Biggest challenge in public life: Balancing professional, family and public service life.
Biggest accomplishment: My family.
Alarm clock: 6:30 a.m.
Proudest moment: When my wife agreed to marry me (and then followed through with the commitment).
My philosophy of government: Government, when limited to its appropriate role, can protect the freedoms and safety of its citizens, and bless its citizens, and can provide a platform upon which citizens can both succeed and exercise those freedoms.
Why my political party: The platform aligns with my values.
Playlist: Mostly 80s rock, 90s grunge and jazz.
Personal motto: Laziness is the habit of resting before you are tired. (Voltaire)
Most embarrassing moment: While on a date, my contact came lose, causing me to go temporarily blind. I stumbled to the bathroom to fix it. A short time later, my date came in as well. It was a moment of confusion followed by extreme embarrassment and not followed by a second date.