State Representative, 30th District
Occupation: Engineer, Intel
Occupational Background: Microprocessor debug
Educational Background: BS Computer Science, Iowa State University
Prior Governmental Experience: Joint Interim Task Force on Campaign Finance Reform, member, 2015-2017
I am socially liberal. People should be free to make and live by their own decisions, even when others disagree, so long as they don't infringe upon the individual rights of others or the public safety. People have diverse beliefs and make different choices, and that's beautiful.
I am fiscally conservative. Public money is your money that is taken from you and is likely to be poorly spent because no one is as careful with other peoples' money as they are with their own. Government should be scaled back so you can keep and spend more of your money on what you want.
Government pushes you with one hand toward somebody else's vision for society, while using its other hand to lighten your wallet, while telling you that both are for your own good. It isn't – you should be free to choose!
I am a consistent advocate for personal freedom, individual rights, and legal equality. 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 that power for any other purpose. Government should be a referee, not a player.
I will bring a detail-oriented, thorough, and conscientious engineer's perspective to the Legislature. I will look favorably at compromise and not let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
(This information furnished by Kyle Markley.)