Issues

ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

Whatever your views are regarding legal immigration, the crisis on our border is bringing most Arizonans together in agreement that illegal immigration is a major problem that needs to be solved as quickly as possible.  That means real border security and an end to the flow of crime, gangs, drugs, disease, illegal guns, and human trafficking that come across our border. That means protecting American workers and jobs by enforcing our laws.  And it means eliminating any incentives that encourage illegal aliens to come across in the first place.

 

EDUCATION

I believe in school choice and support the rights of parents to choose what is best for their children.  I support funding quality education and quality teachers.  For too long I’ve watched Democrats campaign on education while voting, often unanimously, against increases in school funding, against increases in teacher pay, against increases in university funding, and even against ensuring dollars reach the classroom, instead of getting spent on administrative costs.  This is a big part of why I’m running for the Legislature.  Stop the partisan games and do what needs to be done to educate our kids!

 

PUBLIC SAFETY

Today, our first responders are under siege, putting the safety of our communities in danger.  I support giving our police and fire the tools, training, and full support they need to do their job as efficiently and safely as possible.  I will also reject efforts to defund the Police or any first responders.

 

ECONOMY/JOBS

Our economy was rolling along until the virus hit – then Arizona showed the rest of the country how to come back strong.  Arizona was one of the first states in the country to recover the jobs lost due to Covid and we continue to grow and create jobs.  Keeping this going means keeping the focus on what is helping Arizona attract jobs from other states -- Freedom to work, less government, free market principles, low taxes, less regulations, a quality educated work force, and the rejection of special interest influence.  That’s why my focus is on always improving our competitiveness, so our economy and job market can both stay strong!

ELECTION INTEGRITY

While the news media has made election integrity seem like a partisan issue, it shouldn’t be. Whether you were worried about the results in 2016, 2018, or 2020, how about we make common sense improvements that don’t give advantage to one party or the other? Let’s make the entire process more secure, transparent, and faster, so that everyone who is legally allowed to vote, wants to vote, gets to vote, knowing that their vote will be counted.

Easy to Vote – Hard to Cheat. That’s good for everyone in Arizona.

 

HEALTH CARE

Our country and our state has some of the most advanced healthcare in the world, but we know it can continue improving as long as we keep government from choking the life out of it.  We need free market reforms to help bring costs down and access up.  We need to give Arizonans more health care options.  And we need to ensure access to doctors and treatment.  If you need your insurance or regular quality medical treatment, then I’m on your side.

 

VETERANS

This issue is personal to me because I have a son who served and lost his legs fighting for our freedom.  I operate a non-profit to help returning and injured veterans and want to be sure that Arizona is the most veteran-friendly state in the country.  We can’t ever make those like my son physically whole again, but we can make sure that they are supported and appreciated and given every chance to live as full and rewarding a life as possible.

 

2nd AMENDMENT

Law-abiding citizens have a right to protect themselves, their loved ones, and those around them.  I will protect this right and encourage women in particular to acquire the skills needed to protect themselves and their loved ones.

 

CONSTITUTIONAL

LIBERTIES

Our longstanding debate over liberty suddenly became very real during the government’s response to the virus pandemic. While I recognize there have been a lot of different opinions on the balance between safety and freedom, it has been comforting to see so many people stand up for our God given right and push back against government overreach that, no matter how well-intentioned, has seen moms and dads jailed merely for trying to work and feed their families. I’ll always work to defend and expand the freedoms we all deserve.

 

PRO-FAMILY

I am pro-life and will vote to protect women and children alike. I oppose taxpayer funding for organizations that perform abortions and support programs that give expectant mothers and their babies support, both during the pregnancy, and after the birth.