Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive taxpayer funds or grants from federal, state, or local governments.
I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
I support the Heartbeat Bill in Georgia but I struggle with making exceptions for abortions. At the end of the day I really don't see circumstances where abortion should be allowed.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.
Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
Entitlements, Foreign Aid and pet projects of legislators deems pork
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.
Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.
I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.
What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?
It means the government should not manage churches or attempt to control what churches and other religious institution do. For many of us involved in the political world, our faith governs what we do. The government should never monitor or attempt to edit sermons or religious activities. People of faith should be able to practice their faith without government interference.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
We need market based solutions to our healthcare issues. I spent over three decades working with a major health insurer in Tennessee and I can tell you from first hand experience that government run healthcare does not work. Health outcomes do not improve and access to providers, especially specialists are limited. Plus provider reimbursement causes some providers either to not accept Medicare or Medicaid or end their practice. The government can act as a facilitator but should not be running healthcare.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
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.
State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
Anyone who wants to immigrate should follow the letter of US law. Also, I have a real problem granting amnesty to people here illegally.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.
I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a believer in Jesus Christ and rest in his saving grace alone for salvation. I can do nothing to merit his divine love - all I have is the blood of Jesus and his mercy. My faith influences how I view the world and the policies I advance as a political leader. It also governs how I conduct myself with others.
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 work as a Lay Minister in my church causes me to interact with many people. Within our church, I have a flock of approximately 20 people who I minister specifically to. I worked to start a Saturday night service called Grace Place from scratch 2 years ago which now has 5 to 6 dozen attendees each week. I also assist with home and hospital visits. Additionally, I teach each summer a week of Bible classes to disadvantaged students in my community plus volunteer at a local school. All this allows me to put my faith into action in other people's lives. I have also marched in the March For Life in Washington several times with members from the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have been involved in politics for over 40 years. My job in the health insurance industry involved working at a national level on legislation and its implementation. In Walker County, Georgia, I led the fight to change our county government from a sole commissioner to a board of commissioners. I worked with State elected leaders to pass legislation to allow a referendum and then campaigned for the issue. I also served as party chairman in Walker County led efforts to elect our statewide ticket in 2018. I am heavily involved in my community including efforts to redevelop the town of Rossville, GA. My experience uniquely positions me to serve the people of Walker and Dade County Georgia.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
In times like these, we need strong, resolute people in public office who are willing to make tough decision about issues like budgets and other issues that won't be the most popular. My faith drives me to my knees to earnestly seek answers from God and do the right, not the popular thing.
I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
People should be able to vote without photo identification.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
Human trafficking Elder Abuse Regulatory Reform
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
I don't think it racism but all the hate that is being spewed, especially at conservative Christians and people of faith.