Candidate Profile
Rick Roth

Republican , Florida


Rick Roth
State Rep., Dist 85

Panel Rating



Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity FL (AFP FL), 2018:  100%
Florida Family Action (FFA), 2017-18:  A+
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017:  90%, 90% (cum.)
Liberty First Network (LFN), 2017-18:  65%



Liberal Organizations

Florida Education Association (FEA), 2017-18:  F





National Federation of Independent Business Florida


Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Realtors

Reported by Candidate

Florida Chamber of Commerce, P.B.Co. Police Benevolent Association, P.B. Co. Economic Council, P.B. Co, MEDPAC, BIZPAC, Christian Family Coalition

Selected Contributions


Adam Putnam, Ashley Moody, MaryLynn Magar, State Republican Party Organizations
Conservative Principles for Florida, First Coast Conservatives, Florida Roundtable, State Republican Party Organizations, Sunshine State Conservatives


Alcee Hastings, Bill Nelson, Mike McIntyre







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.


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.


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."


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.


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?

13 weeks after conception or until the baby's heartbeat is detected.

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

Human Beings are made in the image of God. Human beings have the ability to do good or evil. Human beings have the ability to self-deceive; i.e. to convince themselves that the wrong they do is justifiable.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe God created the universe. I believe the only requirement for eternal life is to believe in God, and accept His son Jesus Christ as your personal savior. We are saved by God's grace, not by our personal efforts. We can not be perfect, but we can ask God for forgiveness for our sins. Because my God loves me unconditionally, and my parents demonstrated unconditional love for me and my siblings, I find it natural to demonstrate this same unconditional love specifically for my wife, my adult children, and my friends and acquaintances.

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?


Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

Conservatives believe that free enterprise capitalism has led to a higher standard of living for more people throughout the world. Conservatives believe in smaller, limited government as defined in the United States Constitution. Conservatives believe in consistent laws that provide the most opportunities for individuals to benefit from their own productive labor. Conservatives believe that the broad enforcement of laws as written and intended encourages the ownership of private property and insures public safety.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

A good public education for all American citizens must be available from pre-K through High School graduation. In general, students need to master English, reading, writing, math, science, American and World History, and Civics. The lowering of income and other taxes and fees encourages greater business investment and production. This creates more jobs and higher wages, as demands for employees exceeds current supply.

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

1. Abolish the Affordable Care Act. 2. Allow people to use cafeteria plans, which gives choices on which services are covered in their health insurance. 3. Allow people to choose their deductible per person and per family. 4. Allow people to congregate into bigger economical groups through employment or by joining a membership organization that provides group insurance. 5. Allow group plans to receive bids for health across state lines and purchase insurance across state lines. 6. Allow provisions that increase competition amongst insurance carriers for medical services,medicine and medical supplies.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Enforce laws and arrest people who break the laws. Enforce discrimination laws, to eliminate discrimination, which tends to restrict certain individual liberties and opportunities to compete in the market place. Federally, enforce Trade agreements, which provide for remedies for illegal subsidizing of foreign products and the dumping of goods and services into our country below the other countries domestic prices.

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

I am a business owner for over 30 years, and a farmer for over 40 years. As a business owner, I continuously evaluate the performance of my employees, my business associates, and myself daily. Because the decisions I make effect me personally and my business financially for years to come, I learn from my mistakes and learn to be more careful. I have served on many Business related Boards of Directors since 1984, and continue to serve. This experience in formulating policy to guide and direct Business Associations and certain businesses has helped me to develop my negotiating and teamwork skills.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 561-985-1624

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

I ran for elected office for the first time in 2016, because I believe our economic and personal freedoms are at great risk. We must return our government and our country to our founding constitutional principles. America is an exceptional country because the social or economic status of our parents does not guarantee our station in life. As Americans, we often get the government we deserve. Our main hope for our nation rests on its citizens, and to a great degree, how they participate in self-government. Our government at all levels must be transparent and held accountable. It should the role of elected representatives to keep government accountable, and the role of its citizens should be to hold elected representatives accountable to their stated principles. Finally, I encourage all citizens to participate and befriend their elected representatives. My job is to help you participate. Together, we can make a difference for our families, our communities, our state, and our natio


  • Emory University, Atlanta, Ga, B.S Math, 1976
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Top Gun Ministry,Christ Fellowship Royal PalmBeach, Team leader
  • Farmers Feeding Florida Committee, Advisory Committee Member
  • Palm Beach Farm PAC, Chairman
  • FL State Rep. #85, Held 2

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