Meet the Candidate

Running For:
State Senator
Political Affiliation:
Legislator - State Senator
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Why are you running for office? (click to expand)


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* Have authored legislation for Educational Savings Accounts (ESA's)
2. Should marijuana be legalized for recreational use? N* Have held an informational hearing as Chair of Aging and Youth on the dangers of Recreational Marijuana.
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* RGGI is a job killer
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* Have authored the Constitutional Amendment to state there will be no taxpayer funding for elective abortions and no Constitutional right to an abortion in PA.
7. Should all voters be required to show identification before voting? Y* Have authored legislation and the Constitutional Amendment for voter ID each time we vote.
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? N* Was co-prime on a bill with Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill to prohibit males from competing on girls sports teams.
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* Would need to find income to replace the gasoline tax.
13. Should schools be required to notify parents of any sexually explicit content in books or instructional materials? Y