Governor
11-06-18 General Election
 

Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis (R)

 

Ryan Foley (NPA)

 

Kyle "KC" Gibson (NPA)

 

Andrew Gillum (D)

 

Darcy Richardson (Ref)

 

Bruce Stanley (NPA)

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Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis (R)
Ryan Foley (NPA)
Kyle "KC" Gibson (NPA)
Andrew Gillum (D)
Darcy Richardson (Ref)
Bruce Stanley (NPA)

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  Endorsements
9 Conserv.    0 Liberal    1 Other

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  • Former U.S. Senator Mike Gravel (D-Alaska)
  • Randy Wiseman, Ex-Lake County School Board Preside
  • Paul Stanton, Ex-Libertarian candidate U.S. Senate
  • Thomas L. Knapp, Libertarian columnist
  • Brian P. Moore, Antiwar activist
0 Conserv.    0 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.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Strongly Agree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Disagree
Stanley:   Neutral

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.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Strongly Agree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Disagree
Stanley:   Disagree

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.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Strongly Agree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Strongly Disagree
Stanley:   Agree

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.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Neutral
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Strongly Disagree
Stanley:   Neutral

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Neutral
Stanley:   Neutral

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Agree
Stanley:   Neutral

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Agree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Neutral
Stanley:   Neutral

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Strongly Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Disagree
Stanley:   Disagree

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Strongly Agree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Agree
Stanley:   Agree

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Strongly Agree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Agree
Stanley:   Neutral

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Agree
Stanley:   Agree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Agree
Stanley:   Neutral

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Disagree
Stanley:   Neutral

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Disagree
Stanley:   Disagree

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Neutral
Stanley:   Neutral

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Disagree
Stanley:   Disagree

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Strongly Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   No Answer
Stanley:   Neutral

I support sanctuary cities.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Neutral
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Neutral
Stanley:   Disagree

I support the death penalty.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Strongly Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Disagree
Stanley:   Neutral

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Neutral
Stanley:   Agree

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Disagree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Agree
Stanley:   Neutral

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Strongly Agree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Agree
Stanley:   Agree

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Strongly Agree
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Agree
Stanley:   Disagree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   2010 General Election, 2010 Democratic Primary, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election
Stanley:   2010 General Election, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2014 Democratic Primary, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   To save the life of the Mother
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   I support a woman's right to choose.
Stanley:   I support reducing unwanted pregnancies and also support women’s right to access safe and legal reproductive care.

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   To keep the Government from overstepping their authority on the people
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   The idea of a separation of powers stems from the ancient city-states of Greece and was later advanced by philosopher Baron de Montesquieu during the French Enlightenment. In their extraordinary wisdom, our Founding Fathers adopted the concept to provide for necessary checks and balances to prevent any one branch of government — executive, legislative or judicial — from becoming too powerful.
Stanley:   The framers of the U.S. Constitution had firsthand experience of the abuses of tyrannical power during the colonial period and sought to establish a system of checks and balances to constrain such abuses and act as a safeguard to ensure political liberty.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   I am a Pastor in the Methodist Church. I gave my life to the Lord at 10 years old. For the past 21 years years I have served as a Pastor.
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Though I don't currently belong to any organized religion, I nevertheless consider myself deeply spiritual.
Stanley:   No 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?

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Conservative
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Moderate
Stanley:   Moderate

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Google my name
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   http://news.wjct.org/post/his-hq-jacksonville-reform-party-candidate-darcy-richardson-aims-governor-s-mansion
Stanley:   I tend to think issue by issue and have been a longtime supporter of third party politics.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Provide a quality education system to each student and offer vocational options as well as college scholarships.
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Growing Florida's economy with decent-paying jobs by attracting high-quality employers — the very kind of job creators who are unlikely to locate in the Sunshine State until and unless we clean up our red tide and toxic algae bloom-infested rivers and lakes. Sadly, our environment has been horribly neglected during the eight years of the Rick Scott administration. These are the same companies, incidentally, that will be frightened away by the Democratic nominee's corporate tax hike proposals to fund his Bernie Sanders-backed pocketful of pie-in-the-sky promises, including a $15 minimum wage, an immediate $10,000-hike in teacher pay and Medicare-for-All — a concept Sanders himself once said would bankrupt the country. My GOP opponent, a Washington backbencher, has spent the past six years towing his party's line on Capitol Hill as it drifted farther and farther to the right while doing little to encourage federal help in dealing with the state's growing water crisis.
Stanley:   By changing policies that are harmful to small businesses.

