Candidate Profile
Robert Kaplan

No Party Affiliation , Florida

Biography

Name
Robert Kaplan
Party
No Party Affiliation
Race
State Rep., Dist 74
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Moderate

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

1
Five for Florida endorsed me in 2014

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.

Neutral

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.

Neutral

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 Agree

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.

Strongly 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 Agree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

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.

Strongly Disagree

I voted in these primaries and general elections:

2010 General Election, 2010 Republican Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Republican Primary, 2014 General Election, 2016 General Election

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Personally, I do not believe that abortion should be used as a method of birth control. But on the other hand, I do not believe a Judge, Lawyer, Politician have the right to perform a gynecological examination on a lady. If one believes in a 20 week abortion which some politicians believe in, they are really not pro-life. I am against a 20 week abortion. If a politician claims that a lady has to wait 24 hours to decide whether or not to have an abortion in a hospital is unconstitutional because it infringes on the right of a lady's choice to have an abortion. If a lady is raped and wants an abortion that is okay with me. If the mother is dying while having an abortion and there are complications for the mother, and an abortion is the only avenue to save the mother's life, is okay with me.

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

The American Founders knew that America will become a Tyranny Republic one day. A questions was asked: Is America heading in the right direction or in the wrong direction? The statistics were truly remarkable and stated that America was heading in the wrong direction. They knew that homeostasis is essential not only for health but for law also. Our health care is on the brink, and the rule of law almost broken because of our two tier justice system that thinks they can control elections.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in G-d and the Bill of Rights which G-d gave us life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. I will always believe in G-d we trust!

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 grandparents were immigrants. They taught all of us children the meaning of work ethics. They had their own professions and small businesses. Our parents taught us the importance of a good education in order to find a good job. A Florida State Representative supposedly makes 29k a year. When I ran in 2014 for Florida State Representative, I said a family of four making 29k a year could not survive in Florida. Today this holds true as the middle class is struggling in today's economy. The median salary of District 16 is 46k and this is an unacceptable salary to make ends meet in Florida. The point I am trying to make is that the millenials are struggling to finish school because tuition is so expensive. This is why I am your true conservative. I do not believe spending more than what you make. Immigrants should come to the U.S. the right way. Eliminating all the wars and giving money to all the countries that hate us would help balance the budget for education and health care.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The more jobs we create will bring down unemployment.

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

Voters asked me questions concerning my Health Care Plans, Child Care Plans, and my Educational Plans when I ran for United States Senate in 2016. I said," For the state of Florida, people making 50k a year or less and over the age of 50 years old who can not work anymore and disabled should already be on medicare and medicaid because that would have been the single payer plan for everyone. I also suggested Health Savings Accounts for child care and health care because it was not mentioned until after my Senate Run. For the Millenials: Health savings accounts while they are at a college or University, even a vocational school. This would be included in there tuition. Match deductibles with premiums toward your Health saving's account very simple and affordable. Without your health there is no quality in life to achieve homeostasis: Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Let free markets and free enterprise work instead of government controlling our lives.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Just stop taxing hard working tax payers so they will have more money in their pockets and create as many jobs we can. Quit taxing the struggling middle class.

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

I have a B.A. degree in Psychology from the University of South Florida I became involved in politics because of water regulation, the Farm Bill, Health Care, and Education. I am still licensed as a certified nursing assistant for the state of Florida and a certified court reporter for the state of Georgia. I am what you call a life long learner. I believe these experiences qualifies me to run for office and also being a United States Citizen over 21 years of age. I will be turning 63 soon. This is my third and last run most likely and it was a pleasure and honor to serve all constituents for the state of Florida because I just love Florida and America because this election is the most important election in my lifetime.

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

rskaplan11@comcast.net 941-600-8473

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

I have been a native of Florida since 1955 and I am looking forward to being your new Florida State Representative District 74 serving Sarasota County, Florida.


Background

Education
  • State College of Florida, Bradenton, Florida, A.A., 1976
  • The University of South Florida, Sarasota Manatee, B.A., 2011
Work & Military
  • Port Charolette Vo Tech, Student Medical Transcriptionist, 2
  • Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Certified Nursing Assistant, 5
  • Court Reporting, Certified Court Reporter, 7
Affiliations
  • Nursing Homes, Volunteer visiting the elderly.
Offices
  • Florida State Rep District 74, Sought 2014
  • United States Senate, Sought 2016
 

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