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?
Rape, incest, and if the life of the mother is a risk.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
The nature of mankind is to seek out power and control, so that there is only one person or group in change. The Founders understood this and wisely created our system of checks and balances to ensure that no one person or group could completely take over the government and shape it to their wants.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe that Jesus is the Christ, Son of the Living God. At a young age I found Christ. I was raised in the Church. My father is a minister, and my two brothers are as well. My service took me into healthcare, and now government service. I believe it is important to have leaders with a strong Christian moral compass. This great county was build on Christian values, and it will continue to stay strong with Christian leaders in place. I am very active in my Church. I am the back up Worship leader, I work in our sound room, and each year I write a walk through drama geared for teens called "Face Your Fears."
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 have never held public office. You can read my bio and platform on my website at www.ScottieForOhio.com.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The best way to bring down unemployment is to get businesses to invest in the local economy. This comes from eliminating risk for the business, such as lower taxes, and lighter regulations.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Growing up we rarely had healthcare. We were poor, but sometimes not poor enough to get Medicaid. With the Affordable Healthcare Act, my parents were able to purchase insurance for the first time. I'm thankful for this because a couple years later my father had a brain tumor, and spent a month in the hospital recovering. Had he not had insurance coverage, he probably would not have gone to the doctor. I think healthcare coverage is essential for our citizens. To make it more affordable, and accessible for all we have to drive down costs. Healthcare needs to be more transparent, we need to open up State boundaries to drive competition, and we need to get control of the inflated costs in the pharma industry. After these items are taken care of the cost of healthcare should go down. We also need to make it easier for small employers to find plans at reasonable rates that they can then offer their employees.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Government's role in boosting the economy should be based on providing the best business environment for companies and investors to thrive. This includes lower taxes, less regulations, fast tracking applications for bigger projects, and working with business and education to ensure a skills ready workforce.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
In the private sector I have created jobs, and saved jobs in Southern Ohio. While working with the State of Ohio, I eliminated millions in government waste and improved the citizen experience. I bring a unique experience that combines my private and public sector experience which I can use to understand and navigate all aspects of creating more jobs for district 90.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I entered this race, not because I wanted to be a politician, but because I wanted to make a difference. Southern Ohio is my home and for too long we have been overlooked. I will fight to improve the future for your family and mine.