Steve Irwin

Meet the Candidate

Running For:
Board of Supervisors
District 5
Political Affiliation:
Real Estate Broker and Educator
Married for 42 years and father of 2 and grandfather of 5
In my position as Elected District 5 Representative DGB, I was able help create, maintain, and approve 100’s programs that allowed millions of County residents to get well-paying jobs. A few of those programs are our Career and Technical Center (CTEC), our Nursing Program, our Police Academy, The South West Wine Center, and many more. I also approved FREE College Tuition for every county high school graduate, if they complete their degree in 2 years. Now I want to continue my work as a member of the Board of Supevisors because a agree the County is haeding in the right dirction, I believe it is on the wrong track. Indiscriminately raising taxes, not actively prusuing ecomonic developement puts our future at great risk.


Response Legend

  • SSupports
  • OOpposes
  • *Comment
  • Declined to respond
  • Declined to respond, Position based on citation

Question Response Comments/Notes
1. Denying federal funding to “sanctuary cities” that do not comply with federal immigration laws S* We all must comply the law. The courts has ruled that funding can not be withhold from cities that do not follow the law
2. Allowing all parents to use tax credits, vouchers, or education savings accounts to enable children to attend any public, charter, private, homeschool, or online academy S* We have a responsibility to listen and follow to what many families and communities are saying. They want school choice.
3. Expanding background checks to include guns purchased from private individuals O* I believe in freedom and individual responsibility a fundamental principle extends to the rights of Americans to own firearms.
4. Using taxpayer funds to support any organization that provides, promotes, or provides referrals for abortion O* The sanctity of human life extends to a unborn child that has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed
5. Prohibiting abortion except when it is necessary to prevent the death of the mother O* We Roe v. Wade has been in place for 46 years, the data is clear that criminalizing abortion is not an effective or safe
6. Providing tax breaks to certain industries over others S* In general tax cuts for businesses or workers, spur economic growth. Some industries need a a boost like farmers
7. Adding “sexual orientation,” “gender identity,” or “gender expression” to the protected classes of race, religion, age, sex, and ancestry in nondiscrimination ordinances S* I support adding sexual orientation as a protected class except for churches and religious organizations.
8. Protecting a parent's right to seek professional counseling for their minor child with same-sex attraction or gender identity issues to help them reach their desired outcome S* I support parents right to seek professioanl counseling for their children, I do not support forced sexual orientation change efforts
9. Setting minimum wages above the state minimum wage O* Wages should be based on skill, education, and the law of supply and demand.
10. Protecting individuals and businesses from being required to use their artistic expression in a manner that violates their conscience S* No one should be forced to create artwork contrary to their core convictions, and certainly not under threat of criminal fines and jail time.