Supporting Our Businesses
As a small business owner and entrepreneur, Adam has first hand experience in what it takes to start a business, keep it running, and make it successful. As your State Representative, He will bring a small business owners perspective to the capitol so that unnecessary red tape is removed and our small businesses can grow and new jobs and opportunities are created. As a result of the shutdown brought on by COVID-19, we saw the suspension of some regulations that thankfully allowed businesses to operate during the pandemic. Without these suspensions, many of these businesses may have been forced to permanently close. Adam would call for a review of the regulations that were temporary lifted and seek the removal of unnecessary and arbitrary rules that hurt our small businesses.
Ensuring a Quality Education for Our Children
Growing up and learning in public schools, Adam recognizes the importance a quality education means for our children. Our communities are blessed with strong public schools and as your State Representative, he will continue to ensure that our schools, our teachers, and our students have the resources they need to succeed. He also believes that all children deserve to have an opportunity for a quality education regardless of where they live. Over the spring months during the shutdown, Adam’s role shifted towards teaching as his daughters preschool and school were closed. During this time, e-learning became the central focus for finishing up the school year for children across the state. Some schools did a great job ensuring their students were still learning during this difficult time, others did not. We must examine how and why some schools were successful and others were not.
The state of Missouri is required to have a balanced budget. When spending exceeds revenue, revenue needs to increase or spending needs to decrease. The next General Assembly will be forced to look at a significantly large projected decrease in spending throughout the budget as a result of the economic downturn from the COVID-19 pandemic. Many Missourians are struggling across the state to get back on their feet in the wake of the unprecedented shutdown of our economy. Increasing taxes in this time would be irresponsible and reckless, especially to those Missourians that lost their jobs, businesses, and dreams. Finding and creating efficiencies across the state or investing upfront in money saving processes is key to the forward thinking needed to plan our future budgets for the state. As he has done in his personal and professional life, Adam will continue to compare costs to ensure you, the taxpayer of this state, are having your money spent in the most efficient manner.
Support Our Police Officers
Our Law Enforcement Officers need our support now more than ever. They took an oath to keep our communities safe and go to work each day knowing they may not return home. Our society’s continuing trend toward a complete lack of respect for law enforcement along with the radical calls to defund the police are dangerous and reckless. The rule of law is dependent on proper enforcement and I will always stand up against those calling to defund the police. I am proud to stand with our police and proudly back the blue. I am proud to be the only candidate in this race endorsed by the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police as well as St. Charles County Sheriff Scott Lewis.
The right to life is one of our most sacred rights and no person has a right to end another life. The people have charged our government with protecting life and liberty, and that protection includes the unborn. As a Representative, Adam will vote to protect life at all stages.
Protecting Your 2nd Amendment Rights
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
Adam will fight to maintain the 2nd Amendment by opposing any attempt to limit or restrict the people’s right to keep and bear arms. With the dangerous calls to defund and destroy the police gaining traction in some cities, we see new examples as to why our 2nd Amendment right is nonnegotiable.
Keeping Elections Free, Fair, and Honest
The bedrock of our republic is the electoral process. Too many people have fought and died for the right to participate in elections only to have suspected fraud and corruption take away the value of our vote. As a State Representative, Adam will seek to serve on the House Elections Committee and propose changes to our elections process that keep them simple, accessible, and secure.