Candidate Profile
Greg Merk

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Greg Merk
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 2
Incumbent
No
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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

I believe abortion is the taking of a life. I believe that in cases where a woman becomes pregnant due to some, criminal act like rape or incest, the perpetrator, once convicted, must be punished to the maximum extent of the law BUT THE LIFE OF THE UNBORN MUST BE PROTECTED! Every American has the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness amd that includes those in their mother's womb.

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

Man'a inalienable rights come from God. He has a right to freedom endowed by his Creator. The federal government should have limited powers and allow states the power to mandate that which the Constitution either does not prohibit nor mandate the provision thereof.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I a man a conservative Christian. I believe that man si born with a sin nature and all have sinned and come short of God's perfect righteousness. But God sent His Son Jesus Christ to pay our sin debt in full. I believe being a Christian means I am a follower of Christ and l strive to live and raise my family according to God's Biblical plan.

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.

Facebook page. Candidate platform. Military service. City council testimony protecting and honoring our Judeo-Christian values.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Grow the economy while training our children the virtues of hard work and personal responsibility

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

Promote and provide mechanisms that expand competition across state lines and torte reform.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Spend less on wasteful government entitlement programs that drain precious tax dollars and resources. Keep taxes low so small business can expand. Exercise fiscal responsibility to protect the future of our nation. Stop spending more than they take in...balance the budget! Fix Social Security through phased privatization. Get rid of Obamacare! And fundamentally recognize that IT IS THE PRIVATE SECTOR THAT. CREATES JOBS NOT GOVERNMENT!

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

21 years as a military officer. Half as a Navy Pilot and half as an Air Force pilot. Father of an amazing 11 year old boy

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

Gcmerk@yahoo.com 361-646-7167

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

America is living in critical times. The progressive agenda is changing culture and the democrat party is being taken over by socialists and Marxists. We have a president who finally puts America first and we need state and local leaders committed to doing the same.


Background

Education
  • Marion Military Institute, Marion, AL, AA, 1985
  • SUNY Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, BS, 1989
Work & Military
  • US NAVY, LCDR O-4, 10.5
  • US AIR FORCE, Major, 10.5
Affiliations
  • Faith Baptist Church, Building and Grounds
  • Trinitas Christian School, Baseball coach
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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