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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.”

Question 1:

Explain your view of state government’s role in relation to economic growth and/or job creation.

Answer:

To create an environment in which business can operate with minimal regulation and governmental interference, while reducing taxes and wasteful spending.


Question 2:

What particular regulations of abortion would you support or oppose and why?

Answer:

I personally do not support abortions under any circumstances; however, that is an unrealistic and likely has insufficient votes to even consider. As a consequence, whatever the legislature decides, my concern is that if we do any abortions that we should first try to save both mother and child. The child can be offered for adoption if the mother does not want the baby.


Question 3:

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.

Answer:

Parents have the primary responsibility. Local school boards should have the power to select text books, and parents should have the right to be notified of lesson plans and be able to prevent their child from access to objectionable content.


Question 4:

What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?

Answer:

As a legislator? Passage of the ignition interlock laws and the synthetic drug laws, because these laws have saved lives.


Question 5:

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?

Answer:

I am a Christian Constitutional Conservative. I am first led by my faith and a firm belief system that recognizes the Constitution and its design as essential to preserving our country.


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