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State House 93

1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision.
Jim Dotson (Republican)
Oppose
I am Pro-Life. Life begins at the moment of conception and should be protected by our laws from that time on. I have been an advocate for the Pro-Life cause and am proud to have sponsored several Pro-Life bills each session I have been in office. A few notable bills that have become law since I have been in office:
The Pain-Capable Child Protection Act (Banning abortions past 20 weeks of pregnancy once a baby can feel pain.)
The Arkansas Human Heartbeat Protection Act (Banning abortion after 12 weeks once a heartbeat is detected.)
And the Arkansas Unborn Child Protection from Dismemberment Abortion Act (Bans the brutal act of dismemberment abortions, where the death of an unborn child is caused by cutting or tearing off portions of the unborn child’s body and removing them from the uterus one piece at a time.)
Over the last few years Arkansas has moved up to become the 2nd most Pro-Life State in America and I will work to continue that momentum.
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
Oppose
This is a federal issue that is beyond the scope of what my role would be responsible for in my representation of District 93 in Northwest Arkansas.
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Jim Dotson (Republican)
Oppose
Marriage should be between one man and one woman.
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
Undecided
This is a federal issue that is beyond the scope of what my role would be responsible for in my representation of District 93 in Northwest Arkansas.
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Jim Dotson (Republican)
Support
Smoking of all marijuana should be prohibited.
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
Oppose
This was recently voted by the citizens of Arkansas and should be handled by physicians to prescribe, pharmacists to fulfill, and law enforcement to regulate.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Jim Dotson (Republican)
Support
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
Undecided
I believe that we should follow the lead of our doctors and healthcare leaders in making determinations for what works best for their industry.
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Jim Dotson (Republican)
Oppose
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
Undecided
This is a federal issue that is beyond the scope of what my role would be responsible for in my representation of District 93 in Northwest Arkansas.
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.
Jim Dotson (Republican)
Support
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
Support
This is a matter based on current gender.
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Jim Dotson (Republican)
Support
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
Support
I believe in the public school system and that parents should have the right to enroll their children in the best school applicable for their learning needs, including charter schools.
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.
Jim Dotson (Republican)
Support
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
Support
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Jim Dotson (Republican)
Oppose
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
Undecided
Sexual orientation is not an issue that should be a factor whatsoever in a public or work context.
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Jim Dotson (Republican)
Support
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
Support
I am in support of any educational increases that can help our local and state schools.
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Jim Dotson (Republican)
We must be a partner with the Federal government in enforcing the existing laws on the books.
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
This is a federal issue, and we must follow the guidance of our federal law and support the local extensions in enforcing the law.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Jim Dotson (Republican)
By increasing enforcement of existing background check laws, helping those with mental illness to get the help they need, increasing school security measures and further enabling people the means to defend themselves.
Gan Nunnally (Republican)
Unfortunately, as these dreadful incidents are not predictable, they are not preventable. The question lies in how we can keep our children safe, and the best short-term solution is to work closely with law enforcement in order to instill viable security measures. The schools should work with local faith based outreach and grief counselors for needed help and therapy services.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Jim Dotson (Republican)
1. Arkansas is the number 2 Pro-Life state in the country, I would like for us to be number 1.
2. Reducing concealed carry fees.
3. School choice, empowering parents with the economic ability to customize an education that meets the specific needs of their individual student.
4. Reducing the state tax burden and governmental red tape on individuals and businesses to make AR the most competitive place to live and work.

Gan Nunnally (Republican)
My goal is to work with the local community and small businesses in order to influence educational curriculum that caters to our future workforce. I want to work with our educator to develop curriculums that are supportive of our students at every level in finding new career opportunities.