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?
The only circumstance abortion should be allowed is 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.
How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?
Social security is headed for insolvency. I support ensuring the federal government makes good on the promises made to seniors. We need to take a hard look at difficult choices to ensure social security is a program that exists for generations to come.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
My priorities for a reducing government spending include implementing a balanced budget amendment, decreasing entitlement spending through market bases reforms, decreasing fraud and abuse in entitlement programs, and ending bailouts of private companies and mismanaged state and local governments.
Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?
I believe the folks who took out the loans should pay them back.
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.
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 separation of church and state was designed and put into place by Founding Fathers so that the state or federal government would not impact or impede upon our religious liberty. They were trying to prevent a government run system like the Church of England. They did not intend for that separation to mean the taking of references to God out of our schools and greater society.
It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has health insurance.
I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
Quality healthcare starts with good doctors willing to serve in all of our communities. This is the overlooked foundation of our healthcare system. We need cost transparency and to allow health insurance companies to compete across state lines. We must implement tort reform to decrease frivolous medical malpractice lawsuits. I support covering pre-existing conditions and expanding the use of health savings accounts to place consumers in the driver’s seat for their health care spending.
The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.
What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?
The United States should be aggressive in combating radical Islamic terrorism. We should combat terrorism abroad to ensure it does not reach the United States. The United States should also be aggressive in protecting the rights of religious minorities across the world.
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.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.
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.
Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.
Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?
Our country should welcome immigrants who come to the country legally, want to be part of our society, learn English, earn a job and pay taxes. We should oppose illegal immigration in all forms.
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 faith is the single most important thing in my life and shapes everything that I do. I believe that Jesus was the Christ and died on the cross for the sins of the world. Believing this should then impact every facet of my private and public life starting with having a strong marriage, raising and instilling good values and faith in my 4 children, living the golden rule and applying faith and values in political positions and in business. Because of my faith, I strive to be honest and act with integrity in all things.
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.
During my time as Lieutenant Governor, our Administration supported pro-life and pro-family legislation. We invested in public education and mental health without raising taxes. The platform for my campaign for Congress includes being pro-life, pro ag, pro gun, and pro Trump. I strongly support border security, enforcing our laws, and fiscal responsibility.
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 believe that when Thomas Jefferson wrote the Declaration of Independence and said “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, and are endowed, by their Creator, with certain inalienable rights…”, his insertion of the words ‘by their Creator” fundamentally changed the course of human history because for the first time someone said that our rights do not flow down from the King, or government, but rather they are innate in us who are created by God. As a result we must constantly seek to limit government to not intrude on those rights that come from our Creator. I am pro life, pro ag, pro gun and pro Trump and I want to go to Washington to advocate for agriculture and our basic Kansas conservative values. I have 4 small children and I know that the fight is worth it for them.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?
I’m a lot more interested in ways to protect the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans than dreaming up ways to restrict them.
iVoterGuide Note: Candidate received an A rating from the NRA Political Victory Fund KS in 2020. https://www.nrapvf.org/grades/kansas/
I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.
I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.
Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.
The Electoral College should be abolished.
In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?
• Ending abortion • Balanced budget • Term limits
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Audrey and I teach our children every day the value of every human on this Earth that is created in the image and likeness of God. I’m heartbroken and frustrated by what seems to be a manipulation of vulnerable Americans by left wing groups to sew division and anger in this country. The answer to our country’s woes is a focus on the value of each person and the relationships and respect we give to one another.