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 my church's position, the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod, which states,"Abortion is contrary to God's Word and "is not a moral option, except as a tragically unavoidable byproduct of medical procedures necessary to prevent the death of another human being, viz., the mother" (1979 Res. 3-02A).
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?
Unlike the federal government, Kansas law requires the State to balance it's budget every year. I will carefully look for ways to balance the budget each year as required.
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?
Both "Church" and "state" are established by God. They are distinct, but not separate.
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?
Because I am running for State Representative, Kansas House District 71, I will listen to the concerns of my constituents before voting on any legislation concerning healthcare coverage. Health care is a monstrosity of an issue, and I do not claim to have all the answers for how to ensure coverage that is adequate, affordable, and accessible to all.
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?
All law abiding people should be eligible to apply for immigration into the United States.
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.
My spiritual beliefs care summarized in the Ecumenical Creeds (Apostles Creed, Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed).
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?
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I believe government should be limited, and that good governance is best done at the local level, closest to the people. That is why I especially support the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which states,“The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I am a teacher and cross-country coach where I teach humanities to Grade 5 students. My wife and I have owned and operated a business for the past thirteen years. When I am not working, I enjoy serving as an Elder at Christ the King Lutheran Church and coaching youth sports. I currently serve as a Republican Committeeman, am a member of the Salina Area Chamber of Commerce, and have served on community boards including Salina Downtown, Inc. and the Salina Childcare Association. After earning a Bachelor of Science from Kansas State University, I served Kansans by working on the official staff of two Congressmen on Capitol Hill and in Salina (Jerry Moran 2003-2010; Tim Huelskamp 2011-2017).
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?
I am a pro-life conservative Republican that wants to see a better future for our children and grandchildren. I support limited government, living within our means and I support gun ownership as protected by the 2nd Amendment of the Constitution. It is my desire to be a servant leader for the people of the 71st Kansas House District. I look forward to running a positive campaign that listens, encourages civility, and promotes a stronger Salina and Saline County.
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 do not support further restrictions to gun ownership.
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate received an AQ rating from the NRA Political Victory Fund KS in 2020. https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/kansas/
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?
I will sponsor the "Value Them Both Constitutional Amendment" to the Kansas Constitution.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Racism is contrary to God's Word and is a sin against Him.