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Commissioner of State Lands

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

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Support
Abortions should be safe, legal and rare. I tend to only support abortions during the first trimester. I am opposed to partial birth abortion. The State Land Commissioner is not involved in the abortion issue. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (Republican)
Oppose
2. Marriage: The 2015 Obergefell v. Hodges U.S. Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision.
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Support
2 consenting adults should be allowed to enter into a "marriage" contract with each other. The state should get out of the business of marriage. History shows marriages were performed well before any of today's modern religions existed. The State Land Commissioner is not involved in the marriage issue. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (Republican)
Oppose
3. Marijuana: Prohibiting the smoking of medical marijuana.
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Oppose
I am totally in support of legalizing Cannabis for consumption by adults 21 and over recreationally and medicinally by smoking or in edible form and for use medicinally by children in edible form. Marijuana is actually Cannabis. Marijuana is the name given to it by the racist law makers that banned it back in the early 1900s because of fears of Latino and African American men using it and then inter-marrying with white women. Science has proven Cannabis has benefits for chronic pain relief and is the solution to the opioid problem in America. Cannabis also has been proven to be effective in fighting cancer. As State Land Commissioner I will have no say in Cannabis legalization. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (Republican)
Undecided
I do not support recreational use of marijuana. If there is a verifiable medical need and there are no other viable options I could agree with that.
4. Conscience: Allowing healthcare professionals to opt out of non-emergency treatments that violate their deeply-held religious, moral, or ethical convictions.
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Support
Although I may disagree with their reasons, no one, including healthcare professionals, should ever be forced to perform any action that they believe is against their personal beliefs. The State Land Commissioner has no say in this issue. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (Republican)
Support
5. Assisted Suicide: Allowing doctors to prescribe lethal drugs to terminally-ill patients who wish to end their lives.
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Support
Anyone should be allowed to do whatever they want with their body as long as they do not harm another individual. Doctors should be allowed to prescribe life ending drugs if their patient wants to end their life. As stated before, doctors should not be forced to do this if their personal beliefs oppose assisted suicide. The State Land Commissioner has no say in this issue. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (Republican)
Oppose
I do not want anyone to suffer but assisted suicide is not the answer.
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.
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Oppose
I am opposed to laws telling transgender people they have to conform to cis gender rules on public property. In reality though, it's hard to tell a transgender person from a cis gender person so I don't think this is even a big issue. When we go to do our private business nobody should be checking anyone's genitals out to make sure they are complying with some rule that only serves certain right wing segments of a few Christian denominations who are trying to legislate their version of morality. The State Land Commissioner has no say in this issue. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (Republican)
Support
7. Education: Allowing parents to enroll their child in the public school of their choice anywhere in Arkansas.
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Support
I support anything that helps parents educate their children better. I am blessed to live in Bentonville, which has a great school system for my children. All parents pay taxes to the schools and should get their money's worth as I do. The State Land Commissioner has no say in this issue. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (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.
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Support
I support anything helps reign in frivolous lawsuits. This will help. I took civil litigation classes in college. Although I see certain publicized lawsuits in a different light than I did before, I still feel that too many lawsuits are occurring for the punitive damages and not to simply compensate the victim. The State Land Commissioner has no say in this issue. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (Republican)
Undecided
9. Civil Liberties: Amending the Arkansas Civil Rights Act of 1993 to add sexual orientation to the list of protected classes.
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Support
People do not choose to be gay any more than they choose to be black or Latino, male or female. Arkansas should not discriminate based on sexual orientation. The State Land Commissioner has no say in this issue. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (Republican)
Oppose
10. Lottery: Requiring the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery to increase the percentage of proceeds allocated for scholarships to a minimum of 25%.
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Support
People playing the lottery not only hope to win, but know their money spent helps pay for scholarships. "The more money acquired without taxation the merrier" to help educate our children! The State Land Commissioner has no say in this issue. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (Republican)
Support
11. How should Arkansas address our illegal immigrant population?
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Arkansas, and the rest of the United States should process citizenships and worker visas quicker, like within 24 hours. All persons who wish to work in the United States should be allowed to. Adults brought in as children without documentation should be given citizenship if they graduated from a high school inside of the United States, attained a GED, have a job at 18 and no felonies (or a combination of these). The State Land Commissioner has no say in this issue. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (Republican)
I sympathize with those who wish to live in America, but Illegal immigrants should be deported. We need to make the immigration process more affordable for legal immigrants who wish to become American citizens.
12. How can Arkansas prevent mass shootings?
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Teachers should be allowed to conceal carry. Retired police and military veterans should be allowed to volunteer (and some should be hired and payed) to help secure our children. We need to look at offering better mental health in schools and continue to fight bullying in schools. The State Land Commissioner has no say in this issue. These are my personal beliefs.
Tommy Land (Republican)
Armed security on campus. The primary responsibility to teach children about respecting the lives of others belongs to parents. Our communities need to be actively encouraging parents to be involved in the lives of their kids.
13. What specific legislation will you work to enact?
Larry Williams (Democrat)
Candidate Refused to Complete the Survey.

T.J. Campbell (Libertarian)
Working poor and elderly should not lose their homes just because they cannot afford their property tax. I would like the county tax collectors, auditors, Treasurer and Land Commissioner to come up with a program in which people who have fallen behind on their property tax can get help from other Arkansans to pay their taxes. The donors would be able to get an income tax credit off their state income taxes for each dollar donated. Those who receive donations would pay their property taxes with more time to pay which would help pay for the tax credit. I'd like to see the Office of State Lands possibly consolidated into another/other part/s of the state government. The auctioning of tax lien property could be done by Treasury. The other functions of the Office could be done by the Secretary of State.
Tommy Land (Republican)
As Commissioner of State Lands I will encourage all state offices to look for ways to make government more effective and less expensive. We must reduce the tax burden on our citizens and business's while providing the same services. By reducing the size of government we can accomplish this.