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1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Support
It would be more accurate to say that I support current federal constitutional law on a woman's right to choose. Studies show that outlawing abortion does not reduce the number of abortions. It just makes them more dangerous. I trust women to make the right decision for their health and their families. If we wanted to reduce the number of abortions in Arkansas, a goal that many share, then I believe it would be more effective to devote resources to reducing the cause of abortions, which is unintended pregnancies.
2. Guns: Confiscation of firearms from citizens that the government deem a danger to themselves or others, otherwise known as red flag laws.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Support
3. Marijuana: Amending the Arkansas Constitution to legalize recreational marijuana.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Support
4. Taxes: Amending the Arkansas Constitution in 2020 to indefinitely continue the current 0.5% sales and use tax for road construction.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Undecided
I support the ability of the Arkansas taxpayers to be able to make this decision for themselves. As a citizen, I will likely vote against this proposal. I fully recognize the critical need for funding road construction in Arkansas. I will likely vote against this, however, for three reasons: 1) Sales and use taxes are by and large paid for by Arkansans, and road construction is frequently necessary because of wear and tear caused to Arkansas roads and highways by non-Arkansans. Those making use of the roads and highways, and putting the wear and tear on them, should be the ones to pay for this infrastructure; 2) I believe the state should be very careful about paying for road construction with money that would typically be general revenue, which pays for our education, health, and public safety systems; and 3) sales tax is an inherently regressive form of taxation and would disproportionately hurt working Arkansans.
5. Hate Crimes: Increased penalties for crimes committed because of the victim’s race, gender, or sexual orientation.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Support
Arkansas is one of only three states in the country not to have a hate-crimes law, and we desperately need to pass one as soon as possible.
6. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments and procedures that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)
Oppose
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Clarke Tucker (Democrat)

In my opinion, this question is phrased too broadly to be able to state whether a person supports or opposes it. There may be some circumstances where public school choice is warranted, and some circumstances where it is not. Needless to say, I am a strong supporter of traditional public schools in Arkansas.