State Senator, Dist. 16
11-06-18 General Election
 

Ed Hooper (R)

 

Amanda Hickman Murphy (D)

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Ed Hooper (R)
Amanda Hickman Murphy (D)

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  Endorsements
2 Conserv.    1 Liberal    5 Other

Endorsements Reported to iVoterGuide by Candidate

  • Congressman Gus Bilirakis
  • Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Sheriff Chris Nocco
  • Tax Collectors Mike Fasano, Charles Thomas
  • Pinellas and Pasco Constitutional officers
  • State Attorney Bernie McCabe
  • Public Defender Bob Dillinger
0 Conserv.    6 Liberal    0 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.

Hooper:   Strongly Agree
Murphy:   (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.

Hooper:   Strongly Agree
Murphy:   (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.

Hooper:   Strongly Agree
Murphy:   (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.

Hooper:   Strongly Agree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Strongly Disagree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Strongly Disagree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Strongly Agree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Hooper:   Disagree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Strongly Agree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Agree
Murphy:   (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.

Hooper:   Disagree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Hooper:   Strongly Disagree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Strongly Agree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Strongly Disagree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Disagree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Hooper:   Strongly Agree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Strongly Disagree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Hooper:   Strongly Disagree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Hooper:   Agree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Hooper:   Strongly Disagree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Strongly Agree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Strongly Agree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Strongly Agree
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Hooper:   2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Hooper:   When the death of the mother is probable or when the unborn child has ceased to survive in the womb
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Because of the British Rule unfairness and the desire of our Government to be of the people and for the people.
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Hooper:   I was raised in North Carolina and was involved in a bible believing and teaching church from early childhood. I believe that Christ died for our sins, rose from the dead and will come again to take his believers to heaven for eternity to be with him.
Murphy:   (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?

Hooper:   Somewhat Conservative
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   I have a voting record for my 8 years in the Florida House and my almost 5 years as a Clearwater City Commissioner. I would describe myself as a common sense solution person
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Hooper:   Education and training through Public schools or Technical schools to provide a well trained workforce for the thousands of jobs unfilled today
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   Through managed healthcare programs. through programs that use interns out of medical school. through additional clinics that already provide medical care in many communities throughout our state and any other method except expanding conventional Medicaid.
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Hooper:   Government can be a resource or partner in boosting the economy. Through reduction of regulations, and other government restrictions.
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   I have a proven record for all to review during my time in local and state office
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:   ehooper1@aol.com 727-458-4751
Murphy:   (Did not answer)

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

Hooper:  
Murphy:  
  Background
Ed Hooper (R)
Amanda Hickman Murphy (D)

Education

  • St Pete College, Clearwater,, no, 1974
  • Statesville, NC Schools, Statesville , NC, HS, 1966

Education

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • Statesville Fire Department, Firefighter, 1968-1972
  • Clearwater Fire Department, Firefighter & Fire Officer, 1972-1996
  • Consus Group, LLC, Partner, 2001-current

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

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

  • Chi Chi Rodriquez Youth Foundat, Volunteer
  • Pinellas County Rep Ex. Committ, Member
  • Greater Largo Rep Club, Past President & Member
  • North Pinellas Rep. Club, member
  • Sunrise Rep. Leadership Club, member
  • Ronald Reagan Rep. Club, member
  • Pasco Rep. Ex. Committee
  • West Pasco Rep. Club

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

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • Clearwater Commisssioner, 1996-2000
  • Florida House, 2006-2014

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • Florida House, 2000
  • Pinellas County Commission, 2014

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)