Q. What is your plan to help stimulate job growth in your district?
A. My plan is to lower taxes on small businesses, this way they can keep more of their money and hopefully create more better paying jobs and resolve some of the nation's challenges. Give businesses a federal tax break for hiring veterans. I have never held a publicly elected position, but have served in numerous nonprofit organizations, i.e., Red Cross volunteer, Knights of Columbus, Little League coach, civil defense and emergency management.
Q. What can you do to restore voter confidence in Washington's ability to resolve the nation's challenges?
A. To make sure that we keep the government open and reach across the aisle and vote bipartisan to resolve issues that would help all Americans.
Q. What distinguishes you from your opponent(s)?
A. For the passed 40 years I have served the American public and never for personal gain or prestige. Constituents deserve the right to be represented with high moral standards. Also, I will represent all interests in the region effectively and professionally.
Q. What do you see as the three major issues you would tackle, if elected?
A. Maintain efficient services for veterans, maximize educational programs for all and protect the Second Amendment.
Q. What is your solution to ending the impasse on immigration law changes? Do you support building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border?
A. If any individual wants to come in into the United States, he must be screened to be sure he does not have any kind of criminal record. If that person is clear, provide him/her with a visa to stay and work in the U.S.A. for five years. If that person does not commit any crimes, he can apply for citizenship, provided that he has a Social Security card and his paper work in order.