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.
Tennessee is one of the fastest growing states to job growth and opportunity. Our government needs to be continuously, strategically aggressive in economic growth so that we can maintain and improve our quality of life. Taking care of our families is a priority to me. Small business growth and creating more entrepreneurs will be a priority for me as a Senator.
What particular regulations of abortion would you support or oppose and why?
None, I do not support abortion. I am living testimony of why abortion should be illegal.
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 need the right, not the government. Parents know best their children’s learning style and ability. We currently home school our child and are able to instill into him our values and beliefs.
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?
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?
My ability to reach each and every person on all levels of life has been very beneficial while running for Senate. Being a business owner, I understand the importance of building relationship, creating jobs, and community involvement — they have all been valuable to me as a candidate.