Candidate Profile
Brigitte Smith

Republican , Florida


Brigitte Smith
State Rep., Dist 22

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


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.


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


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.


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

Strongly Agree

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


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


People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

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


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

Strongly Disagree

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

No Answer

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.


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

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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


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

Strongly Agree

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


I voted in these primaries and general elections:

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

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Save life of mother Upon rape victim within first month

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

Due to the many usurpations of King of Great Britain

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am saved thru God’s grace and blood of Jesus. I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior

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?


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


What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Increase vocational schools so students who are not college bound can graduate with an increased potential of being hired into that field of training; President Trump has decreased the corporate tax rate which will enable businesses to grow and hire; decrease regulations that prevent businesses like small farmers from expanding and purchasing more properties

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

Support President Trump’s new plan which allows small businesses to join together in purchasing plans; also State wide support Nurse Practice Act empowering ARNPs to provide basic health screenings; take more oversight of Medicaid And it’s facikities as it could take a patient 3 months to receive an apppointment; there needs to be a time frame set for reasonable wait time and then again utilize more ARNPs as an alternative to seeing physician for basic health issues

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

It’s a free market, not government responsibility except in the sense of reducing the regulation that hinder the free market and in ensuring there is not a monopoly which would prevent small businesses from entering the market. As government provides the legal framework it should also not over regulate; prices are determined by supply and demand, local governments adjust tax rates and also offer tax free days

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

I have been involved in this community for several years discussing the every day issues affecting the residents; as a conservative for liberty, I study the Constitution and believe that we need fighters in Tallahassee that actually represent the constituents; I’ve been preparing for public service for many years as a nurse and humanitarian. I volunteered for this Country and was willing to go to war for it! As a nurse, we write policy, deal with budgets and find creative means to save on capital or process. As a nurse, I use focus PDCA models in problem solving and have great interpersonal and team building skills. I’ve been a leader in the operating room for many years and was also a leader in the Army Reserves.

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

I love animals and live on a farm where I have adopted and trained mustangs from the Bureau of Land Mgmt. and rescued thoroughbreds off the tract; I have a heart for abused animals and I believe that abusers of animals should spend time in jail. I also want to end common core by revising the Florida Standards and teach civil governments in every stage of education. I believe that we need to protect our springs in central Florida; I would love to champion legislation to enable veterans foster care program and let’s think outside the box and create an elder care foster program where many elders will not be housed in Nursing Homes-a wish list of mine!


  • Union Memorial School of Nursing, Baltimore, Diploma of Nursing, 1991
  • Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, 2005
Work & Military
  • United States Army Reserve, 1st LT, 3
  • Certified Nurse in Operating Room
  • Paul Chester Children’s Hope Foundation, Coordinator & Medical Advisor
  • Humane Society of U.S.
  • Florida Farm Bureau
  • Moose Lodge Dunnellon
  • Marion County REC
  • Association of Operating Room Nurses, Past President
  • County Commissioner district 5, Sought 2016

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