Candidate Profile
Michael McCalister

Republican , Florida


Michael McCalister
Commissioner of Agriculture

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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.


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


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.


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.

No Answer

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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?

Threat to the life of the mother.

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

Our Inalienable Rights provided to us by God can not be denied by a government of man. A "Separation of Powers" to provide a "Checks & Balances" in government to protect the rights of the people and prevent a "Concentration of Power." The federal government will be limited to only the powers specifically granted to it in the Constitution, and all other powers are reserved for the States and the People.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

God is the Creator of the Universe and the Almighty Power. Jesus Christ is the only Begotten Son of the Almighty God, and who lived a life without sin on this Earth in the form of a mortal man; he was crucified on the cross to serve as a Sacrifice for the Sins of all mankind who accept him as their Personal Lord and Savior, providing them Eternal Life with Him and the Father in The Kingdom of Heaven.

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.

Many, many public speeches that have been live-streamed nationally. This includes this last Saturday as a Guest Speaker at a Pro America & 2nd Amendment Rally in Broward County,as well as multiple shows with All Pro Pastors.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Free Markets, less restrictive trade agreements, patent protection for U.S. Intellectual Property.

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

Free markets that allow intrastate business.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Less regulation and lower corporate taxes.

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

B.S. with Agriculture Major & Earth Science Minor. Ph.D. in Management. Command & General Staff College Curriculum. Harvard Program on Senior Executive Leadership at the JFK School of Government. Air war College Distance Learning Program. Hold a Florida Agricultural Growers License; and own and operate a small family palm tree farm. Served as battalion S-4 Logistics Officer and Logistical Support Element Commander overseeing: Mess Halls/Food Safety; Water Purification and Supply; Weapons and Ammunitions; Fuels; Vehichle Repairs & Maintenance for a Combat Engineer Battalion consisting of 5 Companies.

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

I am a Christian. My son and myself are both Eagle Scouts and God & Country Award recipients.


  • The Union Institute, Cincinnatti, Ohio, Ph.D., 1994
  • Southeast Missouri State Univ, Cape Girardeau, MO, B.S., 1974
Work & Military
  • United States Special Operations Command, Colonel (USAR), 2000-2005
  • InVentiv Health, Hospital Consultant, 2009-2016
  • University of Phoenix/Nova, Professor of Management, 2000-2010
  • McCalister Tree Farm, Owner - Operator, 2006-2018
  • All Pro Pastors, Associate
  • American Legion, Member
  • Florida Sheriff's Association, Member
  • NRA, Member
  • Military Officer's Assn of America, Member
  • FL Nursery Growers & Landscape Assn, member
  • NA
  • Governor of Florida, Sought 2010
  • U.S. Senate, Sought 2012

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