Issues

IMPROVING EDUCATION

IMPROVING EDUCATION

Improving education in our community is the first step to ensuring lasting prosperity for our children.  My kids proudly attend the Ada Public Schools, just like I did and my father did before me.  I am committed to improving education for all our students by supporting teachers and keeping local control. We must prepare our students for college, the workforce and the future by giving them the excellent education they deserve.

I believe Oklahoma students and parents need choice in curriculum.  Forcing all students into college prep classes has failed many of our kids.  It creates a lack of skilled workers who could make good money if they were offered the proper vocational education and life skills training in high school.


CREATING JOBS

As a family businessman, I know what it takes to grow our economy. I have met budgets, made payrolls and felt the pain of government regulations and costs.  From local mom-and-pops and healthcare businesses, to large retail and heavy industrial, I have worked with and supported a wide range of businesses and employers.  As state Senator, my top priority will be to keep taxes low and cut regulations so hard-working citizens can keep more of what they make and we can keep new jobs coming to Oklahoma.

PROTECTING LIFE

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable rights.  They are bestowed upon us not by man but by our Creator.  I am proudly pro-life and will always vote to protect the unborn.

PROTECTING LIFE

LOWERING TAXES

Like you, I believe that Oklahoma families know how to spend their money better than any government.  It never fails that liberals want to take more of our money to fuel government programs like Obamacare.  If the State has excessive surpluses, we should return that money to the pockets of hard-working Oklahomans.

SUPPORTING OUR SENIOR CITIZENS

SUPPORTING OUR SENIOR CITIZENS

Whether working in the formal ministry or in hospice care, much of my professional life has been spent helping senior citizens.  I will be a strong advocate to ensure that all seniors are treated with proper care, dignity and respect.  I will push (1) for a real crackdown on senior citizen scammers, (2) to end the tax on medical necessities like hearing aides, and (3) to eliminate property tax increases for those on fixed incomes/retirees.  


SUPPORTING TRANSPORTATION

Our transportation infrastructure is falling behind. We must dedicate more resources to maintaining high quality roads.  This will bring economic development and prosperity to all of Oklahoma. 

ENSURING OUR WATER SUPPLY

As a member of the State Water Quality Management Advisory Council, I know water is vital to our future.  I am committed to a combined effort of conservation and water infrastructure investments – within the means of the state budget and without new taxes.  I will protect our water – for today and future generations.

ENSURING OUR WATER SUPPLY

FIGHTING BACK AGAINST WASHINGTON, PROTECTING SMALL TOWN OKLAHOMA

Today, we know the truth about President Obama.  From his takeover of healthcare (Obamacare) to his opposition to job creating measures like the Keystone Pipeline, Americans are falling behind thanks to the President’s liberal policies.   You can count on me to stand up to Washington and do all that is within my power to protect our values and rural, small-town way of life.

DEFENDING THE 2ND AMENDMENT

DEFENDING THE 2ND AMENDMENT

As a member of the National Rifle Association, I will always stand up to any attempt at restricting the personal liberties granted to us by God.  This means upholding the entire Bill of Rights – especially the Right to Bear Arms.


STANDING AGAINST ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

I will work to stop all handouts and benefits to illegal immigrants, secure the borders, and prohibit taxpayer subsidized in-state tuition for non-citizens.  Oklahomans’ hard-earned dollars that are paid to the state must be used to take care of our citizens.  Every dollar spent on benefits for illegals takes a dollar away from Oklahoma kids’ classrooms.