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.
Less taxation and regulations would allow farmers and small businesses to thrive. It is not the government’s job to create jobs.
What particular regulations of abortion would you support or oppose and why?
When the health of the mother is at risk!
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 the primary and ultimate responsibility in education. The Bible tells parents to bring up their children in the way that they should go.
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?
Most satisfying thing is being a father and having your family believe in God and in Jesus Christ. We, as a family, know that we are on this earth for only a short time.
I do like helping others in need. It does give me purpose and satisfaction.
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?
Belief in God and Jesus Christ gives me direction and purpose in life. I think that we all should love and help our neighbors.
I own and operate a cattle farm as well as a locksmith business. Management of people and planning ahead with long-term goals long-term success has made me successful in life.