Candidate Profile
Benny Valentin

Republican , Florida

Biography

Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Others

1
Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Florida

Selected Contributions

Liberal

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1
Service Employees International Union (2016)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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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.

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?

None at all !


Economy

It is the government’s responsibility to ensure everyone has a livable income.

Neutral   

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.

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 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?

That a State or Government cannot mandate one religion for all nor control any religious institution.


Healthcare

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

Neutral   

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.

Strongly Agree   

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

Any Person that is willing to follow USA Established laws on immigration and go thru the process as established.


Education

Taxpayer-funded public education should be guaranteed through college.

Neutral   


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.

Christian, raised in Church and an active Minister- Pastor for over 30 Years. I believe in Trinity - God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit. I affirm that Jesus Christ is my Savior and Died for me on the Cross, his blood was shed to wipe away my sins. I affirm John 14:6 that we need to accept Christ as our savior and that he is the Path to Heaven. I believe in the Baptism of the holy Spirit and Baptism in Water as part of the foundation of our faith. I believe that Faith and Prayer are and essential part of Christian lie and relationship with God.


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.

(Did not answer)

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

I hold a PHD in clinical Psychology and Masters in Divinity. I also have 18 years in upper level executive management, director of operation with Fortune 500 companies managing budgets and revenues in excess of 250 million dollar. Directing and Training staff of over 1000 employees. Public, and community service with nonprofits for over 20 years, currently chaplain with Osceola County Sherriff's Office.

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?

Faith, Familly and Freedom are principles I will fight for and live by.


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?

Yes   

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

I think that current restrictions on GUN ownership for person with criminal records, violent crime and Felonies are enough. Further restriction in danger our 2nd amendment rights.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Neutral   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

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- H.O.A. Reform, establishing great authority for DBPR to regulate and handle complains instead of overflooding our court system. 2- Education Investment and Funding, while replacing common core curriculum. 3- Investment, funding for local Infrastructure, specifically roads and transportation.

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

Racism divides and creates a hostile enviorment. We are all one in Gods eyes.


Background

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Affiliations
  • Alliance of Pastors, Ministers of Florida, President
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