The Issues

Family Values

I am pro-life, and believe that we must always defend the most vulnerable among us. My record in the Minnesota Senate has reflected my pro-life position, and I will always stand up for innocent lives.

I believe that marriage should be defined as the union of one man and one woman. I did support the Marriage Amendment in 2010, and voted against the DFL-backed legislation that expanded marriage beyond this traditional definition.

I believe that the family is the most important entity in our society, and that parents have the right to raise their children according to their own personal and spiritual beliefs. It is not for government to stand in between a parent and his or her child.