Taxpayers deserve a state government that is lean, efficient, and effective…
Government must always remember that is serves the people, not the other way around.
State government must facilitate the free market and support a robust economy. That includes providing a reliable and efficient transportation infrastructure so that businesses may get their goods to market. It also includes creating a lean tax system that encourages innovation, entrepreneurship and growth.
Police and fire must be priorities in government budgets and be given the tools needed to keep our communities safe. Safety in our neighborhoods should never be a function of budget decisions.
Families must be free to attend the church of their choice, join any groups they desire (like the Boy Scouts of America) and raise their children as they see fit, without government interference or influence.
Our schools must focus on teaching the fundamentals of science, technology, reading, math, history and grammar. They must prepare our students to live happy, healthy, and productive lives, and they should never enact policies that put our children’s safety at risk.
These are the fundamentals upon which I am guided in every vote I take.