As Alaskans and Americans, we are facing dichotomous times in our lifetime. It is important for me and for you to understand where I stand as your future Representative on some of the issues we are collectively facing today. As this campaign grows, so will the issues and stances. There are many, but understand up front that I am a Conservative. I am Constitutionalist. I am Prudent and Pragmatic on all social issues across the country and down to the local communities. I stand ready and willing to work with anyone on matters that important to them, because they are important to me as well.
As an African American, Conservative, Combat Veteran, Father, Husband, Eldest Brother, Uncle, Friend, Confidant, Leader, Mentor, and your Average Guy (see what I did there?); I understand life and the challenges they bring to us on a daily basis. 1 Corinthians 10:13 tells us (KJV): "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may ne able to bear it."
There are two main philosophies that I live by in life: 1.) "If you help others get everything they need, you'll have everything you need." - Zig Ziglar. 2.) "Seek first to understand, then be understood." - Stephen Covey. I have lived by these principles for many years and they have shaped me to be who I am today. I can compromise, but I am unwavering in my beliefs and I stand by who I am because God made me that way. - Randy Purham