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 positions in mechanical, electrical, automotive, carpentry, plumbing. These skills are essential to sustaining the future of America.
Healthcare reform that puts medical decisions in the hands of patients, doctors, and their families and not in the hands of government bureaucrats and/or insurance companies is necessary.
People should have the ability to have healthcare based on their needs. There is an average price disparity of almost 300% among similar services. Disclosure and transparency of healthcare will help reduce spending without jeopardizing the quality or access to care.
Our hard-earned tax dollars should not benefit those who have not contributed to this country. Providing Illegal immigrants before our homeless veterans, families and individuals who are ill is not acceptable. I will continue to fight for this reform.
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
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.
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
Illegal immigration and amnesty are a threat to our Nation’s health and economic security.
My wife and I are 1st generation Americans. My family escaped political persecution from Papa Doc Duvalier in Haiti. My wife's family fled Cuba after fighting with Batista against Castro. We understand the desire and need to achieve the American dream. And many can do so but it must be obtained legally.
Securing our borders, enforcing current immigration laws, and repairing the loopholes in current laws will help reduce the number of illegal immigrants who are abusing a system we have in place to assist the law-abiding immigrants.
Every law-abiding American citizen has the Constitutional right to keep and bear arms so they can protect themselves and their loved ones. I, myself exercise the Second Amendment right to be a licensed concealed carrier of a weapon daily.
The misunderstanding of legal gun ownership contributing to today’s gun violence has the bureaucrats in Washington infringing on those rights. I am committed to work, educate, and address the issues to prevent gun violence while protecting the rights of the law-abiding American citizens.
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.
One of the reasons I decided to run for office is because Alcee Hastings was one of the longest sitting members of Congress. He had been in office for 28 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