What We’re Fighting For

Securing Florida’s Robust Economy: As a Florida legislator, David was part of a record-breaking 2022 Legislative Session that created a $8 Billion budget surplus. Florida’s thriving economy continues to outperform the nation. This surplus allowed Florida’s record investments in education, infrastructure, and other programs while closing out the state reserves at more than $22 billion dollars with NO money from the Federal Government. David was a champion throughout the pandemic fighting the Feds when they wanted to shutdown Florida’s economy. David fought back for the citizens of Seminole County and all of Florida by supporting Governor Ron DeSantis.  

Fighting Inflation: David is a fighter for keeping Florida prosperous. Today, Floridians are facing a historic time of economic hardship. Inflation sparked by out-of-control Federal spending, gas prices have seen record highs, and product shortages are causing families to struggle to meet ends meet. Multiple sales tax holidays, gas tax reduction and toll road reductions have been implemented to put more money back in Floridians pockets.

Protecting Florida’s Environment: David is committed to preserving & protecting Florida’s unique environment. Environmental stewardship is critical to maintain the quality-of-life aspects for all Floridians. Our waterways, wildlife, and greenspace are what make Florida such a great place to live, work, and play. We must preserve and protect Florida’s natural beauty. Prime Sponsor of HB327, Bear Poaching and six Clean Water projects. David believes that water will be the single greatest issue impacting Florida’s future growth and our quality of life.
Supporting Parental Rights and combatting “Woke” culture: Florida’s parents and students are under assault daily. Whether it’s health care mandates or indoctrination and inappropriate curriculum, school boards and administrators have evolved into “woke” activists trampling over parental rights and presuming to know what’s best and appropriate for children. Whether it’s fighting against Critical Race Theory in textbooks and the discussion of gender identity with kindergarten school children, David believes that parents are the best decision makers for the welfare of their children. David is on the frontline fighting for parental rights.

Advocating for School Choice: Florida has been improving its public education system drastically over the last few years, and school choice is a major part of this.  David believes in Florida’s strong school choice record. School choice further empowers parents and children from all zip codes to create their own opportunities. Whether it’s through charter schools, private schools, open enrollment, magnet schools, International Bachelorette programs or career/professional academies, education choice puts parents in the driver’s seat when it comes to their child’s academic success.

Improving Education:  Continuing to build on historic funding per pupil, David supported increased pay for both new and veteran teachers, as well as support staff. Students succeed when there is less testing and more learning in Florida classrooms. David stands against Critical Race Theory and voted to replace “high stakes” testing with progress monitoring in Florida’s K-12 public schools. David supports the expansion of vocational and life skills training, as well as improving the Junior ROTC programs in our local schools. School safety also remains a top priority.  

Standing Up for Life: All life is precious, no matter how small. David is strongly pro-life and will fight to ensure Florida’s laws protect our unborn.

Supporting Business Deregulation: David is committed to reducing over-regulation and licensing fees. He will continue to eliminate licensing requirements where appropriate, but will always keep public safety a top priority.
Stopping Illegal Immigration: David witnessed first-hand the dangers of illegal immigration while participating in counter-narcotics flight operations along our southern border. He’s now fighting in the Florida House of Representatives to end incentives for illegal immigrants and for all appropriate measures to keep our borders secure. David has voted to ban sanctuary cities in Florida, our E-Verify law and penalties for transportation companies that dump illegal immigrants in our state.

Protecting The Second Amendment: David fought to protect our freedom on the battlefield, and he’s now fighting to protect your Second Amendment rights in the legislature. David is a gun owner and LIFE member of the NRA.

Working for Child Welfare: David is committed to a community-based care model for child welfare in Florida. Improving the dependency process in our judicial system, encouraging positive relationships between children and foster parents to ensure a stable and permanent homes for all foster children must remain the end goal for the Department of Children and Families.

Justice Reform: David is committed to ensuring Florida’s judicial system has the purpose and flexibility to provide justice to all parties involved. The sentence should fit the crime. All too often, lives and families are forever ruined because of excessive sentences. David believes that Florida has too many non-violent, first-time offenders behind bars. This is done at considerable taxpayer’s expense. Justice, not vengeance, should be the goal of our state judicial system.

Creating Quality Jobs: With ten years of experience working in Central Florida high-tech sector of simulation and training, David knows that the future of job creation lies in technology and innovation. In the State Legislature, David is fighting for policies that support small businesses and inspire investment into Florida’s growing advanced technology, space industry and manufacturing sectors. He is a member of the Space Caucus and the Manufacturing & Supply Chain Caucus.
Supporting Our Veterans: Keeping Florida one of the most military and veteran friendly states in the nation is important to David. An active member in the local veteran community, David is a leading voice in the legislature to reduce veteran homelessness and unemployment rates. Supporting veteran owned businesses is important to Florida’s future. As a combat veteran of the Iraq war, David is a member of the VFW. He is also Chairman of the Veteran’s Caucus. David’s legislation HB1315 created the Veteran’s Suicide Prevention Training Pilot Program which helps veterans who risked their lives to defend our freedoms by providing the Florida Department of Veteran’s Affairs (FDVA) with the tools they need to identify and confront the problem of veteran suicide. 

Managing Your Taxpayer Dollars: David has extensive experience managing tax dollars responsibly and efficiently. In various military program management positions, he oversaw billions of taxpayer dollars. David uses his years of money management experience to ensure tax dollars are not wasted. David will NEVER vote for a state income tax in Florida

Supporting Mental Health: Just like across the country, mental health issues continue to face Floridians. Teen suicide rates are climbing and must not be ignored. Mental health affects homelessness, labor, families, and every aspect of daily life. David supported legislation that added hundreds of millions of dollars for mental health treatment. Additionally, requiring parents of students receiving mental health services to be informed of other behavioral health services available through the student’s school and community. David is committed to finding ways to address the mental health crises through expanding telehealth throughout Florida schools to combat teen suicide and ensure at-risk youth get immediate help, health care, education, and other avenues through policy and funding.

Confronting Florida’s Homeowners Insurance Crises: Florida’s homeowners insurance crises is a major concern and an issue that the legislature is working address. Our immediate goal is to stabilize market conditions and drive down costs to property owners. Fraudulent roofing schemes, increased replacement costs, and litigation costs have caused property insurance companies to flee Florida. David is committed to finding solutions and as a member of the Florida House supported $2 Billion Fund to help insurance companies deal with the rising costs of “reinsurance.” As a condition of accessing these funds, Florida property insurance companies “must” pass on their saving to customers.