Candidate Profile
Carl Griffin

Democrat , Florida


Carl Griffin
State Rep., Dist 23

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal


Reported by Candidate

Womens March, Saint Johns River Keeper, Democratic Conservation


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.


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.


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.


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.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.


More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.


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.


People should be able to vote without photo identification.


Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.


Islamic law (Sharia) should take precedence over national and state laws where there are Islamic majority communities in the U. S.


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.


I support the death penalty.


Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.


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 Democratic Primary, 2012 General Election, 2012 Democratic Primary, 2014 General Election, 2014 Democratic Primary, 2016 General Election, 2016 Democratic Primary

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Rape, Incest and the choice made between a woman, her Doctor and Faith.. I do not support any form of abortion as a means of birth control.

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

The Founding Fathers, the framers of the Constitution, wanted to form a government that did not allow one person to have too much authority or control. With this in mind the framers wrote the Constitution to provide for a separation of powers, or three separate branches of government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

We must examine our conscience as to our worthiness to receive the body and blood of our Lord. The examination includes fidelity to the moral teachings of the Church in personal and public life. I do not misuse my Catholic teachings and sacramental practices for any political end. I strive to give daily to my faith, God and my fellow man.

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.

Its the way I live... I only spend what is budgeted ..

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

The creation and development of our free enterprise system.. We need to develop better trade schools as well as offer education to our youth to develop job skills that will carry them forward in a competitive market. The economics need to flow down as the top 5 percent is in control of the american funds with no trickle down.. In our area we are at a 35 percent plus poverty level and at the bottom of the states education rankings. Without a change we can not bring business into the county to promote higher wages and offers of employment.

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

Medicare for those that qualify and a program similar to the Obama care allowing all medical conditions coverage.. The V.A. Program is working great for many at this time with the improvements.. All family members should have access to medical help who are families of Veterans living with a current qualified Veteran..

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Set out Programs that will get our youth to work and provide education programs similar to the Military..In addition reduce the hold back of regulations on companies that are not putting our environment at risk..

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

I have an extensive background.. A J.D. Degree along with my Military and Law Enforcement of 5 years and two law enforcement academies .. Two years Overseas during Viet Nam .. Own 3 businesses, one of which is an agro tourism horse ranch.. very involved with stepping in when those who do not see their self reflected in politics and government, yet need help and have no Idea whereto turn.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you:, 352-236-2275 Facebook:Carl Griffin for House Representative Seat 2

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

I put neutral in on several of my answers for the following reasons: As a 28 year practicing attorney and my former training I look at an issue with a neutral eye so that I may logically and intelligently make a decision based on fax and law.


  • WRBoone HighSchool, Orlando , Fl, academic, 1968
  • Rollins College, Winter park , Fl, BS, 1977
  • Memphis 'State, Memphis ,Tn, J.D. Law, !990
Work & Military
  • U.S. Coast Guard, Boatswainmate, 4 years
  • Saint James Cathederal, Member
  • Old Pine Methodist Church, Legal Council
  • Alliance Defending Freedom, Allied Attorney
  • Marion County Elks Lodge, Member
  • Veterans pro Bono Atty, volunteer
  • none
  • none

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