I supported stiffer penalties for multi-DUI convicted offenders.
I supported more severe sentences for drug dealers when their actions lead directly to another's death.
I supported the Attorney General and his mission to go after the drug supply problem at its source in concert with other state and federal agencies.
Economy - Jobs - Regulations - Housing
I am pro-business and support policies that encourage higher wage growth so that people do not have to leave Great Falls to find higher paying jobs. This includes making it more of a possibility to work remotely through increased broadband internet infrastructure.
In Great Falls we have relatively affordable housing but could use more of it. I voted for increased low interest loans to be made available to build new properties through local housing agencies.
Decreasing regulations where it makes sense helps developers build more housing to increase the supply and to meet the demand. Zoning and building codes are local issues but the state and law made by legislators like me can play a large role in supporting the growth in affordable housing.
I fully support the 2nd Amendment and helped pass bills to solidify your rights and am happy to report that bills like HB 102, permitless carry, were passed into law with support like mine.
We must continue to play offense in this area or we risk having our constitutional rights etched away one by one.
I won’t support a sales tax.
Decreasing property and income taxes is difficult to get done, but the last legislature increased the elderly homeowner credit to make property taxes less of a burden for those on fixed income. The legislature also decreased the income tax rate so you pay less from your hard earned paychecks.
I supported policy solutions that increased transparency, access, and affordability of health care in both the 2017 and 2021 sessions of the legislature that I participated in. I'll continue to vote for policies that increase competition and reduce regulation in this industry.
Natural Resource Development
I support the responsible development of our natural resources to provide money for schools and economic development. In our current environment coal has been demonized and natural gas prices have increased. Coal is an excellent base power generating fuel that keep the lights on through the cold windless, often overcast winters. It also provides enormous excise and income tax benefits to the state budget.