1) The state should mandate paid family and medical leave and paid sick days so workers don’t have to choose between taking care of themselves or their families and their job security.
  • Richard Armerding (L): Did not respond
  • Nancy Burgoyne (R): Did not respond
  • Willis Curdy (D): Agree
    • This is the ultimate goal. However, in the last three sessions I have supported voluntary paid family and medical leave only to have the legislation fail. This legislation will only happen if the makeup of the Montana Legislature is in place and we have a Governor who supports it.
2) Do you support alternative approaches to our criminal justice system that decrease incarceration, including but not limited to investment in mental health care and drug treatment?
  • Richard Armerding (L): Did not respond
  • Nancy Burgoyne (R): Did not respond
  • Willis Curdy (D): Yes
    • I have helped to pass Montana’s version of criminal justice reform.
3) Government should create and maintain a robust social safety net – including SNAP, TANF, housing assistance, and Medicaid, among others – so those most in need don’t fall through the cracks.
  • Richard Armerding (L): Did not respond
  • Nancy Burgoyne (R): Did not respond
  • Willis Curdy (D): Agree
4) Would you vote to continue Montana’s crucial Medicaid expansion, without barriers to access such as work requirements or increasing premiums?
  • Richard Armerding (L): Did not respond
  • Nancy Burgoyne (R): Did not respond
  • Willis Curdy (D): Yes
    • I voted for Medicaid Expansion in the 2015 Session and again in the 2019 Session. In order to pass the legislation in 2019 I did vote for the bill. I am not supportive of the work requirement.
5) Do you support or oppose tribal governments receiving the same property tax exemption as non-tribal government?
  • Richard Armerding (L): Did not respond
  • Nancy Burgoyne (R): Did not respond
  • Willis Curdy (D): Support
6) Would you vote for any bills restricting a woman’s ability to make her own healthcare decisions in consultation with her doctor?
  • Richard Armerding (L): Did not respond
  • Nancy Burgoyne (R): Did not respond
  • Willis Curdy (D): No
7) Hanna’s Act (HB 21) and other MMIW policies need increased investment and statutory funding in order to have meaningful impacts.
  • Richard Armerding (L): Did not respond
  • Nancy Burgoyne (R): Did not respond
  • Willis Curdy (D): Agree
    • I voted for Hanna’s Act in 2019 and the funding for the program. We need to do more.
8) Would you vote to add sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression as protected classes under the MT Human Rights Act (MHRA), ensuring that all Montanans have the same access to legal protections in their workplace, housing, and public accommodations?
  • Richard Armerding (L): Did not respond
  • Nancy Burgoyne (R): Did not respond
  • Willis Curdy (D): Yes
9) In order to fully invest in communities and infrastructure, Montana should raise revenue by closing tax loopholes and ensuring that everyone is paying their fair share.
  • Richard Armerding (L): Did not respond
  • Nancy Burgoyne (R): Did not respond
  • Willis Curdy (D): Agree
    • We put people to work in good paying jobs when we invest in our communities and infrastructure.