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?
If a decision should have to be made as to if the mothers life should be saved or the unborn child but that decision should be that of the mother. All lives matter. God gave us choice .it is up to us to choose the right one.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a Christian. I am a practicing Roman Catholic.
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.
My voting record. Also just a comment , those definitions are in the eye of the beholder.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Continue the polices the state has put in place creating a business climate for job creation and business expansion by reducing taxes, burdonsome and duplicative regulations. Government can not create jobs but can create the environment for increased budiness and thus jobs. Florida's unemployment rate is one of the lowest in the country due to these policies .
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Free market, small group policies, Reduce the large number of coverage mandates for group insurance and allow people to choose coverage based on their own needs. Continue to grow jobs so people can gain employment and seek coverage . Drive down the cost by invoking actual value based medical costs. Reduce prescription drug costs.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
See 30 above
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
BS degree in sociology/social work . See final statement below ref experience and previous listed experience at the beginning of the survey.
E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I and my wife Casey moved to Sarasota in 1975. I have been involved and active in my community . I served as a Sarasota County Deputy Sheriff , a County Commissioner and a state Representative. I feel not only my work experience and community ties will serve the voters well but also my valuable life experience.