State Rep., Dist 56
11-06-18 General Election
 

Melony Bell (R)

 

Jeff Mann (R)

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Melony Bell (R)
Jeff Mann (R)

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  Endorsements
1 Conserv.    0 Liberal    3 Other

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  • (None)
1 Conserv.    0 Liberal    0 Other

Endorsements Reported to iVoterGuide by Candidate

  • Polk County Professional Fire Fighters
  • Florida Waste Water Assoc.
  • NRA
  • Police Benevolent Association
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  Stands on Issues

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

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.

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

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.

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

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.

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Disagree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Disagree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Disagree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Disagree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Disagree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Disagree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   None

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   It is to God's and natural law that our Government be limited with the checks and balances'. Our Founder's believed that a Constitutional Republic should be for the people not the powerful collective.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   I live my life based on the teaching of the Ten Commandments and the Golden Rule. I believe in total Honesty,Integrity maintaining your core values.

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?

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Very Conservative

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   That would best be asked of the people that know me. My Father was a very conservative Primitive Baptist. He taught us nothing is free, work is a virtue. Believe that God will take care of those who help them self. I was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Dept. of Children and Families to Implement the Faith Based Care and welfare to work programs that was 1996. I was a proven Conservative then and I'm even more so today.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Make all able body people work. If you are on any type of public assistance you most work min. 20 hr a week. Government should not be a nanny state. I own a small business for 30 yrs. I can not get workers. Lowering taxes was a wonderful thing. There is no reason everyone is not working.

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   One totally doing away with the ACA .Government should never involved in Health care insurance business. Give Insurance Company's the right to sell across State line. Allow Assc. health care groups.Allow people to chose the plans they want.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Shrink the size of Government,keep Taxes low,cut the regulations that are killing our business.

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   While it is true I don't have a College degree, I have been in the political process for 25 years. I have been appointed to serve on numerous Boards and commissions. I have writing Ordinances for Polk County and crafted Bills that have gone through the legislature. When we have elections we only have limited choices. But the Elected Official's have the whole electorate to chose from. I have been honored to have been chosen to serve. I am prepared to serve in the Fla. House.

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

Bell:   (Did not answer)
Mann:   Jeff@mannforhouse.com 863-661-8096

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

Bell:  
Mann:  
  Background
Melony Bell (R)
Jeff Mann (R)

Education

  • (None listed.)

Education

  • Polk State College, WInter Haven, 2yrs
  • Ridge Vo- Tech, Haines CIty, 1
  • Florida State FIre College, Ocala, 1

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • U.S. Army, E-4, 1980-1983
  • Florida National Guard, E-4, 1983-1986

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

  • (None listed.)

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

  • Polk County Professional Firefighter, President
  • Department of Children and Family's, Board of Directors
  • Polk County Charter Commission, Founding Member
  • Polk County Agriculture Advisory Committee, Chairman
  • Polk County Work force Development, Legislative chair
  • Polk County Board of Adjustment, 2009-2015 Vice Chair 2yrs Chairman
  • Board of DIrector Fl. Onsite Waste Water Assoc., Legislative Chair
  • Special Olympics Florida, Coach

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • None

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • Polk County BOCC, 2000