Incumbent or New
Candidate Email Address
Campaign Twitter Account
Candidate is running unopposed in the 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.
I believe that the state should remove restrictions that would prevent a business from operating the way it needs to. Allowing companies to flourish and expand will increase job availability.
ESSAY QUESTION 2:
Explain your views regarding the roles state government and parents have in elementary and secondary education.
I think that elementary and secondary education should be handled by local governments with heavy involvement from parents.
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?
One of the most satisfying things I have accomplished is helping to secure funding for the New Columbia State Community College campus. Investing in this property will better serve the people of Tennessee and contribute to an educated population that attracts companies to establish locations in our state.
ESSAY QUESTION 4:
What personal qualities or experiences do you think will best serve you in your role as a state legislator?
Having owned a successful State Farm agency for 40 years, I can relate to business owners and their needs. My last 6 years as Finance Chairman have given me an even greater understanding of the state's budget and what we must do to maintain our state's high fiscal standing.