Candidate Profile
Rhonda Rebman-Lopez

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Rhonda Rebman-Lopez
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 120
Incumbent
No
Links
       

Panel Rating

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Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
2
Local, County, and District Republican Organizations (2018), Rick Scott (2018)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
3
Building a Prosperous Florida (2019), Creating Possibilities (2019), Floridians for a Strong 67 (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.

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.

Strongly Agree   

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

In cases of rape, incest, or where the well-being of the mother is at risk.


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?

In Florida, we are lucky to have a fiscally responsible state legislature that balances the budget every year. To get to that point, there is healthy debate and negotiating as to the levels of spending in certain sectors of our government. That said, I can not point to a specific area that I would cut spending, because all silos must give a little to take a little.


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.

No Answer   

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.

Disagree   

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

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?

While we can lean on our faith to guide us and help us make decisions, we as lawmakers should not impose our beliefs onto others.


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?

By supporting legislation that encourages competition and free-market ideals within the healthcare sector to drive down costs and expand options for consumers.


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?

Anyone who follows the process of entering the country legally or pre-obtains legal status should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S.


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.

No Answer   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I was raised as, and continue to practice as a Catholic. My faith informs me daily, and the value of all human life and their well-being is ingrained in me.


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.

My involvement as a volunteer in numerous groups that are centered around healthcare and children is a testament to my belief that each human life has a value and a purpose, and must be nurtured, protected, and cared for.

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

As a small business owner, community activist, volunteer, wife, and mother, I feel I am uniquely qualified to hold office, because I share the experiences of many of my potential constituents. I would be a much-needed independent and fresh voice in Tallahassee who knows the concerns of everyday Floridians.

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?

I am blessed to have been married for over 25 years to my husband, retired naval pilot Jorge Lopez. Together, we have two sons, Ben and Noah. Ben is a graduate of Texas Christian University and works in the private sector, while my youngest Noah just graduated from Johns Hopkins University. I am running for elected office because I want to ensure that the perspectives and experiences of a small business owner and business-people in general are present in the Florida House and help influence policy debate and outcomes. As a business owner, I am a woman of conviction who can make the tough decisions, solve problems , and be a passionate voice to advocate on behalf of people of South Florida.


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?

Ensure that those with certain criminal histories or certain mental health issues are not able to obtain firearms.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

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?

Economic Growth/Job Creation/Regulation of Businesses Infrastructure Spending Water Quality

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

While I do not know that I would classify racism as a domestic security issue, I agree that it is certainly a pressing social and societal issue that takes many forms and must be addressed.


Background

Education
  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Bachelors of Communications /English, 1987
Work & Military
  • (Candidate did not provide)
Affiliations
  • Holtz Children's Hospital, Guardian Angel
  • Florida Fish & Wildlife Association, Volunteer/Contributor
  • American Cancer Society, Volunteer/Honoree (Inner Circle of 12)
  • Florida Farm Bureau, Member
  • Reef Relief, Volunteer/Member
  • Florida Keys Everglades Foundation, Member
  • ORCAT (Grayvik Animal Center), Volunteer
  • National Federation of Independent Business, Member
Offices
  • Republican Executive Committeewoman- Monroe County, Held 2020-Present
  • Republican Executive Commiteewoman- Miami-Dade, Held 2016-2018
  • Florida House of Representatives, District 115, Sought 2018
 

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