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SURVEY QUESTION 1:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit abortion except when necessary to prevent the death of the mother?
SURVEY QUESTION 2:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would make sexual orientation a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?
SURVEY QUESTION 3:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would make gender identity/expression a new protected class under Tennessee’s civil rights laws?
SURVEY QUESTION 4:
Would you support or oppose a bill to amend Tennessee’s marriage statute to expressly authorize the issuance of marriage licenses to two people of the same sex?
SURVEY QUESTION 5:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would establish a $15 per hour minimum wage in Tennessee?
SURVEY QUESTION 6:
Do you support or oppose the proposition that a person should be allowed by law to use the bathroom or locker room that corresponds to the gender they identify with?
SURVEY QUESTION 7:
Would you support or oppose a law creating the office of Solicitor General, a lawyer to serve as the state’s advocate in the court systems, to be appointed by the General Assembly?
SURVEY QUESTION 8:
Do you support or oppose the U.S. Department of Justice redefining the word “sex” to also include gender identity for purposes of Title VII and Title IX?
SURVEY QUESTION 9:
Would you support or oppose legislation, like Insure Tennessee, that would expand Medicaid coverage in TN beyond the Medicaid eligible population?
SURVEY QUESTION 10:
Would you support or oppose legislation that would prohibit state courts or any local government from ordering a privately owned business to participate in activities associated with solemnization or celebration of a marriage through the provision of goods or services if participating would violate their beliefs regarding the nature of marriage?
SURVEY QUESTION 11:
Do you support or oppose the legalization of marijuana for recreational use?
SURVEY QUESTION 12:
Would you support or oppose legislation to award all of Tennessee’s Electors in a presidential election to the Party of the candidate who wins the national popular vote?
SURVEY QUESTION 13:
Do you support or oppose the legalization of horse racing tracks in Tennessee at which bets can be placed on races?
SURVEY QUESTION 14:
Would you support or oppose a nominee to the TN Supreme Court if there is credible evidence that the nominee believes the state or federal constitution should be viewed or interpreted as a “living” document?
ESSAY QUESTION 1:
Explain your view of state government’s role in relation to economic growth and/or job creation.
State governments role is to assist the people of this state to become the best they can be. Our role is to be very limited and for the most part allow the people to thrive in the absence of regulations and paperwork. The state does not create jobs but also does not hinder job creation with unnecessary regulation.
ESSAY QUESTION 2:
Explain your views regarding the roles state government and parents have in elementary and secondary education.
Parents should be the first in the decision making process. They are ultimately responsible for the education and should be a part of the process. Whether the parents choose public, private or charter, ultimately that is the right of the parent and the child. The state should act as a repository of options but not the heavy hands of leadership.
ESSAY QUESTION 3:
What is one of the most satisfying things you have ever done or accomplished and what made it so satisfying to you?
Allowing home schoolers to play sports at their local high school. Home schoolers have been relegated as a nuisance by some of our public schools but ironically they pay taxes to support our public schools and receive no benefits. Over 240 home schoolers have been able to participate in a local sports program as a result of this legislation.
ESSAY QUESTION 4:
What personal qualities or experiences do you think will best serve you in your role as a state legislator?
Listening and empathy are the best qualities. Growing up poor in a large family allowed me to appreciate others opinions and views.
ESSAY QUESTION 5:
What bill passed in the last General Assembly that you would have voted against and why, or what bill did not pass in the last General Assembly that you wish had passed and why?
The BIble bill. I don't feel that God needs our help by making His book our state book. No other state has seen fit to do this or even have a state book and our forefathers who wrote our Constition could have easily done this and chose not too but allowed each man to worship God by his own conscience. The bill that did not pass that I somethings wish it did, the Bible bill. Although I explained above why, I see the slippery slope our society is on and maybe that would have been the beginning of a foothold.