is no other issue that is as pressing today as creating
employment opportunities for our citizens.
Unfortunately, many of our elected officials have never
worked in the private sector, let alone managed or operated
have started several businesses and I understand that one of
the biggest obstacles to creating jobs is government.
Higher taxes, additional mandates and excessive regulations
are not the answer. Business owners risk everything
they have in order to provide for their families and the
families of their employees.
pro-business environment we need starts with giving the
business owners and managers confidence that decisions they
make today are sound. As new government taxes and
regulations are proposed, many decision makers take the
"let's see what will happen" approach. This
freezes new spending by their companies and puts a halt to
new job creation.
solution I would propose is that any new tax, mandate or
regulation be implemented no sooner than three years and in
most cases five years after it is adopted.
will work to find new solutions, innovative practices, and
create opportunities to jump start our economy and put
Missourians back to work.
of our greatest responsibilities is to ensure that every
child has access to quality education. I will work to
not only improve standards but also increase student
believe we should maintain local control of the decisions
about curriculum, instruction and policy.
should also demand more accountability from our public
school systems and provide alternatives to children who are
mired in failing schools.
a life-long supporter of the 2nd amendment, I understand the
fundamental right of law-abiding citizens to keep and bear
arms. I will work hard to advance a pro-2nd amendment
will defend Missouri's Castle Doctrine, which protects our
right to defend ourselves in our homes. I will support
legislation to ensure authorities could not use a natural
disaster or any other crisis as an excuse to confiscate
most of my Jefferson County neighbors, I support traditional
values. If there is any one issue that stands above
all others it is that I believe we have a moral
responsibility to stand up for our most vulnerable, the
unborn. I believe the sanctity of life needs to be
respected from conception until natural death.
also oppose human cloning, especially embryonic stem cell
research, which destroys life at its most susceptible
most important things in my life are my wife Terri and my
three daughters Coleen, Cathy and Nicole. I believe
that it is the responsibility of government to create an
environment where traditional values are supported and
believe that marriage was intended to be between a man and a
will seek to expand access to health care by promoting
legislation that increases efficiencies while letting the
patient and the physician make care decisions.
will support every Missourians right to choose the Health
Care they feel is best without any undue pressure from any
governmental agency or administration.
believe in limited government. Government closest to
the people is the most responsive and efficient.
Larger government (State/Federal) by its very essence is
inefficient and should only provide those goods and/or
services that are impractical (roads/infrastructure) in the
private sector or protect the common good (law
limited government works within its means and, by keeping
the tax burden low, it empowers the people to spend their
money as they wish in a free-market economy.
deserve to have confidence in the integrity of our elected
leaders. Enacting campaign finance reform laws that
make transparent who is funding campaigns is a must.
Eliminating potential conflicts of interest between elected
officials by restricting them from "consulting" in
exchange for Campaign Cash needs to be a law.
adamantly oppose eminent domain laws that allow any
government entity to provide non-public projects preference
over private property owners.
should not have to worry about having their property taken
by the government just because a government entity can
generate additional taxes.