Putting Our Priorities First
The COVID-19 pandemic created enormous hardship for many families, our farmers, and businesses throughout our communities. I and many others lost some dear friends to the virus. But we're not a Nanny State. Let's trust our businesses, workers, and local government leaders to safely re-open our economy and start growing again. Government should incentivize and support private sector job creation, not create more bureaucracy.
IMMIGRATION & SECURING THE BORDER
We must do everything we can to protect our nation from enemies, both foreign and domestic. That means securing our borders, opposing sanctuary cities, and enforcing our immigration laws so those who seek to become Americans the legal way can do so, and those who seek to do us harm can't easily take advantage of our open doors. If we aren't safe, nothing else matters.
BALANCING THE BUDGET
As a businessman and a legislator, I know what it takes to balance a budget and live within our means. In the Statehouse, I stood strong and voted against a Democrat plan to raise taxes and dramatically increase government spending. Instead, I've repeatedly voted to cut taxes, reduce and eliminate wasteful government spending, and protect your tax dollars. Not even two months into the Biden administration, Congress passed the largest "stimulus" spending bill in modern U.S. history without a single bipartisan vote. On top of that, President Biden announced a federal budget that hikes non-defense spending by 16 percent, or $1.5 trillion. It's out of control, and the only way to pay for this march to socialism is with massive debt or tax increases. These reckless policies can have catastrophic effects, from unbridled inflation to global economic vulnerability. We desperately need to balance our federal budget and get Washington under control - before it's too late!
PRO SECOND AMENDMENT
The right of the American people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. That protection is enshrined in our Constitution and it must be upheld. It's one of many freedoms granted to each citizen that demand vigilant protection. That’s why I'm a proud gun owner and a lifetime member of the NRA. I'm the only candidate in this race who has been endorsed multiple times with an A rating from the NRA and the Buckeye Firearms Association.
PRO LIFE & HEALTH CARE
As a proud father and grandfather, I'm staunchly pro-life and believe that life begins at conception. I've fought throughout my legislative career to protect the lives of the unborn and prevent public tax dollars from being used to carry out abortions. I'm also working to ensure that Ohioans have the best health care system in the world - built around access, choice, and affordability, NOT a socialized, unsustainable, government-run mess. I'll continue working to expand free-market patient care options, such as telehealth, and I'll demand affordability in drug pricing and transparency in medical billing. That’s why, during my time in the Statehouse, I’ve been consistently endorsed by medical professionals throughout Ohio.
SENIORS & VETERANS
We promised our seniors and veterans that we'll be there for them when they need care. I'm committed to fulfilling those promises by making sure these programs are solvent and sustainable into the future. Our parents paid into Social Security and Medicare, just like the rest of us, and they deserve to know those benefits will be there for them unchanged. Likewise, our veterans answered the call of duty in service to our country. We owe them a debt of gratitude and a lifetime of support.