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State House 69

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Eddie King (Democrat)
Oppose
Aaron Pilkington (Republican)
Oppose
I am Pro-Life and believe that Roe V Wade should be overturned!
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Eddie King (Democrat)
Oppose
Aaron Pilkington (Republican)
Oppose
Marriage is an issue for the states not the federal government. As a Christian I view marriage as one man and one women.
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Eddie King (Democrat)
Oppose
Aaron Pilkington (Republican)
Oppose
While I do have concerns about this issue. It was added to the state constitution, I think those in pain should have the option to try this treatment but only for those who truly need it.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Eddie King (Democrat)
Undecided
Aaron Pilkington (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Eddie King (Democrat)
Oppose
Aaron Pilkington (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.
Eddie King (Democrat)
Support
Aaron Pilkington (Republican)
Support
No need to change laws that have been in place since we had indoor plumbing.
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Eddie King (Democrat)
Support
Aaron Pilkington (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.
Eddie King (Democrat)
Oppose
Aaron Pilkington (Republican)
Support
Just like in the GOP platform I think we should establish reasonable damage caps that will provide certainty to business and allow us to competent for investment and jobs with other states that have damage caps, or tort reform.

Moreover, it will still allow an injured plaintiff to recover 100% of her economic damages, such as lost wages and medical bills.

Similar measures have proven successful in other states. Following the Texas model we should be able to prompt economic opportunity.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Eddie King (Democrat)
Undecided
Aaron Pilkington (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Eddie King (Democrat)
Support
Aaron Pilkington (Republican)
Support
We should make sure that the money is going to students to help them pay for college. To many young adults leave college with massive amounts of student debt and this lottery is suppose to be helping our students.
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Eddie King (Democrat)
I think that is a federal problem.
Aaron Pilkington (Republican)
We should support our local federal agencies that are responsible for handling illegal immigration and make sure that our local police and government officials are also supportive of those agencies.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Eddie King (Democrat)
Community, work together.
Aaron Pilkington (Republican)
Support our constitutional right to carry, arm teachers and facilities, and pass stand your ground laws that will allow armed citizens to end mass shootings earlier.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Eddie King (Democrat)
I would sponsor a bill to require collection of sales tax on internet sales.
Aaron Pilkington (Republican)
I am currently working on a ATV tourism bill that should greatly help our local economy. I’m also working on legislation to make sure that we protect the unborn especially those with disabilities. I want to continue to cut taxes and remove government red tape.