What is the importance of the role of Governor to your constituents in Champaign County?
As Governor, my job will be to represent all residents of Illinois, not to legislate the morality of one group onto another. I believe my best service as governor will be via listening to Illinois residents as directly as possible so I can work and speak on their behalf in Springfield.
Why are you qualified to be the Governor of Illinois?
As a 20-year Navy veteran, I have experience leading groups of diverse people, and I am skilled at bringing people of different backgrounds together to work for a common goal. I will work with legislators of all parties to pass good legislation that expands freedoms and protects civil liberties. I will advocate for more local control of government wherever possible, and for sensible fiscal policy to put the state of Illinois on sound financial footing.
What is a key policy difference between you and your Opponent[s]?
I support full legalization of cannabis, including the ability to grow and sell your own plants. Utilizing our law enforcement and penal systems to prosecute a victimless crime is a waste of resources that can be better used elsewhere.
Is there anything else you would like to say to an undecided voter in Champaign County?
I am running because I took an oath to defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. I came to realize that the greatest threat to our rights and freedoms comes from people in power who perpetuate corruption and abuses against the general public. Our legislators pass laws that create an ever-growing tangle of red tape for hard-working employees, small businesses, and consumers; our property taxes have become so high that people are unable to afford to keep living in their own homes; and our family courts and criminal justice system perpetuate injustice for the least among us.