Candidate Profile
Dennis Baxley

Republican , Florida


Dennis Baxley
State Senator, Dist. 12

Panel Rating

Very Conservative


Conservative Organizations

Americans for Prosperity FL (AFP FL), 2018:  100%
Florida Family Action (FFA), 2017-18:  A+
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2017:  87%, 92% (cum.)
Liberty First Network (LFN), 2017-18:  85%



Liberal Organizations

Florida Education Association (FEA), 2017-18:  F
Political Hurricane FL, 2012:  0%





Florida Right to Life PAC, National Federation of Independent Business Florida, Personhood Florida Pro-Life PAC


Associated Industries of Florida, Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Medical Association, Florida Realtors, Florida Retail Federation PAC, Foundation for Florida's Future

Reported by Candidate

Florida Right to Life, Christian Family Coaliton, Florida Family Policy Council

Selected Contributions


Aaron Bean, Adam Hasner, Adam Putnam, Blaise Ingoglia, Carlos Lopez-Cantera, Charles Van Zant and 31 more
Aaron Bean, Associated Builders and Contractors, Charlie Stone, Daniel Webster, David Simmons, Dennis ross and 19 more


American Association of School Administrators, Bill Montford, International Association of Firefighters, National Education Association, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America







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

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.

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.

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?

Human life begins at conception, ends with natural death and should be legally protected at every stage.

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

Sinful nature of man.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a born again Christian, with a biblical worldview.

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.

Voting record in Florida House of Representatives and Florida Senate.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Economic Growth.

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

Block grant medicade funds for the State to experiment with different models.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Reduce regulation, lower taxes.

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

Graduated, Florida State University - BA, 1974. Miami-Dade Community College - AS, 1975 House of Representatives, 2000-2007, 2010-2016 Florida Senate, 2016-present

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 352-843-6750

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

No Answer


  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, BS, 1974
  • Miami-Dade Community College, Miami, AS, 1975
  • College of Central Florida, Ocala, AA, 1972
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Belleview Rotary, past President
  • Dunnellon Lions Club
  • Marion County Farm Bureau
  • Marion County Children's Alliance, Board Member
  • The Vine Community Chruch, Elder
  • Florida State Representative, Held 13
  • Florida Senate, Held 2

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