Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State House of Representatives
Political Affiliation:


Response Legend

  • SSStrongly Supports
  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • SOStrongly Opposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Pubic Schools in Montana are overfunded: O
2. Pubic Schools in Montana are underfunded: S
3. Pubic Schools in Montana are adequately funded: S
4. Parental choice in education should be expanded through tax credits, education savings accounts, vouchers, and other means to allow children to attend any school of their or their parents choice: S
5. Montana should allow public charter schools: S
6. Parents should be allowed to home school their children without additional state regulation: SS
7. The teaching of "Critical Race Theory" (CRT) should be banned in Montana public schools: S
8. Comprehensive sex education, beginning as early as kindergarten, should be allowed in public elementary schools: O* Education is not as simple as support and opposing broad sweeping ideas. It takes a critical lens of individual and holistic perspectives to provide a more nuanced position. There are several elements of public education that are overfunded and several that are underfunded - if we are going to have a public school system in Montana it should be efficient and meet the same market pressures as other public and private schools in the nation.
9. Income taxes in Montana are too high: S
10. Property taxes in Montana are too high: S
11. Corporate taxes in Montana are too high: S
12. The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution allows all citizens to own firearms for self-protection: SS
13. Global warming is a problem requiring increased regulation: O
14. Environmental regulations in Montana are too stringent: S
15. Environmental regulations in Montana are NOT stringent enough: O* This lacks much of the context of being a State within the Unite States of America. State taxes feel high because Federal taxes are high. Similar context to regulations - I'm advocating for a shift in where our taxes and regulations come from. I'm advocating for local control not centralized control 2000 miles away. In this shift to local control, I also anticipate a much more efficient form of taxing and regulation - resulting in a net lower tax and regulation burden by Montanans.
16. Montanans should not be discriminated against or treated differently because of their vaccine status: SS
17. Doctor assisted suicide should be legal in Montana: S
18. Abortion should be banned in ALL stages of pregnancy: O
19. Abortion should be banned during all stages of pregnancy, with the exceptions for rape and incest: O
20. Abortion should be banned only after a heartbeat is detected (around 6 weeks): O
21. Abortion should be banned only after the first trimester (12 weeks): O
22. Abortion should be banned only when a fetus becomes viable outside the womb (20 weeks): O
23. Abortion should be banned only after the 2nd trimester (28 weeks): O
24. Abortion should never be banned, not at any stage of pregnancy: S
25. The Montana Constitution should be amended to ban abortion: O
26. Infanticide (infants born alive with physical abnormalities, including infants born as a result of a botched abortion) should be banned in Montana. SS
27. Companies and individuals should be allowed to opt-out of the abortion related mandates contained in Obamacare: SS* Main reason for against most abortion regulations, is that we put today's technology and scientific understanding as an arbiter of future decision making. In the future viability may be much earlier in development due to technological advances. We should also allow local communities to decide if abortion clinics belong in their communities. Finally, this also disregards the funding concern. While I believe there are constitutional protections of privacy for women and their relationship with their physician and healthcare team, I do not believe the Public's money should be used to fund any form of abortion.
28. Transgender athletes should be allowed to compete against athletes of the opposite sex: O
29. Doctors should be banned from performing sex-change procedures on minors: O
30. Homosexuals and transgender people should be allowed to adopt children: SS
31. Non-discrimination laws should be expanded to protect sexual orientation and gender identity in the same way that race, creed, nationality, and religion are protected: S
32. Montana’s marriage laws should be changed to reflect the recent legalization of same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court: SS* Similar response here, the healthcare team-patient relationship is one that I value the most when making healthcare related decisions. At no point do I want to put government and distrust into that relationship. As for marriage laws and non-discrimination, I'd advocate for no state involvement in either of these. Marriage is specific to religious organizations, and doesn't have to be recognized by the state. Non-discrimination is already guaranteed in our State and US constitution, so do not understand how these laws would be expanded.