State Rep., Dist 30
11-06-18 General Election
 

Bob Cortes (R)

 

Joy Goff-Marcil (D)

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Bob Cortes (R)
Joy Goff-Marcil (D)

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  Endorsements
2 Conserv.    0 Liberal    4 Other

Endorsements Reported to iVoterGuide by Candidate

  • Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Associated Builders & Contractors
  • Central Florida Hotel & Lodging
  • Conservative Ministers of Central Florida
  • Florida Realtors
  • BusinessForce
0 Conserv.    2 Liberal    0 Other

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  • (None)
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  Stands on Issues

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

I am in favor of construction of a wall and other necessary infrastructure on our border that gives complete control over entering and exiting the United States.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Cortes:   Strongly Disagree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

Cortes:   Strongly Disagree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Cortes:   Strongly Disagree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Cortes:   Strongly Disagree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Cortes:   Strongly Disagree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.

Cortes:   Strongly Disagree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

People should be allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Cortes:   Strongly Disagree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Cortes:   Strongly Disagree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Cortes:   Strongly Disagree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Cortes:   Strongly Agree
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Cortes:   2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Cortes:   None Life begins at conception and should be protected at all times.
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

Cortes:   Entrusting power to one proves dangerous and leads to tyranny. Separation of branches keeps government closest to the people.
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Cortes:   Catholic church upbringing. Traditional family values.
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Cortes:   Very Conservative
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Cortes:   Sponsor and co sponsor of multiple bills including the Pastor Protection Act, Grieving Families Act and the All American Flag Act.
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Cortes:   A good educated workforce would drive down unemployment. We must invest in education, especially vocational.
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Cortes:   Free market principles should drive healthcare. Lower the cost of healthcare.
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Cortes:   Lower taxes and regulations.
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Cortes:   30 years business experience and 10 years in public service
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:

Cortes:   bob@bobcortes.com
Goff-Marcil:   (Did not answer)

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

Cortes:  
Goff-Marcil:  
  Background
Bob Cortes (R)
Joy Goff-Marcil (D)

Education

  • EDP College, Hato Rey P.R., 1981

Education

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • South Seminole Sertoma, Board Member
  • NHCSL, South Region Chairman
  • NALEO, Board Member

Affiliations (Charitable, educational, religious, or political organizations affiliated with as a leader, member, contributor, or volunteer)

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • Mayor City of Longwood, 1
  • Commissioner City of Longwood, 4

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • State Representative, 4

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)