State Rep., Dist 48
11-06-18 General Election
 

George Chandler (R)

 

Amy Mercado (D)

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George Chandler (R)
Amy Mercado (D)

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  Endorsements
0 Conserv.    0 Liberal    0 Other

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  • (None)
0 Conserv.    7 Liberal    2 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.

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (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.

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (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.

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (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.

Chandler:   Neutral
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Strongly Disagree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Strongly Disagree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Strongly Disagree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (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.

Chandler:   Strongly Disagree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Strongly Disagree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Agree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Strongly Disagree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

I support sanctuary cities.

Chandler:   Strongly Disagree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

I support the death penalty.

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Chandler:   Disagree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Strongly Agree
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

Chandler:   2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Chandler:   Non-viability of the fetus, probable death of the mother, rape, especially of minors. Any abortion should be conducted in a medical facility.
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Just as seen when Moses was delivering the Israelites to the promised land, mob rule can easily take over governments systems . Our government's role was defined to be limited and I believe the courts have usurped power to try redefine terms like marriage and when life begins. I support a very limited role of government.
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Chandler:   I know that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior. I have always taught my 3 children these spiritual values as in the Old Testament and the New Testament. I have been married 34 years and have kept the sanctity of that marriage.
Mercado:   (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?

Chandler:   Very Conservative
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   I have served as an Immigration Official in Florida, I served as an Agent for the Knights of Columbus, and a Real Estate Agent since 1987. See pg 1.
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Chandler:   Reduction of taxes and elimilation of unnecessary regulations.
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   Organizations can pool together to make healthcare affordable, accessible and adequate. Pooling of resources has worked well in the faith based organizations in some of the most successful life insurance agencies, while providing affordability, accessibility and adequacy.
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Chandler:   The government should reduce regulations and encourage business investment. Taxes should be as low as possible to accomplish necessary essential government functions.
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   I have a degree in Criminal Justice, graduate work in Business Administration and Communication. I served Intelligence Specialist in the Army, Department of Justice and Homeland Security.
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:   georgepchandler3@gmail.com 4074358357
Mercado:   (Did not answer)

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

Chandler:  
Mercado:  
  Background
George Chandler (R)
Amy Mercado (D)

Education

  • UCF, Orlando, BA, 1981
  • UCF, Orlando, AA, 1978

Education

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • Homeland Security, SR DAO GS-12, 2002-2003
  • US Dept of Justice, SR DAO GS 12, 1998-2002
  • US Dept of Justice, Immigration Officer GS-9, 1991-1998
  • US Army, Specialist, 1975-1981

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

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

  • Holy Cross Catholic Church, Stewardship and Youth Volunteer
  • Knights of Columbus, Supreme Council Representative
  • Knights of Columbus, Financial Secretary
  • University of Central Florida, Student Body President
  • Boy Scouts of America, Scoutmaster
  • Freedom HS PTSA, President
  • School Advisory Committee, Various Schools in Orange County
  • Give Kids the World, Youth Volunteer

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

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • None

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • None

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)