March 13, 2014 | Posted in Arkansas Voter's Guide | By

This week Family Council mailed surveys to candidates running for state and federal office. Survey results will be included in the Arkansas Voter’s Guide for the Primary Election in May and the General Election in November.

This year’s state and federal surveys cover a variety of topics important to Arkansans. Below are copies of the surveys.

Survey for Candidates for Federal Office

Below is a list of statements. Please specify whether you support, oppose, or are undecided about each statement.

  1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that expanded abortion.
  2. Same-Sex Marriage: The 2013 United States v. Windsor Supreme Court decision that expanded same-sex marriage.
  3. Obamacare: The 2010 Affordable Care Act, commonly known as “Obamacare.”
  4. Balanced Budget: An amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget every year.
  5. Oil: Building the Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada through the United States.

Survey for Candidates for State Office

Below is a list of statements. Please specify whether you support, oppose, or are undecided about each statement.

  1. Abortion: The 1973 Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision that expanded abortion.
  2. Marijuana: The 2014 proposed ballot measure sponsored by Arkansans for Responsible Medicine to legalize medical marijuana.
  3. Education: The Common Core State Standards being implemented in Arkansas’ public schools.
  4. Guns: Allowing citizens who may legally own a handgun to visibly carry an unconcealed handgun without a permit—also known as “open carry.”
  5. Medicaid Expansion: The Arkansas Private Option law passed in 2013 to increase the number of people receiving health insurance through Medicaid by using tax dollars to buy health insurance from private insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act.

Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.