Since 1990, Brent has been on the faculty at Saint Francis University, and throughout his career, Brent has shared his passions for education, journalism, and public service with his students and community. At Saint Francis, he has served on the Faculty Senate as Senate President and Secretary-Treasurer, and has been the Faculty Athletics Representative. He has coached numerous student sports teams and volunteered at local schools, advising student newspapers and other clubs.
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Yes. Net Neutrality is important to maintaining a level playing field and entrepreneurial opportunity. No good will come from eliminating it and allowing a few large conglomerates to call the shots.
Generally, what kind of national tax plan do you favor?
Conservatives like to criticize this as "redistribution of wealth," though that is exactly they have been doing--most obviously with recent tax legislation--in the opposite direction, benefiting the top 10% at the expense of the rest of us.
Regarding gun laws, what generally do you support from the choices below?
I'm a strong supporter of the Second Amendment who recognizes the need for reasonable measures to be taken to reduce gun violence: moves such as universal background checks, closing the private-sale loophole and improving use of existing databases and sharing of information.
Regarding the US healthcare system, what scenario do you favor?
This is Exhibit A demonstrating the need for a Congress that will work across the aisle for the good of the country. Healthcare is too complex to be successfully overhauled by one party or the other, yet the status quo is unacceptable. Working toward a reasonable compromise will be one of my primary goals.