DEMING, LEE

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House of Representatives
District:
55
Political Affiliation:
Republican

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSStrongly Supports
  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • SOStrongly Opposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Pubic Schools in Montana are overfunded: Oppose
2. Pubic Schools in Montana are underfunded: Oppose
3. Pubic Schools in Montana are adequately funded: Support
4. Parental choice in education should be expanded through tax credits, education savings accounts, vouchers, and other means to allow children to attend any school of their or their parents choice: Strongly Support
5. Montana should allow public charter schools: Strongly Support
6. Parents should be allowed to home school their children without additional state regulation: Strongly Support
7. The teaching of "Critical Race Theory" (CRT) should be banned in Montana public schools: Strongly Support
8. Comprehensive sex education, beginning as early as kindergarten, should be allowed in public elementary schools: Strongly Oppose* Public funding of public schools appears to me to be adequate. In my own experience in education there seems to have been a movement to divert money from the classroom to fund more administrative positions. If that trend continues across the state, then an increase in funding isn't necessary. A reallocation may be. The "Critical Race Theory" question can be tricky. I would, of course, teach about it in my classes so that students would understand what it is. I believe advocating for the idea in public schools should be banned.
9. Income taxes in Montana are too high: Strongly Support
10. Property taxes in Montana are too high: Strongly Support
11. Corporate taxes in Montana are too high: Strongly Support
12. The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows all citizens to own firearms for self-protection: Strongly Support
13. Global warming is a problem requiring increased regulation: Strongly Oppose
14. Environmental regulations in Montana are too stringent: Strongly Support
15. Environmental regulations in Montana are NOT stringent enough: Strongly Oppose* I am unfamiliar with Montana's corporate tax structure to be honest. To the extent that I oppose most or all taxes means that that to whatever level they exist they are too high. The question on the 2nd Amendment is misleading. No amendment "allows" citizens the right to own firearms for protection. That is their fundamental, natural right. The 2nd Amendment identifies that right as protected from government encroachment. And this isn't just hair-splitting. It matters. If you believe that the government grants rights, then you also believe that the government can take rights away. Because global warming advocates couldn't make their case, we are now inundated with climate change warnings. I oppose virtually all increases in regulations so would not support any increased 'global warming' purposed regulations. Environmental regulations are only necessary if industry can't be held accountable for damages. The proper forum for relief is the courts. Also, environmental regulations are enforced typically through government agencies which are subject to regulatory capture.
16. Montanans should not be discriminated against or treated differently because of their vaccine status: Strongly Support* One of the reasons I am running for office is the absurdity of forced vaccinations, vaccine passports, mandatory masking, social distancing, distinguishing between essential and non-essential businesses. I would protect Montanans from this lunacy.
17. Doctor assisted suicide should be legal in Montana: Strongly Oppose
18. Abortion should be banned in ALL stages of pregnancy: Strongly Support
19. Abortion should be banned during all stages of pregnancy, with the exceptions for rape and incest: Strongly Oppose
20. Abortion should be banned only after a heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks): Strongly Oppose
21. Abortion should be banned only after the first trimester (12 weeks): Strongly Oppose
22. Abortion should be banned only when a fetus becomes viable outside the womb (20 weeks): Strongly Oppose
23. Abortion should be banned only after the 2nd trimester (28 weeks): Strongly Oppose
24. Abortion should never be banned, not at any stage of pregnancy: Strongly Oppose
25. The Montana Constitution should be amended to ban abortion: Strongly Support
26. Infanticide (infants born alive with physical abnormalities, including infants born as a result of a botched abortion) should be banned in Montana. Strongly Support
27. Companies and individuals should be allowed to opt-out of the abortion related mandates contained in Obamacare: Strongly Support* I support human life from conception to natural death. Governor Bullock actually vetoed bipartisan legislation outlawing infanticide. Unconscionable. No matter how a person feels about abortion in general, children who survive abortions by definition are U.S. citizens and deserving of all rights and protections that status confers. Conscience rights are under attack all over America. I would defend Montanan's rights of conscience vigorously as a legislator.
28. Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete against athletes of the opposite sex: Strongly Oppose
29. Doctors should be banned from performing sex-change procedures on minors: Strongly Support
30. Homosexuals and transgender people should be allowed to adopt children: Oppose
31. Non-discrimination laws should be expanded to protect sexual orientation and gender identity in the same way that race, creed, nationality, and religion are protected: Strongly Oppose
32. Montana’s marriage laws should be changed to reflect the recent legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court: Strongly Oppose* It really isn't anyone's business what someone else's sexual orientation is, or whether they identify as one thing or another. And, I couldn't care less, to be honest. Just don't ask me to support lifestyles with which I disagree.