State Rep., Dist 39
11-06-18 General Election
 

Ricky Shirah (D)

 

Josie Tomkow (R)

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Ricky Shirah (D)
Josie Tomkow (R)

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  Endorsements
0 Conserv.    1 Liberal    0 Other

Endorsements Reported to iVoterGuide by Candidate

  • Darren Soto Congressman
  • Pat Schroeder past Congresswoman
  • Florida Democrat Women Organization
2 Conserv.    0 Liberal    3 Other

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  • (None)
  Info from Other Sources
  Stands on Issues

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

Shirah:   Agree
Tomkow:   (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.

Shirah:   Neutral
Tomkow:   (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.

Shirah:   Agree
Tomkow:   (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.

Shirah:   Neutral
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Disagree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Neutral
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Neutral
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Shirah:   Agree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Agree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Agree
Tomkow:   (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.

Shirah:   Neutral
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Shirah:   Strongly Agree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Neutral
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Disagree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Agree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Shirah:   Agree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Disagree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Shirah:   Neutral
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Shirah:   Agree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Shirah:   Agree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Agree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Agree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Strongly Agree
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Shirah:   2010 General Election, 2010 Democratic Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Democratic Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Democratic Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Democratic Primary
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Shirah:   Rape and incest. The decision of abortion should be made between the Dr and the Patient.
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   The Constitution primarily was to protect the ordinary citizen from excessive use of the Government.
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Shirah:   Strong Christian beliefs. Southern Baptist.
Tomkow:   (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?

Shirah:   Moderate
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   There are certain issues I would be considered a conservative . But different issues that are good for the people and I think are best for the people I could be in the middle of the road.
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Shirah:   JOBS !!!!
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   I support Medicaid for all.
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Shirah:   The roll of the government is to provide stability for the financial sector.
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   As being born here in Polk county and being a Florida Native I have seen the changes in this great state. I know the issues as far as transportation and the water issues that we face today , I want to protect Central Florida for mine and your Grandchildren.
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:   Electshirah@gmail.com 863 687 0630
Tomkow:   (Did not answer)

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

Shirah:  
Tomkow:  
  Background
Ricky Shirah (D)
Josie Tomkow (R)

Education

  • Kathleen High School, LAKELAND, 72
  • Hillsbrough Community, Plant City

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)

  • F F A Foundation
  • Kathleen Lion Club
  • Kwanis Club Lakeland
  • First Baptist Church at the Mall

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

  • (None listed.)

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