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?
To save the PHYSICAL 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.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
Legislature working overtime for starters.
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?
I believe in freedom OF religion and not freedom FROM religion.
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?
I would find colleagues in the Legislature more versed on how to accomplish this goal and work with them.
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?
Anybody who legally applies and agrees to follow the laws of our land.
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 God. I believe Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior. I believe the Holy Spirit is at work in my life. I'm a lifelong Presbyterian. I attend worship every week (when offered) and on other occasions such as Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. I am an Authorized Lay Preacher in the Presbytery of Northern Kansas. This allows me to fill in on Sunday mornings when the regular pastor is gone due to vacation or other reasons.
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.
Kansans for Life PAC endorsement. NRA of Kansas endorsement. I did a talk show on KSAL Radio for over 20 years (before retiring in April of 2020). Anybody who spent any time listening to me on the radio knows how conservative I am. Well known Kansas political writer Martin Hawver once referred to me as "Salina's Rush Limbaugh".
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
45 years in broadcasting, including 41 in Kansas, has given me a very good idea of the pulse of the people.
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 put "No Answer" to the question "Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?" because my answer is "Yes", but ONLY with proper training. I would appreciate your vote and if you have any questions or comments for me, please call me on my cellphone: 785-577-4604
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?
Reasonable background checks.
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. Pro-life legislation with a huge emphasis on getting the "Value Them Both" Amendment on an August ballot. 2. Deregulation 3. Creating rules to ensure that the Legislature gets it's work done in a timely manner.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
Racism is a bad thing. In and of itself it is not a threat to domestic security, but extremists do create threats. I don't believe in the concept of "hate crimes" because we don't need "thought police". I do believe some people commit crimes because they are racist and should be, if convicted, punished appropriately.