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59th Division (People's Republic of China)

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The 59th Division was a military formation of the People's Liberation Army, which was created on February under the Regulation of the Redesignations of All Organizations and Units of the Army, issued by Central Military Commission on November 1, 1948,[1] basing on the 2nd Division, 1st Column of Huadonng Field Army. Its origin can be traced back to the Jiangnan anti-Japanese volunteers' Army(lang-zh:江南抗日义勇军) formed in May 1939. Under the command of PLA 20th Corps it took part in the Chinese civil war.

The division joined the flag of People's Volunteer Army (Chinese People's Volunteers (CPV) or Chinese Communist Forces (CCF)) during the Korean War. It was still a component of the 20th Corps, consisting of the 175th, 176th, and 177th Regiments.[2]

The 59th Division attacked Fox Company, 7th Marines north of Sinhung-ni at Toktong Pass during the Battle of Chosin Reservoir.[3] Underestimating U.S air and artillery power, the 59th Division experienced over 1,000 killed in its attempt to dislodge Fox Company from its position, while inflicting 182 casualties.[4]

In October 1952 it pulled back to China with the 20th Corps and stationed in Zhejiang province.

In 1953 the 264th Tank Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment attached to the Division. By then the division was composed of:

  • 175th Regiment
  • 176th Regiment
  • 177th Regiment
  • 264th Tank Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment[5]
  • Artillery Regiment

In 1955 it renamed as 59th Infantry Division(Chinese: 步兵第59师).

In 1958 it moved to Kaifeng, Henan province with the Corps HQ. The 264th Tank Self-Propelled Artillery Regiment was detached from the division in the same year.

In 1960 it renamed as 59th Army Division(Chinese: 陆军第59师).

In the 1960s it maintained as a middle division, Northern unit, which was fully equipped but not 100% manned.

In 1975 the division moved to Henan Province with the Corps HQ to replace 1st Corps. Since then the division is stationed in Shangqiu, Henan Province.

The unit was disbanded in 1985.[6] The Division HQ was reflagged as HQ Antiaircraft Artillery Brigade, 20th Army. Its 175th Regiment was transferred to 60th division.

