Candidate Profile
Danny Kushmer

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Danny Kushmer
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 59
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

6
Senator Ben Albritton, Representative Randy Maggard, Representative Rick Roth, Representative Jason Shoaf, The Honorable Ray Pilon, The Honorable Dean Cannon

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Denise Grimsley (2012), State Republican Party Organizations (2018)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Citizens Alliance for Florida's Economy (2020), Committee for an Innovative Florida (2020), Rick Roth (2019)

Summary

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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.

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?

I believe all life is precious and should be protected from abortion.


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?

Once elected, I will look at all spending.


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.

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?

The right for the Church (Christians) to exist without governmental interference.


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?

Expand the opportunities for organizations like chambers of commerce and commodity groups to pool their resources and provide group insurance.


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?

Legal immigration continues to build America. A protected border allows those wishing to immigrant to America the opportunity to do so through proper channels. All are welcome legally.


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 Agree   

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.

I was saved before I was 10, my first 7 years of schooling was in a Baptist school. I believe the only way to Heaven is through Jesus Christ.


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.

All you have to do is look at any of my posts on social media (which are many) and you will see my conservative values.

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

I am a life-long business owner in this District. I bring a perspective like no-other. Growing up on a farm and later working with the local water management district also gives me a perspective on the environment like none else in this race.

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?

As a fourth-generation small business owner in the District, I ask for your support and vote in the primary on August 18th.


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.

Neutral   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

None


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?

Heartbeat Bill Eliminate the Business Rent Tax Reduce and eliminate the tax on corporations

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

Racism is a threat and God is color blind, we must be too.


Background

Education
  • University of Florida's WLIANR, Gainesville, Cert, 1997
  • East Bay HS, Riverview, Diploma, 1981
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • First Baptist Church of Gibsonton, Member
  • Youth and Family Alternatives, Leadership Chair
  • Polk County Farm Bureau, Member
  • Hillsborough County Farm Bureau, Former board member
  • Bartow Chamber of Commerce, Former Board member
  • Lakeland Chamber of Commerce, Former member
  • Lakes Education Action Drive LEAD, Former Board member
  • Florida Agriculture Hall of Fame, Board member
Offices
  • None
  • None
 

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