Candidate Profile
Danny Kushmer

Republican , Florida


Danny Kushmer
U.S. Rep., Dist. 15

Panel Rating

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Reported by Candidate

Trish Pfeifer, James Clements, Charles Lake, Eugene Fultz, Jack Dearman, Earl Lennard

Selected Contributions


Denise Grimsley







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.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly 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:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only in the case of the mothers health and in certain circumstances rape.

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

Ensure we maintain a strong military, beef up National Security, and maintain covert operations around the world.

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

Checks and balances within our political system that limit the power of each branch in order to prevent the abuse of power. Our founders understood the inherit sinful nature of Man. James Madison wrote: "If men were angles, no government would be necessary, if angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary".

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

My early childhood included church on Sunday's and Wednesday's at the family Methodist church. In school, I attended Ruskin Christian School at First Baptist Church of Ruskin from 1st through 7th grade. I was saved and baptized when I was 10 and now attend the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton. I believe in the Trinity and that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior and the only way to get to Heaven.

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?

Very Conservative

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

I believe in and will only vote for a balanced budget. I believe we must secure our borders and revamp our current immigration system. I believe we must reduce Washington D.C.'s power on our state and local governments. We must immediately renegotiate all foreign trade agreements, many of these agreements our out of date and most of them certainly favor countries other than America. One of the reason my family no longer farms is because of NAFTA. The so-called "free-trade" agreement, which was only free for Canada and Mexico.

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

Fortunately, the President already took one of my ideas. In my campaign, I called for Associations having the ability to provide health coverage. I believe we must break the barriers each and every state has in place that prohibits health care coverage across state lines.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Get Out Of The Way........ The Congress and the President needs to reduce our current tax burden even more. They need to reduce over-burdensome regulations. In my campaign, I have a plan to restructure the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers, this will help encourage even more growth.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

Revamp and make simpler. The Presidents tax cut is working but we need to do more. Corporate tax needs to be reduced to 15%. The "so-called" death tax needs to be eliminated once and for all.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Allow business to grow, believe in the American Capitalist system. If business can't grow then their will not be employment.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We should consider a long-term phase out of social security. All tax payers currently paying into the system should have a graduated access when they retire and the federal government needs to ensure this happens. A date needs to be in place where persons getting into the work force do not pay Social Security but our encouraged through tax policy to begin an aggressive savings plan. For those already in the system, they should continue to pay into Social Security but at the same time have the same tax opportunities for savings.

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

As a third-generation Floridan, Farmer, Business Owner, Husband, and Father, I believe my life has given me the experience needed to bring civility back to Washington D.C. My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has given me the strength and values necessary to hold this office.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 813-360-0747

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

With generational knowledge in Florida, I will provide a new perspective to Washington. In my roles as president, Realtor, and executive director, I have a keen understanding of the issues facing our business communities. I will bring change to the Washington elites and encourage the early retirement of those takers, taxers, and bureaucratic rule makers. I believe in term limits and as your representative, I will only serve for 8 years.


  • University of Florida's WLIANR, Gainesville, Cert, 1997
  • East Bay HS, Riverview, Diploma, 1981
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • First Baptist Church of Gibsonton, Member
  • Youth and Family Alternatives, Leadership Chair
  • Polk County Farm Bureau, Member
  • Hillsborough County Farm Bureau, Former board member
  • Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Former Board member
  • Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, Former member
  • Lakes Education Action Drive LEAD, Former Board member
  • Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame, Board member
  • None
  • None

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