Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senator
Political Affiliation:
State Senator
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Response Legend

  • YYes
  • NNo
  • UUndecided
  • Declined to Respond/Undecided, Position Unknown/Unclear
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Should education funding be directed to families through a voucher, scholarship, or education savings account so that parents can send their children to the school of their choice, including non-public schools? Y* I have regularly supported initiatives to implement and expand school choice in Pennsylvania. I have voted to increase investment in the current EITC program and I have sponsored legislation to establish education savings accounts to help more students and families.
2. Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use? N
3. Should the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act be amended to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” which would require public schools and other public facilities to open up restrooms and locker rooms to members of the opposite sex? N
4. Should Pennsylvania enter into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, which would include a new carbon tax on electricity producers? N* I have voted to remove Pennsylvania from the RGGI and actively opposed Governor Wolf's efforts to put Pennsylvania into RGGI. Furthermore, I have introduced a Constitutional Amendment to limit the governor's ability to take any similar action that purports to have the force of law through regulation or executive order in the future. This is an essential step if we are to restore the balance of power between the legislative and executive branches of state government.
5. Should increases in state government spending be limited to the rate of inflation plus population growth? Y
6. Should our state constitution be amended to prevent taxpayer funding for elective abortions? Y
7. Should all voters be required to show identification before voting? Y* I have co-sponsored legislation and voted numerous times in support of Voter ID.
8. Should the state reduce police funding to increase funding for social services? N
9. Should public schools be prohibited from allowing males who identify as females to compete in girls’ sports? Y
10. Should schools have to post curriculum online for review by parents and taxpayers? Y
11. Should Pennsylvania municipalities be permitted to require a vaccine passport? N
12. Should the gasoline tax be permanently reduced? U* We should tie the tax to inflation so it adjusts and we can reduce the gas tax by requiring non-transportation items to be paid from the General Fund and making mass transit better support itself. Additionally, we must aggressively ramp up domestic energy production and the infrastructure to support it.
13. Should schools be required to notify parents of any sexually explicit content in books or instructional materials? Y