Candidate Profile
Bibiana "Bibi" Potestad

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Bibiana "Bibi" Potestad
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 119
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Florida Right to Life PAC

Reported by Candidate

2
Honorable Juan C. Zapata, Senator Anitere Flores

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.

Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Neutral

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.

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.

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 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Only if the life of the mother is at risk.

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

The nature of mankind to desire power is what caused the Founders to specify the limitation of powers in the Constitution.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am Catholic - born and raised. I believe in Jesus Christ. I was raised in a Catholic household and was taught respect, principles, morals, and the value of human 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?

Conservative

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

I have been involved in my community since I was 16 years old, which included being politically involved with the Republican Party. Being Cuban and having fled from my native country because of a communist (that started as socialist) government - I vowed to always stand for the principles that make the United State of America my home and the place I consider to be the greatest nation on this Earth.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Creating more jobs. Giving people a purpose.

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

I would allow for a marketplace to create healthy competition and make it more accessible for all. TeleMedicine is a phenomenal way to expand medicine accessibility.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Creating more jobs and tax programs that encourage companies to invest in our economy.

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

I have a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, and a Juris Doctor. I have been involved in public service since I was 16 years old in the community I want to represent now. I have also worked in this community for elected officials. I attended the local schools and am familiar with the needs of this community.

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

bibiana@potestadforstaterep.com (786)569-8085

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

I will fight for this community, the community that has seen me grow. I want your support AND your vote on August 28. Thank you!


Background

Education
  • Barry University, Miami Shores, Bachelor of Science in Political Science, 2014
  • Barry University, Miami Shores, Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, 2014
  • Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Juris Doctor, 2017
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • American Cancer Cancer - Relay for Life, Team Development Chair
  • Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity, President
  • Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society, President
  • Elder Law & Estate Planning Association, Vice President
  • American Bar Association, School Representative
  • Student Bar Association, Senator
  • Federalist Society, Member
  • Cuban American Bar Association, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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