Candidate Profile
Toby Overdorf

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Toby Overdorf
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 83
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Endorsements

Others

1
Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida

Reported by Candidate

6
Congressman Tom Rooney, Associated Builders of Florida, Martin County Commissioner Doug Smith, PSL Vice Mayor Shannon Martin, City of Stuart Councilman Troy MacDonald, PSL Council Member John Carvelli

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Treasure Coast Builders

Summary

0%

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.

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.

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.

Neutral

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 the instance of rape or if the mother's life is at stake due to the pregnancy.

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

The nature of greed, jealousy, and the danger innate power caused our founders to devise a system of checks and balances.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe that Jesus Christ is my Lord and savior. I believe and live by my church's mission statement which states, "WE ARE CALLED TO IMPACT OUR WORLD WITH THE LOVE AND MESSAGE OF JESUS CHRIST. EVERYONE, EVERYDAY, EVERYWHERE."

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?

Conservative

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

www.tobyforhouse.com

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Increase skills training at the High School level and create the world's best trained and best educated workforce.

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

Healthcare coverage would be much more affordable if there was a system of tort reform where doctors and healthcare institutions would not have to hold exorbitant insurance policies. Additionally, drug research costs must go down in order to provide affordable drugs to patients.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should provide the infrastructure backbone (i.e. roads, rail, airport) and then allow the free economy to work by limiting regulations and keeping taxes low.

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

I am a small business owner, employer, and well educated professional. I have never held a political office but I have worked within the regulatory field for my entire professional career. My two masters degrees, my biblical training, leadership training, and my life experience have allowed me to become a well balanced, thoughtful, conservative candidate. After being appointed by two governors for positions within the State of Florida, I have been recognized by my peers as a regional leader with an understanding of statewide issues. These factors allow me to be the best and most qualified candidate for the job.

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

tobyoverdorf@gmail.com 772-260-9689

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

Based on my education and business background I have learned that a strong economy and a healthy environment are not mutually exclusive. We must have both to thrive in Florida.


Background

Education
  • Union College, Schenectady, NY, BS- Bio, 1991
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, MS - Bio, 1999
  • Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, MBA, 2007
Work & Military
  • None
Affiliations
  • Christ Fellowship Church, Ministry Team
  • Kaleo School of Biblical Leadership, Graduate
  • Martin County Republican Exec. Comm, Chairman (current)
  • Republican Party of Florida, Executive Committee Member
  • Palm City Chamber of Commerce, Incoming President
  • Leadership Florida, Member, former BOD
  • Kairos Prison Ministry, Member/Volunteer/Leader
  • CARHA Haiti Missionary, Volunteer
Offices
  • none
  • none
 

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