District 12

1) Do you support or oppose elected officials relying on their religious beliefs and values to guide their decisions for South Dakota?
D Senate Jessica Meyers
R Senate R. Blake Curd
R House Amy Miller
R House Arch Beal
D House Erin Royer
Support R House George Hendrickson – Our Faith and the Constitution are the two things that can guide us to a safe, free, and Liberty filled society.
Support R House Greg Jamison
2) Do you support or oppose efforts to reduce the number of abortions in South Dakota?
D Senate Jessica Meyers
R Senate R. Blake Curd
R House Amy Miller
R House Arch Beal
D House Erin Royer
Support R House George Hendrickson – Efforts to preserve human life at all stages must always be a life long goal.
Support R House Greg Jamison
3) Do you support or oppose the SD State Lottery spending money on advertising the Lottery?
D Senate Jessica Meyers
R Senate R. Blake Curd
R House Amy Miller
R House Arch Beal
D House Erin Royer
Oppose R House George Hendrickson – It is counter-intuitive for the State to promote the lottery and at the same time spending to have an anti-addiction for gambling campaign.
Oppose R House Greg Jamison
4) Do you support or oppose a reduction in post-incarceration restrictions with regard to employment?
D Senate Jessica Meyers
R Senate R. Blake Curd
R House Amy Miller
R House Arch Beal
D House Erin Royer
Support R House George Hendrickson -This needs to be done carefully and be explicit. We always need to be careful to not make an indiscretion a life long sentence.
Support R House Greg Jamison
5) Do you support or oppose provisions that would allow a medical professional to assist another person in committing suicide?
D Senate Jessica Meyers
R Senate R. Blake Curd
R House Amy Miller
R House Arch Beal
D House Erin Royer
Oppose R House George Hendrickson – The purpose of medical professionals is to help and heal. This type of legislation could open new enterprise as it did for abortion clinics.
Oppose R House Greg Jamison
6) Do you support or oppose requirements that personal and creative service businesses produce goods or services that may violate their conscience?
D Senate Jessica Meyers
R Senate R. Blake Curd
R House Amy Miller
R House Arch Beal
D House Erin Royer
Oppose R House George Hendrickson – It is unconstitutional to force anyone into labor against their consent, except as excluded by Amendment 13, section 1 of the U.S. Constitution.
Oppose R House Greg Jamison
7) Do you support or oppose expansion of low-income medical assistance (Medicaid) in South Dakota?
D Senate Jessica Meyers
R Senate R. Blake Curd
R House Amy Miller
R House Arch Beal
D House Erin Royer
Support R House George Hendrickson – The mandate is to take care of the “widow and orphan”, we must make sure we do not fail to “help the least of these”.
Oppose R House Greg Jamison
8) Do you support or oppose legislation to increase parent choice in educational-choice options?
D Senate Jessica Meyers
R Senate R. Blake Curd
R House Amy Miller
R House Arch Beal
D House Erin Royer
Support R House George Hendrickson – Schools have shifted to take parents out of our children’s education. Public schools are government. Government answers to us, we do not answer to it.
Oppose R House Greg Jamison
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?
D Senate Jessica Meyers
R Senate R. Blake Curd
R House Amy Miller
R House Arch Beal
D House Erin Royer
Oppose R House George Hendrickson – The unintended consequences of this can also become a treatment problem for the person who needs hormone therapy for other unrelated medical problems.
Oppose R House Greg Jamison
10) Do you support or oppose protections for speech and expression, if the speech or expression may be considered by some as highly offensive?
D Senate Jessica Meyers
R Senate R. Blake Curd
R House Amy Miller
R House Arch Beal
D House Erin Royer
Support R House George Hendrickson – This is covered under Amendment 1 of the Constitution. We have a God-given right to freedom of speech, even when we don’t like it.
Support R House Greg Jamison

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