I am a Christian and pro-life conservative who values the fact that life begins at conception. I believe every human life is created in God’s image, and we must stand up for those who cannot speak for themselves. As your state representative, I will always advocate for pro-life measures that protect the lives of the unborn, those with disabilities and the elderly.
Arkansans understand the value of hard work and the dignity that comes with providing for our families. That’s why I believe that if you’re willing to work, you should be able to keep more of your hard-earned money. Unfortunately, our state still has one of the highest overall tax burdens in the country, and while we have made great strides in that area, there is much more that can be done. As your state representative, I will work to provide tax relief for hard-working taxpayers and small business owners in Springdale and across our state.
The Second Amendment
I am a lifelong supporter of the 2nd Amendment and I believe it is crystal clear. As your voice in Little Rock, I will defend our right to keep and bear arms and I will take a stand against liberal judges who trample on our God-given constitutional rights. In addition, I believe sportsmen and hunters are a vital part of environmental sustainability and their contributions to local wildlife conservation across our state must be protected.
Springdale is in the heart of Northwest Arkansas, the economic engine of the state. In the last five years, Arkansas has witnessed record-low unemployment, more than 90,000 new jobs, and billions of dollars in economic investments. We certainly have the momentum, but we cannot afford to let our foot off the gas. As your state representative, I will fight to keep government out of the way and push back on burdensome regulations that hurt our small businesses here in Springdale. Let’s give our small business owners the ability to do what they do best: create jobs.
For many years I have led a Sunday morning ministry group at the Fayetteville Veterans Home. These men and women and their families are the unsung heroes of our day. Veterans are responsible for the very freedoms we enjoy, and I will never forget the service and sacrifice it took to protect those freedoms. We must encourage incentives for businesses in our state to hire veterans and opportunities that give back to those who have put their lives in harm’s way. As your state representative, I will fight for policies that support our veteran community in Arkansas.
People of faith understand that worship is not only confined to the four walls of church, it must be lived out in our daily life. Business owners and employees should never be forced to choose between violating their religious conscience and breaking the law. Religious freedom is not only an American right, it is a fundamental human right. As your state representative, I will work to ensure that our laws clearly protect and defend religious liberty across our state.
Combating the Opioid Crisis
The opioid crisis is responsible for tens of thousands of deaths each year in the United States, with hundreds of deaths right here in Arkansas. This crisis affects people of every age, but our young people are most susceptible. We must combat this issue head on by promoting educational initiatives and working with non-profit and faith-based programs that encourage prevention, recovery and rehabilitation. As your state representative, I will work to implement sound, commonsense, and life-saving policies so that we might save the next generation from this deadly epidemic.