Budget Revenue

Budget/Revenue: Wyoming has had a history of booms and busts. We are currently experiencing an economic bust. Our best and brightest in Wyoming estimate that this economic slump will last 8-10 years. Fortunately, Wyoming has put away savings during the boom years to help us weather this storm. At its height, the Legislative Stabilization Reserve […]


Judiciary: We have several issues in Wyoming. We have a prison in Rawlins in disrepair, overcrowding in our jails/prisons, a legalized marijuana initiative that may soon be on the ballot, and an ongoing struggle with civil asset forfeiture. On the prison in Rawlins, we received a report during the 2016 budget session indicating $80+ million […]

Fossil Fuels

The controversy of climate change affects our families in Campbell County. Coal=Jobs. The fact of the matter is that man-made climate change is not settled science. Instead, it is hotly disputed by reputable and educated men and women….   Our mines are first class and reclamation is second to none. Our air is pristine and […]

Healthcare – Affordable Care Act

Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead announced December 2015 that he would spend the next few months advocating for Obamacare’s Medicaid expansion in the 2016 budget. But so far, Wyoming legislators have taken a thoughtful approach, carefully reviewing all of the evidence and ultimately rejecting Obamacare expansion. And they haven’t just rejected it once. In 2014 alone, state lawmakers […]

Second Amendment

Guns: Owning and bearing arms is a fundamental right guaranteed by both the US and Wyoming Constitutions. As such, I support the current conceal-carry without a permit law. I do not believe we should have to petition the gov’t for a license for a right that is already ours. I think any attempt by the […]

Public lands

Why can’t WY issue more coal leases in the Powder River Basin (PRB)? In part, because the federal gov’t claims that they own a vast amount of land and minerals in the PRB. In fact, the feds claim ownership of 48% of WY public lands and 67% of OUR minerals. Should Washington D.C. bureaucrats control […]

Marriage & Social Issues

Marriage and social issues: I’m pro-life (http://legisweb.state.wy.us/2016/Introduced/HB0121.pdf) and pro-family. I believe and support traditional marriage (one man and one woman). Marriage is a religious act, and it gives me heartburn that it is under the jurisdiction of the state. Why should people have to go to the state to get a license for a right […]

Running for Re-election

Hey friends, I am officially announcing re-election for the Wyoming House of Representatives (HD31)! In my first term I fought for common sense solutions, championed fiscal discipline, and developed meaningful working relationships, all without compromising my principles. I have a strong record that reflects social and fiscal conservatism, and I look forward to using my […]