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?
In my opinion, abortion should only be allowed in the case that pregnancy poses a mortal danger to the mother. I would be open to discussing options in cases of proven rape.
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 would reduce needless regulations that cause bloat to governmental agencies. As someone who deals with state government on an almost daily basis, I am very familiar with bloated state agencies. Some of the restrictions and unfunded mandates on local governments impose various problems at both the state level and local levels.
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 government should not have any oversight into the religious freedom of its citizens.
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?
Healthcare is vital to citizens of the Commonwealth. I believe we should cut regulations that restrict competition among insurance companies. Competition is vital in a free market economy and will lower prices.
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?
People who have something to contribute to our great country should be allowed immigration status to our country. They must also possess no criminal history and will not be dependent on the government for assistance.
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 born again Christian who happens to be a Southern Baptist. I am a member of Brodhead Baptist Church.
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.
I am a lifelong outdoorsman who strongly believes in the second amendment. As City Administrator for the City of Mount Vernon, we have shrunk the governmental expenditures each year, lowered taxes, and budgeted a surplus each year. Fiscal Conservatism is something I strongly believe in and have a public record showing that.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have an accounting degree from Eastern Kentucky University and have 12+ years experience as a governmental tax accountant. My experience as City Administrator is extremely valuable because I know the needs our local communities have and the obstacles in place blocking progress.
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?
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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 not in favor of restrictions to gun ownership.
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?
-Economic Development legislation to help make Kentucky more competitive with other states to grow our economy. -Pro Life legislation -Tort reform legislation
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
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