Jeff Greene

  • Age: 63
  • City: Palm Beach
  • Family: Married, three sons
  • Education: Master's degree
  • Master of business administration, Harvard Business School
  • Bachelor's degree, Johns Hopkins University
    • Recent job: Entrepreneur and philanthropist

    Previous races


    California Congress (1982)

    Florida Senate (2010)

    Committees appointed to and serving on

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    Briefly highlight your key campaign issues and positions.
    Jeff Greene will stand up to Donald Trump and Tallahassee Republicans to fight for Florida's families – from building safer and stronger schools to developing a diversified economy with high-paying jobs, ensuring access to healthcare through Medicaid expansion, mapping a plan that improves our infrastructure, and protecting Florida’s world-class environment. Education is the cornerstone of Jeff's platform: he will fully fund public education, equalize per-student spending, create 2 years of full-day PreK, and give teachers a raise.
    Explain your position on Medicaid expansion.
    Healthcare is a right -- not a privilege; we sent this money to Washington and we must get it back so that we can expand access to care
    Do you support the current state ban on local gun control measures?
    Explain your position on local gun control measures.
    First of all, I believe we must ban the possession and sale of assault weapons statewide immediately. Second, if communities want to enact gun control measures to do just that, they should absolutely be allowed to do so.
    Do you believe sea-level rise threatens Florida?
    Explain your position on sea-level rise threatening Florida.
    Florida is on the front lines of climate change. I live in South Florida -- we have salt water sloshing over the sea walls and through the streets of our communities; our beaches and shores are eroding. We've got to do more to protect our environment and stop climate change, before it's too late. As Governor, I'll fight sea-level rise and climate change head on, starting by cutting emissions and investing in solar energy.
    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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