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?
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The same impulses in man that lie as the foundation for the Ten Commandments. Although Lord Acton came along 100 years after the Constitution was written, his axiom that "power corrupts; and absolute power corrupts absolutely" provides a basic insight into the rationale for a separation of powers. By recognizing both man's natural & inalienable rights as coming from God and therefore preceding the law, the Constitution sets out to restrict THE GOVERNMENT, and not the people.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I have an amazing personal relationship with Jesus and know who I am in HIM. I understand every day is a gift and I live each to the fullest, while glorifying HIM. I walk in complete faith in all that I do. My greatest fear in Life is standing before the Lord and HIM saying, "Why didn't you trust me to do what I created you to do?”. This is why I am running for HD114. I KNOW that I KNOW that He has called me "for such a time as this". I have a heart for knowing and serving people. I want the people of HD 114 to know me personally and what I stand for. I understand that not all will agree with me on policy, but my hope is they will know that I am for them and will always represent them with integrity. When asked an honest question, I will always give an honest answer. I give them my word that I will be the same for the entire 2-year term and ask that they hold me accountable. I want to put Honor back in Honorable, it is a title that is earned, not and entitlement or right.
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.
As a conservative, my views are grounded in reality and reflect what has worked best for our Country over time. I believe in common sense solutions, that balance the rights and RESPONSIBILITIES of the individual versus specialist groups. My long history of working to elect conservatives and to promote those working for conservative public policy solutions underscores my conservative credentials.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The best way to get job participation is to get more money in the hands of the people so they can invest in their small businesses, purchase goods and services which grows the economy and brings down unemployment. Small businesses are the biggest generator of jobs, not the government.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
That government really doesn't belong in the Health care business, it's just another commodity. The best way to promote affordable healthcare is through deregulation of the health insurance industry to make it more competitive. Reducing the regulations that insurance companies put on doctors and free them up to practice medicine will provide a better atmosphere and better healthcare for all. Practices such as Atlas MD Direct Medical care in Wichita, KS that began to offer concierge medicine after Obamacare was passed, show what free market principles can do for medicine to benefit both doctors and patients.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Government needs to reduce taxes, burdensome regulations and get out of the way of businesses. It is not the function of government to pick winners and losers in the business world. The government should provide a safe climate for business to grow without trying to regulate it.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have spent 30 years as an entrepreneur and business owner. I have signed both sides of a paycheck. I possess excellent personal and communication skills, and a demonstrated ability to build consensus in both business and public settings. Given the rancor and division in politics lately, having a good listener that is respectful and can work with others without demonizing them will be, I believe, a welcome change from our current representation. As President of the Park Cities Republican Women’s club, I grew the membership to one of the largest in Texas. I enjoy using my leadership skills to help improve my community.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am a conservative who is ready to get to work on behalf of this district and the community I would serve. The amount of support I have received so far underscores that people are ready for a change in leadership in this district. I will be a conservative voice who gets things done and I hope to have the opportunity to provide servant leadership to the citizens.