Candidate Profile
Eileen Vargas

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Eileen Vargas
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 84
Incumbent
No
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Panel Rating*

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Endorsements*

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

Conservatives

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*Personhood Florida Pro-Life PAC

Others

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*Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida, Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Florida

Reported by Candidate

3
Personhood FL ProLife PAC, Republican National Hispanic Assembly of Florida, Republican Liberty Caucus of Florida

Selected Contributions

Conservative

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
1
Heavens to Oceans (2019)

Summary

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LIBERAL

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CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire*

*The questionaire was received after the deadline and was not considered in the Panel Evaluations and is for additional educational purposes only.
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?

Never. We must support the 14th Amendment to our U.S. Constitution-clearly defined under the “due process clause” and “equal protection clause”.


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?

Policymakers should change course. They should cut spending and eliminate deficits. The plan presented here would balance the budget within a decade and generate growing surpluses after that. Spending would be reduced to 18.0 percent of GDP by 2027, or almost one-quarter less than the CBO projection for that year. Most believe that government spending priorities are wrong or that taxes are burdensome or unfair.


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?

Although the words “separation of church and state” do not appear in the First Amendment, the establishment clause was intended to separate church from state. When the First Amendment was adopted in 1791, the establishment clause applied only to the federal government, prohibiting the federal government from any involvement in religion. By 1833, all states had disestablished religion from government, providing protections for religious liberty in state constitutions. In the 20th century, the U.S. Supreme Court applied the establishment clause to the states through the 14th Amendment. Today, the establishment clause prohibits all levels of government from either advancing or inhibiting religion. The establishment clause separates church from state, but not religion from politics or public life. Individual citizens are free to bring their religious convictions into the public arena. But the government is prohibited from favoring one religious view over another or even favoring religion.


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?

Local,State, and Federal leaders must oversee and fill in gaps of this #1 voter concern: targeted training, expanded access to physicians' key health education programs, health care individuals, and retention of health care professionals. Promote telehealth which meets the need for greater access to the quality of healthcare while lowering costs and allowing free market innovation such as research and development and allowing insurance companies to sell across state lines. Lessen medical malpractice coverage premiums making medicine an attractive choice for students. The state shouldn't be involved in mandating health insurance providers cover specific health conditions/benefits which could force a business to reduce or eliminate this employment perk for other employees. However, public/private partnerships should forge efforts to ensure affordable, accessible healthcare targets innovations, incentivize wellness practice, and flag fraud and waste.


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 brings in entrepreneurs who start Fortune 500 companies including legacy household names throughout much of the country such as Apple and Costco and more recently, Intuit and Broadcom. As a benefit, these immigrant-owned companies hire native-born American workers, boost wages, and strengthen the middle class. Immigrants who run their own businesses, make up one in every five entrepreneurs in the country. Immigrant-owned businesses employed almost 8 million American workers and generated $1.3 trillion in total sales. Further, immigrants increase productivity; as baby boomers retire over the next 20 years, immigrants will help fill the labor demand and maintain our social safety net.


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.

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.

I am a follower of Jesus made in His image and strive to display these tenets in my daily life. The principles and values that are taught in the Bible serve as a solid guide. I stand strong with integrity holding an unswerving confidence in God which gives me the resilience and patience through opposition.


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.

Interviews: TC Palm printed and online 7/16/20 and 7/20/20 https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/07/16/republicans-trabulsky-vargas-face-off-house-district-84-primary/5411694002/ NRA and Unified Sportsmen of Florida- "A" Rating National Association for Gun Rights Florida Right to Life PAC- "A" Rating Personhood FL ProLife Florida Right to Life Convention of States Action-Florida Florida AG Coalition Realtors Association Broward/Palm Beaches/St. Lucie Florida Family Action Florida Federation for Children Florida Chamber of Commerce See Endorsements on previous page

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

My real world experience as a trilingual small business owner both in the United States and overseas, opportunity to understand the healthcare system through my surgeon father, Reading/Language Arts high school teacher in Sarasota, ESOL support teacher in China, IB teacher in Kingdom of Bahrain, Real Estate Sales Broker in both residential and commercial properties, and real estate investor have prepared me to be the ideal candidate as a State Representative. I am Series 6 and Life/Annuities Representative licensed with Primerica, the largest U.S. financial services marketing and distribution company. I am also a published author, “Parallels-surviving the legacy of pain”. My constituents will be able to count on me to bring home legislation which will contribute to their successful future and to the future of St. Lucie County.

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 candidate for State Representative District 84 and Constitutionalist, I will protect our Amendments, support Pro-Life measures, secure funding for roadway improvements in the growing areas of St. Lucie County, work closely with Governor DeSantis’ task force to prevent the red tide, green algae, and bacteria outbreak which involve limiting the discharges on both Florida coasts, push for State permitting rather than Federal holdup of processes through the Army Corp of Engineers to accelerate construction, restore our ecosystem while promoting a system wide approach. I believe in less government with reduced red tape, regulations, and elimination of burdensome taxes on small businesses. Furthermore, I will promote the Charter and Vo/Tech School movement by incentivizing existing businesses to offer apprenticeship programs while giving employer tax benefits which will boost the employees value in the marketplace and contract funding as a viable alternative.


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?

The ongoing debate on gun ownership was resolved with the ratification of the 2nd Amendment of the US Constitution. I will not support infringements upon my constituents' inalienable rights and I will work to reverse the terrible legislation enacted by the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act.


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?

As a small businesswoman, I understand the tightrope that businesses must balance their dreams and sacrifices. I will foster opportunities for Floridians to access high quality training programs digitally and with hands-on experience. The skills will also include critical thinking, literacy, communication, and creativity support from Vo/Tech, universities, employer apprenticeship programs to focus on the demands of a global economy requiring certifications and degrees. I will support attracting leaders in high-value niche industries such as research, technology, aviation, aerospace, agriculture, logistics, advanced manufacturing to promote Florida as a global hub for growth attracting global commerce, emerging markets, travel and tourism, digital trade, health, education, and transportation. Committees: Higher Education and Career Readiness Subcommittee Insurance and Banking Subcommittee Transportation and Tourism Appropriations Subcommittee

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

The reaction and perception of racism can become a threat to national security if not addressed properly and promptly. Americans are appalled at the ability of the anarchists to make up edicts as they go, selectively trampling the rights and freedoms of those they dislike, while granting “license” for thoroughly criminal behavior on the part of their leftist allies. We must understand and accept that the current chaos did not happen overnight. This behavior was given a “green light” over the span of several decades, as smaller abuses of public power were met with silent compliance and indifference by the citizenry, despite being total abominations to the Constitution and the rule of law.


Background

Education
  • University of Miami, Coral Gables, BA, 1989
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Calvary Chapel Jensen, Member
  • Florida Federation of Republican Women, Member
  • St.Lucie County Landlord's Association, Member
  • 4 Kids of the Treasure Coast, Volunteer
  • Republican Liberty Caucus, Member
  • St. Lucie County Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Tea Party of St. Lucie County, Member
  • National Rifle Association, Member
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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