window.dataLayer = window.dataLayer || []; function gtag(){dataLayer.push(arguments);} gtag('js', new Date()); gtag('config', 'G-SQ5F331HN7');

Ted Stroll

Election Information:

Party: 
Republican
District: 
25
Office: 
State Assembly

Contact Information:

tedstroll.com (under construction)
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100076890990738

Survey Responses:

S = Support
O = Oppose
NR = No Response
Life
S O NR
1.
Prohibiting Abortion: Prohibiting abortion except when necessary to save the mother's life.
X
2.
Taxpayer Funded Abortion: Allowing taxpayer dollars to fund organizations that provide abortion.
X
3.
Physician-Assisted Suicide: Allowing voluntary physician-assisted suicide for terminally ill patients.
X
Candidate's Comments:
1. Prohibition didn't work with alcohol and it won't with abortion either. One won't be "prohibiting abortion"; one will only be prohibiting legal abortion. Abortions will continue, sometimes endangering the pregnant woman and sometimes performed by unscrupulous and unqualified people. I think the trimester-based regulatory framework set out in Roe is a good policy, even though the decision wasn't well reasoned. 2. I could see restrictions on funding abortions that occur simply because the woman feels that it's inconvenient to give birth to a child. But many abortions are medically necessary and I see no reason to treat them differently from any other government-funded medical procedure. 3. People who suffer from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and similar horrors should have the legal right to end their lives.
First Amendment
S O NR
4.
Conscience Rights for Creative Professionals: Allowing creative professionals (photographer, baker, wedding vendor) to decline to participate in events or create messages that violate their moral or religious beliefs.
X
5.
Conscience Rights for Faith-Based Organizations: Exempting faith-based organizations from regulations that cause them to violate their sincerely held religious beliefs.
X
6.
Free Speech on Campus: Prohibiting speech zones or speech codes that restrict where students can discuss controversial or unpopular issues on college campuses.
X
7.
Donor Privacy: Protecting confidential donor information so individuals are able to privately support charities of their choice without fear of being doxed.
X
Candidate's Comments:
4. The Colorado baker in the "Masterpiece" decision who opposes same-sex marriage should not be forced to engage in compelled speech that celebrates it; it is a violation of the First Amendment. I regret that the Supreme Court dodged the issue. It's going to have to revisit it.
Family
S O NR
8.
Women's Sports: Preventing biological males who identify as female from competing in women's sports.
X
9.
Gender Identity Counseling: Allowing parents to obtain professional counseling for children struggling with gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome.
X
10(a).
Protected Class for Sexual Orientation: Adding “sexual orientation” as a protected class alongside race, religion, sex, age, and disability in nondiscrimination law.
X
10(b).
Protected Class for Gender Identity: Adding “gender identity” as a protected class alongside race, religion, sex, age, and disability in nondiscrimination law.
X
Candidate's Comments:
I am unsure with regard to question 10(b). There are so many unsettled issues, like biological males competing against girls and women in sports, which I think is unfair to biological females. Any answer I could give would be premature.
Education and Public Safety
S O NR
11.
School Choice: Allowing the use of tax credits, vouchers, and education savings accounts to cover the cost of children attending the school of their parents' choice, including private schools.
X
12.
Parental Rights for Opt-Out: Giving parents the ability to opt their children out of school materials and lessons to which the parents object.
X
13.
Critical Race Theory: Allowing schools to teach children that America's laws, policies, and society perpetuate systemic racism and that people are either oppressors or oppressed, or privileged or marginalized, based on their skin color.
X
14.
Parental Rights for Transparency in Education: Giving parents access to the curriculum and materials their children are learning in school and allowing them to decide whether or not their children should be exposed to certain ideas.
X
Health and Welfare
S O NR
15.
Medical Rights of Conscience: Allowing health care workers and providers the freedom to practice medicine in accordance with their personal beliefs and conscience.
X
16.
Parental Rights for Healthcare Disclosure: Requiring schools to disclose to parents if the school is providing counseling or medical services to a child who desires to undergo “gender transition.”
X
17.
Parental Rights for Mental Health Disclosure: Directing schools to inform parents of any mental, physical, or emotional health information and treatment that a child is receiving at school.
X
Candidate's Comments:
17. If a student is telling the school counselor that they are being physically abused by their drunken father, it would be unwise for the law to compel the school district to inform the father of that fact. The law is a blunt instrument. If it's overbroad, it can do a lot of damage. One must be careful and use a scalpel, not an ax, when crafting new laws.