Currently: Communications Director, Libertarian Party of Clark County (Apr 2012 - Present)
Previously: Vice-Chairman, Libertarian Party of Floyd County (Apr 2007 - Apr 2012)
Treasurer, Libertarian Party of Floyd County (May 2004 - Apr 2007)
Notary Public, State of Indiana (commissioned by Indiana Governor Mike Pence on Feb. 24, 2016 to 1st term, to run through February 25, 2024)
(Libertarian Party candidate unless noted)
2004: Floyd County Council-at-Large
2006: Floyd County Sheriff
2007: New Albany City Council, District 3
2011: New Albany Mayor
2016: U.S. Presidential nominee (American Marijuana Party)
2016: Indiana House of Representatives, District 71
2018: Indiana House of Representatives, District 71
2019: To be determined...
2003: National Leadership Award, National Republican Congressional Committee
2003: Honorary Co-Chairman, National Republican Congressional Committee Business Advisory Council
2016: Certificate of Recognition, Democratic National Committee National Steering Committee
Stances & Issues
I believe an inalienable right cannot be dependent on the labor of someone else.
The Economy: When a free market is allowed to be just that, a free market, there is no stronger force for innovation and lifting people out of poverty.
Legalized Marijuana: I am in favor of the legalization of both medical-use and recreational marijuana. This is an issue that's time has come. Both public sentiment and empirical data has grown in favor of legalized medical and recreational marijuana over the past decade, and it would be not only short-sighted but irresponsible for this state to fall behind a curve with an industry chock full of untapped potential on both social and economic levels.
Abortion: I am 100% unequivocally pro-choice.
Education: I believe the Department of Education at both the federal and state level need to be eliminated with control of school districts returned to the county level. All federal involvement in education has resulted in is less results for more money spent. Bureaucratic meddling has not only taken money out of people's pockets, but it has done so at the expense of the educational well-being of generations of students.
2nd Amendment: I fully support the Second Amendment. I believe in the individual's right to self-defense. It both deters and stops crime, minimizing the harm criminals can inflict on the public. Taking away the right of self-defense puts innocent people in harm's way.
Capital Punishment: My position on this has evolved over the years, and I am no longer in favor of the death penalty.
Restoration of Rights: I support the full restoration of rights to persons upon their release from prison, including voting rights.
Portions of this section have been adapted from various Libertarian Party of Indiana candidate pledges I was proud to join in pledging to during my 2016 state legislative campaign.