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.
The state needs to keep taxes low but not fund anything but infrastructure upgrades to attract new industry and jobs.
What particular regulations of abortion would you support or oppose and why?
Abortion should only be legal to save the life of the mother. No one under 18 should be able to get an abortion without the parents knowing and being there. No tax money should be used for abortion.
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.
The parents must have the primary responsibility. They must be involved in the school PTA and school board and have the ability to move their child to another school if the school is under performing.
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?
My service in the Army, the oath I took to defend the country—”Duty, honor, country,”which is not just a catchphrase—they are what I live by.
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?
Serving in the Army, I learned the meaning of duty. My word is my bond.