Candidate Profile
Joe Wicker

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Joe Wicker
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 59
Incumbent
No
Links
       

Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Personhood Florida Pro-Life PAC

Others

1
Florida Chamber of Commerce

Reported by Candidate

3
Representative Ross Spano, Commissioner Stacy White, Commissioner Al Higginbotham

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Chris Latvala, Marco Rubio, Ross Spano
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Conservative Principles for Florida, Florida Committee for Conservative Leadership, National Federation of Independent Business

Summary

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LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

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

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.

Strongly Disagree

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.

Strongly Agree

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?

None

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

Their keen understanding of human nature. The sinful nature of man to gradually seek to control one another through force of government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

1 Timothy 2:5

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've never held office and therefore don't have a public record. However, you can go to my website. Talk with anyone who knows me or call me yourself.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Leave people and businesses alone.

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

Let the private sector operate. Let insurance be sold competitively in any state. Get rid of Obamacare.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

The governments proper role is to provide certainty around private property rights, lower taxes, less regulations and provide a court system for individuals and businesses to settle disputes. Governments shouldn't pick winners and losers.

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

I have worked in a large company and now I own a small business. I understand how government hinders job and wage growth. I work in healthcare which is an area of growing concern for our state and country. My military service reinforces my understanding of how our country is special and I plan to do what I can to keep it that way!

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

My personal email is joewickerfl@gmail.com or reach me at 813-310-0141. Please call anytime.

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

I support term limits or self term limiting where necessary. We need to stop electing politicians that have spent more time running for and serving in office than they have doing anything else!


Background

Education
  • Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, BA, 2000
  • Georgia Military College, Milledgeville, AS, 1998
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army, Captain, 2002-2008
Affiliations
  • First Baptist Brandon, Member/Tithe
  • LifeCare of Brandon, Donor
  • Kiwanis Club of Brandon, Member/Donor
  • Hillsborough County Republican Party, Precinct Committeeman
Offices
  • State Representative District 59, Sought 2012
 

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