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What I Stand For

Too many people in Washington talk much but say little. That’s not my style. I want you to know where I stand:

Service before self. Country comes first and freedom comes at a high price. We each have a duty to honor those who paid our bill, with their lives, by defending freedom for the next generation. Our country is worth sacrificing for. Freedom is worth fighting for.

Truth, justice, and the American way. I grew up with the black-and-white superman. Every episode started with the narrator talking about superman fighting “a never ending battle for truth, justice and the American way!” I bought into that idea. Today, I’m concerned that too often, in our culture, the end justifies the means. Too many people have the attitude of: If I get what I want politically, it doesn’t matter how I got there. I reject that idea. It does matter. Truth and justice still are the American way – and I will keep fighting for that.

We can't tax our way into prosperity, or spend our way out of debt. I believe that – just like any American family or business – the federal government needs to get its finances in order. We need to provide tax relief to the American families, entrepreneurs, and employers and we need to address the national debt that is crippling our children’s future. We need also to rein in Washington’s out of control spending. Because at the end of the day, the federal government will never be able to tax away its spending problem.

Every life has value. Every person has dignity. This fundamental value is the underpinning for our national identity: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are LIFE ….” It's part of the soul of our nation and I will never stop fighting to ensure life is protected at every stage.

People come before politics. Constituent service is a priority for my office, because I believe government was created to serve the people – not the other way around. That’s why my office prioritizes consistent communication, and close contact with constituents – whether it’s through in person meetings, social media updates, or our weekly polls. We’re here to serve you and stand ready to listen.