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1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Cole Peck (Republican)
Oppose
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Oppose
Strong pro-life voting record
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Cole Peck (Republican)
Oppose
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Oppose
I have a strong voting record supporting marriage is between one man and one woman.
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Cole Peck (Republican)
Support
I support the use of medical cannabis in the treatment of medical conditions such as lung cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, and severe malnutrition to name a few. However, the potential for abuse exists like any other controlled substance and needs to be monitored closely.
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Oppose
I personally voted against the medical marijuana amendment, however, I am bound by the current law.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Cole Peck (Republican)
Support
As a doctor and a Christian, I believe physicians should have the right to opt out of non-emergency or non-life threatening treatments if it is in direct violation of sincerely held moral or religious beliefs. This right of conscience should also apply to being forced by the government to collect private information on a patient’s personal beliefs and property such as how many and what type a firearm a patient owns in order for the government to build a data base on private individuals. The doctor-patient relationship needs to remain confidential and sacred.
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Support
I have a strong voting record in support of Relegious Freedom.
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Cole Peck (Republican)
Oppose
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Oppose
I have a strong pro-life voting record at all stages of life.
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.
Cole Peck (Republican)
Support
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Support
I have a strong voting record supporting privacy issues.
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Cole Peck (Republican)
Support
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Support
I have been an advocate and supporter of public school choice.
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.
Cole Peck (Republican)
Support
As a Republican, I hold to conservative principles and support tort reform. If we want more jobs and economic development to come to Arkansas, we need to keep our word and enact meaningful tort reform. Arkansas needs good well paying jobs. However, I am against capping punitive and non-economic damages when it comes to obvious gross negligence.
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Oppose
I believe this decision is best made by a jury and through the judicial system rather that legislative regulation.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Cole Peck (Republican)
Oppose
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Oppose
Sexual orientation is not a protected class and I have a strong voting record supporting my position.
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Cole Peck (Republican)
Support
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Cole Peck (Republican)
Arkansas should cooperate and be a willing partner with the Federal Government in enforcing immigration laws. Arkansas should detain illegal immigrants, especially those who are violent offenders such as rapist and murderers, until the Federal Government can take custody. I support E-verify, a southern wall, Kate’s law, and prohibiting illegal aliens from receiving state money and benefits meant for the citizens of Arkansas.
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Immigrants need to comply with all state and federal law.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Cole Peck (Republican)
I believe we should vigorously enforce our current laws when it comes to any crime that results in mass casualties whether it is from shootings, explosives, stabbings, driving into a crowd, or any other violent terroristic evil act. We need mandatory sentencing of anyone committing such a vile and heinous act. Measures need to be taken to make our schools safer and not such an easy target for evil people. We must be able to identify those with mental conditions more readily and efficiently so action can be taken to help prevent these mass casualty events. Common sense action needs to be implemented while not encroaching on our constitutional rights such as the second amendment.
Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Local AR schools currently have broad authority to implement protective and preventive measures. I will leave that decision and be supportive of the local school board and community.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Cole Peck (Republican)
An example of some of the legislation that I would work to enact or support would do the
following:

1. Bring down the cost of healthcare for all people, especially for the person that goes to work everyday to provide for their family.
2. Protect faith-based individuals from being persecuted or driven out of business.
3. Enact common sense regulatory reform that would allow businesses and institutions like schools to flourish and thrive bringing more jobs and prosperity to Arkansas.
4. Prohibit government from infringing on our personal rights and freedoms.
5. Prevent legislators from introducing bills that directly benefit them financially.
6. Support term limits and prevent legislatures from giving themselves a raise.

Common sense, respect, and a willingness to listen are what is needed when it comes to our legislators and the bills that they sponsor.

Dan Sullivan (Republican)
Returning authority to people and communities. A) Improving access to medical care via Advanced Practice Nurses and Telehealth B) Returning power to local people and schools by increasing teacher pay and improved insurance C) Reducing healthcare costs by eliminating problems with Arkansas Works.