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 if necessary to save the life of the mother, but I believe that in almost all cases the mother and baby can both be saved.
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?
Waste, fraud and abuse. Money going to Planned Parenthood. We need to prioritize between wants and needs.
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 that we should not have an established state church which citizens are required to join.
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?
Yes via tax incentives, health saving accounts and voluntary religious based health care associations. We need to reduce regulatory burdens on the practice of medicine. There also is a limited role that state government can play.
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?
This is an issue for Congress. I support legal immigration and do not support illegal immigration.
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 believe in the Apostles Creed and am an active member of the Catholic faith.
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.
Ratings by the American Conservative Union, NFIB, AWB and other organizations.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
My record as a State Representative, Spokane County District Court Judge and State Senator.
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?
It has been an honor and blessing to serve the voters of the 4th Legislative District. Thank You.
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 any further restrictions on gun ownership and do support removing current excessive restrictions on due process rights of gun owners.
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?
Voters can see what bills I have sponsored since I entered the senate in 2011. They include pro life legislation, laws strengthening our DUI laws, laws against Human Trafficking, and promoting the use of body cameras for law enforcement. I have successfully sponsored legislation helping the Union Gospel Mission ability to distribute eye glasses to the poor, avoid discrimination against the disabled in organ transplants as well as retain foster parents and assist parents of minor crime victims.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Every individual has unique value as a creature of God's creation. I oppose discrimination based on race and believe those laws should be enforced. Protests are rights we have under our constitution as citizens. There is no right to violence. Some individuals, organizations and foreign groups have hijacked legitimate protests to inflict random and destructive violence against law enforcement, other citizens and businesses. Some of these groups are terrorist organizations.