State Rep., Dist 44
11-06-18 General Election
 

Robert Olszewski (R)

 

Geraldine F. Thompson (D)

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Robert Olszewski (R)
Geraldine F. Thompson (D)

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  Endorsements
3 Conserv.    0 Liberal    2 Other

Endorsements Reported to iVoterGuide by Candidate

  • Congressman Daniel Webster
  • Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Fraternal Order of Police
  • Florida Right to Life, Inc.
  • Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association
  • BusinessForce
0 Conserv.    4 Liberal    0 Other

Endorsements Reported to iVoterGuide by Candidate

  • AFL-CIO IBEW, FEA, Progressive Caucus, Environment
  • Mayor Rusty Johnson, Mayor Kathy Stark,
  • Senator Randolph Bracy, Senator Victor Torres
  • Comm. Sal Ramos, Comm.Rick Pollend
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  Stands on Issues

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

Olszewski:   Strongly Agree
Thompson:   (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.

Olszewski:   Agree
Thompson:   (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.

Olszewski:   Agree
Thompson:   (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.

Olszewski:   Neutral
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Disagree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Disagree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Strongly Agree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Olszewski:   Neutral
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Strongly Agree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Strongly Agree
Thompson:   (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.

Olszewski:   Neutral
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Olszewski:   Strongly Disagree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Strongly Agree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Strongly Disagree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Agree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Olszewski:   Strongly Agree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Disagree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Olszewski:   Strongly Disagree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Olszewski:   Strongly Disagree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Olszewski:   Disagree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Agree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Strongly Agree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Agree
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Olszewski:   2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Olszewski:   Under no circumstances should abortions be allowed.
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   Mankind was created in God's image and the American Founders created carefully defined, separate and limited powers in the Constitution so that one branch or person could not be more powerful than another.
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Olszewski:   I am a devout Roman Catholic, Acolyte Elector, and Eucharistic Minister.
Thompson:   (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?

Olszewski:   Conservative
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   votebobbyo.com
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Olszewski:   Making sure that citizens are not dependent on the government.
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   I would allow open insurance plans across state borders so that citizens have a variety of healthcare options.
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Olszewski:   Government should allow free market principles in business to flourish on their own.
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   After winning in a Special Election, I have been State Representative for District 44 for just over 10 months and have already served my constituents to the best of my ability. I would love the opportunity to continue to serve in this capacity. Prior to becoming a State Representative, I served the City of Winter Garden as a City Commissioner and know what it takes to fight for my district.
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:   bobbyo@votebobbyo.com (321) 217-8687
Thompson:   (Did not answer)

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

Olszewski:  
Thompson:  
  Background
Robert Olszewski (R)
Geraldine F. Thompson (D)

Education

  • Northcentral University, Virtual, Ph.D., 2012
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Masters, 2006
  • Rollins College, Winter Park, Masters, 2001

Education

  • Florida State Universitu, Tallahassee, Fl, MS, 1973
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, Fl, B. Ed, 1970
  • Miami Dade College, Miami, Fl, A. A, 1968

Vocational & Military Experience

  • Emerson Management & Consulting Group, Inc., Managing Principal, 2008 - Present
  • Multiple Colleges & Universities, Adjunct Professor, 2001 - Present
  • National Dentex Corp., President, Apr 2014 - Oct 2016

Vocational & Military Experience

  • Florida Legislature, Legislative Aide, 1970
  • Orange County Public Schools, Classroom Teacher, 1974-1980
  • Valencia College, Asst. To President, 1980-2004
  • Florida Legislature, Legislator, 2006- 2016

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

  • Orange County Community Action Board, Board Chair
  • Roper YMCA Family Center, Board Chair
  • Florida League of Cities, Finance, Tax, and Personnel Committee Vice-Chair
  • Winter Garden Squeeze Advisory Board, Board Member
  • Roper YMCA Family Center Scholarship Campaign, Chair
  • UCF Knight for Life Alumni Association, Member
  • Tri-County League of Cities, Central Florida Advocacy Committee Member
  • Full Sail University, Sports Marketing & Media Board Member

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

  • NAACP, Member
  • Urban League, Member
  • Classroom Teachers Assoc., Member
  • Natal Black Caucus of State Legislators, Executive Board Member
  • Florida Black Caucus of State Legislators, Member
  • PAST, Inc., Founder and Board Member
  • Holocaust Resource and Education Center, Board Member
  • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Board Member

Political Offices Held

  • State Representative for District 44, Oct 2017- Present
  • Winter Garden City Commissioner, Mar 2012 - Dec 201

Political Offices Held

  • State Representative, 2006-2012
  • State Senator, 2012-2016

Other Political Offices Sought

  • Orange County Commissioner, 2016

Other Political Offices Sought

  • U.S Congress, 2016