Hometown: rural Lawrence.
Occupation: farmer; retired tooling engineer for General Motors at Kansas City, Kan., assembly plant.
Education: bachelor's degree, mechanical engineering, Kansas University; bachelor's degree in business administration, KU.
Abortion: Pro-choice for the first trimester, supports regulations for the second trimester, pro-life for the last trimester.
Balanced budget: Calls for a balanced budget within five years; says constitutional amendment would be a waste of time.
Taxes: Favors doing away with most exemptions for wealthiest. Favors increasing exemptions for capital gains taxes for small businesses that meet certain criteria.