The responses to these questions were edited for length and clarity by the Georgia Decides team. Each candidate was allotted 150 words for each answer and some answers were trimmed in order to abide by that length requirement. Other edits were made to make sure readers can fully follow and understand the candidate responses.
Campaigning for: Attorney General
What role should government have in the lives of Georgians? How would you apply that philosophy to the job you are seeking?
Governments only role is to defend private property rights by the rule of law.
If you are elected (or re-elected), what problems will you spend the most time solving and why?
Stopping no-knock warrants, qualified immunity and civil asset forfeiture.
Georgia is a politically diverse state. How will you work to represent Georgians whose political views differ from your own?
Everybody wants to be free and to be left alone from government interference.
There were politicians who questioned the outcomes of Georgia elections in 2018 and 2020. Do you think Georgia’s elections are secure and will you stand by the results?
I have no personal knowledge of the facts. As Georgia’s attorney general, I will vigorously prosecute voter/election fraud, including looking at cases from prior years.
As Attorney General, name any change you would seek to broaden or restrict voting in Georgia.
I oppose mail-in ballots except in narrow cases of absentee voting. I support requiring voter ID. I will vigorously prosecute voter/election fraud.
Who has been the biggest influence on how you view state government and politics? What have you learned from this person?
Ayn Rand and other great Libertarian thinkers. Minimal government is the best government.
Politics is often about compromise. How do you decide when to compromise and take small, incremental wins, and when to refuse compromise?
Yes. I suppose I would regard it as a success if I got one law repealed, such as licensing for charity bingo. We have hundreds of ridiculous laws.
In light of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on abortion, state law and local enforcement authority will determine access to abortion. If elected, how will you use your authority to influence abortion access or enforcement of abortion restrictions?
I have always supported and do presently support Roe v. Wade. When the Republicans enact a death penalty for abortion providers and their clients, I will not enforce it.
In this role, you would represent the state in legal matters and defend its rights. Under what circumstances do you think it is the duty of the Georgia attorney general to assert state’s rights?
I am enthusiastic about supporting state’s rights against the federal government. I will protect Georgia’s citizens against state government overreach.