Occupation: Kansas House Majority Leader; attorney.
Education: bachelor's degree, history and political science, Southern Nazarene University; master's degree, political science, University of Illinois; law degree, Kansas University.
Abortion: Pro-life. Opposes federal funding for abortions.
Balanced budget: Supports a balanced-budget amendment.
Taxes: Supports a "fairer and simpler" tax system and some versions of the flat tax.