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State Senate 15

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Support
I believe that upon appropriate physician review, cannabis should be available in pill or other appropriate form. Smoking marijuana has too many unresolved health and regulatory problems.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Oppose
6. Privacy: Requiring individuals who choose to use changing facilities, locker rooms, restrooms, and showers in public schools, colleges, and government buildings to use the facility designated for their biological sex.
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Support
8. Tort Lawsuits: Limiting noneconomic damages awarded in lawsuits to $500,000 or less in cases of severe injury or death caused by negligence or misconduct.
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Oppose
I support many parts of tort reform, but believe that a human life has a value beyond economics, and believe that setting a low level of compensation, such as $500,000 does not provide an effective deterrent to abuse or neglect.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Immigration issues are clearly Federal issues. Local and state governments must support Federal laws in this area. Immigrant populations should be treated with dignity, but Federal laws, too often ignored, should be enforced.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Mark Johnson (Republican)
“Gun Free Zones” are an invitation to terrorists and deranged individuals to attack. The best defense against a bad person with a gun is a good person with a gun. I support the right of responsible citizens to keep and bear arms, for individual and collective defense.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Mark Johnson (Republican)
Arkansas needs serious ethics reform, serious tax reform, serious spending reform, and serious regulatory reform. When elected, I intent to work on all of these.