Candidate Profile
Ed Hooper

Republican , Florida


Ed Hooper
State Senator, Dist. 16

Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon



Florida Right to Life PAC


Florida Retail Federation PAC

Reported by Candidate

Congressman Gus Bilirakis, Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, Sheriff Chris Nocco, Tax Collectors Mike Fasano, Charles Thomas, Pinellas and Pasco Constitutional officers, State Attorney Bernie McCabe, Public Defender Bob Dillinger

Selected Contributions


Chris Latvala, Chris Sprowls, Dana Young, David Jolly, Jack Latvala, Jeffrey Atwater and 4 more
Associated Builders and Contractors, Chris Latvala, Chris Sprowls, Dana Young, Florida Committee for Conservative Leadership, Florida Conservative Leadership Fund and 15 more


International Association of Firefighters
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees, Florida Police Benevolent Association, International Association of Firefighters, Service Employees International Union







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.


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.


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.

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.

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.


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?

When the death of the mother is probable or when the unborn child has ceased to survive in the womb

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

Because of the British Rule unfairness and the desire of our Government to be of the people and for the people.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised in North Carolina and was involved in a bible believing and teaching church from early childhood. I believe that Christ died for our sins, rose from the dead and will come again to take his believers to heaven for eternity to be with him.

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?

Somewhat Conservative

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

I have a voting record for my 8 years in the Florida House and my almost 5 years as a Clearwater City Commissioner. I would describe myself as a common sense solution person

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Education and training through Public schools or Technical schools to provide a well trained workforce for the thousands of jobs unfilled today

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

Through managed healthcare programs. through programs that use interns out of medical school. through additional clinics that already provide medical care in many communities throughout our state and any other method except expanding conventional Medicaid.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government can be a resource or partner in boosting the economy. Through reduction of regulations, and other government restrictions.

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

I have a proven record for all to review during my time in local and state office

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 727-458-4751

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

I have 28 years of public service as a firefighter, paramedic, EMT, and fire officer as well as 17 years as a small business owner. I am qualified to serve in the Florida Senate and be effective on day one. This campaign is in it's 30th month, so I have been in every part of Senate District 16 to meet and greet every portion of the area. I know the issues and am ready to began solving all of the issues important to my constitutents.


  • St Pete College, Clearwater,, no, 1974
  • Statesville, NC Schools, Statesville , NC, HS, 1966
Work & Military
  • Statesville Fire Department, Firefighter, 1968-1972
  • Clearwater Fire Department, Firefighter & Fire Officer, 1972-1996
  • Consus Group, LLC, Partner, 2001-current
  • Chi Chi Rodriquez Youth Foundat, Volunteer
  • Pinellas County Rep Ex. Committ, Member
  • Greater Largo Rep Club, Past President & Member
  • North Pinellas Rep. Club, member
  • Sunrise Rep. Leadership Club, member
  • Ronald Reagan Rep. Club, member
  • Pasco Rep. Ex. Committee
  • West Pasco Rep. Club
  • Clearwater Commisssioner, Held 1996-2000
  • Florida House, Held 2006-2014
  • Florida House, Sought 2000
  • Pinellas County Commission, Sought 2014

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