Source: WBAL-TV 11
Source: WBAL-TV 11

BALLOT CHECK

Who’s on the ballot for our Suncoast seniors?

October 26, 2020

President of the USA

Donald Trump (R)*
Joe Biden (D)
Howie Hawkins (G)
Jo Jorgensen (L)

State Senate, District 29

Gayle Harrell (R)*
Corrinna Robinson (D)

House of Representatives, District 18

Brian Mast (R)*
Pam Keith (D)
K.W. Miller (I)

State Senate, District 31

Lori Berman (D)*
Tami Donnally (R)

State Senate, District 29

Tina Polsky (D)
Brian Norton (R)

Sheriff of Palm Beach County

Lauro Diaz (R)
Ric Bradshow (D)*

 

Candidates on Major Political Issues

Gun Control

Advocates for stricter gun control laws on a national and local level: Joe Biden, Howie Hawkins Pam Keith, Lori Berman, Tina Polsky, Corrinna Robinson.

Advocates for existing rights to remain unrestricted: Donald Trump, Joe Jorgensen, Brian Mast, Gayle Harrell, Tami Donnally, Brian Norton.

 

LGBTQ+ Adoption Rights

Advocates for adoption centers to be able to deny prospective parents based on their personal values: Donald Trump, Brian Mast, Gayle Harrell, Tami Donnally, Brian Norton.

Advocates against the denial of adoption rights for prospective parents based on sexuality or gender: Joe Biden, Howie Hawkins, Jo Jorgensen, Pam Keith, Lori Berman, Tina Polsky, Corrinna Robinson. 

 

Racial Equality

Advocates for racial sensitivity training, comprehensive reform in the police, and acknowledge the existence of systematic racism in the American judicial system: Joe Biden, Howie Hawkins, Jo Jorgensen, Pam Keith, Lori Berman, Tina Polsky, Corrinna Robinson.

Advocates against racial sensitivity training, police reform, and denies the presence of systematic racism: Donald Trump, Brian Mast, Gayle Harrell, Tami Donnally, Brian Norton.

 

Abortion

Advocates for a women’s right to choose: Joe Biden, Howie Hawkins, Pam Keith, Lori Berman, Tina Polsky, Corrinna Robinson.

Advocates against abortion access: Donald Trump, Brian Mast, Gayle Harrell, Tami Donnally, Brian Norton.

Believes abortion is a non-governmental issue: Jo Jorgensen.

 

Proposed Constitutional Amendments

 

Amendment 1

Only US citizens who are at least 18 years of age, permanent residents of the state of Florida, and registered to vote shall be allowed to vote in Floridian elections.

 

Amendment 2

Raises minimum wage to $10 per hour effective Sept. 30th. For every year thereafter, the wage will raise $1 until reaching $15. The minimum wage will be adjusted annually for inflation after reaching $15. 

 

Amendment 3

All registered voters are allowed to vote in state primaries regardless of any party affiliation. 

 

Amendment 4

All proposed amendments or revisions to the state constitution will need to be approved in two state elections, not one.

 

Amendment 5

Effective Jan. 1, 2021, the time allotted for the transfer of Save-Our-Home benefits from the old homestead to the new homestead will be increased from 2 to 3 years. 

 

Amendment 6

Allows for a disabled veteran’s homestead property discount to be transferred upon death to the surviving spouse that both holds legal title and permanently resides in said homestead.  

 

* indicates that the candidate in question is the incumbent.

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