Chris King

  • Age: 39
  • City: Winter Park
  • Family: Married, three children
  • Education: Doctorate degree
  • Law degree, University of Florida (2005)
  • Bachelor of arts degree, Harvard College (2001)
    • Recent job: President and CEO, Elevation Financial Group (2006-present)

    Previous races

    This candidate has not previously run for office.

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    Briefly highlight your key campaign issues and positions.
    I'm running to shake up conventional politics in Florida. We should expand Medicaid, make community college and trade schools free to attend, protect our environment and fix our broken criminal justice system. I'm running a bold, progressive campaign that's changing the narrative in Florida, like my proposal to tax bullets to keep our kids safe. And when it comes to our environment, no candidate has been more vocal about Big Sugar's abuses of Florida's natural treasures than I have. I've led my fellow candidates to oppose Big Sugar and give back their campaign cash.
    Explain your position on Medicaid expansion.
    Medicaid expansion is critical for Florida, and I have made it the cornerstone of my Florida’s Promise healthcare policy. Medicaid expansion would provide immediate coverage for hundreds of thousands of uninsured Floridians. Expanding Medicaid also will provide mental health services to the thousands of Floridians who need it but cannot get it.

    We must end the partisan pettiness that has stopped us from expanding Medicaid. We can expand Medicaid in a bipartisan way that works for Florida.

    Do you support the current state ban on local gun control measures?
    Explain your position on local gun control measures.
    The NRA has corrupted many Tallahassee politicians and has stood in the way of common sense gun reform for far too long. Principle among these has been to take away the ability of communities to enact gun control measures that make the most sense for them. It is disingenuous for Republicans to fight for local rule for some issues and exclude gun control measures.
    Do you believe sea-level rise threatens Florida?
    Explain your position on sea-level rise threatening Florida.
    There is undeniable scientific proof that human activity is leading to climate change. One of the consequences of climate change is seen by Floridians every day: sea level rise. Florida’s extensive shoreline means rising seas threatens Florida’s people, land and way of life in almost every way. Denying that sea levels are rising or that Floridians don’t have a part in combating rising seas is to put our great state in grave peril.
    Should gun rights and gun control laws ban assault weapons?
    Prohibit certain models of guns, as was done with the 1994 federal assault weapons ban and Gov. Mitt Romney's legislation in Massachusetts.
    Should gun rights and gun control laws ban bump stocks?
    Prohibit devices that allow weapons to fire artificially fast, similar to fully automatic fire. The Las Vegas gunman used these devices.
    Should gun rights and gun control laws OK broad concealed carry?
    Allow weapons to be carried in places including businesses, schools, parks, churches and bars.
    Should gun rights and gun control laws allow open carry?
    Allow guns to be openly carried.
    Should gun rights and gun control laws bar sales under age 21?
    No one 20 or younger could buy a handgun or rifle
    Should gun rights and gun control laws arm teachers?
    Allow schools to decide whether to allow trained and certified teachers and other staff members on campus to carry weapons
    Should gun rights and gun control laws allow local licensing?
    Allow communities to set their own rules for firearms and conduct background screenings, with approval from the police chief or sheriff
    Should gun rights and gun control laws require background checks?
    Private gun sales aren't required to go through background checks. Some governments require the same sort of checks that are now done by gun dealers. This is often called the gun show loophole.
    Should gun rights and gun control laws mandate training?
    Require an initial or periodic gun safety training that covers use and storage.
    Should gun rights and gun control laws require safe storage?
    Allow criminal charges to be filed if firearms are not kept locked up.
    Should gun rights and gun control laws take guns from mentally ill?
    Remove guns from people who show signs of mental illness, as Florida's new Marjory Stoneman Douglas school safety bill allowed.
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