Karyn on the Issues
Karyn is a Christian conservative who has been active for decades in community leadership in District 40. Her experience and conservative views and values are what we need to represent our district at the Capitol.
100 % Pro-Life
I am pro-life with no exceptions. I am proud of the work of our legislature and will consistently vote for strong pro-life legislation to protect the rights of the unborn. I believe an unborn baby is an innocent life and in the Bible, God says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you” Jeremiah 1:5.
Strong Supporter of Veterans and Military
Growing up in a military family, I know first-hand the struggles faced by our military families and veterans. They have given all for our country and we owe them a large debt. We must have programs in place to help our active duty military transition to civilian life and ensure we honor their service.
School Choice for Parents and Families
As a mother of two children who have attended public schools, I know when our children are successful we have stronger communities. Parents should decide the best educational fit that helps their child succeed and should have the ultimate say regarding where their child attends school.
Education our Children Need
We need to better prepare our children for life after graduation. Not all children will attend a traditional four-year college. We need to make sure we have options for students to receive training on trades during their high school years. We should look at ways to involved our industries in the schools. They need skilled workers and can help invest in our kids.
Small Businesses and Economic Development
Small businesses employ almost 500,000 Arkansans and make up the overwhelming majority of businesses in our state. As a small business owner with decades of experience, I know the struggles faced by small business owners. We have to create the climate for business to grow. We have to have infrastructure that is helping, not hurting growth, and we have to make sure we have common-sense regulations that reduce red tape and allow small business to thrive.
Second Amendment Rights
Our Second Amendment rights are under attack in this country and Democratic presidential candidates have even come to our state to tell us they will take away our rights. We have a constitutional right to protect our families. I am concerned about the constitutional infringements of red-flag laws that are being proposed across the country. We have a deep lack of funding in mental health care that is the real problem that needs to be addressed instead of violating the citizen rights of due process and second amendment rights.
Limits on Government Regulation
As a small business owner, I know that we need less government regulation in all aspects of our lives. Government has to work for people, not the other way around.
Leaner government, Lower Taxes
Arkansas government has to be fiscally responsible with the taxpayers’ money and seek to do more with less. Government agencies in our state have to remember that they work for taxpayers and look for ways to reduce waste and duplication. I work daily with small business owners who make tough choices every day and government has to learn to use the same principles that small business owners use to cut spending, invest wisely in infrastructure for the future, and deliver services in the most efficient manner possible.