Candidate Profile
Thad Altman

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Thad Altman
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 52
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Conservative Information icon

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Florida Family Action (FFA), 2017-18:  A+
Americans for Prosperity FL (AFP FL), 2018:  91%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017:  71%, 71% (cum.)

87%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Business Voice of Florida Space Coast

Reported by Candidate

4
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey, Business Voice of Florida's Space Coast, Florida Medical Association, Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc.

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Miguel Diaz de la Portilla, State Republican Party Organizations
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
17
Associated Builders and Contractors, Don Gaetz, Erik Fresen, Florida Conservative Alliance, Florida Leadership Committee, Freedom Democracy Fund and 11 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
8
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Florida Police Benevolent Association, International Association of Firefighters, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, National Education Association, Penn National Gaming and 2 more

Summary

30%

LIBERAL

70%

CONSERVATIVE

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.

Disagree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.

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.

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.

Neutral

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.

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

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Disagree

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

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?

To protect the life of the Mother and in cases of rape and incest.

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

The distrust of Government authority, and the belief that rights are naturally endowed by God.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

Christian/Catholic

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 believe my track record speaks for itself. Throughout my years in the legislature I have voted to alleviate the burden on taxpayers, toughen abortion laws, make it easier for veterans to do business in Florida, and enact tougher immigration laws. This is shown by looking at my voting record during just this past session. This year I helped draft and pass the Florida First Tax Package as a member of the House Ways & Means Committee, cosponsored HB 41 which expanded funding for pregnancy crisis centers that help guide pregnant women to motherhood so that abortions are prevented, voted for HB 29 which expanded license fee waivers for service members, veterans, and their families, and cosponsored HB 9 which would have made sanctuary cities illegal in Florida.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The best way to bring down unemployment is to have an educated public with moral and spiritual values and by cutting burdensome government regulations so that businesses can do business without the government getting in the way.

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

I would do this by empowering doctors, strengthening the doctor-patient relationship, and expanding consumer choice. Just this past session I personally sponsored a bill that expands healthcare options for Floridians. HB 1021 which was passed and signed into law as SB 660, updated Florida Statute so that healthcare sharing organizations could more easily operate in the state. Healthcare sharing organizations are a beautiful example of a group of people with similar religious and ethical beliefs coming together and sharing the cost of each other's medical expenses.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

By ensuring free and open markets and by removing obstacles to free enterprise and competition.

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

I am a proven conservative who has been a civil servant for 24 years at the county and state level. I have lived in Brevard County for essentially my entire life. This place is a part of me, and I plan to never stop fighting for the people of Brevard. The conservative beliefs of free markets, limited government, and family values are what I stand for and what I will continue to fight for up in Tallahassee.

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

ElectThad@aol.com

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

The principals that govern me as an elected official are our Judeo-Christian beliefs.


Background

Education
  • Rollins Collage, Winter Park, Florida, BS, 1987
  • University of Houston, Houston, Texas, 1977
  • Eastern Florida State College, Melbourne florida, AA, 1975
Work & Military
  • Astronauts Memorial Foundation, C.E.O., 2012-Present
Affiliations
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Member, University of Houston
  • St. Mary's Catholic School, Former Member, Finance Committee
  • American Red Cross, Brevard, Former Board Member, Chairman
  • American Lung Association, Brevard and Volusia, Former Board Member, Chairman
  • Candle Lighters of Brevard, Former Board Member, Chairman
Offices
  • Florida Senate and House, Held 2003 to Present
  • Brevard County Commission, Held 1984 to 1992
  • Florida House, Sought 2000
  • Brevard Elections Supervisor, Sought 1992
 

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