Candidate Profile
Gavin Rollins

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Gavin Rollins
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 3
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

2
Anthony Sabatini, Florida Family Action

Reported by Candidate

6
Major General Douglas Burnett (RET.), Tyler Yoho (Son of Congressman Ted Yoho), Larry Harvey Putnam County Commissioner, Ambassador John Rood, Larry Peoples Keystone Heights City Council, Representative Anthony Sabitini

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
Anthony Frank Sabatini (2018), Jacob (Jake) Raburn (2012), Maverick PAC (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Committee for Economic Development (2018), First Coast Conservatives (2018), Frank White (2020), Working for Floridas Families (2018)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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   

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?

No circumstances for abortion; but I do believe medical procedures to save the life of the mother should be allowed if the procedure is necessary for saving her life.


Economy

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

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?

No Changes for those currently on Social Security. Slight reforms for those 30 and below to make it sustainable long term.

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

I would cap the growth of Government then push multiple programs to the state level to allow innovation and cut costs.

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

If the person sings up for military service or extended government service in a critically needed position.


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?

A phrase taken out of context from a Thomas Jefferson letter that is now used incorrectly by liberals to silence religious liberty by God fearing Americans. I was sent a letter by the Freedom From Religion Foundation to stop praying in Jesus name as a Clay County Commissioner. I ignored their letter and have continued to pray in Jesus name before commission meetings.


Healthcare

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

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?

By reducing regulations which is estimated to be 1/3 of the cost of health care. Implement Market based solutions to lower the cost of care, expanded heath savings accounts so consumers are in-charge of their heath care spending.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   

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

I have fought against radical islamic terrorism in East Africa as an intelligence officer. We should work closely with partner nations to eliminate safe havens for terror groups and make sure we have a strong home defense.


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?

Immigration to the USA should be done legally and only by people who understand and support American Values like free speech, religious freedom, the 2nd Amendment, free markets and speak English.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Agree   

iVoterGuide Note:  After the voter guide was published, candidate notified iVoterGuide that the intended answer to this survey question should have been ‘Strongly Disagree'.


Values

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

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I believe in the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that Jesus died for our sins and that salvation is by grace through faith in Christ. I believe having a Christian world view informs decisions on life, dignity, marriage, and the role of government.


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.

Clay County may become Florida's fourth gun sanctuary countywww.actionnewsjax.com › news › local › clay-county-ma... https://www.news4jax.com/news/2018/02/28/clay-county-discusses-idea-of-allowing-its-employees-to-carry-guns-on-job/ https://www.termlimits.com/gavin-rollins-pledges-to-support-term-limits-on-congress/ https://www.claycountygov.com/about-us/board-of-county-commissioners https://www.claytodayonline.com/stories/county-commission-working-on-america-first-purchasing-policy,22699

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

No

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

I was deployed to a combat zone in 2016/17 and view this as a second deployment to the war zone of Washington to do battle defending our values as Americans. I am a battle tested conservative.


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?

Less regulation not more. We should repeal certain infringements on the 2nd Amendment.


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.

Neutral   

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

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?

1. Legislation to protect life, religious liberty and individual rights 2. National Security bills specially on cyber security and Communist China. 3. Government Simplification legislation and reduction of regulation

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

I believe race is being used to divide Americans and create unrest. I think we need to focus on policy solutions that benefit all Americans.


Background

Education
  • Santa Fe College, Gainesville, AA, 2009
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, BS, 2011
  • University of West Florida, MEd, 2019
Work & Military
  • Florida Army National Guard, Captain
  • History Teaceher, Teacher
Affiliations
  • Florida Right to Life, Board Memeber
  • North Central Baptist Church, Attend
  • Student Leadership University, Summer Staff Member
  • Lake Swan Camp, Staff Member
Offices
  • Clay County Commission, Held 6
  • Keystone Heights City Council, Held 3
 

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