Mat-Su Borough candidates’ positions on abortion, religious liberty and LGBTQ issues

    A newly-released “Values Voter Guide” by the Alaska Family Council lets Mat-Su residents know where candidates running for Borough Assembly and Borough School Board stand on abortion, religious liberty and LGBTQ issues. Voters will cast ballots on Nov. 5 in locations around the Mat-Su Valley to select three school board members and two borough assembly members.

    “There are clear differences in the candidates regarding student privacy, parental rights, religious liberty, abortion funding and other critical matters you and I care deeply about,” Jim Minnery of the Alaska Family Council stated in a notice about the guide.

    Candidates running for assembly seats were asked to respond to the following statements:

    • The Borough should adopt a policy to ensure that no public funds are ever used to pay for abortions or subsidize groups that promote abortion.
    • Laws creating special protected classes based on “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” pose a threat to religious liberty and should NOT be adopted by the Borough.
    • The Borough should protect the privacy of citizens in public buildings by requiring that restrooms, locker rooms, etc., be designated for and used exclusively by persons of the same biological sex.
    • Public libraries in Mat-Su should not be permitted to use taxpayer funds to sponsor the so-called “Drag Queen Storytime” program, which promotes gender confusion.

    Candidates vying for the District 1 seat include: Brian Endel, Tim Hale, Ryan Miller and Bruce Bush. Both Endel and Miller agreed with every statement listed above. Hale and Bush declined to respond to the survey.

    Candidates vying for the District 2 seat include: LaMarr Anderson, Faunus Doney, Elizabeth “Liz” Maxon and Stephanie Nowers. The only candidate to respond was Maxon, who agreed that the borough should not pay for or promote abortions, and that the borough should require that restrooms and locker rooms be designated exclusively for persons of the same biological sex. Maxon did not agree that sexual orientation and gender identity laws pose a threat to religious liberty. Nor did she agree that borough funds should not be used to sponsor “Drag Queen Storytime” programs in public libraries.

    The six candidates running for school board were asked to respond to the following statements.

    • The school district should require that restrooms, locker rooms, and similar facilities be designated for and used exclusively by persons of the same biological sex.
    • Groups that perform or promote abortion, such as Planned Parenthood, should not be permitted to teach sex education in schools.
    • School district resources, including employees such as nurses, should not be used to provide abortion or contraception to students.
    • Parents have the right to withdraw their children from any activity, class, etc., that they believe is harmful to the child.
    • Written parental permission should be required before sex ed classes; parents must “opt in” their child for such instruction.
    • Sex education should focus on “sexual risk avoidance” (SRA) methodology that teaches benefits of refraining from non-marital sexual activity.

    Candidates vying for the District 2 seat include James “Jim” Hart and Ray Michaelson. Hart agreed with every statement, while Michaelson declined to respond.

    Candidates for District 5 include Ryan Ponder and Alma Hartley. Ponder also agreed with every statement in the survey, while Hartley declined to respond.

    In District 7 Jeff Taylor is running unopposed but he agreed with every statement.

    Click here to view the complete voter guide.

    Click her to find out where to vote on Nov. 5.

    Joel Davidson
    Joel Davidson
    Joel is Editor-in-Chief of the Alaska Watchman. Joel is an award winning journalist and has been reporting for over 20 years, He is a proud father of 8 children, and lives in Palmer, Alaska.

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    1. Hello,
      Thanks for this Voter’s Guide. These are very important questions that all candidates should be willing to honestly respond to.
      I live in District 3 but it is not mentioned for any school board candidates. According to the Mat-Su Borough Election Brochure, District 3 has two candidates running. The answers on these issues would determine my vote if they were available . Perhaps this information was not known at the time of posting?
      There also seems to be a discrepancy on the voting date. Do we vote in Mat-Su on November 3rd or 5th? Thank you.
      I hope Alaska Watchman continues to keep us updated on the key issues important to Alaskans from a Judeo-Christian viewpoint. It is more important than ever in these difficult times.

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