House District 92

Missouri House District 92 - Affton area


Bill Heisse 
Republican

  • USMC Veteran
  • St. Louis Public Schools Teacher of the Year

1. Do you believe America is becoming more hostile towards American-Muslims and immigrants?

No, I think Americans are more concerned with illegal immigrants than legal immigrants. American-Muslims are hardworking members of our community.

2. Should private schools enforce policy preventing certain religious attire, i.e. hijabs, yamakas, headscarves, etc.?

Yes, private schools are private institutions. Parents are responsible for choosing appropriate schools which align with their beliefs.

3. Do you believe that law enforcement and public employees should receive sensitivity training, including training regarding race, gender and religious preference?

All institutions should instruct their employees on how to follow federal and state anti-discriminatory laws.

4. Upon request, should public school systems grant space on-campus for K-12 students of any faith for private prayer?

Yes, if a parent feels strongly about their child's faith, they should petition the administration. If the administration responds in favor, they should accommodate all faiths.

5. One of the best ways to gain familiarity with the local Muslim community is by attending public dinners during the month of Ramadan. Will you commit to attending one of these dinners in or near your district?

Yes

6. Did you support the Trump administration’s current version of the Travel Ban?

Yes, as travel was restricted to and from countries engaged in open internal conflict.

7. Should employers be able to restrict religious attire or religious practice within the workplace?

Yes, employees must follow their employers' policies. If employees disagree, they have the right to choose different employment.

8. As an Elected Official, will you commit to denouncing anti-Muslim hate speech and hate-crimes when and if they occur in Missouri?

Yes

9. Do you believe Muslim refugees pose a security threat to the United States?

No. I believe the United States has always been an advocate for the disadvantaged. However, all refugees must be vetted according to Federal Law.

 

 

Doug Beck
Democrat

  • Incumbent
  • Pipefitter for UA Local 562 for 30 years
  • Born in STL, graduated from Lindbergh High and STLCC

1. Do you believe America is becoming more hostile towards American-Muslims and immigrants?

There has been a definite move towards scapegoating immigrants and Muslims.

2. Should private schools enforce policy preventing certain religious attire, i.e. hijabs, yamakas, headscarves, etc.?

I think it is a slippery slope when we don't acknowledge religious freedom.

3. Do you believe that law enforcement and public employees should receive sensitivity training, including training regarding race, gender and religious preference?

I believe so

4. Upon request, should public school systems grant space on-campus for K-12 students of any faith for private prayer?

I think it is a slippery slope when we don't acknowledge religious freedom.

5. One of the best ways to gain familiarity with the local Muslim community is by attending public dinners during the month of Ramadan. Will you commit to attending one of these dinners in or near your district?

Yes

6. Did you support the Trump administration’s current version of the Travel Ban?

No

7. Should employers be able to restrict religious attire or religious practice within the workplace?

I'm not sure on this question.

8. As an Elected Official, will you commit to denouncing anti-Muslim hate speech and hate-crimes when and if they occur in Missouri?

Yes

9. Do you believe Muslim refugees pose a security threat to the United States?

No