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.
Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.
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.
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.
It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.
I support the death penalty.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
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?
To protect the life of the mother.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
Shut down the Refugee Resettlement Program. Do not start it up until we can guarantee that people being brought here will agree to live ONLY under American Law and that they do not pose a threat to our nation. Do not allow for sanctuary cities. Stop the flow of money from the U.S. to foreign bank accounts that fund terrorism. Stop the creation of "No Go Zones" in the U.S.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Their Christian faith.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I have been a born-again Christian since 1977. I believe in the core principals of the Christian faith. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. I am pro-life. I am a traditional American who loves his country and supports our president.
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 as a MN State Representative for 6 years validates my answer.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I would fight for a final repeal of Obama Care. I would vote in favor of a free market healthcare system. I would support bringing back Minnesota Care, which was a safety net system for our most vulnerable and low income citizens. It was the model for the nation, but was ended when Obama Care became the law.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Reduce regulations. Reduce the size and scope of government agencies that regulate businesses. Continue to reduce taxes.
What changes should be made to the tax code?
Make the Trump tax cuts permanent. Make the tax code simple.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Stimulate the economy.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
Continue to vote and support our Social Security system. Reduce waste, fraud and abuse in the system.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Bachelors degree in Political Science and Mass Communications. Paramedic certification and working 30 years as a full time paramedic. Becker City Planning Commission experience. State Representative for 6 years. Vice Chair of the Jobs and Energy Committee. Married for 27 years. Father of 3 grown children. Christian since 1977.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I love our nation. I was born and raised in Minnesota and I love our state. I support our president and his plan to Make America Great Again!