Issues and Issue Questions Available for Candidate Responses

These are the issues and questions we make available to the candidates to inform voters of their positions and views. All responses are provided by the candidate or are taken from the candidate’s website, public statements or legitimate news articles.

Questions Available to All Candidates
General PhilosophyPersonal and FamilyProfessional ExperienceCivic InvolvementPolitical ExperienceReligious AffiliationAccomplishments and AwardsEducational BackgroundMilitary Service
Reasons & Objectives
Why I Am Running for Public OfficeGoals If ElectedAchievements If ElectedAreas to Concentrate OnOn Entering Public ServiceOpinions of Other Candidates
Endorsments, Voting, Elections, Politics & Government
Candidate EndorsementsSafe & Fair ElectionsFalse Online Information & Fake NewsBallot Measures & Citizen ParticipationFaith-Based Programs
Jobs, Economy, Trade, Business, Industry & Agriculture
EconomyJobsSmall BusinessesEconomic StimulusInfrastructureEmployment DiscriminationFamily FarmReal EstateMinority & Women-Owned BusinessesGreen Jobs & Manufacturing County AgricultureGreen FarmingSeed Corporations
Crime, Police & Imprisonment
Crime & PreventionBlack Lives MatterDefund PolicePrisonsMinority IncarcerationCommunity-Oriented PolicingYouth and Gang CrimeHuman TraffickingCrimes Against ChildrenCounty Criminal Justice ReformCounty Police ReformsWorking with Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE)Prison SlaveryParents Prosecution Truant ChildrenPublic Transportation Fare EvasionBail ReformInmates WorkChildren Crimes
Housing & Communities
HousingRenter EvictionsHomeownershipHomelessnessPromotion of Mixed-income NeighborhoodsHousing ShortageUrban SprawlZoningPublic SafetyBlighted AreasCommunity DevelopmentBuilding CodesHome PricesMortgagesParks And Open SpacesForeclosuresCounty's Main PrioritiesRenters RightsRedlining Housing & LoansTransgender Protections & Community
Environment & Climate Change
EnvironmentPollutionRecyclingEnvironmental JusticeState & Local Climate Change InitiativesConservation County & Local Sustainable GrowthFlood MitigationGreen EnergyGreen FarmingGreen Jobs & Manufacturing
Abortion, Pro-Life & Genetic Engineering
Abortion for Rape and Incest
Poverty, Welfare & Hunger
PovertyPoor ChildrenSenior PovertyRural PovertyHungerUrban Poverty
Courts, Laws & Justice
Black Lives MatterMinority IncarcerationCourts & TrialsRace Sentencing DisparityJuvenile JusticeRacial Justice, Equality & EquityLie DetectorsNo One Above the Law
Civil, Religious, LGBTQ & Human Rights
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & ToleranceTransgender Protections & CommunityRacism & Race RelationsTransgender Public Bathroom RestrictionsBlack Lives MatterAnti-semitismRacial ProfilingSexual Orientation EducationRacial Discrimination & DisparitiesCruelty to AnimalsHomosexuality Choice or ChanceFreedom
Marijuana, Illegal Drugs, Alcohol, Cigarettes, Gambling & Prostitution
MarijuanaMedical MarijuanaCigarettes and SmokingIllegal DrugsDrunk Driving and Highway SafetyGamblingMetamphetamines and OpioidsDrug Prevention and RehabilitationAlcohol
Gun & Property Rights
Red Flag LawsRight to Carry a Concealed Handgun
Infrastructure & Transportation
Bikes, Scoters and PedestriansTransportationInfrastructureDrunk Driving and Highway SafetyHighway CongestionHighwaysDriver Safety MeasuresMotor Vehicles And InspectionsElectric VehiclesPublic TransportationLight RailAbusive Driver FeesTraffic CongestionSelf-Driving VehiclesDepartment of TransportationPhoto-Red Traffic Signal EnforcementRed Light Camera SurveillanceCounty Transportation Needs
Seniors, Social Security, Medicare, Pensions
Seniors & Aging of Population
Black Lives MatterRacism & Race RelationsRacial Discrimination & DisparitiesRacial ProfilingRace Sentencing DisparityDiversity, Equity, Inclusion & ToleranceMinority & Women-Owned BusinessesMinority IncarcerationMinority-Serving Colleges and UniversitiesEmployment Discrimination
Sex & Sexuality
Sex and Birth Control EducationHomosexuality Choice or ChanceTransgender Public Bathroom Restrictions
Questions Available to Todd County (SD) Candidates
Labor, Wages & Unions
Employment Discrimination
Health & Medical
Children's Health, Abuse And Neglect (32)Proposed Budget Cuts to CDC, NIH, and WHOWomen's Health & ReproductionDrug Addiction & Substance AbuseChildren and Schools COVID VaccinationsCommunity Health Centers Attracting Doctors and Medical Care ProvidersCOVID PandemicCOVID Impact & Government ResponseCOVID Vaccine Mandates & TestingUniversal Free Schools MealsElderly's Health & Abuse
Education & Schools
EducationTeaching Racial, Sexual, and Political materialCritical Race TheoryHigher Education & College CostsPrivate Schools Vouchers and FundingPrayer & Pledge of Allegiance in SchoolsCharter and Magnet SchoolsSchool SafetyPre-School and Early Childhood EducationOnline LearningStudent Loans, Scholarships and Pell GrantsTeacher PayPublic Schools K-12Local Control Over EducationCommon Core EducationSex and Birth Control EducationStudent Standards and TestingSpecial EducationCommunity CollegesEvolution and Intelligent Design EducationTeacher UnionsAchievement Gaps like Black-White, Boy-GirlClassroom SizeTeacher StandardsSchool DesegregationAfter-School, Sports, Art, Music ProgramsBullying and School CrimeHome SchoolingSexual Orientation EducationTeacher TenureTextbook SelectionVocational and Technical EducationComputers & Technology in SchoolsHigh SchoolsJunk Food & Vending Machines in SchoolsBilingual EducationDrugs in SchoolsParental Involvement in EducationArming TeachersDropoutsLow-Income SchoolsMinority-Serving Colleges and UniversitiesRural EducationUniversal Free Schools MealsAdult EducationMath and Science in SchoolsSchool BudgetsSchool Curriculum Math, Science, History, GovernmentTeacher DiversityTeacher RetentionNon-English Speaking StudentsMental Health in Public SchoolsEducation FundingPublic EducationSTEM-H Education
Banks & Finance
Redlining Housing & LoansWhite Collar & Financial CrimesMortgagesForeclosures
Values, Religion, Family, Patriotism & Public Service
Cruelty to AnimalsFaith-Based Programs
Fracking and Natural GasGreen EnergyEnergy
Immigration, Border Security, Terrorism & Homeland Security
The Wall, Border Security & Border PatrolLocal First RespondersEnglish as Official Language
Technology, Internet, Social Media, Science & Space
Rural Internet AccessMedia Fake & Bias NewsSocial Media
Consumers & Food
FoodConsumersGenetically Engineered Food (GMOs)Food Safety