State Rep., Dist 52
11-06-18 General Election
 

Thad Altman (R)

 

Seeta Begui (D)

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Thad Altman (R)
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  Endorsements
4 Conserv.    0 Liberal    4 Other

Endorsements Reported to iVoterGuide by Candidate

  • Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey
  • Business Voice of Florida's Space Coast
  • Florida Medical Association
  • Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc.
  • NFIB The Voice of Small Business
  • Florida Realtors
0 Conserv.    2 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.

Altman:   Strongly Agree
Begui:   (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.

Altman:   Strongly Agree
Begui:   (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.

Altman:   Strongly Agree
Begui:   (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.

Altman:   Strongly Agree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Disagree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Disagree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Strongly Agree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Altman:   Disagree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Strongly Agree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Strongly Agree
Begui:   (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.

Altman:   Strongly Disagree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Altman:   Neutral
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Strongly Agree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Strongly Disagree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Disagree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Altman:   Strongly Agree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Strongly Disagree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Altman:   Strongly Disagree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Altman:   Strongly Disagree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Altman:   Disagree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Strongly Agree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Strongly Agree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   Agree
Begui:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Altman:   2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Begui:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Altman:   To protect the life of the Mother and in cases of rape and incest.
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   The distrust of Government authority, and the belief that rights are naturally endowed by God.
Begui:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Altman:   Christian/Catholic
Begui:   (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?

Altman:   Very Conservative
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   I believe my track record speaks for itself. Throughout my years in the legislature I have voted to alleviate the burden on taxpayers, toughen abortion laws, make it easier for veterans to do business in Florida, and enact tougher immigration laws. This is shown by looking at my voting record during just this past session. This year I helped draft and pass the Florida First Tax Package as a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, cosponsored HB 41 which expanded funding for pregnancy crisis centers that help guide pregnant women to motherhood so that abortions are prevented, voted for HB 29 which expanded license fee waivers for service members, veterans, and their families, and cosponsored HB 9 which would have made sanctuary cities illegal in Florida.
Begui:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Altman:   The best way to bring down unemployment is to have an educated public with moral and spiritual values and by cutting burdensome government regulations so that businesses can do business without the government getting in the way.
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   I would do this by empowering doctors, strengthening the doctor-patient relationship, and expanding consumer choice. Just this past session I personally sponsored a bill that expands healthcare options for Floridians. HB 1021 which was passed and signed into law as SB 660, updated Florida Statute so that healthcare sharing organizations could more easily operate in the state. Healthcare sharing organizations are a beautiful example of a group of people with similar religious and ethical beliefs coming together and sharing the cost of each other's medical expenses.
Begui:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Altman:   By ensuring free and open markets and by removing obstacles to free enterprise and competition.
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   I am a proven conservative who has been a civil servant for 24 years at the county and state level. I have lived in Brevard County for essentially my entire life. This place is a part of me, and I plan to never stop fighting for the people of Brevard. The conservative beliefs of free markets, limited government, and family values are what I stand for and what I will continue to fight for up in Tallahassee.
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:   ElectThad@aol.com
Begui:   (Did not answer)

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

Altman:  
Begui:  
  Background
Thad Altman (R)
Seeta Begui (D)

Education

  • Rollins Collage, Winter Park, Florida, BS, 1987
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1977
  • Eastern Florida State College, Melbourne florida, AA, 1975

Education

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • Astronauts Memorial Foundation, C.E.O., 2012-Present

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

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

  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Member, University of Houston
  • St. Mary's Catholic School, Former Member, Finance Committee
  • American Red Cross, Brevard, Former Board Member, Chairman
  • American Lung Association, Brevard and Volusia, Former Board Member, Chairman
  • Candle Lighters of Brevard, Former Board Member, Chairman

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

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • Florida Senate and House, 2003 to Present
  • Brevard County Commission, 1984 to 1992

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • Florida House, 2000
  • Brevard Elections Supervisor, 1992

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)