April's Position on Drug Tests

Those who choose to enter public life and seek elective office must expect that, to some extent, their private lives will be subject to public scrutiny. That does not mean that they forfeit all privacy, for to insist on such a forfeiture would deter many good people from seeking public office.

Ordinarily, I would dismiss the suggestion that I submit to a drug test. However, these are not ordinary circumstances in which we, the people of the 19th district, find ourselves. For that reason, I will submit myself to a drug test anywhere, any time.

I wish to make clear, however, that I oppose, as I always have, random drug tests for ordinary employees except where clearly authorized by law.