Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.
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."
I support sanctuary cities.
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.
Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.
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?
Rape and incest
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
When granted whatever degree of power, people seek the most expansive expression of that power, the most minute application and the most lasting utilization; thus, the Founders knew that since human nature is so given toward the abuse of power, the Constitution must intentionally limit power vested in the government via the separation of powers between the co-equal branches of government.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ, having made a public confession of faith and having been baptized into the fellowship of believers when I was a young woman. I serve and have served the Body of Christ in my local church and in the community at large throughout my years following Christ.
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.
Florida Family Policy Council's William Wilberforce Award 2014 and Champion of Life Award 2010 Christian Coalition of Florida, Faith and Family Award, 2007 and 2008 successfully Voted against raising gas, property, and sales tax 1998-2006 lowered property taxes 1998-2006 Reduced property taxes for poor widows,disabled, and active military Sponsored and passed Florida's UltraSound Bill Sponsored Florida's Academic Freedom Bill
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The best way to bring down unemployment is to let the market create jobs by reducing taxes, rates, and fees and hyper-regulation.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
1. Increase competition for health insurance-- both in the individual market by allowing people to purchase across state lines and in the business market by allowing business to pool/band together or join other businesses to buy insurance policies for employees, thereby driving down costs 2. Increase cost transparency so people know what healthcare/procedures costs 3. Require everyone to pay some sort of co-pays and costs of their coverage so that people understand healthcare has a cost 4. Disincentivize emergency room care for primary care services; incentivize primary care utilization
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The best way to boost the economy is the same way that we should use to bring down unemployment: let the market create jobs by reducing taxes, rates, and fees and hyper-regulation.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
Florida Sheriffs Association Legislative Award 2011 Continued Friendship and Support to the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office June 2011 Moffitt Cancer Center Momentum Award, 2010 Guardian Ad Litem Legislative Voice Award, 2010 ABC's Free Enterprise Award, 2010 The Florida Bar - Family Law Section, Special Appreciation Award, 2010 The Florida Psychological Association Legislative Affairs and Public Policy Board, Distinguished Legislative Service Award, 2010 Florida Virtual School Leadership Award, 2010 Our Kids - Miami-Dade, Recognition of Years of Support Florida Alcohol and Drug Abuse Association, Legislative Leadership Award, 2009 Hillsborough County Fair Board, Recognition of efforts for the location of the Hillsborough County Fair, 2008 FSPA, Legislator of the year award- advocacy of issues critical to swimming pool and spa industry, 2008 Independent Colleges and Universities of Fl., ICUF All Star Award, 2008 Stetson University, Distinguished Alumni Award
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
Through many challenges and joys, I have had the honor to serve our community in a variety of front line ways. I began my career as a young teacher, teaching English for years at McLane Junior High and Bloomingdale Senior High School. As an attorney and public servant, I have been a leader in protecting our elderly parents and grandparents from those who would harm or exploit them. I have volunteered my own time and money to represent the best interests of abused and neglected children in the courts of Florida. I have defended and protected crime victims as they have tried to piece their lives back together, and I have fought to protect the disabled and vulnerable in our community. Through all this, for more than 35 years, I have helped my husband as he and I built his business that has weathered the ups and downs of the economy, government regulation, and ever-increasing taxes and fees.