I believe life begins at conception until natural death. For every one adoption in this country there are 80 abortions, many are provided by Planned Parenthood, which receives hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars every year. In Congress I will fight to defund Planned Parenthood, redirecting the money to state adoption agencies.
I have been personally touched by the power of adoption. My sister and nephew, who are both adopted, are beautiful examples of what happens when people choose life. Through education and social programs at the state level, we can begin to curtail the use of abortions as a method of birth control.
Chaos presides in cities across the country as police are forced by liberal mayors to stand down. Rioters and looters control the streets, free to burn, loot, destroy, and mock the brave men and women in blue. As lawlessness becomes the norm, crime is climbing at a frightening rate. Citizens have the constitutional right to protect their families and property. I will stand strong for the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.
I am a gun owner and life member of the NRA which gave me an A rating as a Clay County Commissioner, where I fought to allow our employees to conceal carry on the job for personal protection. I also led the effort to make Clay County a Second Amendment sanctuary. If elected, I will cosign a national concealed-carry reciprocity bill, to protect people crossing state lines. I believe Red Flag laws are a violation of due process, and in Congress I’ll continue to oppose them.
Our freedom is under attack from Communist China. While controlling their own citizens through censorship, imprisonment and horrible abuse, they are also seeking to control and dominate other parts of the world, including the USA. I witnessed the Communist Chinese aggression firsthand when I was deployed to a combat zone in Djibouti, Africa. They were building a military base nearby as part of an ongoing effort to expand their global influence and displace the United States. Communist China is fighting a Stealth War against us — we must fight back before it’s too late. In Congress I’ll stand shoulder to shoulder with President Trump to hold Communist China accountable and keep our country safe and free.
Illegal Immigration is a national security issue that must be addressed. If I have the honor of representing you in Congress, I will stand up to illegal immigration and work with President Trump to build a wall and protect our borders. As a country we must protect American sovereignty and keep out those who would do us harm.
We must also reform and simplify the process for a legal immigration system that is more sustainable, defining a clear path to citizenship, based on merit, for people from all over the world who share our values, respect our history and culture, and have a desire to contribute to our society.
Agriculture represents the second-largest industry in Florida, impacting many people and jobs in the Third District and statewide. Growing up in rural Melrose, Fla., surrounded by crops and pastures, led me to obtain a bachelor’s degree in agriculture from the University of Florida. I’m honored to have the support of farmers and ranchers throughout the district.
I will be an advocate for agriculture, fighting for fair trade deals that put America first and enable us to compete on a fair playing field. That means not allowing countries to dump cheap, unsafe products in our country. I will also fight to get rid of regulations that make it difficult for our farmers to continue to profitably produce the high-quality food we all enjoy.
In President Trump’s first three years in office, the American economy was the strongest in the world, breaking records for employment levels among every demographic, including women and minorities. Then came the COVID shutdown which devastated businesses throughout the Third District and across the state.
Now it’s time to get back to work. The government should stop interfering with businesses’ ability to serve their customers. A better approach is to trust business owners to make wise decisions regarding the safety of their patrons and employees, and encourage those who are at-risk to take extra precautions.
President Trump has done a great job getting our economy back on track. In Congress, I’ll fight alongside him to make sure every American has the opportunity to work as we continue to rebuild and create the greatest economy in the world.
I’m a veteran of the Global War on Terror, a member of the VFW and a Captain in the Florida National Guard. As a member of Congress, I will fight for the rights of our veterans, holding the Department of Veterans Affairs accountable and supporting legislation that provides the flexibility veterans need to get the care they deserve. Rather than waiting in long lines for healthcare, veterans should be given a voucher to go out in the private market, and they deserve timely responses to disability claims. Veterans served our country honorably. We have a responsibility to give them the care they need.
We need to get the government out of the way and put consumers in control of their healthcare choices. The biggest problem in healthcare is the Affordable Care Act and the complicated issues it causes for so many Americans. We need to look to free market healthcare options for all Americans to give them the affordable, easily accessible healthcare they need. The answer is more competition, not more government.
In light of the COVID crisis it is clear Congress needs a strong, proactive plan to deal with pandemics across the globe. Bringing the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals back from China to the United States is non-negotiable and should be a top priority for Congress.
We’ve seen an energy boom under President Trump, and our country is now energy independent. This is great news because energy is a critical part of a strong economy and also key to national security. I support the ability of America to be energy independent. To help Florida’s Third Congressional District benefit economically from the growth of the energy industry, I will seek critical infrastructure funding to increase the capacity for storage and transport of liquified natural gas, establishing north central Florida as a hub for liquified natural gas to be exported to the Caribbean, South America and elsewhere. That will create jobs right here in our district.
As a teacher I understand the transformative power education has to impact lives. I believe strongly in school choice and allowing parents to determine the best fit for their children. We need to do a better job of teaching civics and American history. That’s why I taught those subjects in the classroom. American history is critical in teaching what it means to be an American. Ronald Reagan said we need to teach an “informed patriotism” to our children — a love of country and its institutions.
I don’t think the federal government should be overly involved in education. Priorities and goals can be established at the federal level but the states should implement them.
I support President Trump’s push for the “Opportunity Scholarships” program, which creates federal tax credits that will fund vouchers that allow low-income scholars to go to the college or university of their choice. This would give every child the opportunity for a high quality education.