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Paul Torkelson

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN House of Representatives
District:
16B
Political Affiliation:
Republican

Survey

Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Position based upon candidate record or extensive research

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should abortions be banned after 20 weeks, the point at which an unborn child can feel pain? Y Note: 2019 Miller Heartbeat Amendment MN House p. 4379-4381
2. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of abortion? Y Note: Ban Taxpayer Funding of Abortion. 2017 MN House Journal, p. 4382
3. Do you oppose physician assisted suicide, also referred to as aid in dying? Y Note: Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life 2020 Primary Election Voter’s Guide, Question 5 and 6: 
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4. Do you oppose public school policies that promote transgender ideology? Y Note: Republican Party Platform 2018. Section 4 – Educate our Children. Emphasize Traditional American Values. K-12 public school teachers should not discuss or teach about alternative sexual lifestyles.
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5. Do you support legislation that preserves women’s athletics for biological females? -
6. Do you support school choice legislation, such as tuition tax credits, that would enable parents to choose the school that best suits their child’s needs? Y Note: Provide Educational Choice Through Opportunity Scholarship Tax Credits. 2017 MN House Journal, p. 3111
7. Should people have their religious freedom protected if they refuse to celebrate a same-sex wedding because of their deeply held religious beliefs? Y Note: Republican Party Platform 2016. Defending Marriage Against an Activist Judiciary. The First Amendment: Religious Liberty.
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