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, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Life of Mother Only.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
After escaping government tyranny, America’s Founders carefully defined and separated powers so that they and all future generations would have a limited and separated government of the people that would withstand the test of time.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I was raised Catholic and continue to practice that faith today. My Catholic faith is very important to me and I believe in being a servant leader and to lead by example.
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 member of the St. Joseph County Republican Party and the Elkhart County Republican Party and have hosted numerous Republican events at my facility. My Grandfather was the Republican Speaker of the House in Michigan and I grew up in a Strong Conservative Home. I have marched in the Right to Life Rally’s.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Currently we have one of the lowest unemployment rates in history in Indiana. However, when we do have unemployment there are number of ways to help. 1. Eliminate onerous regulations that impede growth. 2. Provide incentives to Businesses that educate and train workers. 3. Ensure that our schools are teaching life skills. We all need to work together to ensure that students have the resources and support to pursue a career that best matches their talents and interests. 4. Require able bodied people on assistance to work, attend school or do public service to receive assistance
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Allow carriers to cross state lines, allow the free market to compete and reduce the massive amounts of paperwork that drive the cost of healthcare up.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Government should stay out of the way of business except in the case of public, private partnerships that have been successful in creating economic growth to distressed areas.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have been a small business owner for 45 years employing thousand of employees many of them their first job. I have prepared numerous budgets, prepared all my own taxes and I have led numerous organizations on the local, state, and national level. Under my leadership we were successful in creating positive change and I have been called a consensus builder. Also, I am a former teacher, so I understand and advocate the importance of education.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
As a long-time business owner and leader, I have been a mentor to many people and everyone considers me honest and trustworthy. I am a very hard worker and I will do what it takes to get the job completed the right way and be a trusted advocate for the people of my community.