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?
Only for rape, incest, or to protect the life of the mother
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?
I believe any spending promoting dependency on the government should be limited in scope and time. Get rid of the 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?
The right to worship as one chooses without intrusion from the government or other organizations. The state should not mandate programs such as free contraception.
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?
If medicaid expansion were to occur in Kansas, no taxpayer dollars should be used to support abortion, there needs to be a work requirement/training requirement, medicaid participants should pay an insurance premium, and mandatory drug testing.
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?
Only those people who participate in a legal immigration system, period.
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.
There is one God, the creator of all things. I believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour.
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 in the Kansas Senate
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
City Commissioner, Parsons, KS Budget responsibility for an 800 person military organization Approximately 20 years economic development activity at closed military bases Service on the kansas Senate Ways and Means Committee, Assessment and Taxation Committee, Vice Chair of Transportation Committee, Senate Select Committee on Education Funding, and Chair of Joint Committee on Kansas Security.
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?
My one goal as a State Senator is to serve the people of my district. I may not always make decisions people will like but they will be the RIGHT thing to do.
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?
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate received an A 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?
Passage of the Value Them Both Amendment to the Kansas Constitution Fair, equitable, and transparent tax policy Reducing State spending and not raising taxes
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
In light of the recent demonstration I believe racism does exist in certain segments, but violence is not the answer. I am an advocate of strong policing and support our men and women of law enforcement and all those who serve the public safety and emergency response.