District 06

1) Do you support or oppose elected officials relying on their religious beliefs and values to guide their decisions for South Dakota?
R Senate Herman Otten
Support R Senate Isaac Latterell – Our rights come from God who created this world & gave us life. We should seek His direction to make wise decisions for our State.
D Senate Nancy Kirstein
Support R House Aaron Aylward – However, I am a firm believer that one should uphold their oath that they took to the constitution.
D House Cody Ingle
R House Ernie Otten
Support R House Nathan Block
Support R House Thomas Werner
2) Do you support or oppose efforts to reduce the number of abortions in South Dakota?
R Senate Herman Otten
Support R Senate Isaac Latterell – The right to life is sacred and must be protected. I have introduced and co-sponsored many pieces of pro-life legislation to protect the unborn.
D Senate Nancy Kirstein
Support R House Aaron Aylward
D House Cody Ingle
R House Ernie Otten
Support R House Nathan Block
Support R House Thomas Werner
3) Do you support or oppose the SD State Lottery spending money on advertising the Lottery?
R Senate Herman Otten
Oppose R Senate Isaac Latterell – Our state’s dependance on lottery money is an unhealthy addiction because it exploits the vulnerable. Studies show Video Lottery costs more than it brings in.
D Senate Nancy Kirstein
Oppose R House Aaron Aylward
D House Cody Ingle
R House Ernie Otten
Oppose R House Nathan Block
Oppose R House Thomas Werner
4) Do you support or oppose a reduction in post-incarceration restrictions with regard to employment?
R Senate Herman Otten
Support R Senate Isaac Latterell – Certainly a potential employee’s history should be taken into account, but we should focus on getting people back to work instead of welfare or disability.
D Senate Nancy Kirstein
Support R House Aaron Aylward
D House Cody Ingle
R House Ernie Otten
R House Nathan Block – Would be dependent upon offense and reduction.
Support R House Thomas Werner – Support would vary based on restrictions being proposed for reduction.
5) Do you support or oppose provisions that would allow a medical professional to assist another person in committing suicide?
R Senate Herman Otten
Oppose R Senate Isaac Latterell
D Senate Nancy Kirstein
Support R House Aaron Aylward – This is a property rights issue. If someone is very ill, and they feel it’s their time, they shouldn’t be forced to stay alive.
D House Cody Ingle
R House Ernie Otten
Oppose R House Nathan Block
Oppose R House Thomas Werner
6) Do you support or oppose requirements that personal and creative service businesses produce goods or services that may violate their conscience?
R Senate Herman Otten
Oppose R Senate Isaac Latterell – Your right to free speech includes your right not to be forced to speak or to participate in something your conscience does not allow.
D Senate Nancy Kirstein
Oppose R House Aaron Aylward – No government should be telling a business what type of product they need to have or what type of service they need to provide.
D House Cody Ingle
R House Ernie Otten
Oppose R House Nathan Block
Oppose R House Thomas Werner
7) Do you support or oppose expansion of low-income medical assistance (Medicaid) in South Dakota?
R Senate Herman Otten
Oppose R Senate Isaac Latterell – We don’t have the federal or state funds to expand Medicaid to healthy, single, able-bodied adults. This expansion would discourage responsibility.
D Senate Nancy Kirstein
Oppose R House Aaron Aylward
D House Cody Ingle
R House Ernie Otten
Oppose R House Nathan Block
Support R House Thomas Werner
8) Do you support or oppose legislation to increase parent choice in educational-choice options?
R Senate Herman Otten
Support R Senate Isaac Latterell – Parents are the primary educators of their children, they should be empowered to choose the education that works best for their family and children.
D Senate Nancy Kirstein
Support R House Aaron Aylward – This is one of my main issues. I am 100% against compulsory public schooling.
D House Cody Ingle
R House Ernie Otten
Support R House Nathan Block
Support R House Thomas Werner
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 Herman Otten
Support R Senate Isaac Latterell
D Senate Nancy Kirstein
Support R House Aaron Aylward
D House Cody Ingle
R House Ernie Otten
Support R House Nathan Block
Support R House Thomas Werner – I do not support trans-gendering of minors.
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 Herman Otten
Support R Senate Isaac Latterell – Truth is always offensive to someone. The right question your government or the right to disagree with popular opinion is fundamentally American.
D Senate Nancy Kirstein
Support R House Aaron Aylward
D House Cody Ingle
R House Ernie Otten
Support R House Nathan Block
Support R House Thomas Werner

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