Candidate Profile
Paul Elliott

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Paul Elliott
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 14
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

Somewhat Conservative Information icon

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
James W. (J. W.) Grant (2014)

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.

Agree   

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

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.

Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

CERTAINLY WHEN THE LIFE OF THE MOTHER IS IN JEOPARDY.


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?

INCREASE THE INCOME AMOUNT ON WHICH REQUIRED FUNDS ARE COLLECTED SO THE AMOUNT COLLECTED EQUALS THE BENEFITS AMOUNT PAID.

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

AT THE PRSENT LEVEL I'M NOT SURE THERE IS ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN REDUCE THE BUDGET TO BALANCE THE BUDGET WITHOUT SOME SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN REVENUE.

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

GENERALLY NONE.


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.

Agree   

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

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?

ALL RELIGIONS SHOULD BE FREE FROM GOVERNMENT INTERFERENCE.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

I support the elimination of private healthcare insurance.

Disagree   

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

(Did not answer)


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?

(Did not answer)


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.

Agree   

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

PEOPLE WHO WILL NOT BE A FINANCIAL BURDEN ON THE TAX PAYING CITIZENS AND WILL CONTRIBUTE POSITIVELY TO THE UNITED STATES SOCIETY, ECONOMY, ETC.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Disagree   


Values

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

Agree   

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.

PROTESTANT


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?

Conservative   

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

NONE

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?

NO


Criminal Justice

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

Agree   


2nd Amendment

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

NONE OTHER THAN A CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK.


Other Important Issues

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

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?

BORDER & IMMIGRATION REFORM (INCLUDING DACA) SOCIAL SECURITY SOLVENCY HEALTH CARE REFORM INCLUDING MEDICARE & MEDICAID

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

GENERALLY NO, THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY OF THE UNITED STATES IS AN OUTSTANDING, POSITIVE, IMPORTANT AND INTEGRAL COMPONENT TO ITS CITIZENRY.


Background

Education
  • UNIV OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE FL, BSA, 1965
  • UNIV OF FLORIDA, GAINESVILLE FL, JD, 1973
Work & Military
  • U S COAST GUARD RESERVE, BM1, 1966-1972
  • CERT FINANCIAL PLANNER, CFP, 2003-NOW
Affiliations
  • THE FLORIDA BAR, 1973-PRESENT
  • FL ASSISTANT PUBLIC DEFENDER, 1974-1988
  • US SUPREME COURT, 1976 - PRESENT
  • US 5TH & 11TH CIRCUIT CTS, 1974 & 1981 - PRESENT
  • US FL MIDDLE DISTRICTCT, 1973 TO PRESENT
Offices
  • FL COUNTY JUDGE, Held 1981-1988
  • CIRCUIT JUDGE, Sought 19??
  • U S CONGRESS FL 12, Sought 2012
 

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