Candidate Profile
Luther Dowe

Republican , Florida

Biography

Panel Rating

Somewhat Liberal Information icon

Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

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Seminole Soil & Water Conservation District 4

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?

I do not believe in abortion. The only instance I could possibly support it is if it will safe the life of the Mother.


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   

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

(Did not answer)


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   

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 Disagree   

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?

(Did not answer)


Healthcare

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

(Did not answer)

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   


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.

Agree   

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

A person with a degree of higher education such as a physician, scientist, engineer that can contribute to the well being of our society should have an easier path to immigrate to the United States. All others are welcome here as long as they have come here through a legal process.


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.

Agree   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was born and raised in the Catholic church. I believe in the values of the church and respect other religions. I am married to a Jew and we raise our children celebrating both Christian and Jewish traditions.


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.

(Did not answer)

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

(Did not answer)

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?

(Did not answer)


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.

Agree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

No   

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

No additional restrictions at this time. Our current legislators have recently passed several new gun laws and we need to see how these laws affect us before any changes are made.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

The Electoral College should be abolished.

Neutral   

In priority order, what three areas of legislation do you propose to author or sponsor if elected?

My first priority is health care. I do not believe in free health care for all but I do believe that we should all be able to afford health care. Pre-existing conditions need to be covered and standards need to be set.

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

Not only is racism alive in the United States it is rapidly spreading. Racism is not acceptable and the amount of tolerance we have toward racists is not alright. The protests happening right now across our country and especially those against law enforcement agencies limit our ability to monitor and watch for other threats developing in our country. This hurts our domestic security as well as our national security.


Background

Education
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Work & Military
  • United States NAVY, FT3, 4
Affiliations
  • Liberty Youth Center, Board member
  • Liberty Main Street Revitalization, Committee Member
  • NADSP, Member
  • NAR, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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