Candidate Profile
Mike Hill

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Mike Hill
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 1
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Very Conservative Information icon *

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

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

Florida Family Action (FFA), 2015-16:  A+
American Conservative Union FL (ACU-FL), 2019:  96%, 92% (cum.)
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2016:  93%, 91% (cum.)

94%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements*

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

Conservatives

1
Constitutional Grassroots Movement

Others

1
*Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida

Reported by Candidate

3
Phyllis Schlafly Eagles, Constitutional Grassroots Movement, Florida Republican Liberty Caucus

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
7
Adam Putnam (2013), Ashley Moody (2018), Elbert Guillory (2018), Frank White (2016), Jeffrey Atwater (2013), National Federation of Independent Business (2019), State Republican Party Organizations (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
26
Committee for Special Purpose Government Study (2014), Conservative Principles for Florida (2020), Dennis Baxley (2013), Florida Conservative Leadership Fund (2013), Florida Family Policy Council (2013), Florida Foundation for Liberty (2015) and 20 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
American Nurses Association (2014)

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

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?

Only for an ectopic pregnancy. This occurs when a fertilized egg does not completely leave a fallopian tube, and is life threatening to the mother.


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   

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

Practically all of it. Social programs would be at the top of the list. Citizens’ needs can be better handled by family, friends, and the church. Not government.


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   

Governments should define marriage as between one man and one woman; no other definition of marriage should be legalized or supported with taxpayer or public funds.

Strongly Agree   

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

Strongly Disagree   

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?

As it was intended in Thomas Jefferson’s 1802 letter to the Danbury, CT baptist that government could not tell the Church how to run their religious activities. The phrase “separation of church and state” appears nowhere in the founding documents, nor in our Constitution. The First Amendment to our Constitution is clear when it states that “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of a religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;”. In other words, no state run religion as the founding fathers left from in Europe.


Healthcare

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

Strongly Disagree   

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

Through free market competition. Allow insurance companies to compete across state lines. As much as possible, get government out of the equation.


National Security

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

Strongly Agree   


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   

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   

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

Only those who have been deemed to be of benefit to the United States, and are willing to embrace our constitution, our values, and our social norms.


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.

Strongly Disagree   

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.

Romans 10:9-10. “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Jesus Christ is my LORD and Savior.


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 website votemikehill.com, and my voting record.

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

Honorary Doctorate from Pensacola Christian College MBA from University of West Florida BS from US Air Force Academy 10 years active duty as US Air Force Officer. Selected as Company Grade Officer of the Year in 1988 while stationed at Eglin AFB FL Successful small business owner for 30 years. Served on numerous volunteer boards. Usually becoming chairman. Served as State House Representative for District 2, 2013-2016. Currently serving as State House Representative for District 1, 2018-present.

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’m a constitutional conservative that loves God, my family and this country. I take my oath of office seriously that I swore to the Living God that I would support, protect and defend our Constitution, so help me God.


Judicial Philosophy

I support the use of Sharia law as a basis for legislation and judicial decisions in the United States.

Strongly Disagree   


Criminal Justice

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

Strongly Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

None on law abiding citizens. The constitution codifies this inalienable, God given, right.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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?

Protect the life of the preborn. End abortion in Florida. Protect our right to bear arms, and repeal the gun control law passed in 2017. Reduce taxes and unnecessary government regulations that hinder economic growth.

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

No. Racism is a symptom of man’s fallen nature. The cure is to preach the Gospel. The bigger threat is the attack on the family.


Background

Education
  • Pensacola Christian College, Pensacola, FL, Honarary Doctorate, 2015
  • University of West Florida, Pensacola, FL, MBA, 1988
  • US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, MS, 1980
Work & Military
  • US AIR FORCE, Captain, 1980-1990
  • State Farm Insurance, Agent, 1990-Present
Affiliations
  • Pensacola American Heart Assoc, Board Chairman
  • Pensacola Ronald McDonald House, Board Member
  • Gulf Coast Children in Crisis, Board Member
  • Pensacola United Cerebral Palsy, Board Member
  • Gulf Coast Tiger Bay Club, Board Chairman
  • Gulf Coast Economics Club, Board Chairman
  • West Florida Hospital, HCA, Board Chairman
  • AMIKids Pensacola, Board Chairman
Offices
  • FL State Rep, Held 2013-2016
  • FL State Rep, Held 2018-Present
 

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