The 2nd Amendment
I am 100% in support of our right to keep & bear arms. I am also an avid supporter of our Constitution. As a hunter and a father, I believe in teaching my children the responsibility of gun ownership and would vote against any proposed regulations that prohibit or seek to limit gun ownership. We cannot let politicians use gun-related tragedies as an excuse to remove your God-given right to protect your family and freely own firearms. Criminals do not follow our laws and removing our rights to self-defense will not prevent evil from rearing it's ugly head. I will be an unwavering advocate for gun rights.
Supporting our President
President Trump has shown how effective a businessman can be in politics. Our President's career was spent in an arena where results, not rhetoric, define success. Having spent my career in business, I know the importance of making tough decisions, knowing that they will affect my employees and their families. More small businessmen are needed at Oklahoma's Capitol, and I'm running to bring my business skillset to deliver results for District 37 families. Trump has defied the special interests and I will do the same. Simply put, we need less talk and more action. I've supported our President from day one and will continue to support him.
Governor Stitt has made improving Oklahoma's education a top priority. In recent years, our educational system has seen improvements and I will support new efforts to build on these improvements. Our teachers and education professionals need to know that elected officials support them. I will work with Governor Stitt to make Oklahoma a top ten state for education. Education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty, and our economy could see a ten-fold return on investment by treating our children's education as a top priority. And not just K-12, but also by promoting trade schools that could bring new industries into the state and build a robust workforce.
We must secure the border and end illegal immigration. Over 90% of the heroin on our streets comes in from the southern border. Our weakened border has led to a rise in violent crime and drug addiction across in Oklahoma. The safety of our district, state, and nation needs to be a top priority. I will support efforts in our state to block any sanctuary status, end chain migration, and I will strongly support state and federal law enforcement professionals in their efforts to keep our communities safe.
Jobs and Economy
I believe in the private sector. Small business ownership fuels Oklahoma's economy. We need their expertise to remove regulations that stifle business growth. As a small business owner of a pavement construction company, I've seen firsthand how overregulation has stunted economic growth. Regulations are intended to protect competition & workers, but many hinder small businesses from growing their workforce and our economy. If elected, I am prepared to propose solutions on day one that reduce regulations, including those that are currently contributing to our infrastructure challenges across Oklahoma.
I believe family is the foundation of our nation. Morality has shaped our rule of law and there is no denying that the values which helped us become the freest and most prosperous society in the world are under attack. The radical left is seeking to divide us by race, gender, and religion. They've become emboldened by using political correctness to advocate unconscionable practices like partial-birth abortions and transgender reassignment surgery for children. When the virtuous become complacent, evil prospers. I am pro-life and will fight to protect our children and the unborn from harm. I will be a steadfast advocate for our shared conservative values.
Defending our Seniors
Our seniors have laid the foundation of success our nation now is building on. Many have retired or are preparing to retire after spending decades contributing to retirement accounts, social security and healthcare options like medicare. But there are some who find themselves having to decide between paying for expensive prescriptions or putting food on the table. I'll work to lower prescription drug costs and support innovative solutions to keep our seniors thriving in their sunset years. We cannot forget those who came before us. It's a growing issue that requires more attention from our elected officials.
Ending Politics as Usual
I am the only candidate in this race to pledge no out of state special interest campaign contributions. My opponents have chosen a different path and I wish them well. We have seen time and again people run for office who say one thing and do another. One of the reasons this occurs is because the liberal special interest groups pour into our state whose contributions got them elected now want you to represent them. I am running to represent the people of our district and vote in their best interest.