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 support using a party caucus to nominate my party's candidate for Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, and I pledge to vote for my party's nominee.
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?
When the mothers life is in immediate danger.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The Constitution was carefully drafted to clearly define the boundaries of the federal government. They realized human nature causes those in power to seek more power and control in a never ending cycle as evidenced by the monarchy's in place throughout much of Europe at the time. The Constitution is meant to LIMIT the powers of the federal government.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I accepted Christ at the age of 6 at the First Free Will Baptist Church. To this day, I still have a strong relationship with this church even though my family and I now attend Walnut Ridge Baptist Church.
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.
The Journal of the Texas House shows every vote I have cast in the 3 legislative sessions where I served.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The best way to continue to keep unemployment low is to have a regulatory system that allows businesses to create jobs. The government does not create jobs, but should keep regulations to a minimum to allow industry to thrive.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
It is not the proper role of government to be the nations healthcare provider. Removing government red tape and regulations would allow the marketplace to come to equilibrium.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The government should foster a regulatory system that allows for businesses to invest in property, plants, equipment, and people. Keeping taxes low and regulatory intervention low allows companies to grow and to hire new employees.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
The experience of three legislative terms has made be a better legislator. It has taught me to really listen to constituents who have issues with state government. The ability to listen and the willingness to be accessible to the constituents of HD105 is what makes me the right person for this position.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?