If elected my main concern when reviewing any Acts (Proposed legislation) whether it be in committee or in chambers will be to ask, "How does this help District 29, how does it help Austin, Cabot, Vilonia or Ward, or any of the unincorporated areas in the district or it citizens."
I can also state, that when ask by any citizen in the district about running any type bill for them, I will ask them: 1. "why they want to run it" 2. "What is the fiscal impact on the State/District (what will it cost)" 3. "what does it hope to accomplish" 3. "are you sure there is not already a law or regulation or ordnance on the topic" 5. "who is in support of it" 6. "who will oppose it"
TORT REFORM (Senate Joint Resolution 8 - Mr. Eddie Joe Williams was a co-sponsor on) I am opposed to Tort Reform, which we the voters will be voting on in the November General Election. I will beg you to consider carefully what you are receiving before we “gut” the third branch of government the Judiciary.
The Arkansas Supreme Court Chief Justice Kemp's comments on SJR8, Section 3 (Tort Reform) “Separation of powers was adopted out of a fear of the concentration of power within any one institution or any one person and in order to protect the public generally from an over-reaching government as well as to protect individual citizens and their individual rights from an over-reaching majority.”
GUN CONTROLL- I received my first 22 caliber rifle when I was fourteen years old. I received my first shot gun when I was 16 years old. I received my first automatic assault rifle when I was seventeen years old. Fort Jackson SC, I had to "enjoy" four weeks of other training before we went to the ranges. I believe the second amendment guarantees us citizens the right own guns. However, we must do something about gun violence, I believe that hope in a better future would stop a lot of violence and crime. We must promote enforcement of the law, we have while ensuring the rights and responsibilities of gun ownership.
REDUCING BENEFITS FOR WIDOWS AND ORPHANS OF DEAD WORKERS I am very opposed to this, unless it can be done in a way to increase the cash in the pocket of the widow, orphans or permanently totally disabled workers.
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Disclaimer The Arkansas Bar Association, Chief Justice Kemp, nor any member of the Arkansas judiciary support this campaign. Chief Justice Kemp’s comments were specifically address to Section 3, and no judicial officer in the state has a formal comment on the first two Sections.