Candidate Profile
Michael Cantu

Republican , Florida


Michael Cantu
State Rep., Dist 26

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State representative David Santiago District 27, Former State Representative Fred Costello, Vice Mayor of Holly Hill, Chris Via, Attorney at Law Kevin Vagovic, Former Deltona City Commissioner Webster Barnaby, Former Chairman of the County Caucus RPOF Candy

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Local, County, and District Republican Organizations
Fredrick Fred Costello, Freedom Democracy Fund, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations







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.

No Answer

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

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

Strongly Agree

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.

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

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.

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

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

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

Strongly Agree

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.

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?

In cases of rape or when the mothers life is at stake.

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

That power corrupts, and man's inclination towards tyranny.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that there is one true God and that he sent his son Jesus to die so that we might have everlasting life. I live by Judeo Christian values.

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.

My party affiliation, my campaign website, and my Facebook page.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Technological training, vocational training and emphasis on STEM related jobs.

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

I supported Florida's Direct Primary Care and now that it is law, we can further reduce healthcare costs by training more doctors under reduced tuition, encouraging the development of new and better treatments, and reforming medical malpractice laws.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Reduce regulations and stay out of the way.

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

Years of experience in the private sector, formal education, a superior work ethic, skills in diplomacy or people skills, and a wealth of life experiences.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 386-852-7486

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

I am an accomplished guitarist, pianist and I love music. I also love tennis and politics.


  • UCF, Daytona, BA, 2007
Work & Military
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  • Shiloh Baptist Church
  • Daytona Republican Party
  • Kiwanis
  • Florida State Representative, Sought 2016

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