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State House 85

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

Dwight Gonzales (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
David Whitaker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Dwight Gonzales (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: The 2016 proposed ballot measure sponsored by Arkansans for Compassionate Care to legalize medical marijuana.
David Whitaker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Dwight Gonzales (Republican)
Oppose
4. Taxes: Increasing the motor fuel tax on gasoline and diesel to provide funds for state highway needs.
David Whitaker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Dwight Gonzales (Republican)
Oppose
5. Guns: Allowing citizens who may legally own a handgun to visibly and openly carry an unconcealed handgun without a permit—also known as "open carry."
David Whitaker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Dwight Gonzales (Republican)
Support
6. Religious Liberty: Requiring business owners to engage in business activities that violate their religious beliefs.
David Whitaker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Dwight Gonzales (Republican)
Oppose
7. Education: The Common Core State Standards being implemented in Arkansas' public schools.
David Whitaker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Dwight Gonzales (Republican)
Oppose
As an educator, I feel individual school districts should be entrusted to develop educational standards for their districts.
8. Term Limits: Reinstating the 1992 Arkansas Term Limits Amendment that generally prohibits members of the Arkansas Legislature from serving more than 6 years in the Arkansas House and 8 years in the Arkansas Senate.
David Whitaker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Dwight Gonzales (Republican)
Oppose
Voters should be given the privilege to dismiss or retain those who represent them in government. In Arkansas, voters are given that privilege every 2 years for Representatives and 4 years for Senators.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation and gender identity to the list of protected classes.
David Whitaker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Dwight Gonzales (Republican)
Oppose
10. Medicaid Expansion: Continuation of the Arkansas Private Option law passed in 2013 that increased the number of people receiving health insurance through Medicaid by using tax dollars to buy health insurance from private insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act.
David Whitaker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Dwight Gonzales (Republican)
Oppose
11. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
David Whitaker (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Dwight Gonzales (Republican)
Support
Though I oppose lotteries, if we are going to have one in Arkansas for the purpose of scholarships, then I support more of the proceeds going toward scholarships.