Maki, Abigail

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senate
Political Affiliation:
(406) 880-4882


Response Legend

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

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Public Schools in Montana are overfunded: O
2. Public Schools in Montana are underfunded: O
3. Public Schools in Montana are adequately funded: S
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: SS
5. Parents should be allowed to home school their children without additional state regulation: SS
6. The teaching of "Critical Race Theory" (CRT) should be banned in Montana public schools: SS
7. Comprehensive sex education, beginning as early as kindergarten, should be allowed in public elementary schools: SO* While I recognize the importance of providing adequate resources for education, Montana must also maintain fiscal discipline and minimize the tax burden on hardworking homeowners. We need to remember that the foundation of education lies in mastering the basics—reading, writing, and math. These fundamental skills are essential for our children's success in an ever-changing world. Furthermore, we must uphold the principle of parental choice in education, allowing families the freedom to choose the schooling options that best suit their children's needs, including the option to educate them at home. By championing these principles—responsibility, academic excellence, and parental empowerment—we can ensure that every child in Montana has the opportunity to receive a quality education and achieve their full potential.
8. Income taxes in Montana are too high: SS
9. Property taxes in Montana are too high: SS
10. Corporate taxes in Montana are too high: O
11. The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows all citizens to own firearms for self-protection: SS
12. Climate Change is a problem requiring increased regulation: O
13. Environmental regulations in Montana are too stringent: S
14. Environmental regulations in Montana are NOT stringent enough: O* Lowering Montana's property taxes is crucial due to their increasing burden on homeowners. Many families are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up with the rising property tax bills, which are eating into their budgets and making homeownership less affordable. Moreover, the current method of calculating property taxes often leads to significant fluctuations in tax increases, causing uncertainty and financial strain for homeowners. By implementing measures to lower property taxes and stabilize their fluctuations, we can provide relief to Montana homeowners and ensure that they can afford to stay in their homes without sacrificing other essential needs. This will not only ease the financial burden on families but also contribute to the overall economic stability and well-being of our communities.
15. Montanans should not be discriminated against or treated differently because of their vaccine status: SS* I strongly disagree with any policy that enforces an individual to get a vaccine against their will in order to keep their job, or stay in the military.
16. Doctor assisted suicide should be legal in Montana: SO
17. Abortion should be banned in ALL stages of pregnancy: S
18. Abortion should be banned during all stages of pregnancy, with the exceptions for rape and incest: O
19. Abortion should be banned only after a heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks): O
20. Abortion should be banned only after the first trimester (12 weeks): O
21. Abortion should be banned only when a fetus becomes viable outside the womb (20 weeks): SO
22. Abortion should be banned only after the 2nd trimester (28 weeks): SO
23. Abortion should never be banned, not at any stage of pregnancy: SO
24. The Montana Constitution should be amended to allow abortion: SO
25. Infanticide (the killing of infants born alive with physical abnormalities, including infants born as a result of a botched abortion) should be banned in Montana. SS
26. Companies and individuals should be allowed to opt-out of the abortion related mandates contained in Obamacare: S
27. Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete against athletes of the opposite sex: O
28. Doctors should be banned from performing sex-change procedures on minors: SS
29. Homosexuals and transgender people should be allowed to adopt children: O
30. 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: O
31. Montana’s marriage laws should be changed to reflect the legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court: