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?
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?
Most. I would ask government to operate on the numbers from the last budget cycle and freeze any new positions.
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 Government cannot stop religion from the public square. It is not in the Constitution but in a letter written to Danbury Baptists by Thomas Jefferson to let them know the government cannot interfere in their church services.
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?
Free market principles; competition and deregulation. Get government out of healthcare.
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?
Anyone who goes through the current process and is vetted to ensure domestic security.
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.
Christian. I believe in Jesus Christ and that He died on the cross for my sin. He rose from the dead. I will live with Him in eternity. John 3:16
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.
AZ House of Representatives voting record. www.azleg.gov American Conservative Union Rating Free Enterprise Club Rating Club for Growth Fellowship Program Milton Friedman Award Liberty Award Foundation for Government Accountability Award
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Life experience. Common Sense. Abide by principles and freedoms in the United States Constitution.
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?
Married with 4 children, 2 of which served in the United States Army. Attend Fresh Start Church in Peoria, AZ www.freshstartaz.com. I grew up in central Minnesota and have 13 brothers and sisters from two wonderful parents. I am currently a certified Law Enforcement Officer. I am currently the House Rules Chairman; House Joint Legislative Audit Committee Chairman; Vice-Chair Public Safety Committee; and serve on the Appropriations Committee, and Commerce Committee.
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?
None. I firmly believe in the Second Amendment.
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?
Immunity for small business, churches, persons, etc as it relates to Executive Orders by Governors. Privacy issues relating to personal information. Ensure a balanced budget is passed.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Yes. A House divided cannot stand. We are all God's creation and the media does a good job stoking racial tension on a continual basis.