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Sheila K. Butt

WINNER

House District64

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Incumbent or New

Incumbent

Party Affiliation

Republican

City

Columbia

Campaign Website URL

sheilabutt.com

Campaign Twitter Account

https://twitter.com/SheilaButt4TN

Candidate is running in a contested General Election.


SURVEY QUESTIONS


SURVEY QUESTION 1:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit abortion except when necessary to prevent the death of the mother?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 2:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would make sexual orientation a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 3:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would make gender identity/expression a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 4:
Would you support or oppose a bill to amend Tennessee’s marriage statute to expressly authorize the issuance of marriage licenses to two people of the same sex?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 5:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would establish a $15 per hour minimum wage in Tennessee?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 6:
Do you support or oppose the proposition that a person should be allowed by law to use the bathroom or locker room that corresponds to the gender they identify with?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 7:
Would you support or oppose a law creating the office of Solicitor General, a lawyer to serve as the state’s advocate in the court systems, to be appointed by the General Assembly?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 8:
Do you support or oppose the U.S. Department of Justice redefining the word “sex” to also include gender identity for purposes of Title VII and Title IX?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 9:
Would you support or oppose legislation, like Insure Tennessee, that would expand Medicaid coverage in TN beyond the Medicaid eligible population?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 10:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit state courts or any local government from ordering a privately owned business to participate in activities associated with solemnization or celebration of a marriage through the provision of goods or services if participating would violate their beliefs regarding the nature of marriage?

Support

SURVEY QUESTION 11:
Do you support or oppose the legalization of marijuana for recreational use?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 12:
Would you support or oppose legislation to award all of Tennessee’s Electors in a presidential election to the Party of the candidate who wins the national popular vote?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 13:
Do you support or oppose the legalization of horse racing tracks in Tennessee at which bets can be placed on races?

Oppose

SURVEY QUESTION 14:
Would you support or oppose a nominee to the TN Supreme Court if there is credible evidence that the nominee believes the state or federal constitution should be viewed or interpreted as a “living” document?

Oppose


ESSAY QUESTIONS


ESSAY QUESTION 1:
Explain your view of state government’s role in relation to economic growth and/or job creation.

I lean toward a free market, free enterpeise Nation. I don't belive government should be picking winners and losers.

ESSAY QUESTION 2:
Explain your views regarding the roles state government and parents have in elementary and secondary education.

I belive that parents have the first and foremost responsibilty for the education of their children. I also believe that School Districts, at the local level, should be in charge of curriculum and what is being taught to their students. They understand the local needs best. I don't believe that the federal giovernment should be involved at all and I hope that someday soon the federal Department of Education will be abolished.

ESSAY QUESTION 3:
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever done or accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?

One of the most satisfying things I have been able to accomplish is being elected as the State Representative to represent the people of District 64 which includes Mt. Pleasant, Columbia and the City of Spring Hill. I have worked very hard to make Maury County and the State of Tennessee the best place to live, work and raise a family in the United States. I believe that service to God and man is the most fulfilling life possible. I was recently asked by a student in a Civics interview if I had ever regretted running for office. My immediate comment was, "Not for one day!" I truly enjoy living a life of service.

ESSAY QUESTION 4:
What personal qualities or experiences do you think will best serve you in your role as a state legislator?

I am grounded in my own beliefs and able to lead and motivate others. I genuinely care about others and want to do what I can to help them in any way possible.

ESSAY QUESTION 5:
What bill passed in the last General Assembly that you would have voted against and why, or what bill did not pass in the last General Assembly that you wish had passed and why?

I believe that Tennessee may have been in a better position legally if we had passed the "privacy bill" for locker rooms, restrooms and dorm rooms. However, I am thankful that Tennessee has joined with 13 other states in suing the federal government over the egregious abuse of power by threatening to withold funding from our schools.