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, 2012 General Election, 2014 General Election, 2014 Republican Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary
Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?
In a life or death situation, rape, and incest.
What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?
Mankind is not perfect. People sin and make poor judgment calls. That has been the case since the very beginning with Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. America's Founders understood this and built protections into the Constitution to manage the passions inherent in humanity and protect the rights of citizens.
Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.
I am a christian who is strongly committed to the Bible and living out my relationship with Jesus in my daily life.
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.
I am a registered Republican and hold very conservative beliefs and values. My husband and I are members of the St Lucie County Republican Executive Committee. In addition to cleaning up our waterways, my top priorities include defunding sanctuary cities and continuing the economic policies of Governor Scott.
What is the best way to bring down unemployment?
The best way to bring down unemployment is to continue economic policies that induce job creation. That means cutting red tape on businesses and keeping taxes low. It means keeping our state's budget balanced so we don't load up on debt. And it means having a world-class education system that prepares students for success in the workforce after they graduate high school or college. We need to continue to find ways to match our curriculum with the needs of employers. Finally, we need to have strong infrastructure - that means roads, bridges, ports, airports, spaceports, and clean water for families and businesses to thrive.
How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?
I believe we need to attack cost drivers and expand access to healthcare, rather than rely on a government program like Obamacare. We should look to expand Telehealth services, reform the certificate of need process so more healthcare facilities can open in a given area, reform medical malpractice so more doctors can practice in Florida, and expand training programs to recruit more nurses and healthcare professionals to allow for more access to healthcare services in the state.
What role should government play in boosting the economy?
The government should play a limited role in the economy, as the free market is best able to create jobs. Government should create a limited set of regulations that are fair, predictable, and consistent rules to play by, remove unnecessary red tape on businesses, keep taxes low, and keep its budget balanced.
What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?
I have been an advocate for others for most of my life, first working in the Public Defender's office and now as a victim's rights attorney. I know what it's like fighting for the underdog against entrenched and powerful interests. I will bring that same fighting spirit to Tallahassee to represent the people of District 83 on issues from cleaning our water to stopping illegal immigration to creating jobs and lowering taxes.
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Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?
I am happily married to my husband. We live on the Treasure Coast. My faith is central to my life. My faith is important to me and help guides my decisions. I spent my career being an advocate for people and I want to be your advocate in Tallahassee as your state Representative.