What We’re Fighting For
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.