate Codylee Riedmann
  R Senate Nancy Rasmussen
D House Al Leber – Depending upon the crime committed and the length of incarceration prior to release
R House Charles Kludt – I would need more information
Support R House Dan Werner – Yes with checks & balances
  D House Michelle Maloney
  R House Richard Vasgaard
  R House Sydney Davis
  I House Caitlin Collier
5) Do you support or oppose provisions that would allow a medical professional to assist another person in committing suicide?
Oppose R Senate Arthur Rusch
  D Senate Codylee Riedmann
  R Senate Nancy Rasmussen
Oppose D House Al Leber
Support R House Charles Kludt – Euthanasia Via Medical Assistance
Oppose R House Dan Werner
  D House Michelle Maloney
  R House Richard Vasgaard
  R House Sydney Davis
  I House Caitlin Collier
6) Do you support or oppose requirements that personal and creative service businesses produce goods or services that may violate their conscience?
Support R Senate Arthur Rusch – I assume you are talking about services such as baking a cake – but I would oppose necessities such as medical services.
  D Senate Codylee Riedmann
  R Senate Nancy Rasmussen
Oppose D House Al Leber
Oppose R House Charles Kludt
Oppose R House Dan Werner
  D House Michelle Maloney
  R House Richard Vasgaard
  R House Sydney Davis
  I House Caitlin Collier
7) Do you support or oppose expansion of low-income medical assistance (Medicaid) in South Dakota?
Support R Senate Arthur Rusch –  I support that if we have the funds to do that.
  D Senate Codylee Riedmann
  R Senate Nancy Rasmussen
Support D House Al Leber
Support R House Charles Kludt – Preventative Care
Oppose R House Dan Werner
  D House Michelle Maloney
  R House Richard Vasgaard
  R House Sydney Davis
  I House Caitlin Collier
8) Do you support or oppose legislation to increase parent choice in educational-choice options?
Support R Senate Arthur Rusch – I am not sure I understand the question.
  D Senate Codylee Riedmann
  R Senate Nancy Rasmussen
Oppose D House Al Leber – There is not enough funding for public schools and I will oppose legislation that support charter schools
R House Charles Kludt – I would need more information
Support R House Dan Werner
  D House Michelle Maloney
  R House Richard Vasgaard
  R House Sydney Davis
  I House Caitlin Collier
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 Arthur Rusch – I support limitations imposed by parents but do not think that the government should get involved.
  D Senate Codylee Riedmann
  R Senate Nancy Rasmussen
Oppose D House Al Leber – At this time I oppose – but would need to study any pending legislation before I take a hard stand.
Oppose R House Charles Kludt – This is a Parent-Child-Doctor Issue
Support R House Dan Werner
  D House Michelle Maloney
  R House Richard Vasgaard
  R House Sydney Davis
  I House Caitlin Collier
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 Arthur Rusch – Generally I support such protections but not if the speech is designed to intimidate or prevent others from speaking.
  D Senate Codylee Riedmann
  R Senate Nancy Rasmussen
Support D House Al Leber – Offensive language is not supported, but the courts are available for individuals/groups who feel their right are being violated or infringed upon
R House Charles Kludt – Unfortunately, social acceptance has become more crass and belligerent. Yet, some people make more out of what is intent.
Support R House Dan Werner
  D House Michelle Maloney
  R House Richard Vasgaard
  R House Sydney Davis
  I House Caitlin Collier

Due to separate filing deadlines, Independent candidate answers will be added later.

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