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

Mark Lowery (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (Republican)
Support
I continue to believe that any medical benefits to marijuana use can be done through other delivery methods.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (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.
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (Republican)
Support
I do favor a reasonable annual cap on the number of students who may “Choice out” of a school district.
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.
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (Republican)
Support
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (Republican)
Arkansas should facilitate in any way possible the efforts of ICE agents to do their job in enforcing immigration laws. Our state should also be proactive in assuring that programs such as Arkansas Works are not accessed by non-citizens.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (Republican)
I believe the answer is in heightening safety measures and not in gun control. This would include new reforms in our public schools to assure safety through facility design and retrofits and allowing trained volunteer teachers/staff to provide protection to students.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Monica Ball (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Mark Lowery (Republican)
I will continue my work to ensure all parents have choice for their children in how and where they want their child to be educated. I also hope to join with the Governor in his work to reform our tax structure and to cut the size of state government.