Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.
Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.
It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
I support sanctuary cities.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
I voted in these primaries and general elections:
2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Under NO circumstances should abortion be allowed
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Certain inalienable rights were granted to us by God that ensures that we can live as free people. These rights, limitations on government, and separation of powers were enumerated in the US Constitution as our road map for government.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian first and foremost and am guided by my Christian world view.
When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?
Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.
Two good bellwethers are Principles of Liberty and the Colorado Union of Taxpayers. Both are the conservative ratings for the Colorado Legislature. I finish at the top of these rankings each year. www.principlesofliberty.com/colorado www.coloradotaxpayer.org
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Economic freedom, that means free markets and less government.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I don't think government should be involved. Deregulate the healthcare industry including providers and insurers, this will lower costs. Allow health care providers to indemnify themselves from legal liability through contract with patients, to lower legal costs.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Zero, government should stay out of the economy - let the free market work.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
MBA in Finance, with direct private sector experience managing investments and cash for small businesses (the Colorado State Treasurer manages $6 billion in cash funds and serves on the board for Colorado's public pension system)
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I'm known as the "Combative Conservative" in the Colorado Legislature with arguably the most conservative voting record in the history of the legislature. I am the only conservative in the race for Colorado State Treasurer who has a history of standing strong for conservative values. Plus, I'm the only candidate who has direct private sector experience for the job. Not to mention, I'm the only person in the race that has a history of winning competitive races. So, if you want someone who is qualified, conservative and can win - I need your vote!