Maness, Shannon

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
(406) 925-3604


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: SS
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* Parents should be in charge of their childrens education. Even if they are in the public school system they should be involved in many aspects. Fortunately Montana schools have a lot of local control and can reflect the communities they serve. Much of this involvement is up to the parents to stay engaged and informed. Charter schools, private schools and home schools should all be viable options for parents to educate their children the way they see fit. Schools should stick to education and not indoctrination of our children so they are prepared to be productive members of the community when they are adults and able to enter the job market with valuable skills.
8. Income taxes in Montana are too high: O
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: SO
13. Environmental regulations in Montana are too stringent: SS
14. Environmental regulations in Montana are NOT stringent enough: SO* Government is involved in too many aspects of our everyday lives. It has grown into too many agencies and bureaucracies. If we continue to shrink the size and scope of government and just focus on what is constitutionally mandated, we can keep taxes low and stay fiscally solvent. A certain level of environment regulation is necessary but it has grown to outrageous levels that have resulted in an entire department of our government. Regulations have been weaponized by certain groups to stop growth and development. Complete sets of regulations have been created in the name of "climate change" causing extreme financial hardships on many business and potential developments of mines and water projects. This must be reigned in.
15. Montanans should not be discriminated against or treated differently because of their vaccine status: SS* We must set up protections for individuals to make their own medical decisions about what goes into their bodies. Public health is certainly a concern but we have seen this weaponized to the point that we can no longer trust those in charge to have everyone's best interest in mind. We have now seen where desires and ambitions have trumped sound science and research.
16. Doctor assisted suicide should be legal in Montana: SO
17. Abortion should be banned in ALL stages of pregnancy: SS
18. Abortion should be banned during all stages of pregnancy, with the exceptions for rape and incest: SS
19. Abortion should be banned only after a heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks): SS
20. Abortion should be banned only after the first trimester (12 weeks): SS
21. Abortion should be banned only when a fetus becomes viable outside the womb (20 weeks): SS
22. Abortion should be banned only after the 2nd trimester (28 weeks): SS
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: SS* This is a topic that is going to be litigated in court for years to come and most likely end up on the ballot for Montana voters to decide. It is most likely going to land somewhere in the middle between an abortion ban and a legal cut off period. If a bill is presented that bans abortion, then I will support that. If there is legislation that bans abortion after the first trimester then I will support that. Any legislation that limits the ability of someone to end a childs life will be supported, even if I believe that legislation doesn't go far enough.
27. Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete against athletes of the opposite sex: SO
28. Doctors should be banned from performing sex-change procedures on minors: SS
29. Homosexuals and transgender people should be allowed to adopt children: SO
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: SO* There are only two genders. This isn't a reasonable discussion that there is the possiblility of more genders. We cannot allow biological men to continue to injure women in sporting events and take their spots in championship events. Locker rooms and restrooms are completely off limits. Individuals should only be allowed to enter one of these spaces that belong to their gender at birth. Every human is created in God's image and every person deserves to be treated respectfully, but there should never be any type of law that forces another person to address someone with preferred pronouns. Sanity and common sense must prevail and no person should be forced to take part in someone's fantacy.