Candidate Profile
Bryan Blackwell

Republican , Florida

Biography

Panel Rating

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Endorsements

Reported by Candidate

4
Elmer Tabor, John Gunter, Chris and Teri Hansen, The Galloway Family

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
5
Dane Eagle (2018), Heather Dawes Fitzenhagen (2018), Matt Caldwell (2018), Ron Desantis (2018), State Republican Party Organizations (2019)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
4
Citizens Alliance for Florida's Economy (2019), Florida Leadership Committee (2020), Floridians for Economic Advancement (2020), For A Better Florida (2020)

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?

Rarely, if ever and only in extreme cases where the mothers life is in danger


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?

Thankfully, Florida is a balanced budget state however Healthcare is almost half of Florida's budget so I will start there. All aspects of spending need to be evaluated to ensure the most efficient use of the tax payers dollar.


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?

Freedom of religion without persecution from the government. It does not mean removing God from all things government.


Healthcare

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

Disagree   

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

I believe the legislature has done a great job in focusing on tele-health, lowering prescription drug costs by opening Canadian markets and attempting to increase competition in the healthcare marketplace. We must continue to implement similar programs as well as educate citizens on what is available to help drive the cost of healthcare lower for all Americans.


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?

Those seeking qualified asylum and those who want to contribute to American prosperity but only by the rule of law.


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 am non-denominational Christian that grew up in a Southern Baptist church. Jesus is my lord and savior, my guiding light and none comes before him.


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 personal Facebook page, campaign page and voting record all align with the above.

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

My relationship with God has made me humble and grateful. My role as a Father and a Husband has taught me how to lead in my own home. My military experience taught me honor, courage, commitment, discipline and to live a life of service. My experience in the charitable community has shown me how to help our most vulnerable. My experience as a small business owner and the Chair of the Chamber has shown me what businesses need to succeed. My industry experience has given me macro and micro perspective on the economy. Together, this experience will help me lead in Tallahassee.

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?

Part of my motivation for running is less about law making and more about protecting what we have here in Florida from the progressive movement.


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?

Very few. I believe gun safety is a mental health issue. If we get mental health right we get crime, drugs, homelessness and guns 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?

1. Economic Recovery after Covid 2. Water Quality 3. Healthcare and Pro-Life agenda

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

Yes. Any issues related to racism can and should be addressed without the threat to domestic security however, there are some that if they have their way with the defunding of police then we may see a significant threat to domestic security.


Background

Education
  • FSW, Fort Myers, AA, 2001
Work & Military
  • USMC, E-5, 4
  • FL Army National Guard, E-5, 4
Affiliations
  • Greater FM Chamber of Commerce, Chair
  • Cape Coral Comm Foundation, Board Member
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast - Lee &, Past Chair and volunteer
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast - Corpor, Board Member
  • Cape Christian Fellowship, Finance Committee and Volunteer
  • Rotary FM South, Past Member
  • NAIFA, Past Chair and member
  • ACS, Ronald McDonald, Vineyards Church and others, committeeman or volunteer
Offices
  • N/A
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