Candidate Profile
Mark Gotz

Republican , Florida


Mark Gotz
State Rep., Dist 84

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon


Reported by Candidate

Fire Fighters Union (Pending)

Selected Contributions


Debbie Mayfield, Gayle Harrell, Jeff Duncan, Jim DeMint, Joe Negron, John Sidney McCain and 3 more







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.


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.


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.


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."

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.


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?

Open to discussion on this issue. I have heard abortion involving rape and incest should be allowed. I need more information on this subject.

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

The ambitions of man. They knew that ambitions and competition for power through the separation of power would be a balancing factor.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in God.

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.

Not sure what you are looking for.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reduce taxes and regulations on businesses.

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

Interesting question as the largest portion of our state budget goes to medical assistance. Find a better medical delivery system that would reduce time for patients to see doctors and for doctors to analyze the patients problems and suggest what needs to be done to cure the problem. Better utilization of time for all parties.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Get out of the way.

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

Saint Lucie County Independent Fire District Commissioner. (6 years) Vice-chair Republican Executive Committee of Saint Lucie County. Member of Citizens Budget Committee for Saint Lucie County. (2 years) Frequent speaker against government waste and taxes at city level.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 772-207-0712

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

My interest is in finding out what the citizens in District 84 consider to be their issues. Listening to the people will be the most interesting part of this election process. Looking forward to it.


  • Miami Dade Com. College, Miami, AS, 1975
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Heritage Foundation, Presidents Club
  • Heritage Action for America, Sentinel
  • St. Lucie County Indep. Fire District, Commissioner
  • Fl. Association of Independent Public Schools, Board Member
  • St. Lucie County Republican Executive Committee, Vice Chairman
  • Citizens Budget Committee St. Lucie County, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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