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   By allowing health providers to compete for rates that the people needing coverage can afford.
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Improving the health and security of all Floridians will be a top priority for our administration. The refusal of Rick Scott — the man responsible for the largest Medicare fraud case in U.S. history at the time — and the Republican-dominated Florida legislature to expand Medicaid coverage to some 600,000 to 700,000 working-class Floridians will forever be a blemish on this state. We must take immediate steps to ensure that everyone in Florida has access to quality, affordable health care. We can do that by not only expanding Medicaid coverage to low and middle-income Floridians, but also by adopting a statewide health care system similar to the Swiss health care model.
Stanley:   I believe Florida should innovate its own approach to healthcare, similar to other states such as Indiana. I think adapting the HIP 2.0 Plan is the right place to start.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   Government should play a limited role in this area, however it's role must not be taxing to the people and the impact of its help should be clearly noticeable before continuing to do in the future.
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   Government should stop engaging in crony capitalism and allow for genuine competition in every facet of the economy. We also need aggressive governmental action to clean up our toxic algae-infested waterways. Two of Florida’s largest industries are tourism and agriculture, making this as much an economic crisis as it is an environmental crisis. We must also do more to secure our drinking water and to safeguard vast areas of interconnected wildlife habitat and ecosystems, which includes nourishing Florida’s fisheries and the state’s fragile wading bird populations, as well as our economically vital recreation lands. Our state must do a better job of managing rapid growth while fully funding Florida Forever, the state’s land acquisition program that was virtually defunded by the Republican-controlled legislature. It’s also time to restore funding and staffing for Florida’s five water management districts, once considered the most effective in the nation.
Stanley:   By investing in the infrastructure that will stimulate economic activity, ensuring competitive business practices, and limiting excessive taxation.

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   I currently hold a Master of Divinity and a B.A in History. I've served on several legislative boards with different Chamber of Commerce across the state. I have been active in state politics for over 25 years and preparing for the position from childhood. My Independent views give me the edge of what will help make Florida 2nd to None.
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   As an author and historian who has written more than a dozen books on U.S. politics and government, I believe I have a unique understanding of public policy. Unlike my major-party opponents, left-wing Democrat Andrew Gillum and Republican Ron DeSantis — an unabashed Trump sycophant — I have also spent my entire life in the private sector. I know what it's like to manage and supervisor large departments. I also have more administrative experience than either of them. Among other things, my professional experience includes working several years in the steamship industry, 6 1/2 years as a manufacturing manager in suburban Philadelphia, and more than fifteen years in the financial services sector in Jacksonville where I was personally responsible for millions of dollars in trades and transactions on a daily basis. My Democratic and Republican opponents, on the other hand, have spent their entire careers on the public payroll.
Stanley:   I have been organizing around legislative issues for over 10 years, including drafting and passing resolutions related to trade and the banning of fracking. Throughout that time I've interacted with state and local government by speaking at hearings, drafting sign-on letters to various elected officials, and working on various political campaigns including a major Congressional race.

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

DeSantis:   (Did not answer)
Foley:   (Did not answer)
Gibson:   KCIN2018@gmail.com
Gillum:   (Did not answer)
Richardson:   darcyrichardson@comcast.net Telephone: (904) 3247-9069
Stanley:   bruce@brucestanley.com 508-634-6833

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

DeSantis:  
Foley:  
Gibson:  
Gillum:  
Richardson:  
Stanley:  
  Background
Ronald D. "Ron" DeSantis (R)
Ryan Foley (NPA)
Kyle "KC" Gibson (NPA)
Andrew Gillum (D)
Darcy Richardson (Ref)
Bruce Stanley (NPA)

Education

  • Yale University, New Haven, CT, B.A., 2001
  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, J.D., 2005

Education

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Education

  • Interdenominational Theological Center, Atlanta, Ga, M.Div, 2003
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Fl, B.S History, 2001
  • Broward Community Collige, Davie, Fl, A.S and A.A, 1998

Education

  • (None listed.)

Education

  • Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, N/A, 1978

Education

  • Full Sail Real World Education, Winter Park, AS, 2004

Vocational & Military Experience

  • U.S. Navy Reserve, Lt. Commander, 6
  • U.S. Navy, Lt. Commander, 6

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • AME Church, Senior Pastor, 20 years
  • Broward and Indian River School District, Teacher, 13

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

Vocational & Military Experience

  • Financial Analyst, Merrill Lynch, 1997-2011

Vocational & Military Experience

  • (None listed.)

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

  • (None listed.)

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

  • (None listed.)

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

  • African Methodist Episcopal Church, Senior Pastor
  • NAACP
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
  • Shriner
  • Mason
  • various Chamber of Commerce in Florida

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

  • (None listed.)

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

  • Consumer Party, Candidate on multiple occasions
  • New Democrats, National Chairman
  • Reform Party USA, Candidate for presidential nomination, 2012 & 2016

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

  • Emerge Miami, Founding Member

Political Offices Held

  • U.S. Congressman, 4

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • None

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Political Offices Held

  • Citizens Committee, Cheltenham Twp., 1980-81

Political Offices Held

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • U.S. Senate, 1

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • Florida House seat 93, 1996

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)

Other Political Offices Sought

  • President, Democratic primaries, 2012
  • U.S. Senate, 1988

Other Political Offices Sought

  • (None listed.)