Candidate is running in a contested General Election.
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.
The biggest role for state government to play in relation to economic growth is to get out of the way. Government should keep taxes and regulations low to provide the best conditions for business to flourish.
ESSAY QUESTION 2:
Explain your views regarding the roles state government and parents have in elementary and secondary education.
In Tennessee, the Governor's "Drive to 55" is a great first-step and an example of what government can do to help improve outcomes.
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?
As a pharmacist, helping individuals who are uninsured get their medications that keep them alive, is a satisfying thing for me everyday. Saving lives is why I am in favor of Insure TN.
ESSAY QUESTION 4:
What personal qualities or experiences do you think will best serve you in your role as a state legislator?
My 16 years on city council, business owner for 44 years, my professionalism, my leadership and my faith will enable me to face the challenges of a state legislator. Next to what I do professionally everyday, being a state representative will be a breeze.
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?
Insure Tennessee should have passed. 14,000 Tennesseans have died without insurance. 62,000 jobs will be created if it is passed. I am running to help sick individuals, but also hospitals, doctors, pharmacists and those seeking work in the healthcare industry.