Candidate Profile
Joe Millado

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Joe Millado
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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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   

I support the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, which requires health care providers to provide life-saving treatment for infants who survive an attempted abortion.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

Life is precious and although the circumstances may give us a pause with our personal feelings. Conception doesn't just happen. Personal responsibility starts then and costs tax payers zero dollars and will ultimately save lives if planned parenthood started with the individuals involved not a government agency.


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure 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   

How would you guarantee Social Security benefits for future generations?

I see no other way other than to put into the system to protect those currently depending on it. Our responsibility is to provide opportunities for life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. No guarantees. I would like to work to provide the same opportunities for others to reach their potential and live their American dreams. In doing so, we will protect those currently and hopefully build a future where my generation and future generations have real financial stability with the work they have done and the savings they made to prepare for our own futures.

What government spending would you reduce in order to balance the budget?

Government waste and spending. Salaries and unearned yearly double digit salaries from failing mid-level to senior level bureaucrats in all agencies of the federal government. Areas in funding that continuously incurs billions in overpayments. Prohibit anymore bailouts for "too big to fail" companies and parameters to prevent golden parachutes. Repurpose unused grants yearly towards grants locales, states, and non-profits in today's world could use.

Under what circumstances should taxpayers help pay off existing student loans?

None. My family did not have money and was dependent on scholarships to helps offset costs. There may be some exceptions that's could be made in various circumstances, but there also needs to be accountable with the individual that signed onto those loans under a legal agreement. I graduated in 2007 and just now might be able to pay off the remainder of the loans. We were hit with a recession 2 years after I graduated and I was living in a high cost of living area to get experience.


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   

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

Strongly Agree   

I promise to protect the freedom of Christians to share the Gospel and to practice Biblical principles.

Yes   

What does "separation of church and state" mean to you?

It is a protection outlined in our constitution and rightfully so. My belief or one's religious beliefs are between that individual and their faith. The power of state is man made. One should not over power the other but equally protected and an example of balance that should be emulated in many aspects of our lives. One thing should not overshadow the other.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Strongly Disagree   

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

Every American should have access to high-quality healthcare that’s both affordable and reflective of their needs. I will work tirelessly to champion quality, affordable choice through market-based competition, innovation, and transparency; not more government mandates.


National Security

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

Neutral   

What should the United States do to help eradicate the threat of radical Islamic terrorism?

Educate future generations and not pass on our failures and hate to our children. Treat each other with respect, which first takes one to understand someone who is different. Our current methods are doing anything but that. We continue a cycle of unnecessary casualties and innocents on both sides which then fuels the need for retribution. The cycle will never end unless we understand the issues and address the problems head on.


Immigration

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   

Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

State and federal funds should be denied to any public or private entity, including but not limited to sanctuary cities, that are not in compliance with immigration laws.

Strongly Agree   

Employers should be required to use E-verify to confirm the eligibility of their employees to work in the United States.

Strongly Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

There is a process. My family waited in line patiently. I was left behind for about a year while my parents and family were approved citizenship. When it was appropriate, I followed shortly after my birth and gained my citizenship. The process needs an overhaul but we will never get there if half the appropriated funds go towards tracking those that aren't here legally. It's not as much hopping the physical border as it is visa overstays. For example, DHS admitted years back that thousands of student visas could not be adequately accounted for. Laws need to be followed and proper immigration needs to be encouraged not deterred.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


Values

Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which is necessary for our system of limited government.

No Answer   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a devout Catholic. I believe in good as well as evil. It is incumbent on all of us to fight for what is right and protect those that cannot do so for themselves. In every religion, there are the common themes in all of them. If we focus on those and the meanings behind those instead of why we are different, we would learn to understand and respect each other. I believe this is my calling and my "cross" to bear. Everyone has told me that what I am attempting cannot be done. Everything we know today had to be proven at one point. My beliefs and my actions are the same. I have faith that I am fighting for a cause greater than myself. This is a "David and Goliath" story of our century.


Qualifications

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 my political, personal, and religious beliefs. I do understand as your Representative, I will represent and act on their interest. Whatever direction we head into as a nation in all these areas, needs to be well thought out, legislatively drafted, properly implemented, and enforceable with data metrics. I merely want to ensure your children and future generations don't have to pay with their futures because we failed to do the necessary cost analysis.

Have you ever been convicted of a felony or been penalized for sexual misconduct? If so, please explain.

No. Far too long have there been rules and laws for the elite and those for the regular "Joes" and "Janes" separated. Those serving and representing us should be of the highest qualifications, morals, and standards. We cannot ask anything of others that we ourselves aren't willing or capable to overcome. We must lead by example.

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

I have prepared over a decade so I can come to you and say that I am different. I am here to offer real hope. I am here to give you and your families a voice in Congress; not just an ear in Washington. I have the experience where it matters, the heart where it matters, and on August 18th I want you all to put your vote where it matters, with Millado. While others ask you to kneel, we simply ask you to rise. Go to millado4congress.com to join the fight and follow us on social media so you can stay in the know with Joe. America Rising With Millado.


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

What restrictions on gun ownership are needed to protect public safety?

No additional restrictions for law abiding and responsible gun owners. Firearms are tools and like any tool the benefits or harms are dependent on the user. We must focus on mental health and show people a life worth living. Give people real hope and that will overcome fear.


Other Important Issues

I support BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanction) against Israel if they refuse to allow the creation of a Palestinian state.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

Reparations should be given to people on the basis of race.

Strongly Disagree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Strongly Disagree   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

Veterans - When our brave men and women commit to serve our great nation with honor, likewise we make a commitment to support these heroes both downrange and back home. I will continue to work with our veterans, their families, and advocates to secure the benefits they’ve earned and deserve to successfully pursue their American dream on the home front. National Defense – Freedom and security is not inherited, it’s hard earned and maintained everyday by our soldiers, sailors, airmen, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen. I will work to secure the vital resources our Armed Forces need to continue to defend our great nation against any continued or evolving threat from land, sea, air, and cyberspace. Economy - With many households still living paycheck-to-paycheck, instead of investing more of your money in Washington, you should be investing your money into your savings and retirement.

Is racism a threat to domestic security in the United States? Why or why not?

Yes. In the last few decades we have enacted laws but failed in understanding and having public consensus. We are the United States and the world is watching us rip ourselves apart every day, every chance, and every opportunity. This needs to be solved with culture, education, and not passing on our failures to the next generation.


Background

Education
  • Florida State University, Tallahassee, Bachelor's in Criminology, 2007
Work & Military
  • U.S. House of Representatives, Congressional Staff/Senior Policy Advisor, 10
Affiliations
  • Bayanihan Club Inc., Vice-President 2018-2020
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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