Candidate Profile
Alex Andrade

Republican , Florida

Biography

Name
Alex Andrade
Party
Republican
Race
State Rep., Dist 2
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating*

Somewhat Conservative Information icon *

*Additional information appears below for educational purposes; however, only data received prior to the candidate deadline was considered during Panel Evaluation.

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union FL (ACU-FL), 2019:  95%, 95% (cum.)

95%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Endorsements*

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

Conservatives

1
*National Rifle Association (NRA) PVF

Others

1
Florida Chamber of Commerce

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
1
Adam Putnam (2017)
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
10
21st Century Public Servant (2019), Alliance For Honest Government (2019), Conservative Principles for Florida (2020), Florida Conservatives United (2020), Florida Free Market Committee (2018), Florida Prosperity Fund (2019) and 4 more

Liberal

RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
2
Florida Justice Association (2018), International Association of Firefighters (includes national, state & local affiliates) (2018)

Summary

16%

LIBERAL

84%

CONSERVATIVE

 

Other Information

Sponsored HB 485 (SOGI, employment, housing, public accommodations) in 2019
Voted in favor of SB 404 (parental consent for minor seeking abortion) this year

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?

Only when the life of the mother is in imminent danger.


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?

Overall, Florida's budget is very conservative and responsible. I would continue to focus on eliminating the jobs within the state government that have become obsolete over time.


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.

No Answer   

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 the government, by it's nature, should play no role in the faith of its citizens, neither usurping the role of the church, or intruding on the church's social role.


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?

Finding ways to remove government over regulation and reinsert free market principles in the healthcare industry will lead, as it has in every other industry, to increased value and decreased costs for the ultimate consumer.


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?

The U.S. immigration system must shift a merit based system designed to help improve the current United States population.


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 am a born again believer in Jesus Christ. I ascribe to a grace centered theology most commonly associated with the evangelical Presbyterian church. My faith is best summarized by Ephesians 2:8-9 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift from God-not by works, so that no one can boast."


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 very conservative, Constitution focused, approach to legislation can be seen in my voting record. It can my found at myfloridahouse.gov

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

My current service in the position of State Representative, the bills I've passed and my participation in the committee vetting process of the laws passed by the Florida Legislature for the past two years. I currently serve as a judicial nominating commissioner, first appointed by Governor Scott, and reappointed by Governor DeSantis, to help vet judicial candidates before their appointment.

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'm proud of my record of bills I've sponsored and co-sponsored. I have played a role in passing pro-life, pro-military and pro-free market policies in my two years serving in the Legislature. I will continue to sponsor and co-sponsor bills that result in less government involvement and more freedom for all Floridians. I chose to not answer a few of the questions above because I believe the compound nature of their wording would be misleading for voters.


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.

Disagree   


2nd Amendment

Should teachers be allowed to carry guns at school?

Yes   

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

Unless you have been convicted of a violent felony and shown a predisposition to violent criminal conduct as a result, you should not be barred from owning a firearm.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Neutral   

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?

Support for the US Military Reducing Restrictions on Small Businesses Reducing Regulations to Drive Down the Cost of Healthcare

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

No. The US Constitution and the Civil Rights Act have made all forms of institutionalized racism illegal in the United States.


Background

Education
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, BS, 2011
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, JD, 2014
Work & Military
  • University of West Florida, Adjunct Professor, 2017-2018
  • Moore, Hill and Westmoreland, P.A., Attorney, 2014-2018
  • Florida House of Representatives, State Representative, 2018-2020
Affiliations
  • First Baptist Church of Pensacola, Member
  • Greater Pensacola Chamber of Commerce, Policy Committee Chair
  • onbikes Pensacola, Founding Board Member
  • 1st Circuit Judicial Nominating Commission, Commissioner
  • Gulf Coast Citizens Diplomacy Council, Former Board Member
  • Pensacola Young Professionals, Former Legal Counsel
  • Escambia Bar Association, Former Board Member
  • Escambia Young Lawyers Division, Former Board Member
Offices
  • State Representative, HD 2, Held 2018-2020
 

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