District 33

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 David Johnson
Support R Senate Janet Jensen
D Senate Ryan A Ryder
Support R House Melanie Torno
Support R House Phil Jensen
Support R House Taffy Howard – Our faith is central to who we are and can’t be set aside at will. It WILL and SHOULD influence all our decisions.
2) Do you support or oppose efforts to reduce the number of abortions in South Dakota?
Support R Senate David Johnson- I am currently serving as the elected President of RC Right to Life Organization – a subsidiary of the SD Right to Life Organization.
Support R Senate Janet Jensen
D Senate Ryan A Ryder
Support R House Melanie Torno
Support R House Phil Jensen
Support R House Taffy Howard – Without the right to life no other rights matter and life must be protected, from conception to natural death.
3) Do you support or oppose the SD State Lottery spending money on advertising the Lottery?
Oppose R Senate David Johnson
Oppose R Senate Janet Jensen
D Senate Ryan A Ryder
R House Melanie Torno – Regardless of my opinion of the Lottery, I am concerned legislation could be found unconstitutional and cost taxpayers money in the Supreme Court.
Oppose R House Phil Jensen
Oppose R House Taffy Howard
4) Do you support or oppose a reduction in post-incarceration restrictions with regard to employment?
Support R Senate David Johnson
Support R Senate Janet Jensen
D Senate Ryan A Ryder
R House Melanie Torno – I believe it is the decision of the business owner regarding who they employ, if current legislation to protect children and vulnerable population is followed.
Support R House Phil Jensen
R House Taffy Howard – Without knowing the restrictions currently in place, or the reductions being looked at, I am unable to say whether I would support or oppose them.
5) Do you support or oppose provisions that would allow a medical professional to assist another person in committing suicide?
Oppose R Senate David Johnson
Oppose R Senate Janet Jensen
D Senate Ryan A Ryder
Oppose R House Melanie Torno
Oppose R House Phil Jensen
Oppose R House Taffy Howard
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 David Johnson
Oppose R Senate Janet Jensen
D Senate Ryan A Ryder
Oppose R House Melanie Torno
Oppose R House Phil Jensen
Oppose R House Taffy Howard
7) Do you support or oppose expansion of low-income medical assistance (Medicaid) in South Dakota?
Oppose R Senate David Johnson
Oppose R Senate Janet Jensen
D Senate Ryan A Ryder
Oppose R House Melanie Torno
Oppose R House Phil Jensen
Oppose R House Taffy Howard
8) Do you support or oppose legislation to increase parent choice in educational-choice options?
Support R Senate David Johnson
Support R Senate Janet Jensen
D Senate Ryan A Ryder
Support R House Melanie Torno
Support R House Phil Jensen
Support R House Taffy Howard
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 David Johnson
Support R Senate Janet Jensen
D Senate Ryan A Ryder
Support R House Melanie Torno
Support R House Phil Jensen
Support R House Taffy Howard – Absolutely support. I co-sponsored HB 1057 this year and will continue to support this or similar common-sense legislation.
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 David Johnson
Support R Senate Janet Jensen
D Senate Ryan A Ryder
Support R House Melanie Torno – I support our 1st Amendment as written in The Bill of Rights.
Support R House Phil Jensen
Support R House Taffy Howard

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