House District 94

State House District 94- Mehlville, Oakville

Jean Pretto
Democrat

  • Automobile sales, certified teacher
  • M.A. in Education Administration
  • Mehlville School Board 2014

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

Yes.

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

No.

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

Yes.

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

Yes

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?

No, particularly if there is space to do so.

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

Absolutely!  

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

Not at all.

 

Jim Murphy
Republican

  • Owner, Shoppers Rule, Inc. - worldwide embroidery and sewing supply company

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

Yes

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

No

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

I do.

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

I believe there is a place for religion in public schools but we must treat all religions equally.

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?

The seven countries that are affected are all hostile nations to the US and I agree that restrictions are needed.  

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

Only when it is a safety issue.

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?

I do not believe that Muslim Refugees pose any more of a threat than any other religious group.