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>> PRIMARY ELECTION DAY IN FLORIDA IS FOUR WEEKS AWAY. STANDBY TO MEET THE CANDIDATES. >> RALLY 2016 STARTS NOW... >> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO RALLY 2016. I'M MOLLYE BARROWS WITH WSRE TV. >> I'M SANDRA AVERHART WITH WUWF PUBLIC MEDIA. THIS IS THE FIRST OF THREE NIGHTS WE'LL BE WITH YOU FOR RALLY 2016 ELECTION COVERAGE ON WSRE TV, PBS, FOR THE GULF COAST. RALLY IS BEING SIMULCAST ON NEWS RADIO 1620. >> PRIMARY ELECTION DATE IS AUGUST 30. TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY, AND AGAIN ON THURSDAY NIGHT, YOU WILL MEET THE CANIDATES FROM PRIMARY RACES IN ESCAMBIA, SANTA ROSA AND OKALOOSA COUNTY AND THE RACES THAT IMPACT THE COUNTIES. THE SEAT FOR FIRST U.S. CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT ON ON THE BALLOT. >> TONIGHT SPOT LITE IS ON THAT RACE AND THE CONTEST FOR SANTA ROSA COMMISSIONER DISTRICT ONE AND THREE. SANTA ROSA SHERIFF AND SANTA ROSA SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT TWO. >> ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT, THE CANDIDATES FOR FLORIDA SENATE DISTRICT ONE, FLORIDA HOUSE DISTRICT FOUR, AND OKALOOSA COUNTY THE CONTEST FOR COMMISSION DISTRICT ONE, SHERIFF, PROPERTY APPRAISER, SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT AND SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICTS TWO AND FOUR. >> THURSDAY NIGHT, WE FOL CUS ON THE LOCAL RACES IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY, ESCAMBIA COMMISSIONER 1 ONE AND FIVE TAX COLLECTOR, SCHOOL BOARD, DISTRICT ONE AND SHERIFF. >> THE QUESTIONS THAT WILL BE PUT BEFORE THE CANIDATES HAVE BEEN PROVIDED TO US BY COMMITTEES OF THE PENSACOLA BAY AREA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS AND OKALOOSA COUNTY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS. THE CANDIDATES NOT HAVE SEEN THE QUESTIONS AND WILL BE ASKED THE SAME QUESTIONS AND WILL BE GIVEN 45 SECONDS TO RESPOND. AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE QUESTION-AND-ANSWER SESSION, EACH CANIDATE WILL HAVE 45 SECONDS TO DELIVER A CLOSING STATEMENT. >> WE BEGIN TONIGHT WITH THE RACE FOR U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT ONE SEAT, CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT INCLUDES ESCAMBIA, SANTA ROSA, OKALOOSA COUNTY AND HOLMES COUNTY, EIGHT REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES ARE ON THE BALLOT, ONE CANIDATE, GARY FAIRCHILD IS NOT ATTENDING THIS EVENING. THE CANDIDATES WILL REPLACE JEFF MILLER, EIGHT-TERM MEMBER OF CONGRESS, WHO IS RETIRING AND WE WANT TO LET YOU KNOW, ANOTHER CAN DIIDATE IS NOT ATTENDING RAL THEEVENING, GREG EVERS. >> THE CANDIDATES WILL BE SEATED IN ALTO GET CAL ORDER. THE CANDIDATES ARE REGISTERED REPUBLICANS. THE FIRST CANIDATE IS MRS. REBEKAH JOHANSEN BYDLAK, SHE RESIDES IN GONZALEZ. SEATED NEXT TO HER IS CRIS DOSEV, WHO RESIDES IN PENSACOLA. NEXT TO HIM IS MR. BRIAN FR FRAZIER, A RESIDENT OF GULF BREEZE, HE IS SEATED NEXT TO MATT GAETZ, WHO LIVES IN FORT WALTON BEACH. NEXT TO HIM, MR. MARK WICHERN, WHO LIVES IN SANTA ROSA BEACH, SEATED NEXT TO MR. JAMES ZUMWALT, WHO RESIDES IN THE BAR. CANDIDATES, WELCOME TO YOU ALL. >> WE BEGIN WITH MRS. BYDLAK. GOOD EVENING. OUR FIRST QUESTION TONIGHT. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US. ACCORDING TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, AN ESTIMATED 300,000 PEOPLE DIED FROM GUN VIOLENCE BETWEEN 2000 -- AND/OR HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES. >> I'M GLAD YOU ASKED THAT QUESTION. I WANT TO POINT OUT I'VE BEEN ENDORSED BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR GUN RIGHTS AND RECEIVED HIGHEST GRADE NONPOLITICIAN CAN RECEIVE ON NRA SURVEY AND RECEIVED SCORES BECAUSE I AM 100% SUPPORTER OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT. WE ALL HAVE COMMON GOAL OF REDUCING GUN VIOLENCE AND KEEPING PEOPLE SAFE AND CONSERVATIVES KNOW THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT