Candidate Profile
Colin McArthur

Republican , Florida

Biography

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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.

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?

Rules relating to abortion laws should be left to the states.


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?

Everything other than essential infrastructure, law enforcement, medical first responders, fire safety, and our military.


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.

Neutral   

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?

I believe in religious freedom, as well as the freedom of the individual. Government should not be dictating rules for religious organizations.


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?

A competitive and transparent marketplace for medical care rather than government mandate, which also provides a safety net for the less fortunate.


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.

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.

Agree   

Who should be allowed to immigrate to the U.S. and under what circumstances?

I believe in a merit based immigration system that addresses the needs of America's economy.


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.

Agree   

I support adding sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression as protected classes in non-discrimination laws.

Neutral   

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am a practicing Christian who tries his best to live by the Golden Rule.


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.

I am a registered Republican who strongly supports religious liberty, free speech and the 2nd amendment.

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

I am a business person, not a career politician. I can bring a fresh, practical perspective to creating bipartisan solutions to local issues.

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?

You can get to know more about me and my platform at https://www.colinforjax.com


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?

I am not in favor of imposing additional restrictions because they have not been shown to be effective in protecting public safety.


Other Important Issues

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree   

I support the legalization of recreational marijuana.

Agree   

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?

Economy Education Increased Individual Liberty

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

In large part, America has already achieved Dr. Martin Luther King's dream, but any violent radical group, including those with racist beliefs could pose a domestic security threat if advocating violence.


Background

Education
  • Kenyon College, Gambier, BA, 2015
Work & Military
  • Golden Field Properties, CFO, Founder, 3
  • Critical Materials Corporation, VP, 2
  • Spoton, Social Media Manager, 1
  • American Conservatory Theater, Assistant Director, 1
Affiliations
  • Wounded Warrior Project, Contributor
  • United Way, Contributor
  • American Red Cross, Contributor, Volunteer
  • Boys and Girls Club of Northeast FL, Contributor
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast FL, Contributor
  • Episcopal Church, Contributor, Volunteer
  • Catholic Church, Contributor, Volunteer
  • NRA-ILA, Contributor
Offices
  • (Candidate did not provide)
 

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