Candidate Profile
Darlene Swaffar

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Darlene Swaffar
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 22
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Conservatives

1
Conservative Choice Campaign

Others

2
Greater South Florida Chamber, Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Florida

Reported by Candidate

4
Republican National Hispanic Assembly, Greater South Florida Chamber of Commerce, Conservative Choice Campaign, Patriots in Action

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?

If the mother's life is in jeapordy such as an entopic pregnancy that can rupture ovaries for example.


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?

We should have Legislation making it illegal for Congress to us Social Security funds. If that was in place, we would not be worried about Social Security for future generations. Our Social Security has been pillaged for too long. It has to stop and I will ensure that it does.

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

All foreign aid.

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

None. I worked full time and put myself though college nights and weekends. What about trades schools? Or licensed professionals that do not require a college degree? I have seen many college student act irresponsibly with their college degree decisions, racking up student loans, and wanting someone else to pay for it. We need to be teaching responsibility and taking ownership for your decisions.


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 misunderstood phrase. It never meant that you have to take religion out of government. I feel it's been misinterpreted.


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?

I am the only Candidate running in Florida with expertise in Healthcare. As the owner of Sunshine Insurance Associates and 10 years of Health Insurance experience in Medicare, Individual and group health, my goal is to promote choices for all. I am NOT for Medicare for all.


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?

Past administrations has funded the growth of radical Islamic terrorism. Cutting off funding, placing sanctions to countries that support terrorist organizations, stronger immigration reforms, going deeper to uncover "shell" companies and organizations that fund organizations such as the Muslim Brotherhood are starting points.


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?

We need to revisit our entire immigration laws. We need to tighten the borders We need to end tourist birth citizenship (should not be allows) We need to end work visas so American Workers comes first. Then this can be revisited if necessary. We also need to enforce American sponsorship of relatives and ensure that those that are NOT entitled to are using social benefits that should be reserved for Americans.


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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Disagree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a Child of God being called to serve my Country. I fought this decision for 8 months knowing the daily attacks that I would receive and the disruption to my peaceful life. By the time I made the decision, I put on the Full Amour of God. With the Belt of Truth, the Sword of the Spirit and the Breastplate of Righteousness I am ready to battle and help our President drain the Swamp of creatures that have plagued our country for decades. Ephesians 6:10-18


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.

My Ancestors fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. I am the 9th Great Niece of Benjamin Franklin. Their sacrifice and contributions are the Legacy that I want to continue. I will focus on protecting our Constitution and our Liberty for our children and future generations.

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 am not a politician. I am a business owner who like you is fed up with the current state of affairs in our country. I am running to restore a moral code of conduct back in Congress. Our Constitution and Civil Liberties are under attach. As a Constitutionalist I will fighting for your rights. If they will have me, I would like to serve on the Freedom Caucus. Our Christian Values are under attack. I will not stand for it any longer and with a back bone, will be the Christian Solder who will have a voice in Congress. You can count on that.


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?

None. I am a staunch supporter of our 2nd Amendment rights which shall not be infringed upon.


Other Important Issues

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

Neutral   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Disagree   

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?

1) Stop penalizing Seniors who are Working and collecting their Social Security. 2) Stop Medicare for All and disband Obamacare to a more affordable option for all, including a holistic version with ala carte benefits. 3) Eliminate taxes on Social Security benefits and the death tax benefit.

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

I feel that fatherless homes are a bigger issue for our county. That along with our failing public schools not properly teaching the true history of the United States has caused our current Sovereignty to be under attack.


Background

Education
  • St. John's University, Jamaica New York, Associates, 1993
  • Florida International University, Miami Florida, 1998
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, Executive Director 4 years
  • Women's Chamber Commerce, Business Growth Committee
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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