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?
I support a constitutional amendment protecting life at every stage until natural death.
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?
Focus on welfare and other programs that generate government dependance for generations. A job is the best social welfare program.
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?
The government has no place in church's business.
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?
Promote a free market in healthcare, remove mandates and require transparency.
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?
1. Persecuted minorities like Christians who live in Asia, Africa or the Middle East. 2. Highly skilled people who can start businesses that current citizens do not have available to fill jobs in those areas.
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 am a Christian and my decisions in office, as well as other aspects of my life will be guided by my faith.
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.
Please check my social media and website for this information.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have a lifetime of leadership and service to my community. I currently work as a Republican staffer at the State Capitol. See my website at www.kerishipley.com for additional details.
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 will work hard for my community and state and will be honored to serve them at the Capitol. I believe in communication and want to listen and be available to the constituents to help them or find ways to make a change where needed.
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?
I am a member of the NRA and the OK2A and support all gun rights.
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?
1. Pro-economic growth/oppose shutdowns 2. Pro values/pro-life/pro second amendment 3. Pro accountability and transparency on budget/oppose tax increases
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Every individual has worth and merit and are equal in the eyes of our Creator. We should love and respect one another regardless of skin color.