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State House 25

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Jerry Rephan (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Les Warren (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Jerry Rephan (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Les Warren (Republican)
Oppose
I fully support the Biblical view of marriage, but want to be on record as one who also opposes discrimination/unkind treatment of gays or others for reasons they don't agree with.
3. Marijuana: The 2016 proposed ballot measure sponsored by Arkansans for Compassionate Care to legalize medical marijuana.
Jerry Rephan (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Les Warren (Republican)
Oppose
4. Taxes: Increasing the motor fuel tax on gasoline and diesel to provide funds for state highway needs.
Jerry Rephan (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Les Warren (Republican)
Undecided
This is a highly complicated issue. The Governor is actively working on this issue even now. While I do not wish to increase taxes, I think we have to look at what expenses the state agrees to commit to and then determine how we fund those expenses. This is simply one option. I love the fact that we are a balanced budget state and do not spend beyond what we have.
5. Guns: Allowing citizens who may legally own a handgun to visibly and openly carry an unconcealed handgun without a permit—also known as "open carry."
Jerry Rephan (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Les Warren (Republican)
Oppose
I fully support everyone's right to possess guns. What I do not want to see is a world in which everyone is carrying guns openly and there is a sense of fear among the general public. If you want to carry, conceal it.
6. Religious Liberty: Requiring business owners to engage in business activities that violate their religious beliefs.
Jerry Rephan (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Les Warren (Republican)
Oppose
7. Education: The Common Core State Standards being implemented in Arkansas' public schools.
Jerry Rephan (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Les Warren (Republican)
Support
8. Term Limits: Reinstating the 1992 Arkansas Term Limits Amendment that generally prohibits members of the Arkansas Legislature from serving more than 6 years in the Arkansas House and 8 years in the Arkansas Senate.
Jerry Rephan (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Les Warren (Republican)
Support
There has been so much debate on this issue. I would believe the people would be best served to have the issue put forth to the voters of the state of Arkansas so that everyone has input.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.
Jerry Rephan (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Les Warren (Republican)
Oppose
10. Medicaid Expansion: Continuation of the Arkansas Private Option law passed in 2013 that increased the number of people receiving health insurance through Medicaid by using tax dollars to buy health insurance from private insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act.
Jerry Rephan (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Les Warren (Republican)
Undecided
This is one of the most critical issues in our state. There is research being done. Before I make a decision one way or another, I would want to have all the facts presented to me and make the most informed decision possible.
11. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Jerry Rephan (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Les Warren (Republican)
Undecided
While I support the Scholarship Lottery giving the maximum amount it can to scholarships, I will defer specifics to the joint legislative committee that oversees this.