State Rep., Dist 12
11-06-18 General Election
 

Clay Yarborough (R)

 

Timothy Yost (D)

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Very Conservative
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Clay Yarborough (R)
Timothy Yost (D)

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  Endorsements
1 Conserv.    1 Liberal    3 Other

Endorsements Reported to iVoterGuide by Candidate

  • FL Right to Life
  • FL Family Action
  • FL Realtors
  • FL Chamber of Commerce
  • First Coast Manufacturers Assoc
0 Conserv.    3 Liberal    0 Other

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  • (None)
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  Stands on Issues

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (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.

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (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.

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (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.

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Disagree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Disagree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Yarborough:   Strongly Disagree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (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.

Yarborough:   Strongly Disagree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Yarborough:   Strongly Disagree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Disagree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Agree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Disagree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Yarborough:   Strongly Disagree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Yarborough:   Strongly Disagree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Strongly Agree
Yost:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Yarborough:   2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Yost:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Yarborough:   In all honesty, I struggle with whether it is acceptable in the case of the mother's life truly being in danger, but I do not believe it is justified in any other instance. Adoption is a much better alternative if a mother or parents do not wish to keep a baby.
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Sin and the fact that we have a fallen nature. The Founders understood that men are weak and can only do what is best with help and strength from Almighty God.
Yost:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Yarborough:   I am saved only by the redeeming blood of Jesus Christ and apart from Him I am nothing. When I was five years old, my Dad explained that I was a sinner and needed to believe on Jesus for Salvation. I accepted Him into my heart, but did not try to live it daily until my college years. I finally realized it is not a "Sunday only" thing, but you must live for Christ Monday through Saturday and in all aspects of your life. I am now married with three boys, plus our fourth son is due in January 2019, and my wife and I are committed to nurturing and admonishing Godly principles into our sons and any additional siblings they may have one day. Proverbs 3:5-6 is very pertinent for me and I believe John 3:16 sums up the plan of God for the world and man.
Yost:   (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?

Yarborough:   Very Conservative
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   As a member of the Jacksonville City Council, I voted 'no' on whether to add special LGBT preference laws to the books. In the Florida House, I voted against a gun control measure, plus an attempt to allow hard liquor to be more easily accessible on grocery store shelves versus being sold only in separate business units.
Yost:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Yarborough:   Lessening burdensome regulations on businesses would allow them to create more jobs, thus driving down unemployment. Also, investing more into areas of Florida's education system that affect industries struggling with attracting talent would be another option.
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   Healthcare coverage should not be mandated. Government should ensure insurance companies and providers are not taking advantage of customers/patients and should allow individuals to make their own decisions about what is best for them and their family.
Yost:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Yarborough:   Limited government, limited taxation, decreasing debt, and free-market principles all work to help boost the economy. Also, similar to Question 30 above, lessening burdensome restrictions on businesses would allow them to create more jobs, thus stimulating the economy.
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   I began following current affairs toward the end of high school and decided to run for City Council at the end of college. I served eight years locally, then believed a need existed in the Florida House for the area in which I live.
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:   sbclay@yahoo.com 904-993-4895
Yost:   (Did not answer)

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

Yarborough:  
Yost:  
  Background
Clay Yarborough (R)
Timothy Yost (D)

Education

  • University of North FL, Jacksonville, Bachelor of Business Admin, 2005
  • FL Community College, Jacksonville, Associates, 2002

Education

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • UPS, Human Resources Supervisor, 11
  • UPS, Loader, 3
  • WJCT Public TV, Camera Operator, 5

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

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

  • First Baptist Church of Jacksonville, Member for 30+ years
  • City Rescue Mission, Board Member for 6 years
  • Landmark Middle School, Volunteer of the Year
  • Sheriff's Advisory Council, Member
  • Citizens Planning Advisory Committee, Member
  • School Advisory Council, Member

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

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • City Council President, 1
  • City Council Member, 7

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)