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 am pro-life. I do not support abortion on demand.
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?
All programs should be evaluated for waste and be reduced accordingly.
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 state should not involve itself in the affairs of the church.
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?
We currently have medicaid and medicare programs available on the federal level to provide for elderly and indigent care. I believe these programs should be continued with vigorous oversight and stringent guidlines. Non-profit private programs to care for lower income individuals and families who do not meet medicaid guidelines should be encouraged. The current coronavirus pandemic reveals the need for all people to have access to coronavirus testing and treatment. I agree with President Trump that this situation is a public health crisis. I also agree with proposed federal legislation that makes testing free for everyone.
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?
Those who comport with the law of the U.S. and comply with the requirements for citizenship should be allowed to immigrate here.
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. I believe in the authority of the bible and that it is the inspired word of God. I believe it is the only safe rule of faith pracitce and that its directives give us guidance in all aspects of our private and public life.
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.
Mark F. Polston page on Facebook markpolston.com
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have a law degree and am a practicing attorney with 25 years of experience. I also am a pastor with 42 years of ministry experience. I've assisted countless individuals and families with their personal needs both through my ministry and law practice.
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 will be a voice for all the citizens of my district. I will take our shared values to Frankfort and work to assure that the laws of the Commonwealth reflect those values.
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?
Current state and federal laws prohibit gun ownership by violent offenders and those with diagnosed and verifiable mental illness. Those laws should be enforced. Generally, any additional laws prohibiting gun ownership must be avoided.
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?
1. Abolish abortion on demand 2. Economic and insfrastructure development for my district 3. Opiod abuse eradication and rehabilitation
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
"All men are created equal..." was penned by Thomas Jefferson and is part of the Declaration of Independence. I believe these words are still true. We must protect the rights of our citizenry regardless of the color of their skin.