Candidate Profile
Michael Waltz

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Michael Waltz
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 6
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

6
Congressman John Rutherford, Fmr Congressman Jason Chaffetz, Jacksonville Mayor Lenny Curry, Volusia County Commissioner Deb Denys, Daytona Beach Police Chief Craig Capri, St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Ron Desantis
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
BudgetHawks.com, Freedoms Defense Fund, National Rifle Association

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Paul Singer

Summary

17%

LIBERAL

83%

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.

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, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election, 2016 Republican Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None. I believe life begins at conception and therefore should be protected in all circumstances except where a mother's life is in jeopardy.

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

The United States should take a three-pronged approach 1. Unilateral direct action attacks to disrupt and destroy terrorist leadership around the world 2. Advise and train local governments and militaries to provide their own security in places where terrorism thrives 3. Work with moderate muslim governments and religious leaders to undermine the ideology of radical Islam, such as through educating girls and empowering women

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

The founders realized that humans are imperfect creations. With that in mind they understood that in order to protect our God given liberties, they needed to meticulously and intentionally limit the powers of government to ensure these rights were not infringed upon.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

The Bible states there are two great Commandments and on these two Commandments hang all the law and the prophets 1. Love God with all your heart, soul, and mind 2. Love your neighbor as yourself These commandments serve as the foundation of my personal walk with God and my savior, Jesus Christ

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.

My time as a Fox News contributor and counter-terrorism adviser to Vice-President Cheney both provide plenty of public evidence that I am a strong conservative. With that in mind, I have also fought to protect conservative ideals when not in the public eye, both on and off of the battlefield, consistently throughout my life and I plan to continue to do so in Congress.

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

I believe free market principles, when properly implemented, will lower the cost of healthcare and in turn enable providers to give Americans the healthcare they need at a price they can afford.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

I believe the engine of our economy begins with the free market and small business, and with individuals freely making their own economic choices. I believe in limited government, and therefore the federal government should play an indirect role in the private sector economy by establishing a framework by which a fee market economy can thrive. These include a national currency, national infrastructure such as roads and ports, a predictable tax system, and enforcement of patents and IP protections to lower uncertainty and risk for corporations and entrepreneurs.

What changes should be made to the tax code?

I am a supporter of the Fair Tax Act and believe implementing this type of taxation system would greatly benefit the American people.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

As we have seen under this administration, cutting taxes, de-regulating, and empowering small business owners is the most effective way to lower U.S. unemployment. In Congress, I plan to continue to support our President's efforts to strengthen the U.S. economy.

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

Many of the recommendations in the Simpson-Bowles bi-partisan commission such as raising the retirement age, and adjust the benefit formula, could serve as steps towards ensuring social security is solvent for future generations. Further, the funds in the social security accounts should not be used for other spending priorities.

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

As a native Floridian, former combat decorated Green Beret, Lt. Col. in the US Army, Fox News Contributor, former White House advisor, and small business owner, I believe I possess a unique skill set that has prepared me to serve in Congress and get things done for the people of my district.

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

Michael@michaelwaltz.com 386-227-6170

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

(Did not answer)


Background

Education
  • VMI, Lexington, BA, 1996
Work & Military
  • U.S. Army Reserve Component, Lt. Col., 1996-Present
Affiliations
  • Foundation for Defense of Democracies, Senior Fellow
  • Green Beret Foundation, Ambassador
  • Sumar Gul Foundation, Founder
  • Arms Wide Open Foundation, Board of Directors
Offices
  • None
  • None
 

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