Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
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.
George Washington's comment that “Religion and morality are the essential pillars of civil society” is still true today.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
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?
I do not believe there is a reason for abortion. It is not the choice of one human to take the life of another. We are created beings with human dignity and the right to life.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
A trait of humanity is greed. People like to have power. The belief in all people being born with equal opportunities versus an opposing belief in the divine right of kings is what led the Founders to separate powers. The allowance for accountability and balancing powers prevents tyrannical rule.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I believe in one God. He is the creator of all living things. I also believe in freedom of the individual. Freedom is dependent upon character and morality. A free society must also be a moral society.
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 am a pro-life conservative. I believe in the sanctity of life. I believe in freedom of the individual and the rule of law. I think that when society demands personal responsibility of their citizens, they are stronger and more able to productively contribute to society. I believe in individual rights over group rights. I believe that able-bodied people should do everything in their power to work. When people are motivated to work, everyone benefits. I am a proponent of the second amendment. It is part of the Citizen's Bill of Rights that we have the right to defend ourselves and our property. We are individual citizens and not subjects. It is true that we need to defend our borders. Without borders we are not a country. There are legal ways to enter for those who wish to be Americans. It is the immigrant persona upon which this country grew and prospered. The blending of cultures and diffusion of ideas has made us a nation.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
In my opinion, unemployment would be decreased with fewer government regulations and more support for small businesses. I also believe that decreasing governmental assistance and making it more difficult to procure for able-bodied people would contribute to less unemployment.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Legislating health care is almost impossible. Eliminating the bureaucracy that is involved might reduce the costs some. Competition within the health care industry must be increased. Accessible health care is also necessary. While health care providers must take cost effectiveness into consideration, it is true that accessibility is a factor in where people choose to live.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The government should allow a capitalist free market economy as much as possible. Fewer regulations and less government interference will boost the economy.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have been a teacher for 21 years. I have taught many types of history including ancient Greece, classical Rome, ancient Mesopotamia, and ancient Egypt. I have also taught American history, including the Constitution. I have been an alderperson for the City of Hartford since April of 2012. I have served on the Utility Committee and the Community Development Authority. I am currently the chairperson of the Public Works Committee. I am also the liaison to the Police and Fire Commission. I am a strong supporter of law enforcement. I believe in the Constitution. I believe in good government.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I have been married to my husband Dave for 21 years. We have one son, Luke, who is 17 years old. He will be a senior in high school. We have lived in Hartford for 14 years. I was born and raised in SE Wisconsin, and I have lived here almost my entire life.