Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.
I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
We should justify every dollar spent through zero based budgeting.
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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.
What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?
Government shall not sponsor a particular religion and, likewise, all Americans are free to worship how they choose without prejudice.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I have served as a Chairman of a local hospital board and have seen first hand the struggles that all rural hospitals are facing. I have also seen first hand how difficult it is for those with and without insurance to pay for adequate health care. I believe a key strategy to help lower health costs is tort reform. Insurance costs have skyrocketed due to runaway jury verdicts for frivolous lawsuits. I would also support interstate competition for insurance coverage.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
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.
State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
We should only allow immigrants to migrate to the U.S. if they have the ability to support themselves and their family, possess a needed skill set, and who have been properly vetted to ensure our safety.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.
I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I'm a Christian and a member of Level Grove Baptist Church. I believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and that by believing in Him, I will have eternal life. I strive each day to have a deeper relationship with Jesus, and to fulfill His will for my life. I pray that my actions as a man, husband, father and community leader glorifies Him.
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 a board member for FCA and have worked for years to help share the gospel. As a County Commissioner, I have worked diligently to be a good steward of tax payer funding by keeping our property tax rates among the lowest in the State of Georgia. I led the fight for Habersham County to become the first county in Georgia to be a Second Amendment Sanctuary County. I have a strong track record of supporting business and personal responsibility. I have received the endorsement of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce which is indicative of my support for local businesses that invest in our communities and employ our citizens. My personal beliefs are real simple, I believe in the Bible and the U.S. Constitution.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I am the only candidate with extensive experience in education (12+ years), business (13 years for large corporation and 5 years as small family business owner), local government, and rural healthcare. This unique blend of experience will help me understand the issues across a broad spectrum. As Chairman of the County Commission, I have worked closely with other city, county, and state elected leaders and agencies on a variety of issues. As a State Senator, experience matters.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I'm a proven, experienced leader with the skill set to work with others to solve difficult problems.
I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
Tort Reform in order to lower insurance premiums and cost of goods Enhanced support for vocational training in high schools Initiatives that support stability of rural hospitals
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?