State Representative, 30th District
Occupation: Technical Lead Engineer, Intel Corporation
Occupational Background: Computer microprocessor validation and debugging
Educational Background: BS Computer Science, Iowa State University
Prior Governmental Experience: Member, Joint Interim Task Force on Campaign Finance Reform, 2015-present
I am a liberal on social issues. I believe government should let people make their own decisions, even when I disagree with those decisions, so long as they don't infringe upon the individual rights of others or the public safety. I support gay marriage, ideological and cultural diversity, and liberalizing drug laws. I oppose the militarization of the police force and a legal environment that rarely holds government agents responsible for their actions.
I am a conservative on fiscal issues. I believe that even well-intentioned government programs spend wastefully, because no one is as careful with other peoples' money as they are with their own. I believe that "targeted" economic incentives are misguided public policy and a smokescreen for special interest favoritism and crony capitalism. Government should create fair rules for everyone and then be a referee, not a player.
Above all, I am a consistent advocate for personal freedom, individual rights, and legal equality, and I will work to revise or repeal laws at odds with these principles. The purpose of government is to protect individual rights, and it is illegitimate to use government power for any other purpose.
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I will bring a detail-oriented, thorough, and conscientious engineer's perspective to the legislature. Please visit my website for more detailed information:
(This information furnished by Kyle Markley.)