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.
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
Inducing labor may be allowed, but I strongly oppose taking the life of an unborn child under any circumstances.
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.
Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.
Socialism provides a robust foundation for a stable economy.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
Reduce taxes and regulations so that businesses can grow; encourage creative ways to help employees find jobs and education that match up with current job openings
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
Government's role is to ensure fair application of the rule of law, contracts, etc. so that businesses are able to operate efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of citizens. We need to get rid of excess taxes and regulations so that businesses are able to innovate and grow
Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or business owners because of their deeply held religious beliefs.
Governments should not penalize those who 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.
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 need to reduce much of the regulation, taxation, mandates, and litigation issues that drive up the cost of care. We also should get government out of the way so that creative solutions like telehealth can continue to grow in availability. Christian healthcare-sharing ministries also work well for many people.
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.
I support sanctuary cities.
Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.
Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.
Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.
People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."
Free speech is under attack on public university and college campuses.
Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
All men since Adam are under the curse of sin, and as such tend toward selfishness, pride, and seeking of power for themselves. Through the power of the Holy Spirit working in believers in Christ, they are able to overcome some of this and live self-governed lives, but experience has proven that careful protection of God-given liberties, and limitations on the power of government, is necessary.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a believer in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and that the Bible is infallible truth. Human life and liberty are gifts from God; we should hate evil and seek justice; we should love our neighbor; sacrificial giving is a duty; we should show self-discipline, self-respect, respect for elders and for others; the natural resources of the Earth, including animals, should be used and enjoyed.
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.
Much more information is available on my website. Over my 8 years in the legislature, I have introduced numerous school choice bills and bills blocking Common Core in Virginia... introduced aggressive pro-life legislation, ie. 20-week Pain-Capable... consistently vote opposing tax and fee increases and for welfare reform... supported and introduced several bills opposing radical homosexual agenda, written op-eds seeking to convey truth about radical homosexual agenda... introduced several bills seeking justice and mercy for those who affected by Virginia laws. I have received high ratings or endorsements from conservative organizations including The Family Foundation of Virginia, NRA, VCDL, Club for Growth, Virginia Society for Human Life, and many more.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I was one of nine siblings and grew up knowing the value of a dollar and hard work; My wife of 35 years, Joanne, and I raised and homeschooled 7 children. We also successfully ran a small business for 40 years building custom homes in Northern Virginia. I've served the last 8 years in the Virginia House of Delegates as a citizen-legislator.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I've been working hard for the residents and businesses of the 33rd House District, as well as advocating for conservative policies and speaking out against destructive liberal policies. I look forward to reversing the recent course of our Virginia government, and getting the Commonwealth back on track to being a great place to live, work, worship and raise a family.
Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.
I support the death penalty.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.
People should be able to vote without photo identification.