The Constitution:
I will always follow my oath to office to support, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and the state of Montana. Our basic rights come from our Creator and our Constitutions restate and protect those rights.

Jobs & The Economy:
As a business owner who employs nearly 225 hard working people, I know what it takes to create jobs. The government does not create jobs. Private industry creates jobs! The government can only create an environment to foster private industry's ability to create jobs and spark economic growth.

Taxes:
As a CPA, business owner and property owner I have first-hand knowledge of how complicated Montana's tax structure is. Montana's tax policy needs to be fair and equitable. As a member of the House Taxation Committee I have opposed hundred of millions of dollars in tax increases and supported rights for taxpayers. Property tax assessment in Montana has been inconsistent and during the 2019 session I will be working on legislation to provide fair and equal assessments for property taxes.

Budgeting:
State spending should not exceed the growth of our population and per capita income in Montana.  The more money we take from Montana taxpayers to fund government operations, the less capital available for investment in our economy and families.

Natural Resources:
As a Montana fisherman, hunter and outdoor enthusiast, I want to ensure that we pass down a clean environment to future generations. However, that does not mean shutting down responsible natural resource development. Montana's economy lags behind our neighboring states because we have failed to responsibly develop our natural resources. When Montana was developing our natural resources during the 1960's and 1970's median income ranked near the top half of states. Since then, we've regulated our natural resource industries out of business and exported our jobs out of state and overseas. As a result, we have one of the lowest median household incomes in the nation. Let's not forget that Montana is the Treasure State!


Education:
A strong, well-funded public education system is very important to all Montanans and will assist us in the long-term growth of our economy. Education needs to be locally controlled and allow for parents to educate their children in a public, private or home school. Our educational goals need to align with our economic goals so our children can prosper in our rapidly changing economy.