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 and do not support abortion.
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.
Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.
What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?
I would eliminate any subsidies for abortion and the funding that has been placed in the NJ budget to provide legal services to those who have immigrated illegally.
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?
This phrase does not appear in the U.S. Constitution. I believe the Constitution recognizes the right to practice our faith without interference by the government.
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?
Individual choice and a free, competitive market provide the greatest opportunity for people to obtain the best insurance that meets their needs and their budgets.
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 complies with federal legal policies and processes should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality that 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 and believe in our Lord, Jesus Christ. I try to live by moral values as set forth in the Bible.
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 have a 19-year record in the NJ General Assembly of introducing legislation and casting votes based on conservative values. That information is available on the NJ Legislature's website, https://www.njleg.state.nj.us.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I completed the Elected Officials Certificate Program at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. I also have 22 years of experience as mayor and in other local government service, in addition to 19 years of experience in the NJ General Assembly.
Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.
No to both.
Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
Since 1981, even before I became mayor of Plumsted Township, I have served as a volunteer on numerous boards and commissions on the local, county and state levels. I believe strongly in volunteer service and served without any salary or benefits in those positions.
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 a supporter and advocate for the Second Amendment with an A+ voting record with the NRA.
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?
Providing tax relief for overburdened NJ taxpayers, assisting veterans with issues related to their service to all Americans, and supporting law enforcement.
Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?
I have zero tolerance for racism and believe all Americans should also have zero tolerance for it.