MAPSTON, REBECCA

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House of Representatives
District:
94
Political Affiliation:
Republican

Survey

Response Legend

  • SSStrongly Supports
  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • SOStrongly Opposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Pubic Schools in Montana are overfunded: Oppose
2. Pubic Schools in Montana are underfunded: Oppose
3. Pubic Schools in Montana are adequately funded: Support
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: Strongly Support
5. Montana should allow public charter schools: Strongly Support
6. Parents should be allowed to home school their children without additional state regulation: Strongly Support
7. The teaching of "Critical Race Theory" (CRT) should be banned in Montana public schools: Strongly Support
8. Comprehensive sex education, beginning as early as kindergarten, should be allowed in public elementary schools: Strongly Support* As a parent, I understand firsthand the blessing of raising children. We are given great responsibility as the stewards of our children. This is a sacred role with great responsibility and is never that of the government. Today’s education system has the opposite philosophy and often is affront to basic parental rights in knowing and deciding what our children are taught. We are in a battle with our systematic social education system. What once was a place for children to foster creativity and free thinking has now become a place of social reform and indoctrination. We must stand up for our children and be the advocate I encourage parents as I did with my children, be overly engaged in what they are learning, be overly engaged in what is happening around their schools. Morality is to be taught in the home. I am running to ensure that we keep our schools free of the Critical Race Theory and other political agendas that do not align with the words of Martin Luther King, “that we judge a person based on content of character, not the color of their skin.” Our children should never be taught to be victims nor oppressors based on their skin color. Our leaders of tomorrow are those who sit in the classrooms today. We must begin to see our country from a generational lens. I believe parents and students should have more control over the education they desire. I will support legislation that will give parents more options on how they choose to educate their children
9. Income taxes in Montana are too high: Support
10. Property taxes in Montana are too high: Strongly Support
11. Corporate taxes in Montana are too high: Strongly Support
12. The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows all citizens to own firearms for self-protection: Strongly Support
13. Global warming is a problem requiring increased regulation: Oppose
14. Environmental regulations in Montana are too stringent: Support
15. Environmental regulations in Montana are NOT stringent enough: Strongly Oppose* Rising gas prices, cost for food, and snarled shipping at our country’s ports are causing our once booming national economy to slowly collapse before our eyes. Montana has been fortunate in that it has had an increase in 2021 for small businesses and entrepreneurship. However, with the current administration goal that ‘everyone just needs to pay their fair share” we could be in troubled waters. They want to accomplish their goal to increase taxes. This is not sustainable, as 35% of small business owners are in that $400,000 or more category that large, major corporations are in. This is not about helping the middle class, this is about moving their socialist agenda forward by finding a way to tax us to pay for their frivolous spending and social programs. I am a 1099 independent contractor, and my husband is an owner operator in Montana. I see first-hand how these burdensome tax increases do not ‘find those who are not paying their fair share of taxes’. Rather, it increases the amount they are already paying, putting the burden on the middle class in the name of taxing the rich. Our Corporate tax rate for income earners over $100,000.00 is up to 34% that is higher than the US and Transglobal Average. I want to ensure as your representative that we do not create unfair taxation from a state level that will only hinder economic growth. I also believe over regulation is holding back the growth of our economy keeping our housing market, especially in Missoula County, behind in creating affordable housing solutions therefore effecting the overall employment rate.
16. Montanans should not be discriminated against or treated differently because of their vaccine status: Strongly Support* I believe in our rights under our constitution. The constitution both US and Montana guarantees our freedoms and liberties. It also guarantees that all persons are treated equally under the law. This is to include our vaccine status.
17. Doctor assisted suicide should be legal in Montana: Strongly Oppose
18. Abortion should be banned in ALL stages of pregnancy: Oppose
19. Abortion should be banned during all stages of pregnancy, with the exceptions for rape and incest: Support
20. Abortion should be banned only after a heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks): Strongly Support
21. Abortion should be banned only after the first trimester (12 weeks): Strongly Oppose
22. Abortion should be banned only when a fetus becomes viable outside the womb (20 weeks): Strongly Oppose
23. Abortion should be banned only after the 2nd trimester (28 weeks): Strongly Oppose
24. Abortion should never be banned, not at any stage of pregnancy: Strongly Oppose
25. The Montana Constitution should be amended to ban abortion: Support
26. Infanticide (infants born alive with physical abnormalities, including infants born as a result of a botched abortion) should be banned in Montana. Strongly Oppose
27. Companies and individuals should be allowed to opt-out of the abortion related mandates contained in Obamacare: Strongly Support* I believe life begins at conception. As soon as a woman discovers she is pregnant and a heartbeat is confirmed that abortion should not be legal except in the cases of extreme medical conditions, incest and rape. I believe this is such a small fraction of abortions. I believe abortion is used for birth control and I think there are just to many other options available to a woman who is not ready to be a mother. Adoption costs need to come down, but good vetting for adoptive families and those willing to foster children is important. I think this should be the option given to women. As a women who knows the fears that come with unexpected pregnancy and also walking a friend through the abortion process and giving all options to her first before she went to have an abortion, I wish we would encourage women to seek out other options. Abortion is not a woman's right. Abstinence is. Abortion in my eyes is murder. In today's age where so many couples are dealing with infertility and would love the opportunity to adopt I believe we need to take the stigma off of young pregnancy and unexpected pregnancy and adoption. We need to champion those programs to help the process of adoption along. Aborted fetuses have become a money making scheme in the name of "medicine" and its a genocide on the innocent and unborn. There is a better way, a healthier way.
28. Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete against athletes of the opposite sex: Strongly Oppose
29. Doctors should be banned from performing sex-change procedures on minors: Strongly Support
30. Homosexuals and transgender people should be allowed to adopt children: Strongly Oppose
31. 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: Support
32. Montana’s marriage laws should be changed to reflect the recent legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court: Strongly Oppose* This is such a touchy subject. I as a woman of faith believe all humans deserve dignity. The Montana Constitution states; The dignity of the human being is inviolable. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws. Neither the state nor any person, firm, corporation, or institution shall discriminate against any person in the exercise of his civil or political rights on account of race, color, sex, culture, social origin or condition, or political or religious ideas. In the Montana constitution also gives all persons certain inalienable rights. It states, all persons are born free and have certain inalienable rights. They include the right to a clean and healthful environment and the rights of pursuing life's basic necessities, enjoying and defending their lives and liberties, acquiring, possessing and protecting property, and seeking their safety, health and happiness in all lawful ways. In enjoying these rights, all persons recognize corresponding responsibilities. This includes homosexual and transgender people. So to ensure that happens if we need to include them in those non discrimination laws then yes. However, I will firmly state that my personal belief is that their are two biological sexes (male and female) as well as once in a rare occasion a hermaphrodite. This term "social construct" around gender preference is simply defined as "an idea that society has accepted" I do not believe this is truth. I do not accept this social construct. What you "feel" does not change science, god given biological identity, or truth. Therefore I do not believe while someone is confused about their sex/gender they should force that onto unwilling innocent children, and adoption should be off the table. Mothers and Fathers through all of history since creation have been part of the traditional family construct. They have vitally important roles inside the family. I believe we need to find ways that is more supportive of the family unit with a mother and father and creating healthy homes/relationships so that families stay together so that single families will decrease. I do not want to see the traditional family destroyed in the name of "social construct" - truth is truth, fact is fact, anything else is simply personal choice. I will never judge someone on the way they want to live but I do not accept that innocent children should be subject to that.