Andy Aplikowski is one of many candidates vying for Senator Branden Petersen’s recently vacated seat in Senate District 35. In an introduction with Alpha News, Aplikowski tells us he’s a reliable conservative, stating, “I’m a broad spectrum conservative that can represent the district of Senate District 35 very well, I’m a consistent reliable conservative that we don’t have to worry about where they’re going to vote on the issues”
When asked if he would vote along party lines or step out of the box on occasion like his predecessor, he told us he wouldn’t be “that kind of Senator” explaining, “I consider myself a broad spectrum conservative. I haven’t read all 7500 words of the Republican Party Platform, but there’s nothing that I can think of off the top of my head that I would vote against our party on. I think it’s going to come down to the bills though, I know some people have some issues that they want to bring forward and they’re going to want a quick yes-or-no answer on a complicated subject. As a Senator you can’t make promises until you see the bill. I disagree with some of what Senator Petersen said the day he announced his support of same-sex marriage…I was actually down in his office to talk to him about it and ask him why he was doing that. That did upset some people in the district…people thought he was consistent on that issue, we felt a little – not betrayed – but surprised, it caught us off guard, and I’m not going to be that kind of Senator. I’m out spoken, I’m a conservative, people are going to know where I stand on the issues.”
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