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.”

Question 1:

Explain your view of state government’s role in relation to economic growth and/or job creation.


Get out of the way, and pass laws that do not restrict growth.

Question 2:

What particular regulations of abortion would you support or oppose and why?


Support permitting abortion only to save the life of the mother.

Question 3:

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.


A parent and a parent only has the right to decide about how and where a child should be educated.

Question 4:

What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?


I passed the MLK Holiday Law in the state of Tennessee and my pro-life, pro-family voting record is second to none.

Question 5:

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?


America is in a lot of trouble because it rejected God’s covering. We must elect Kingdom-minded Christians to public office. I will work to elect as many as possible.