On the Issues


Faith

I am a Christian before I am anything else, and while I don't always get things right, I try to live and work by God's Word.  I ran for office in hopes of having a bigger platform from which to share my faith, and God has provided that chance.  I always try to remember Matthew 10: 32-33 – "Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in Heaven.  But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in Heaven."

Life

I believe life begins at conception, and I will always fight for legislation that protects the sanctity of human life.

Gaming

Gaming, lottery and casino revenue is nothing more than a poor tax.  I do not believe we should use Kentuckians' losses to pay for the Commonwealth's needs.

Finances

Time and again we see spending increases and borrowing without a reduction in spending where sensible or downright necessary.  I will continue to work toward making us better stewards of our finite financial resources.

2nd Amendment

The Constitution preserves our right to keep and bear arms.  I intend to make sure that right isn't infringed upon.

Energy

Being prepared and transitioning toward renewable energy sources makes good sense, but this must happen over time.  Families, entire communities, count on coal. The entire Commonwealth depends on coal for jobs and economic growth. Coal miners, their families, and their communities must be protected from reckless and needless regulation.

Privacy

The Constitution creates an expectation of privacy from unreasonable searches and seizures, and I will continue to protect against the government's encroachment on that protection.

Taxes

We should collect fair and reasonable taxes for the greater good of the Commonwealth. However, we should not raise those taxes needlessly or without just purpose, particularly to fund shortfalls the taxpayers weren’t responsible for to begin with. The tax code should be reformed and simplified to encourage growth in Kentucky, rather than stifle it.