Important Issues

Healthcare

Healthcare

Obamacare has failed Florida’s families, leading to skyrocketing premiums, fewer coverage options and a lower quality of care. I will vote to repeal it and replace it with a market-based system that lowers premiums, covers those with pre-existing conditions, protects the doctor-patient relationship and produces higher quality care.

Jobs and the Economy

Jobs and the Economy

Bureaucratic red tape and high taxes are killing our small businesses. In Congress, I'll work to get government out of the way. We must encourage entrepreneurs to invest, grow, innovate and create high-paying jobs for hardworking citizens.

Education

Education

I believe in providing more choices for parents and opportunities for students to get a high-quality education, regardless of where they live. We should reintroduce vocational education into our public middle and high schools and continue to prepare our kids for the high-paying jobs of today and tomorrow.

Social Security

Social Security

I was brought up to believe that if you made a promise, you have to keep that promise. I think that is especially true of Medicare and Social Security. Our nation has made a promise to our seniors, and it’s our duty to keep it. I am against changing or reducing any benefits for those at or near retirement.

Veterans

Veterans

There is no group of people I value more than veterans of our armed forces. Freedom certainly isn't free. It is paid for in the blood and health of our warriors and our federal government should be ashamed at their neglect. ALL veterans should be able to take their VA benefits to ANY healthcare provider. It must be easier and cheaper for these heroes. They deserve it and I will always fight to protect them for the sacrifices they have given to protect us.

Agriculture

Agriculture

In Hillsborough, Polk and Lake counties the agriculture industry is incredibly important. From the critical strawberry and citrus industries to our nursery growers and ranchers, I will be a strong advocate for our agriculture industry and make sure we get the fair deals they deserve on regulations, labor and international trade.

National Debt

National Debt

Congress, including Republicans, are on a runaway spending train. Our national debt and deficit are out of control and will ultimately lead to the end of our republic. I will ALWAYS seek to cut spending and reduce taxes. America needs Representatives smart and courageous enough to make a Balanced Budget Amendment a reality.

National Security

National Security

We have the greatest military in the world and we need to ensure that we continue to support them with funding for training and provide them the equipment they need. Our service members are out there every day defending our constitution and way of life and we owe it to them to make sure they have everything they need to do their job, protect us and come home safe.

Immigration

Immigration

Our immigration system is broken and fixing it is a top priority. We must secure our borders and stop illegal immigration. We also need to reform our immigration system to encourage those wanting to come to America with skills, work ethic and a desire to live the American Dream.