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 in free enterprise. Government should not be picking winners/losers.
What particular regulations of abortion would you support or oppose and why?
This needs to be discussed with the health of the mother and life of a child considered and wise choices made.
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.
Yes. I had my children in different schools because each one learned and developed differently. I think home school is also a good alternative.
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?
Making sure that cursive writing is still taught to our young people in Tennessee! They will be able to read foundational documents, etc. for themselves!
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 have a servant attitude and I don’t see politics as a stepping stone. I believe we need true Statesmen.