Candidate Profile
Dave Cummings

Republican , Florida


Dave Cummings
U.S. Rep., Dist. 18

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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

Additional regulations are needed to prevent climate change.

Strongly Disagree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

The United States should help defend Israel from attack by its enemies.

Strongly Agree

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

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

It is OK for Congress to exempt itself from compliance with laws applicable to all citizens.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree

The United States should protect its sovereignty from the United Nations.

Strongly Agree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

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?

Only to save the life of the mother and even in this circumstance ALL efforts should be made to save the child. I feel hospitals should make the mother or spouse sign a document designating who will be saved in such a case.

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Deport those from the threat demographic, close immigration and travel from the threat demographic, and review citizenship applications for fraud and relationships/ties with persons, groups, or ideas that are connected to terrorism or contrary to our Constitution.

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

They recognized that their rights did not come from a law, a monarch, or socioeconomic status, but rather from God. Therefore, with His unction, the founders sought to state this openly and define a government that protects these self-evident truths.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again Christian. I ascribe to the general precepts of the Nicene and Apostles' Creeds.

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 ascribe to America First policies and then projecting American values abroad to any country who wishes to follow in our footsteps. I am socially conservative as well because I feel these ideas are in line with the spirit of our founding ideas, and additionally, they are common sense policies.

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

I feel the healthcare system that was in place prior to the "Affordable Care Act" was the greatest healthcare system in the world. We had Medicare and Medicaid for the old and poor, and we had the VA for veterans and then affordable healthcare for almost all Americans. I feel we should go back to that system but make a few slight changes such as preventing those with preexisting conditions from being denied healthcare.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I ascribe to Adam Smith's "invisible hand doctrine" found in his book The Wealth of Nations feel that reducing taxes, creating fair trade, and limiting government regulation will also help the economy grow.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I would more closely examine the "fair tax" idea, and continue to find ways to cut wasteful government spending and reducing the tax burned on Americans.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Reducing taxes, creating fair trade, and limiting government regulation will help the economy grow by leaving business with more money to invest and expand their operations. This will translate into more job opportunities to run those expansions.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

We never hear them say, "Congressional pensions will run out of money by 2032." and we never hear them say, "Welfare will run out of money by 2032." So why do we always hear this about Social Security when we have paid into it our entire working lives? I advocate taking from those other programs to reimburse what Americans have paid into Social Security and then making it illegal to ever borrow from it again. Then I am CERTAIN Congress will find a solution to fund its own pensions and other spending if they are important enough.

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

I was an Assistant Vice President and Banking Officer for several Fortune 500 banks and I presently run two companies. This gives me experience in finance and economics. I served in the U.S. Military and was a law enforcement officer and Special Investigator. I also have a Master's Degree in Homeland Security. This gives my experience regarding laws and policies for those who protect the nation from the national to local level. I have also been an educator at the high school and college level.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: and 772-203-4499

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

First, I am a man of faith and family oriented. Secondly, I am a Florida native who grew up in this district. I live here to this day. I have not taken ANY corporate or special interest money. I am only an advocate for the interests of the citizens of my district, state, and the country at large.


  • Liberty University, Lynchburg, BS, 03
  • American Military Unversity, Manassas, MA, 12
Work & Military
  • 29th Light Infantry, 4
  • 20th Special Forces Group, 2
  • Golden Key, National Honor Society Member
  • Pi Gamma Mu, National Honor Society Member
  • Epsilon Pi Phi, National Honor Society Member
  • National Honor Society, Advisor
  • Grace Emmanuel Church, Parishioner
  • Morningside Church/Academy, Educational Staff
  • American Legion
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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