Q. What does your party affiliation say about your core values and beliefs, especially as they relate to government?
The Republican party believes at its core in limited government and self reliance. It’s the party of Abraham Lincoln. It believes in freedom, Democracy and it recognizes the value of the individual and that individual and private enterprise is the ultimate way to provide for the basic needs of the community and provide for individuals’ freedom and quality of life. I’d rather rely on that than governmental control.