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:
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I am not fond of the idea of abortion, but cutting it off would flood the welfare system. Until reforms to both welfare and abortion are made that can be in balance, I don't support outlawing abortion. Ideally, abortion would be available in cases of threat to the life of the mother, life-threatening birth defects, rape, and incest.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The founders separated and limited the powers of each branch of government in order to keep them accountable to one another in order to keep any one of them being able to gain tyrannical power.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe in God. I have no faith in the religions constructed by man, but I firmly believe in freedom of religion and religious expression. If we truly believe in separation of church and state, we can't accept only that the church should have no role in influencing governent
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.
I am extremely liberal in the classical sense, not in the modern sense. I believe in the sovereignty of the individual. I believe that all people are individuals who should not be forced to live their lives in any way contrary to how they wish, as long as they are not harming anyone else or anyone else's property. I believe in free and open markets.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The best way to bring down unemployment is to remove the restrictions that keep people from being able to work. The elimination of occupational licensure which creates barriers to entering into business would be a good start. The elimination of counterproductive regulations on businesses would be the next step.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
The proven way to get health expenses down is to reduce regulations on healthcare providers and unleash the innovative power of the marketplace to drive up quality and drive down prices. Direct primary care is a good start, but we need to get the government out of healthcare. Everything they touch turns to deficit.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The government has absolutely no role in boosting the economy other than repealing any damaging regulations and programs they've already implemented. Ending corporate bailouts would be a good start. Ending tariffs and subsidies would be the next logical step. Free the markets and let people prosper. Stop holding its leash.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
As a project coordinator for a private firm, I have to read every detail of every document for every project that I oversee. I am used to reading very lengthy (and very boring) documents thoroughly and picking apart the finer details. I have quite effectively learned to detect ambiguity in proposals that could lead to unsustainability, scope creep, unintended consequences, delays, and expenses. This has led to me being an effective leader that keeps projects on time, within scope, and within budget. In project management, my effectiveness comes from this same willingness to say NO when that's the right thing to do, whether or not it is the popular opinion. When stakeholders attempt to add items to the project that are not defined in the scope and, subsequently, the budget, I say NO. If it won't work within the time, scope and budget of the project, then it simply can't be done. I want to bring that level-headed, tough love to state government.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
If there is ever any question about how I would vote or what I believe, please call, text, or email me. My door is always open. Just reach out to me and we'll talk.