Candidate Profile
Randy Maggard

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Randy Maggard
Party
Republican
Race
State House Dist. 38
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Conservative

Endorsements

Others

2
Florida Chamber of Commerce, Florida Realtors

Reported by Candidate

6
Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco, Senator Wilton Simpson, Former Speaker of the House Will Weatherford, Former Speaker of the House Richard Corcoran, Superintendent of Schools Kurt Browning, Tax Collector Mike Fasano

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
6
Danny Burgess, Gus Michael Bilirakis, Jeb Bush, Matt Caldwell, State Republican Party Organizations, Wilton Simpson
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Working Together for Florida

Summary

0%

LIBERAL

100%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Right to Life

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

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

Strongly Agree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

None


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.

Neutral

Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

By making sure small and mid sized businesses can grow and flourish. We do that by making sure tax policies and government regulations don’t create unbalanced or non-competitive environments or create excessive cost to do business which prevent businesses from being able to thrive and grow.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Government should allow businesses to grow and thrive by getting rid of excessive and burdensome regulations and red tape, lowering and updating the tax system so it takes into account new business models and doesn’t disadvantage certain businesses to the benefit of others, and by promoting fiscal policies that encouraging a free, competitive market for goods and service


Religious Liberty

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

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree

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

I would promote policies that allow health insurance to be available and sold across state lines and would encourage the free market to thrive in providing affordable healthcare so individuals can get the coverages they need at prices they can afford.


National Security

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

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

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree


Education

Tuition-free public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree


Values

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

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 allowed to use public restrooms, showers, and changing rooms based on "gender identity."

Strongly Disagree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

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

The founders believed effective checks and balances were required in order to protect against the tendency of mankind to be selfish and to seek selfish interest ahead of the interest of others.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a born again believer in Jesus Christ and an active member and weekly attender at a local Southern Baptist Church.


Qualifications

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

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 consistency and for many years taken public stands as 100% pro-life, as a strong defender of the 2nd amendment, as supporting a lower tax, less government, more personal freedom with more personal responsibility approach to government. I am an active member and regular attender at a Southern Baptist church and am known in the community as being strongly committed to my faith and my family. I will continue stand strong in support of these core principles and beliefs.

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

I have been a small business owner of a family business for more than three decades. I have been an active and involved member of my community. I have been an active and engaged volunteer for my church, numerous charitable and community organizations and have twice been elected as our local Republican Party chairman.

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

team@randymaggard.com

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

I will be a strong, conservative voice in Florida's House of Representatives. I would appreciate each and every vote.


Criminal Justice

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree


2nd Amendment

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree


Background

Education
  • Pasco Hernando Community College, Dade City, AA, 1983
Work & Military
  • Sonny's Appliances, Vice President, 38
Affiliations
  • Southwest FL Water Management District Board, 2011-2019, Chairman 2016-2018
  • Chair, Republican Party of Pasco County, 2006-2014; 2015-2016
  • Coastal River Basin Board Member, 2004-2010; Vice-Chair 2008-2010
  • Sonny Maggard Chapter National Wild T, President
  • Dade City Little League Board of Directors, 1993-2001
  • New Hope Baptist Church, Trustee, 2011-2013
  • Idlewild Baptist Church, Current Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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