I believe what you do with the money you work hard to earn and the property you own should be your decision and not the government's. Therefore I support continued control of spending and taxes at all levels of government. If our families must live by a tight budget, so should our government.
While educating every one of our children is an obvious priority for everyone, I believe there are smarter and better ways to provide that education. High quality education for all children should be available to families regardless of their income, and parents should have a choice in what type of education best suits their children's unique needs and their family's values.
Though I support limiting the control government has on our lives, one of the key roles of that government is protecting our families, securing our way of life and maintaining the level of individual freedom we have come to know and trust. As your voice in our state government, I am committed to achieving that critical balance between providing a safe, prosperous environment for growth, while allowing each of us to be our own unique individuals and families.