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.
When government creates a job, it pays for it by taxing or (even worse) borrowing. When private business creates a job, it provides a service or a product. Something of value is created.
What particular regulations of abortion would you support or oppose and why?
I will support and uphold the sanctity of life. I am a Physician.
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 responsibility, because they are parents. Children spend only a limited amount of time at school. The influence and authority of the teacher is limited. Parents are in-charge full time.
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?
Compassionate practice of medicine has been a blessing. I have done it for 37 wonderful years.
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?
Moral Values, Love of God and Country, Understanding of Economy, Value of Education, and Compassion in Healthcare. These have equipped and allowed me to practice my profession and will be an asset to me as a State Representative.