District 30

1) Do you support or oppose elected officials relying on their religious beliefs and values to guide their decisions for South Dakota?
Support L Senate Gideon Oakes
Support R Senate Julie Frye-Mueller
Support R House Tim Goodwin
R House Trish Ladner
2) Do you support or oppose efforts to reduce the number of abortions in South Dakota?
Support L Senate Gideon Oakes
Support R Senate Julie Frye-Mueller – I don’t want helpless babies killed at all or any child.
Support R House Florence Thompson – I believe we should support every Bill which saves more babies. We should oppose Planned Parenthood in every legal way we can.
R House Kwinn Neff
Support R House Tim Goodwin
R House Trish Ladner
3) Do you support or oppose the SD State Lottery spending money on advertising the Lottery?
Oppose L Senate Gideon Oakes
Support R Senate Julie Frye-Mueller – Only spending from revenue received by lottery proceeds & no extra tax dollars – *self sufficiency only.
Oppose R House Florence Thompson – I would support limiting the amount of advertising. I would like to work with the “Gaming” Industry to improve efforts to prevent gambling addiction and (word limit)
R House Kwinn Neff
Oppose R House Tim Goodwin
R House Trish Ladner
4) Do you support or oppose a reduction in post-incarceration restrictions with regard to employment?
Support L Senate Gideon Oakes
Oppose R Senate Julie Frye-Mueller – I would oppose as your question is unclear. What are the restrictions you would be reducing? Would it negatively hurt the employer?
R House Florence Thompson – I believe post-incarceration treatment should be based on the individual’s growth or lack thereof in prison. This would give the Parole board discretion. I (word limit)
R House Kwinn Neff
Support R House Tim Goodwin
R House Trish Ladner
5) Do you support or oppose provisions that would allow a medical professional to assist another person in committing suicide?
Oppose L Senate Gideon Oakes
Oppose R Senate Julie Frye-Mueller
Oppose R House Florence Thompson – This opens the door to murder. It’s not very hard to convince a depressed patient to commit suicide.
R House Kwinn Neff
Oppose R House Tim Goodwin
R House Trish Ladner
6) Do you support or oppose requirements that personal and creative service businesses produce goods or services that may violate their conscience?
Oppose L Senate Gideon Oakes
Oppose R Senate Julie Frye-Mueller
Oppose R House Florence Thompson – This is a persecution of Christians by the Radical Left.
R House Kwinn Neff
Oppose R House Tim Goodwin
R House Trish Ladner
7) Do you support or oppose expansion of low-income medical assistance (Medicaid) in South Dakota?
Oppose L Senate Gideon Oakes
Oppose R Senate Julie Frye-Mueller – What needs to be addressed is “Medicaid Fraud.”
Oppose R House Florence Thompson – Every time we increase benefits, we increase the number of people who can’t afford to work because they will lose money by working. There are (word limit)
R House Kwinn Neff
Oppose R House Tim Goodwin
R House Trish Ladner
8) Do you support or oppose legislation to increase parent choice in educational-choice options?
Support L Senate Gideon Oakes
Support R Senate Julie Frye-Mueller – Absolutely, we should be able to “shop” with our tax dollars for the best education for our children.
Support R House Florence Thompson – I strongly support Homeschool and private or Church schools. However, we must be cautious about Charter schools – to prevent them from being government-controlled.
R House Kwinn Neff
Support R House Tim Goodwin
R House Trish Ladner
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 L Senate Gideon Oakes
Support R Senate Julie Frye-Mueller – I supported HB1057. I don’t support cross-sex hormones/mutilation of a child’s body. Children’s brains aren’t developed – we shouldn’t let them make these decisions.
Support R House Florence Thompson – I worked very hard to support HB1057 which prohibited such procedures on minors. I was heartened to see the SD. House of Representatives pass it (word limit)
R House Kwinn Neff
Support R House Tim Goodwin
R House Trish Ladner
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 L Senate Gideon Oakes
Support R Senate Julie Frye-Mueller
Oppose R House Florence Thompson – Freedom of speech is supported in the Bill of Rights. You also have a right not to listen.
R House Kwinn Neff
Support R House Tim Goodwin
R House Trish Ladner

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