Candidate Profile
Spencer Roach

Republican , Florida

Biography

Panel Rating

Conservative

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Florida Right to Life PAC, National Federation of Independent Business Florida

Others

4
Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, Associated Industries of Florida, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Medical Association

Reported by Candidate

6
Congressman Francis Rooney, Senator Lizbeth Benacquisto, Senator Kathleen Passidomo, Rep. Matt Caldwell, Rep. Dane Eagle, Rep. Ray Rodrigues

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Matt Caldwell, Ray W. Rodrigues
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
6
Associated Builders and Contractors, Conservative Coalition for Floridas Future, Jason Brodeur, Matt Caldwell, Protect Florida Families, Working Together for Florida

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

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.

No Answer

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.

No Answer

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 that life begins at conception and that the abortion of a baby is unconscionable. I am a proud and unapologetic pro-life candidate, and I'm proud to say that I am the only candidate in my race that has been endorsed by Florida Right to Life.

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

The Founders understood that while technology, culture, and social norms may change, human nature will never change; thus they constructed a system based on merit, individual liberty, private property, and checks and balances. I believe you can understand the entire spirt and plan of the Constitution in one sentence: the Tenth Amendment.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a lifelong Christian and currently attend Cape Christian located in Cape Coral, FL. During this campaign, I was criticized in the local newspaper for talking about my faith on the campaign trail. I published a response stating that I will not back down from speaking about my faith.

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 have been a lifelong Republican and have been actively engaged in politics for almost 20 years, as a citizen, voter, volunteer, intern, campaign manager, and Congressional Staffer. All of this information is available via a quick Google Search. Furthermore, I have been publicly endorsed several conservative legislators and I am the only candidate in this race that has been endorsed by: FL Right to Life, National Rifle Association, Florida Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Businesses, Police Benevolent Association, Fraternal Order of Police, Associated Industries of Florida, and FL Association of Builders & Contractors.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

I am a free-market capitalist and believe that capitalism has produced the greatest standard of living ever enjoyed by any society in the history of the world: the United States of America. The best way to bring down unemployment is to allow the free market to work: lower taxes (both personal and corporate), eliminate job-killing regulations that are little more than revenue-extortion schemes, eliminate the governmental role in setting wage or price controls, and most importantly, we need to vastly restructure our welfare system, which currently works to disincentivize work, disincentivizes the perpetuation of the nuclear family, and disincentivizes personal responsibility.

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

We need to get the government out of the health care industry: excessive control and regulation have created an artificial price escalation in health care. We need to encourage more initiatives that promote free-market competition, such as the ability of insurance companies to sell policies across state lines, the elimination of Certificate of Need programs here in the state of Florida, support for tele-medicine to serve rural populations, and more transparency in pricing models for prescription drugs.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government interference in the marketplace never results in boosting the economy; throughout the history of man, government attempts to manipulate the economy always result in less choice, less prosperity, and less freedom. The best thing the government can do is to stay out of the way and let the free market work to spur innovation. I will acknowledge that some minimum regulation is necessary to ensure public safety and to prevent monopolies, but the pervasive intrusion of government into every sphere of business has exceeded anything possibly envisioned by our Founding Fathers.

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

I have spent twenty years in the world's premiere leadership academy: the United States Armed Forces. As a retired military officer, I have served as an enlisted man, junior officer, and JAG. This experience has left me with a strong commitment to public service. This is a commitment I have demonstrated both in and out of uniform. I have been a resident, property-owner, taxpayer, and voter in Lee County, FL, for almost 20 years. I am committed to protecting the Constitution and defending individual liberties, and I believe that the state legislature should stand as a bulwark against an increasingly intrusive federal government.

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

Spencer@SpencerforStateHouse.com. (239) 336-4588

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

Question #4 asks about my views on the government's role in defining marriage and the use of taxpayer funds to support marriage. Marriage is historically a religious institution, and I think it should remain that way. I do not support government interference in a sphere that has been historically a purview of the church. To learn more about my campaign, check out my website at: SpencerforStateHouse.com Or call me directly at (239) 336-4588.


Background

Education
  • University of Miami Law School, Coral Gables, FL, JD, 2012
  • Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL, BA, 2005
  • Edison Community College, Fort Myers, FL, AA, 2003
Work & Military
  • United States Coast Guard, E1 - O3E, 1996-2016
Affiliations
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of SWFL, Big Brother to 2 children needing mentors
  • Guardian ad Litem, 20th Judicial Circuit, Court Appointed Guardian for children in state car
  • Financial Literacy Teacher, Volunteer teachers for kids in foster care
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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