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.
I believe that the role of state government regarding economic growth should be to provide the necessary funding to market and court companies to move to this area (i.e., tax exempt).
What particular regulations of abortion would you support or oppose and why?
I don’t believe in abortion unless it is the only option. I feel that you are taking a life no matter what stage it is.
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 that both have responsibility in the education of children. The parents should have the ultimate responsibility. Parents should be very active with schools regarding the child’s education. They should monitor grades, help with homework, and provide encouragement for good grades.
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?
To achieve my degree from ETSU while working a full-time job with a GPA of 3.74. This was satisfying because it was a hard goal to achieve with a high GPA in the field.
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 am a small business man of 14 years. I want to see my area develop and grow for our children and grandchildren. I want to fight for education and high-paying, skilled jobs to better the lives of the people in our area.