GORDON, ARLIE W

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House of Representatives
District:
31
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: Strongly Oppose
2. Pubic Schools in Montana are underfunded: Strongly Support
3. Pubic Schools in Montana are adequately funded: Oppose
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: Support
5. Montana should allow public charter schools: 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* Sooner or later, due to money that will be available to fund schools, schools will need to consolidate. Right now they are co-oping their athletic programs due to lack of enrolment. One day, the education will have to be co-oped as well. While schools are often the supporting economy in many small towns, it brings up the question of what are we funding? The school or the town? Is graduating 2 or sometimes 3 students a year viable? Is it worth having a full administration for the school to graduate that few students? Some counties, such as Garfield, have a county high school. There are satellite K-8 schools scattered around the county, but they all come under the auspices of one Superintendent. One suit runs all the schools. That is a tremendous savings to the county and the state. It could be done in many counties around the state.
9. Income taxes in Montana are too high: Support
10. Property taxes in Montana are too high: Strongly Support
11. Corporate taxes in Montana are too high: Oppose
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: Support
15. Environmental regulations in Montana are NOT stringent enough: Oppose* Property taxes, at least the ones I pay, have nearly doubled in the last 8 years. This is a burden to many people, but particularly older people living on a fixed income. It seems the state comes up with what it wants to fund in the way of new programs, then adjusts taxes to fit what they want. Why not give the state a fixed amount of money and let them hash out what they want to do with it? There is rarely talk of cutting spending. Only of increasing taxes. Come up with a plan to freeze property taxes or even eliminate property taxes for seniors citizen. I would support a sales tax if tax relief were given in other areas. Eliminate state income tax, maybe? Eliminate property taxes? Consideration was given to a state sales tax some years ago. This is what was released by the State House. "We would like to bring in a sales tax, but we do not want to offer any tax relief in the form of income tax or property tax until we see how much we will need." It doesn't take a genius to figure out where that would have gone. We would have had all the taxes we were already paying, plus a sales tax. Not a good idea until the state can be definitive about other tax relief.
16. Montanans should not be discriminated against or treated differently because of their vaccine status: Strongly Support
17. Doctor assisted suicide should be legal in Montana: Support
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 Support
20. Abortion should be banned only after a heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks): Strongly Support
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
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: Support
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: Support
32. Montana’s marriage laws should be changed to reflect the recent legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court: Oppose