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State House 80

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

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
Oppose
I believe there is a right to life inherent in our form of society and government, and that the regulation of abortion was not delegated to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution.
Charlene Fite (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
Oppose
I do not believe government should regulate the personal relationships of people, and that the regulation of marriage was not delegated to the federal government by the U.S. Constitution.
Charlene Fite (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
Oppose
I believe the means of ingesting a medicinal substance is between the patient and their doctor.
Charlene Fite (Republican)
Support
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
Support
I don’t believe government should force anyone to perform their trade or profession against their conscience.
Charlene Fite (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
Support
I believe the decision to end one’s own life is between that person, their physician, and their family, if they so choose.
Charlene Fite (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.
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
Undecided
I believe the bathroom policy of a school, college, or government building should be decided by the board, commission, or elected officials in charge of those facilities, and not by a central body of politicians.
Charlene Fite (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
Support
I believe parents have the right and responsibility to oversee their children’s education, including the decision of where to send their children to school.
Charlene Fite (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.
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
Oppose
I believe limiting non-economic damages in lawsuits will cause fewer people to be able to seek redress of wrongs in our courts.
Charlene Fite (Republican)
Undecided
I believe the citizens of AR should have a vote on this issue. I voted to allow this on the ballot.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
Oppose
I do not believe government should force religious oriented or owned business-owners to violate their beliefs or consciences.
Charlene Fite (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
Support
I believe that if the purpose of the lottery is to support education, then as much of the proceeds as possible should be dedicated to both secondary and vocational education opportunities in Arkansas.
Charlene Fite (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
Immigration is a federal issue, and Arkansas, its counties, cities, towns, and schools, should follow federal law and regulation to the extent that the federal government provides adequate resources. Arkansas should not be forced to comply with unfunded mandates from the federal government in any area of law or government.
Charlene Fite (Republican)
Candidate did not answer the question.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
I do not believe mass shootings can be totally prevented, but that we can reduce threats and improve responses and outcomes by providing better security protocols, practices, and personnel in our schools.
Charlene Fite (Republican)
Candidate did not answer the question.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Lou Reed Sharp (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Casey Copeland (Libertarian)
I intend to present or support legislation aimed at reducing the tax and regulatory burden on our small farms and small businesses; to promote spending locally in our small towns; to improve our child welfare system for parents and children; to support local decision making by counties, cities, and school districts; and to find better ways to fund public schools and local government.
Charlene Fite (Republican)
Candidate did not answer the question.