State Senator, Dist. 20
11-06-18 General Election
 

Tom Lee (R)

 

Kathy Lewis (D)

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  Endorsements
4 Conserv.    0 Liberal    5 Other

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0 Conserv.    2 Liberal    0 Other

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  Info from Other Sources
  Stands on Issues

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

Lee:   Strongly Agree
Lewis:   (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.

Lee:   Agree
Lewis:   (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.

Lee:   Strongly Agree
Lewis:   (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.

Lee:   Agree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Strongly Disagree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Disagree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Strongly Agree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Lee:   Disagree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Strongly Agree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Strongly Agree
Lewis:   (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.

Lee:   Strongly Disagree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Lee:   Disagree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Strongly Agree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Disagree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Agree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Lee:   Strongly Agree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Strongly Disagree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Lee:   Strongly Disagree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Lee:   Agree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Lee:   Strongly Disagree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Agree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Strongly Agree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Strongly Agree
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Lee:   2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Lee:   Under the strictest of circumstances, such as life of the mother.
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Our Founding Fathers recognized that humanity is imperfect and that power corrupts and a system of checks and balances was necessary.
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Lee:   God fearing. Pro family.
Lewis:   (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?

Lee:   Conservative
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   I have a fundamental belief in limited government, that free and competitive markets work best, that freedom requires accountability and personal responsibility. Serving as a Senator and Senate President, I have routinely championed and supported limited government and free and competitive markets.
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Lee:   Florida has consistently lowered its unemployment rate. Growing the economy.
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   The economics of this question are very difficult. The best answer to begin with is competition, price transparency and the reduction of regulations.
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Lee:   The US economy is currently in the 9th year of an economic expansion and Florida is well positioned for continued growth. However, the state must continue to diversify its economy, invest in infrastructure, retain a competitive tax rate and regulatory climate, and develop a better educated workforce.
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   Through my business and community experience. Additionally, previously serving as Senate President, Senate Appropriations Chairman, Senate Judiciary Chair and most recently as a member of the Constitutional Revision Commission.
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:   tom@votetomlee.com
Lewis:   (Did not answer)

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

Lee:  
Lewis:  
  Background
Tom Lee (R)
Kathy Lewis (D)

Education

  • Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, AA, 1982
  • University of Tampa, Tampa, BS, 1984

Education

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • Sabal Homes of Florida, Vice President & Director, 34
  • Licensed Realtor, 34
  • Bank of Tampa, Advisory Board Member, Brandon, 11

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

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

  • Florida Constitutional Revision Commission, Member, 2018
  • Presidential Elector, Member, 2004
  • A Kids Place, Board of Directors, Present
  • Tampa Bay History Museum, Board of Directors, Present
  • Center Place Fine Arts and Cultural Center, Board of Directors, 1998-2006
  • Brandon Regional Hospital, Board of Trustees, 1998-2003

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

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • Florida Senator 2012-present, 6
  • Florida Senator 1996-2006, 10

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • CFO, State of Florida (defeated), 2006

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)