Beyond the 13 survey questions we asked each candidate on our voter guides, each candidate who answered the survey was given the opportunity, if they so chose, to respond to the following five essay questions in 300 words or less. On this page are the specific candidate’s answers. If a candidate answered some, but not all, of the questions, each unanswered question is marked as “No answer was provided.”
Explain your view of state government’s role in relation to economic growth and/or job creation.
As a small business owner, the biggest impediment we face is excessive regulations and taxation from state and federal government. My view is that state government just getting out of the way of job creators will foster an economic resurgence.
What particular regulations of abortion would you support or oppose and why?
I am opposed to all abortions, except when proven to be absolutely necessary to save the life of the mother.
Do you believe parent(s) or government have the primary and ultimate responsibility for the education of children? Please provide at least one example that you believe demonstrates what you mean.
I believe the parents, not the government, hold the primary responsibility and authority in the education of their children. I believe they have the right to decline vaccines they feel are unsafe.
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?
Having three sons and watching them mature and grow as individuals.
What personal qualities or experiences do you think will define the nature of your service, if elected, and why do you think they are important?
Owning a small business and watching the federal government (overreach) itself into controlling every facet of it. This has made me determined to fight to protect our individual liberties.