State Senator, Dist. 14
11-06-18 General Election
 

Dorothy L. Hukill (R)

 

Melissa Martin (D)

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Dorothy L. Hukill (R)
Melissa Martin (D)

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  Endorsements
3 Conserv.    0 Liberal    3 Other

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  • (None)
0 Conserv.    4 Liberal    0 Other

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  • VoteVets
  • Democratic Veterans Caucus of Florida
  • Democratic Women's Club of Florida
  • Sierra Club
  • Women's March
  • Our Revolution
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  Stands on Issues

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No 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.

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No 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.

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No 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.

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

I support sanctuary cities.

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

I support the death penalty.

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   In accordance with the law, though society should focus more attention, education and resources on preventing unwanted pregnancies. Abortion is a tough, intimately violent issue. I believe that life begins upon egg fertilization, and my personal choices of family planning reflect this. I hold all life as sacred; I even struggle with killing insects, if that helps you understand my framework...but that's me. When we're talking about laws and government action/inaction, their authority derives from our social compact -- the US Constitution. Laws have the proper legal authority if they stem from our shared objectives as outlined in the Preamble. Just as the US Supreme Court has struggled to define that line where societal interests override individual interests (the woman with the unwanted pregnancy), I feel that near-viability is an appropriate, balanced point between these interests. Before then, the private community has the right and ability to minister in love.

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   Self-interest.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   I believe the best description is that I'm a "Red Letter" Christian. I believe that the New Commandments have "binding authority" as the legal field puts it. Loving God and one another is the mandate, and the more one grows to understand God, the more automatic unconditional love becomes. In order to achieve this point, I believe that we must realize judging others is a different side of the same coin as self-righteousness; neither of which is Godly. By opening our hearts up to loving without fear, we find that such vulnerability is true power and servant-mindedness is how we should approach every interaction and opportunity. I also believe there are plenty of universal truths and moral principles we can implement into public policy without violating the First Amendment's establishment clause; patience, kindness, charity, forbearance, etc.

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?

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   No Answer

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   https://www.facebook.com/martinforsenate/photos/a.141401676446352/292389774680874/?type=3&theater Hopefully the description of my political philosophy, what I stand for, will demonstrate that most "political spectrum" labels do not accurately reflect my views as defined by others.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   Unemployment is down, so I believe a more important issue to discuss is the current vs. desired quality of life for America's full-time working families. I believe that we can and should look at tweaking our systems to "promote the general welfare" to help form a "more perfect union." Being one emergency away from poverty or homelessness -- for so many -- is not the American way.

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   According to health professionals and administrators, and cross-partisan economists, the only way to achieve "adequate, affordable and accessible healthcare for all" is to extend the Medicare business (single payer) model to include a larger, healthier pool of patients, which helps to shift the liabilities toward a more feasible, competitive market.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   I believe the higher the government level (Fed, state), the less "play" there should be in order to maintain as much stability as possible in the economy. We should provide sufficient home rule authority to local governments (county, city) so they can work with their local industries and connect their educational institutions toward a thriving regional economy. The role of government overall is to provide the conditions for natural growth while maintaining the integrity of processes designed to ensure no endeavor causes harm to others; and if/when it does, that justice ensues.

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   As a graduate of the US Naval Academy and retired Major in the US Marine Corps, I have the leadership skills and coalition-building experience to face Florida's challenges and achieve solutions to our critical problems. As a lawyer (career Judge Advocate, retiring as a Staff Judge Advocate), I know systems and the importance of "integrity of process," ethics, transparency and accountability in order to maintain the public's trust and confidence in its own government. After retiring, I served my community in various capacities to fight corruption and forces that are destroying our environment (and related major economic engines in our state). I'm a cross-partisan, unifying servant-leader who believes in reconnecting with the people and evidence-based policies to protect and promote the public interest. I hope this year sees more voters looking to support the person and caring for the issues facing Florida (more than party politics as usual). Thank you for your consideration.

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

Hukill:   (Did not answer)
Martin:   MartinforSenate14@gmail.com

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

Hukill:  
Martin:  
  Background
Dorothy L. Hukill (R)
Melissa Martin (D)

Education

  • (None listed.)

Education

  • Barry University School of Law, Orlando, JD, 2007
  • US Naval Academy, Annapolis, BS, 1998

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • US Marine Corps, Major, 1998-2014

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)

  • Brevard Indian River Lagoon Coalition, President
  • Floridians Against Fracking, Area Captain
  • Represent Us, Chapter Leader
  • Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity (Barry Law), Dean
  • Public Interest Law Institute (Barry Law), Founder, President
  • Moot Court Team (Barry Law), Writer, Oral Advocate
  • Christian Legal Society (Barry Law), Officer
  • Officers' Christian Fellowship (MCRD Parris Is), Co-founder, co-leader

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)