Q  How do you think Obamacare will impact Georgians?

A I believe Obamacare will result in millions of dollars of potential costs and numerous unfunded mandates.  A doctor in the State Senate is necessary to help our state defend itself from these newly written regulations.  At the present time there are no physicians in Georgia’s Senate.

Q  What is your stand on gun rights?

A I believe in the Second Amendment and will not support any gun limits in Georgia.

Q What is your stand on taxation, spending, and the overreach of government?

A I believe in small government that will collect only the taxes necessary for the most basic functions of government.  I have kept Bainbridge property taxes among the lowest in the state.  The United States Constitution defines the role of the federal government and the Georgia Constitution defines the role of the state government.  All other matters must be left to local government.  This is true for local school boards, local county commissions, and local city councils.

Q What is the best way to create jobs and grow the economy?

A Our entire economy is based upon the ability of the free market to function without unnecessary government intrusion.  As a city councilman, I have worked to lower hurdles required to start and maintain a business.  We have simplified our local building ordinances and zoning ordinances.  If we expect our economy to grow, we must remove as many obstacles as possible.

Q Tell me your approach to education?

A I am a product of Southwest Georgia public education.  I believe in local control for schools and will work to stop unfunded mandates.  I have 3 siblings who are educators and believe education is our future.

Q Where do you stand on abortion and the right to life?

A I’ve always been unabashedly pro-life and pro-family. I believe that the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution grants all citizens equal protection under the law which includes the elderly and the unborn.  As Senator, I would always work to protect life in Georgia.  I support important pro-life initiatives like parental notification, consent and ultrasounds. I would always oppose any form of taxpayer-funded abortions.