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.
With a solid understanding that it is private, “for-profit” business that promotes economic and job growth, a state government should reduce taxes, spending, and regulations. State government should aggressively prosecute and hold criminals accountable, thereby making unions unnecessary.
What particular regulations of abortion would you support or oppose and why?
I support any and all restrictions on abortion. Life is a “certain unalienable right.”
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.
Parents have primary and ultimate responsibility for the education of their children. I support a general and far-reaching voucher system that gives parents the ability to help their children escape failing schools.
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?
My family is my most satisfying accomplishment.
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?
I bring a principled worldview soundly rooted in conservatism. I can be trusted to vote to limit government intrusion on personal liberty.