View Candidates

State House 68

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Stan Berry (Republican)
Oppose
Millions of lives have been lost because of the legalization of abortion and we as legislators should work to make abortions as rare as possible until one day our country decides to completely protect the lives of unborn children.
Dustin Morphis (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Stan Berry (Republican)
Oppose
I believe in the Biblical definition of marriage and that marriage should be between a man and a woman. As a legislator I will protect the rights of our pastors and ministers to hold to their beliefs and values and stand against efforts to force them to perform same-sex marriages.
Dustin Morphis (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Stan Berry (Republican)
Support
As we’ve seen from other states like Colorado, legalizing marijuana in any form has created numerous challenges. Now that it has been approved in Arkansas, legislators must do what we can to ensure medical professionals, police officers and local communities have the resources they need to protect our cities and counties.
Dustin Morphis (Republican)
Support
The Arkansas Constitution says that medical marijuana is legal. When the voters passed this bill it was assumed that smoking medical marijuana was acceptable. There are other forms available in which to ingest the benefits of medical marijuana but the fact is the voters of Arkansas passed this amendment. It is however still illegal to smoke marijuana in public.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Stan Berry (Republican)
Support
Medical professionals should not be required to check their religious beliefs at the door and should have the power to opt out of non-emergency treatments when it goes against their personal beliefs.
Dustin Morphis (Republican)
Undecided










5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Stan Berry (Republican)
Oppose
Dustin Morphis (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.
Stan Berry (Republican)
Support
Dustin Morphis (Republican)
Support
In my opinion allowing individuals to choose based on their biological sex could effect the State of Arkansas in a negative way. Companies who do business in Arkansas have said that they would leave our state if this were to become a law. I do not believe this has become an issue in Arkansas.
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Stan Berry (Republican)
Support
School choice is already a reality in Arkansas. I would work with local schools, however, to address their concerns and ensure they have the necessary resources to educate their students.
Dustin Morphis (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.
Stan Berry (Republican)
Oppose
I trust local juries and circuit judges to determine what compensation is best in each individual case. We shouldn’t treat all civil lawsuits the same.
Dustin Morphis (Republican)
Support
In my opinion there is a need for Tort Reform. We need to limit the awards to keep our healthcare costs down and this will encourage new business' to relocate to Arkansas.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Stan Berry (Republican)
Oppose
Dustin Morphis (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Stan Berry (Republican)
Support
We should work with our lottery administrators to ensure more money from the lottery goes directly to our students – including non-traditional students who are seeking to start a new career and create better lives for their families.
Dustin Morphis (Republican)
Support
Requiring the lottery commission to allocate a minimum of 25% to scholarships is a huge question. We need to repair this program before we raise the requirements.
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Stan Berry (Republican)
We should work with our federal government and local law enforcement officers to ensure all laws are enforced with regard to immigration. We should stand against cities who seek to be “sanctuary cities” and violate federal and state laws. Additionally, we should make sure there is a clear path to citizenship for productive members of our society who want to become legal citizens of our country.
Dustin Morphis (Republican)
I would support efforts to keep illegal immigrants from receiving state benefits. I would also like to see the federal government work better with local law enforcement on this issue.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Stan Berry (Republican)
We need to better identify those who have the desire and mental capacity to cause harm to our students, allowing our teachers the freedom to identify students who are headed down a dangerous path. We need to better prepare our schools with counseling and resource officers who can engage with mentally disturbed people before violence occurs.
Dustin Morphis (Republican)
I believe we should do a better job of checking and cross checking individuals for mental health issues. We should add additional resource officers in our schools and train them for worse case scenarios. I would also like to see an effort to increase faith based counseling services for those that may just need someone to talk with about issues they are having.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Stan Berry (Republican)
I would work with our local schools to pass legislation to remove red tape and function as independently as possible from the state. Rural schools should have a strong advocate in Little Rock to make sure they aren’t overburdened with unnecessary regulations. Additionally, having previously served in the House of Representatives on the Agriculture Committee, I would lead legislation that promoted better support for our farmers and growers. My record as a Pro-Life legislator would continue to be a guiding principle as I would work to reduce abortions in our state and stand against activist organizations that are responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of unborn children.
Dustin Morphis (Republican)
I want to see skilled trades more readily available in our schools. There is a great need in Arkansas and the nation for skilled trade workers.