Candidate Profile
Jose Castillo

Republican , Florida


Jose Castillo
U.S. Rep., Dist. 9

Panel Rating*

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*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.


*These endorsements were received after the deadline and were not considered in the Panel Evaluations and are for additional educational purposes only.


*Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Florida

Reported by Candidate

Orlando Sentinel, Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Florida

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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?

To save the life of the mother.


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?

Give individuals their money back so they can invest on their own and control their own retirement.

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

Phase out programs & departments that go against the principles of limited federal government & let the States take over respectively per the Constitution.

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

None. We need less federal loans and rely more on private loans, tuition reimbursement programs, and individual state sponsored loans. If we allow the economy to grow, the labor market will become competitive and businesses will offer better benefits suchs as tuition reimbursement.

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.


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

The phrase is not in the Constitution. What is in the Constitution is the 1st Amendment, which protects our religious liberties from government interference.


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?

Promote economic freedom to increase labor demand. When the labor market is competitive employers offer better benefits, such as healthcare and wages. Individuals will then have better choices.

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?

We need a strong military to deter any enemy aggression.


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.


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.


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


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

I support legal immigration.


Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Strongly Disagree   


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 am Roman Catholic


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.

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


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

I am devoted to my family and my community. As a father, I want our children to grow up in the America that our founding fathers envisioned for us. I will protect our rights, freedoms and uphold our Constitution. States created the Federal Government and gave it limited powers. I believe we need to honor this relationship, otherwise we remove government’s accountability to local voters.

Criminal Justice

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


2nd Amendment

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

None, law-abiding citizens should be able to own guns.

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.


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?

Border Security: to prevent illegal immigration Economic Freedom (Less Regulation/Taxes): to grow our economy & encourage competition Read Bills Before Voting ACT: to prevent special interests spending hidden in legislation

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

The actual threat is special interest groups manipulating individuals into rioting and violence.


  • University of New Orleans, New Orleans, BS, 2005
  • Tulane Universithy, New Orleans, MBA, 2008
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
  • Republican Hispanic Assembly of Polk County, Vice Chair
  • National Rifle Association, Member
  • John Birsch Society, Member
  • (Candidate did not provide)

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