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Lt. Governor

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

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Oppose
Tim Griffin (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Oppose
Under our constitution, this should be under state jurisdiction, so federal court intervention is improper.
Marriage is a religious institution and should be a matter of conscience and personal choice.
Tim Griffin (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Oppose
Tim Griffin (Republican)
Support
I support prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana. The voters of Arkansas voted to approve medical marijuana, but it still violates federal criminal law. So I believe this issue needs to be addressed nationally by Congress. My brother suffers from serious pain management issues, and I understand that thousands of Arkansans are seeking relief from pain. The potential benefits of medical marijuana may be derived by oral or topical medication. I oppose any step toward the legalization of recreational marijuana.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Support
Tim Griffin (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Support
Tim Griffin (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.
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Support
Tim Griffin (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Support
Tim Griffin (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.
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Oppose
Tim Griffin (Republican)
Support
Arkansas needs lawsuit reform to compete economically and increase access to health care. The proposals in Issue 1 are reflective of lawsuit reform found all over the country. Thirty-three states have some form of damage caps, including all our neighboring states.
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Oppose
Having "protected classes" of citizens is antithetical to "justice for all."
Tim Griffin (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Support
I oppose state-run lotteries. Since we have one, it makes sense to use more of it for the purpose used to sell the idea to voters.
Tim Griffin (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Immigration is not an issue that states are allowed to control. Our state does have control of how we treat those in our state illegally. We should do so with compassion, but within the law.
Tim Griffin (Republican)
First, our priority should be to work with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement as part of an effort to secure our border. I support efforts to secure our borders with Mexico and Canada. Second, we should not allow sanctuary cities. Third, we should support the President's desire to pass immigration reform.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
Ending so-called 'gun free zones' would be a great start. We should protect students in schools more zealously than we do the money in our banks. Robert A Heinlein said it best, "An armed society is a polite society."
Tim Griffin (Republican)
Gun control is not the answer. We must ensure that the 2nd Amendment rights of law abiding citizens are never infringed. We need to make certain that individuals who legally are prohibited from possessing firearms don't get access to firearms. We need to encourage citizens who know of threats to public safety to report them. We must ensure schools have the flexibility to adopt policies that will keep them safe, including hiring armed officers as needed.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Anthony Bland (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

Frank Gilbert (Libertarian)
1. Ending the state's dependence on a bankrupt federal government for our fiscal future by minting gold and silver coins available to citizens and making such coins tax-free.
2. Arkansas is one of the ten worst states when it comes to incarcerating our citizens; the U. S. has the highest rate in the world. We have proportionately more prisoners than Iran, North Korea, China, Russia or any other autocratic regime. Ending the so-called war on marijuana is long overdue and will solve the prison overpopulation problem.
Tim Griffin (Republican)
I believe that state government taxes too much and spends too much. Government should do more with less. So, I will continue to push for bold legislation increasing state government efficiency, reducing spending, reducing taxes and producing better services for taxpayers. These changes will help us grow jobs and compete. I will also push for increased school choice.