Candidate Profile
Vennia Francois

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Vennia Francois
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 7
Incumbent
No
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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

3
Mayor Charles Lacey, Winter Springs, Mayor Charlene Glancy, Casselberry, Pastor Paula White, Advisor President Trump

Selected Contributions

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2
ShePAC, State Republican Party Organizations

Summary

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Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

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

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly 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.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

I value both the lives of the mother and the baby through all of its life stages. There are also extenuating circumstances that we need to address with compassion, empathy and with grace for women in their individual life experiences.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

There are several things the United States can do to eradicate radical Islamic terrorism: 1) Stop foreign aid to all governments that support and aid radical Islamic terrorism; 2) Impose economic and financial sanctions on those same governments; 3) Give moral support to those within those governments who are fighting radical Islamic terrorists inside their countries; 4) Make sure that we secure our borders and thoroughly vet all immigrants from within those countries; and 5) Targeted use of special forces to destroy terrorists and its resources.

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

The Founders knew that power has a powerful corrupting influence on people. They felt that the government closest to the people would be able to be controlled by the people. They also knew that the trait of greed and the lust for power could best be controlled by 3 competing and equal branches of government who would jealously guard their power and prevent one branch from becoming more powerful than another.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

The centerpiece of my belief is having God first and like the scriptures share, to love my neighbor as myself. What that means to me is demonstrating integrity, honesty, perseverance, and the greatest of these core values, love. it is my faith that guides and sustains me with hope for a better day, for myself, for families, and for our great country.

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?

Conservative

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

www.venniaforcongress.com

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

Obamacare has dramatically increased insurance costs, limited individuals’ insurance choices, and resulted in lower quality medical care. If we are unable to repeal it, then I will work to reverse its negative effects. Fundamentally, we must ensure that high quality health care remains accessible, affordable, and portable.  I favor enacting laws that increase the flexibility of pre-tax Health Savings Accounts so that individuals can buy insurance with tax-free funds.  I also support laws that allow “pooling” by associations, religious groups, and small businesses so that people can buy insurance at lower, group rates. I believe that we must act to ensure that Social Security and Medicare remain financially solvent and available for our seniors.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The Republican tax law has resulted in a wave of wage increases, bonuses, new investment in America, job growth, and increased 401(k) matching by employers.  When we reduce the tax burden and regulations on small businesses as well as large employers, we promote job creation and economic growth. The role of the government in boosting the economy should be limited to: 1) only the few regulations needed to protect the public and those mandated by constitutional legislation and not by unelected bureaucrats; 2) a tax environment that is constitutional and not based on "spreading the wealth" - the immoral practice of taking from one the fruits of their labor and giving it to another in the guise of social justice; and 3) scaling back the power of unelected bureaucracies which in the past has been used as an end to run around the Constitution and Congress.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I applaud the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by Republicans last December, but there’s more we need to do.  While we have the current tax system, I’ll join other Republicans to fight to keep taxes low, to make the recently passed middle class tax cuts permanent, and to eliminate a loophole that allows corporations to take advantage of state and local tax deductions but prohibits small businesses from doing the same.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

I believe in the American dream. Today's employment landscape requires support for small businesses and entrepreneurs. However, we have a great need for technical skills in Florida and must acknowledge alternative pathways instead of just four year colleges.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Social Security is on an unsustainable path that we must address. Congress has the responsibility to the American worker who have paid out their whole life to have this benefit during retirement. We must create a safety net for our aging seniors now and engineer a modern strategy for the future that is sustainable. In good faith, we must respect American workers contribution to their financial security.

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

I have the specific and relevant experience on the federal level to navigate the lay of the land and effectively make change. Not only am I an attorney, I was a former staffer to both United States Senators Mel Martinez and George LeMieux of Florida. I worked with John Mica who was the former Republican Congressman for the seat I am now running for. I gained insight into what is required for the 7th congressional district to have a voice on Capitol Hill and be heard. In my work in bringing stakeholders to the table, bipartisan bridges were built that provided a path for legislation to move forward. I care about the 7th congressional district because this is my hometown. You can rest assured that I have the skill sets and knowledge to make the needed changes.

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

info@venniaforcongress.com (321) 419-4919

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

You can feel confident that I will listen, be your voice, and collaborate in order to bring solutions that will continue to move our country forward. I ask for your vote and support. Thank you.


Background

Education
  • Florida A&M College of Law, Orlando, Law, 07
  • Lee University, Cleveland, BS
  • University of Florida, Gainsville, AS
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Florida Bar, member
  • District of Columbia Bar, member
  • United States Supreme Court, member
  • National Federation of Republican Women, member
  • Republican National Lawyers Association, member
  • Maverick PAC, member
  • Junior League, member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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