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I support the decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dobbs v. Jackson, overturning the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, sending the issue of abortion back to the states for policymaking. I believe that life begins at conception and every life is a gift from God.  I am strongly pro-life and will never waiver from that view. Click below to read more on my position.  (Read More)

Pro-Gun Ownership

The 2nd Amendment of the Constitution guarantees every citizen in the United States the right to own a firearm.  Click below to learn more about my position. 

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I am a staunch conservative when it comes to taxation and believe that taxes should remain as low as possible.  Click below to learn more about my position. 

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A good public education system is vital to our state's strength and prosperity.  Every child deserves the best education that we can give them.  That's why I co-sponsored legislation that significantly invests in our K-12 schools.  In Session 2022, the General Assembly voted to increase the allocation to the SEEK formula, which is the method by which a school district receives state money per child.  We also increased transportation funding and capital projects around the state.  The Commonwealth of KY has never put more into public education than we do now.  

However, we know that traditional public education is not the best option for some students.  Therefore, I voted to expand school choice by creating a funding mechanism for public charter schools.  This will enhance and expand options for students, especially those in districts where the public schools are underperforming.  I believe that parents are in control of their child's education and we should be providing every opportunity possible for each child to receive the best education.  

Read my op-ed in the Jessamine Journal here that explains charter schools and my views on parental choice in education.  

Economic Development

I am proud to serve on the Economic Development and Workforce Investment committee in Frankfort.  This position allows me to have a voice in economic development in the state of Kentucky and the 39th District.  For too long, the 39th District has not seen the economic development that is possible.  With development comes tax revenue and the ability to provide the infrastructure needed to attract business and development. 

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