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, 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?
Mother's life is in imminent danger.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
To keep government in check and not to interfere and intrude into personal lives.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
Christian, I support family morals and values.
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 Commissioner, I have taken many votes advancing economic development in my county. The minutes are available in the Commissioners Journal.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
To grow the private sector.This grows the economy and jobs.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
As a Commissioner, I know first hand the challenges the area faces with affordable and accessible healthcare and have been an advocate for the Adams County Regional Medical Center. Making sure your area has access to preventative care is key to keeping costs down for many years to come. As State Representative, I would work to bring everyone to the table and work on this issue.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The government should assist in working to grow infrastructure and have less regulations to allow private sector to grow. To make sure government is a partner with private business in helping grow Southern Ohio, not a hindrance.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I am involved with family agricultural seed business. I am a 2 term trustee and 4 term elected County Commissioner.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am currently serving as Adams County Commissioner. I also serve on the Ohio County Commissioners’ Association’s board of directors. Prior to serving as an Adams County Commissioner, I served 2 terms as Wayne Township Trustee and was elected by my peers to serve on the Ohio Township Association board of directors. My local government service began as a member of the Wayne Township Volunteer Fire Department as a firefighter/paramedic. I ultimately served as fire chief. I am still an active member at this time. I was raised on a 7th generation farm in Cherry Fork, Ohio. Along with farming I was very active in 4H and FFA at the county, state and national levels. My wife of 26 years, Lori and I reside in the community of Cherry Fork, Ohio where we continue farming the same family farm. We have two grown children, son Casey and daughter Alyson. We are members of the Bethlehem Church of Christ.