On fiscal and economic policy
"I am a fiscal conservative. I believe that current policies have been a drag on economic growth and prosperity for the American people. As someone who has spent a great deal of my career in tax and financial services, I believe that I can be instrumental in shaping tax and regulatory reforms that will stimulate economic growth and job creation."
On foreign policy and national security
"As a former military officer (current Reserve officer) and veteran, I am also concerned with national security. As a nation, I do not believe that we are more secure--that we face many threats, not least of which is the "irregular" threat of terrorism and jihadist-inspired domestic attack. As an active-duty officer who served in OEF/OIF and one who has studied strategy and policy at the Naval War College, I can bring these strengths to congressional deliberations and our national debates on the way forward to a more secure future."
On constitutional rights and civil liberties
"I have a deep and abiding respect and reverence for our constitution. I will zealously guard our liberties and protect our constitutionally guaranteed rights."