Meet the Candidate
Running For:MN House of Representatives
Education:Iowa State; Lowthian College
Biographical Info:Married for 38 years. Two grown children. Andover resident for 26 years. Former Andover Parks and Rec Commissioner. Former youth soccer and basketball coach. Small business owner. Active member of Transform Church. Current Asst. Minority Leader. Former Chair Civil Law and Data Practices Cmte. Former Chair Legislative Commission on Data Practices.
Statement:To represent my constituents by defending the US and State Constitutions and making decisions based on these documents and on the moral good. Minnesotans are over-taxed and are weary of the direction our state and country are going. Parents got a long glimpse, during the covid shutdowns, of what was being taught to their kids and they are not ok with their children being judged on the color of their skin. They want a fair, balanced and truthful teaching of our history. They also largely reject the gender fluid ideology being taught to even our youngest learners . We need to focus on the essential, reading, math, science, history and make up for COVID learning loss and close the horrible achievement gap.
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- †Position based upon candidate record or extensive research
|1. Should abortions be banned after fetal heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks gestation)?||Y|
|2. Do you oppose all taxpayer funding of abortion?||Y|
|3. Do you oppose physician assisted suicide, also referred to as aid in dying?||Y|
|4. Do you oppose public school policies that promote transgender ideology, such as comprehensive sex education?||Y|
|5. Do you support legislation that preserves girls’ and women’s athletics for biological females?||Y*||I have authored the bill to only allow girls to play girls sports and will again if I am re-elected.|
|6. Do you support school choice legislation, such as tuition tax credits, that would enable parents to choose the school that best suits their child’s needs?||Y|
|7. Should people have their religious freedom protected if they refuse to participate in a same-sex wedding?||Y|
|8. Do you oppose efforts to ban voluntary biblical counseling in the areas of gender and sexuality?||Y|
|9. Do you support a parent’s fundamental right to direct the upbringing of their children, including their education and health care?||Y|