I have spent 35 years of my life in the private sector creating jobs. After a brief stint at Price Waterhouse, I took a risk and started a technology company that grew to more than 700 employees at its peak. We hired thousands of employees, and I learned early on that our success was not dependent on government – our success was a result of initiative and hard work.
After selling my company, I have focused my efforts on investing in companies and building businesses in both real estate and agriculture. I know firsthand the barriers government places on employers and employees. We need to reduce burdens on job creators, not create more hoops for them to jump through. In Congress, I will take my experiences and fight to cut red tape and eliminate the unnecessary regulations that hurt Hoosier workers. Entrepreneurs and small businesses, not government, are the hubs of innovation and economic prosperity in Indiana and across the nation, and I will champion legislative policies that restore this principle.
I will actively work to support the passage of the Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny Act of 2017 (REINS Act).
I am in favor of tax reform. Washington should implement a flat, fair structure, and lower the overall tax burden on Hoosier families and their businesses. We also need to simplify the tax code by eliminating special interest tax breaks and loopholes.
I also favor repealing and replacing Obamacare and ending the program’s job-killing policies.
I served in the Indiana General Assembly – as a member of the Ways and Means Committee – to help bring some business principles to government, and I will do the same thing in Washington.