LIST OF ISSUES
"I will lead with integrity and fight relentlessly for the values of southwest Missouri."
Helping people has been my passion in life! I am a minister, missionary, professor and the dean of students at Ozark Bible Institute in Neosho. I currently serve as the board president of our local pregnancy resource center, and I am a long-time advocate for the right to life. My wife, Naomi, and I have been married seventeen years, and we have four beautiful daughters. Natalie, Nicole, Sylvia, and Sydney. As a husband and father, family values are not only very important to me – they define who I am.
Jobs & Economic Growth
I own a small construction business that specializes in artisan trim-work. I am a person who applies a vigorous work ethic to everything I do and one who takes the time to produce a quality project with an extraordinary focus on the details. As a small business owner, I understand firsthand the challenges of government overreach and unnecessary regulation. Rather than picking winners and losers, government should be removing hindrances to private enterprise. Small businesses are the backbone of America, and Missourians deserve the opportunity to start and grow businesses without excessive regulation.
People are tired of the status quo, and they want elected officials who are connected to reality and refuse to be pawns of special interests. Lower taxes, cutting back red tape, and reducing government regulation and bureaucracy are priorities of mine as we work to limit the size and scope of government. In addition to limiting government, it is important to move decisions and control back to the local level whenever possible.
As a professor and dean of students, I understand the importance of a good education. I will fight for excellence in education for all Missouri children.
Defending Personal Liberties
As an avid firearms enthusiast and outdoorsman, the 2nd Amendment is an integral part of who I am, and the defense of our personal liberties requires constant vigilance.
Right to Life
I currently serve as the board president of our local pregnancy resource center, and I am a long-time advocate for pro-life causes. The God-given right to life is fundamental to both our liberty and our form of government, and I will not hesitate to speak on behalf of the voiceless.