Hometown: Overland Park.
Occupation: Overland Park mayor; investment broker.
Education: bachelor's degree, education, Emporia State University; master's degree, business education, Emporia State University.
Abortion: Pro-choice. A decision should be made by a woman and her doctor, not by the federal government.
Balanced budget: Favors a balanced-budget amendment. Says balancing the budget is the most critical issue.
Taxes: Supports reduced capital gains tax, home office deductions and 100 percent deductions for health insurance for the self-employed.