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 believes that unborn children should be protected by law.
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?
Just as I did as Mayor, I would review each budget line and determine if taxpayer dollars should be spent. I believe taxpayer dollars should only be spent if it's constitutional; if it reduces the size and scope of government; and it should lessen, not raise the tax burden on Georgians.
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?
I believe each American has the right to freely worship and practice their religious beliefs without interference from the federal, state or local governments.
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?
I believe health care should be patient-centered, patient-driven. I oppose Medicare-for-All and support market-based reforms that empower individuals to control their health care decisions. I support employer-based health care and we should examine health insurance that is portable so that an employee can take their coverage with them from job to job and in and out of the labor market. I do not favor government mandates, and if we can get government out of the way and cut red tape and regulations, Georgians will have better health insurance options.
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?
Individuals should be allowed to immigrate, but only through legal immigration channels set up by the federal government.
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 devoted Christian. I believe Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior.
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.
As mayor of Franklin Springs, Georgia for the last 10 years, I’ve seen what good can be done for a community when there is a team that provides strong leadership. In Franklin Springs, we eliminated debt, increased salaries for city employees and provided health, life, and cancer insurance. We updated our water and sewer infrastructure, repaired our roads and invested in state-of-the-art equipment for our police and fire departments. We did all of this while cutting taxes and our city is now in strong financial shape. I am pro-life, pro-gun and a devout Christian conservative.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I am the former Mayor of Franklin Springs, Georgia, having served my community for the last 10 years. As Mayor, eliminated debt, updated roads and infrastructure, and improved city services—all while cutting taxes. I am also a small businessman, having started and built my business from the ground up. I've signed the front and the back of paychecks so I understand what it means to meet a payroll and create jobs.
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?
Regarding Question 21. I believe teachers should be allowed to carry guns in school with proper training from a certified instructor. I’ll work each day to keep Georgia the best state in the nation to do business so there are jobs and opportunities for our North Georgia communities. I’ll protect our agriculture interests, work to improve our roads and infrastructure and prioritize education for Georgia’s students. I’m a Christian conservative, and I’m strongly pro-life, pro-gun and anti-tax. I support our law enforcement and first responders. When in Atlanta, I will always have Georgia’s 50th State Senate District on my mind and will consistently vote to put this district’s needs first. I'm running for the State Senate to ensure that our values and priorities have a conservative voice in Atlanta. I’ll defend our 2nd Amendment rights, protect life, grow jobs, support our local schools and stand up for our farmers
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?
I am pro-gun and will vigorously defend the 2nd Amendment rights of all Georgians.
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?
Education Economic Development/Infrastructure Agriculture and Agribusiness issues
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
I believe "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness" and we as Americans should treat each person with respect. Especially in times like we are now facing, it's important the we come together as Americans and support and care for our fellow man.