Marconi, Devin

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:
(804) 310-1527


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: SS
3. Public Schools in Montana are adequately funded: O
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: S
5. Parents should be allowed to home school their children without additional state regulation: S
6. The teaching of "Critical Race Theory" (CRT) should be banned in Montana public schools: SO
7. Comprehensive sex education, beginning as early as kindergarten, should be allowed in public elementary schools: O* Education is the most important feature of a state and we must make sure that we have the difficult discussions as representatives of this state to ensure that the liberties of our children are not infringed upon. Students need to feel comfortable in the classroom environment and have access to resources that help them succeed. Additionally, teachers need to feel comfortable and safe in the work environment so they are enabled to create positive and strong connections with the students. Regulating what teachers cover in the classroom is important but can quickly become destructive and that is why we need to have long discussions about how to intervene with this dimension of our state without diluting the education our teachers provide. We must educate our students to be able to succeed in any environment in this nation; from working on the beautiful farm lands in rural Montana to being able to represent our state's interests in the most high paced urban environments.
8. Income taxes in Montana are too high: S
9. Property taxes in Montana are too high: S
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: SS
13. Environmental regulations in Montana are too stringent: O
14. Environmental regulations in Montana are NOT stringent enough: O* Regulation is an important tool to ensure that corporations don't prioritize profits over the quality of life of Montana citizens. On the other hand regulations can quickly be used in excess. We must find the equilibrium of regulation that protects the health and access to our great public lands and does not infringe upon small businesses. I promise to exclusively use regulations to protect the interests of Montana citizens and small businesses. minimal restrictions on corporations takes money out of the state of Montana and we need to keep our economy local.
15. Montanans should not be discriminated against or treated differently because of their vaccine status: S* The vaccine issue is divisive and I believe there was significant benefit to getting vaccinated early on in the pandemic. We need to listen to our trusted researchers in times of crisis and from my understanding the vast majority of respected scientists advocated for vaccination. It has been four years since the beginning of this pandemic and I believe there are health benefits to being vaccinated but some have chosen not to be vaccinated and it is their individual right to refuse the vaccination. I believe the pandemic reveals the importance of unity and productive communication during times of crisis and I aim to use my position in government to have positive and productive conversations about all security threats that acknowledges the complex relationship between security and liberty in legislation.
16. Doctor assisted suicide should be legal in Montana: S
17. Abortion should be banned in ALL stages of pregnancy: SO
18. Abortion should be banned during all stages of pregnancy, with the exceptions for rape and incest: SO
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): O
22. Abortion should be banned only after the 2nd trimester (28 weeks): S
23. Abortion should never be banned, not at any stage of pregnancy: O
24. The Montana Constitution should be amended to allow abortion: SS
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* Liberty must be the guiding principle as representatives consider legislation. Liberty is defined as ones right to be/do whatever they desire to be/do up until the point where they infringe their fellow citizens right to be/do whatever they want to be/do. I will not support any legislation that infringes upon our liberties and I believe the regulation of abortion is a direct infringement on liberties. Abortion is a tricky issue and we need to acknowledge the repercussions that come with regulation. We need to ensure that no one is encouraged to go through this procedure but we must make sure that emergency care during pregnancy is always accessible. Excessive regulations on abortion procedures can and has in some states resulted in the mother and the child being put to risk during pregnancy. We cannot have legislation that puts American citizens at risk of death and some regulations on abortion can do that. We must have access to these procedures for those who are within the proper time frames. I will not support any form of legislation that restricts the doctors performing these procedures because of the impact it could have on women in need of emergency care.
27. Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete against athletes of the opposite sex: S
28. Doctors should be banned from performing sex-change procedures on minors: S
29. Homosexuals and transgender people should be allowed to adopt children: SS
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: SS
31. Montana’s marriage laws should be changed to reflect the legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court: SS* To begin, I want to say that transgender Americans are, first, American citizens, and we must protect their individual liberties just as passionately as we protect our own. The beauty of the United States is that we protect the right of our neighbors to be/do whatever they please regardless of how much we agree with them. Once again liberty is guiding my position on this issue. We cannot infringe the liberties of our fellow citizens. I believe the regulation on transgender citizens rights is better defined as regulation on the liberties of US citizens. Issues regarding youth sports should be controlled by youth sport organizations and the state should have minimal to no intervention in this dimension of our lives. State representative need to focus on legislation that will actually benefit our lives instead of unnecessarily regulating our lives. Regarding physical procedures on minors, I believe it is important to have measures in places that protect young individuals from having life altering procedures. I believe we should attempt to mirror the approach maintained when considering cosmetic procedures on minors. Additionally, we need to ensure that all adults have access to all procedure they desire.