Shane Mekeland

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
MN House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:


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: "I am fiercely pro-life, pro-family…",
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2. Do you oppose taxpayer funding of abortion? Y Note: "I am fiercely pro-life, pro-family…",
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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: Republican Party Platform 2018.  Section 4 – Educate our Children. Expanding tax credits, deductions, and voucher programs, including for religious schools.  
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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 2018. Section 2 – Restore and Defend Civil Rights. Having their religious liberties accommodated if they refuse to solemnize, celebrate, or assist in a same-sex marriage. Everyone should have the right to form organizations based on their set of religious beliefs or principles including places of worship, charities, schools and hospitals.
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