State House 87
1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
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.
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
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.
I strongly support tort reform. I believe this is the right direction; however, limiting nonecononmic damages to $500,000 or less in the case of severe injury or death due to negligence or misconconduct may be too low of an amount.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
This is a federal issue. There is no doubt that states are bearing a huge burden and this will continue until illegal immigration is handled on the federal level.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
There is no short answer. 1. Harden soft target areas such as schools. 2. The issue is not guns, but why is this happening now? How are we addressing mental health issues, family and parenting issues, crime and repeat offenders? 3. Removing guns from law abiding citizens won't stop mass shootings. Until we look at the real reasons for mass shootings, we won't solve the crisis.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Pro-family and pro-business