ISSUES

EDUCATION

  • Common Core needs to end, it must be replaced with standards that make sense for students, parents, and teachers. Studies have shown common core has not worked and has had significant negative effects on english and mathematics scores. Common sense not common core is needed to lead the new generation.

  • Parents need school choice to determine the best education for their children. It empowers parents to choose from a wide array of educational options, including charter schools, magnet schools, private schools and service providers. Choice programs positively impact graduation rates, college enrollment, civic engagement, crime rates, and improve parental and student satisfaction.

  • There is a lack of exposure to skilled trades, schools need to provide more students with career technical education. Employers are searching to find skilled workers to fill high paid jobs in mechanical, electrical, automotive, carpentry, plumbing, These skills are essential to sustaining the future of America.

HEALTHCARE

 

  • We need health care reform that puts medical decisions in the hands of patients, doctors, and families, not government bureaucrats or insurance companies. We need to make sure high quality health care is more affordable.

  • We must make hospitals disclose their rates. Patients need the ability to actively shop for medical services based on healthcare price transparency. There is an average price disparity of almost 300% among similar services. Health care transparency will help reduce spending without hurting quality or access to care.

  • I will fight against free healthcare for illegal immigrants. We cannot use our tax dollars to pay for people who have not contributed to this country. We have sick and homeless veterans and children who need our help.

ENVIRONMENT

 

  • We must balance the water levels of Lake Okeechobee, and find innovative solutions to contain the toxic algae in the water. This algae has killed animals, left people scared to swim, decreased tourism, and negatively impacted the economy.

  • We must ensure the Everglades are preserved. It is one of the most unique natural resources in the world, it provides habitats for the largest amount of different species in North America, fresh water for millions of Floridians, recreation for all visitors and residents, and it sucks up carbon dioxide from the air better than major rainforests around the world.

IMMIGRATION

 

  • I am against illegal immigration and amnesty for illegal immigrants. Just like any other time in life, nobody wants to see people cutting in line. We need law abiding immigrants who come in through legal points of entry. Illegal immigration is a threat to our national, health, and economic security. We must secure the border, enforce current immigration laws, and fix the loopholes in the current laws. Too many illegal immigrants have been taking advantage of the system, and it needs to come to an end.  With this being said, I am a 1st generation American, my family escaped political persecution from Papa Doc Duvalier in Haiti. And my wife's family fled Cuba after fighting with Batista against Castro. I fully understand the desire and need to achieve the American dream, but it must be obtained legally.

GUN RIGHTS

  • Every day I exercise my Second Amendment right to be a licensed concealed carrier of a weapon. I will fight to ensure that our rights are not infringed upon by bureaucrats in Washington. Every law-abiding American citizen has the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms so they can protect themselves and their loved ones. I am committed in working to address and prevent gun violence, while protecting the rights of law-abiding American citizens. Gun ownership does not equal gun violence.

VETERANS

  • It is important to fully support our troops in the field, but it equally as important to support them when they return home and in their times of need. These brave men and women have risked everything to serve and defend us, and we owe them our very best. Our veterans deserve excellent benefits and the best medical care that we can give them.  Broward county needs and expanded VA clinic that can provide a greater depth of services. It is unfair for sick veterans to be forced to drive to Miami or West Palm Beach to receive needed medical treatment.

ANIMAL RIGHTS

 

  • Individuals who abuse animals should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. We need tough laws to protect our furry friends from predators.

  • Home owner associations and condos need to let residents have animals in their homes. There is evidence of the importance of animals to a significant number of people. Florida has the highest elderly population in the country, anxiety, depression, loneliness, or other mental health disorders can be eased by having an animal companion.

TERM LIMITS

 

  • One of the reasons I decided to run for office is because Alcee Hastings is the longest sitting member of Congress and has been in office for 27 years. We need term limits to ensure we move forward as a nation, and prevent politicians from amassing too much political power in Washington while becoming alienated from their constituents.

24 HOUR CHILD CARE
  • We’re not a 9 to 5 world anymore. But too many crucial services still operate as if we were. One of the most important is childcare. Many residents of South Florida work jobs in the retail, service and entertainment industries. They lack consistent and reliable access to quality childcare. We need to incentivize childcare providers to expand their hours so residents working non traditional hours have access to childcare services.

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