DOES A TERRIBLE JOB OF DOING THAT. IT BAFFLES ME WHEN PEOPLE LOOK AT THE SITUATION, LIKE WHAT HAPPENED IN ORLANDO AND THINK WE NEED MORE GOVERNMENTS. WE SAW THE GOVERNMENT WAS TOO BIG, TOO BUREAUCRATIC AND TOO INEFFICIENT TO KEEP THE PEOPLE SAFE. WE HAVE TO ALLOW THE GUN COMMUNITY TO SELF-REGULATE. IT DOES A FANTASTIC JOB AND SUPPORT THE SECOND AMENDMENT FULLY. >> THANK YOU. MR. DOSEV, SAME QUESTION. BETWEEN 2004 AND 2014. WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON BANNING ASSAULT WEAPONS AND/OR HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES? >> LIKE MEMBER OF NRA, ASSAULT WEAPONS, THAT IS A MISNOMAR. THEY ARE SEM-AUTOMATIC WEAPONS. THEY ARE ONE ROUND AT A TIME. THE AS FAR AS HIGH CAPACITY MAGAZINES, I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE 20 OR 30-ROUND MAGAZINES THEY ARE SELLING RIGHT NOW. MOST GUN VIOLENCE DOESN'T OCCUR, AS DEPICTED, I MEAN, A LOT HAS TO DO WITH DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, THINGS OTHER THAN THEY CONSIDER ASSAULT WEAPONS OR HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINE ISSUES. THE EVENT THAT OCCURRED IN ORLANDO WAS A RESULT OF SOMEBODY AFFILIATED WITH ISIS PHILOSOPHICALLY, HE DID THAT IN A WAY, IN A FASHION THAT WAS TERRORIST ATTACK. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH. NOW MR. FRAZIER, SAME QUESTION. WOULD YOU LIKE FOR ME TO REPEAT IT? >> I'M FINE, THANK YOU. I'M AGAINST BANNING ASSAULT WEAPONS AND I'M AGAINST BANNING HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES. THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS VERY CLEAR, THE RIGHT TO KEEP AND BEAR WEAPONS SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. THAT MEANS YOU DON'T INFRINGE UPON IT AND IT IS NOT ON THE NEGOTIATION TABLE. THE PEOPLE ARE THE PROBLEM, NOT THE WEAPONS. IF WE REALLY WANT TO SAVE LIVES, WE'LL GO OUT AND BAN HAMMERS OR SOMETHING ELSE USED MORE IN MURDERS AND KILLING OTHER PEOPLE THAN ASSAULT WEAPONS OR HIGH-CAPACITY MAGAZINES, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS SUPPOSED TO PROTECT OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS, NOT PREVENT US FROM EXERCISING OUR SECOND-AMENDMENT RIGHTS AND MY OPINION, IT IS A GOD-GIVEN RIGHT REITERATED IN THE CONSTITUTION AND SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MR. FRAZIER. MR. GAETZ, WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO REPEAT THE QUESTION? >> I UNDERSTAND WELL. I WILL LEAD FIGHT AGAINST ANY EFFORT TO CONSTRAIN OR REDUCE OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHT. IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA NOW WE HAVE OVER MILLION CONCEAL CARRY PERMIT HOLDERS AND WE'RE ENJOYING 43-YEAR CRIME LOW. IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, RESPONSIBLE GUN OWNERSHIP HAS NOT RESULTED IN ENHANCED GUN VIOLENCE. THE CRIMINALS WILL ALWAYS HAVE GUNS. THE QUESTION IS WHETHER OR NOT WE WILL LET A SYSTEM ALLOW THAT DISARMS LAW ABIDING PEOPLE. NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION SAYS I'M ONE OF THE MOST PRO-GUN LEGISLATORS TO SERVE IN THE LEGISLATURE. I LED THE FIGHT TO BRING OPEN CARRY TO THE STATE OF FLORIDA, THAT FIGHT GOES ON, I THINK IT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. I WILL BE THERE EVERY TIME FOR GUN OWNERS. >> THANK YOU. MRS. WICHERN, WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO REPEAT THE QUESTION? >> I'M FINE WITH THAT. THE SECOND AMENDMENT SHOULD NOT BE INFRINGED PERIOD. GOING BACK TO SWITZERLAND, THEY HAVE ONE OF THE LOWEST CRIME RATES IN THE WORLD, BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS TRAINED HOW TO USE AN AUTOMATIC WEAPON. THAT BEING SO, WE HAVE, WE NEED TO FOLLOW ALONG WITH THE SAME SUIT AND NOT BAN ANY ASSAULT WEAPONS OR AS MR. DOSEV SAID, MISNOMER, THE WORDS ASSAULT WEAPON. THANK YOU. >> WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO REPEAT THE QUESTION, MR. ZUMWALT? >> I'M OKAY, THANK YOU. THERE IS 300 MILLION FIREARMS IN THE UNITED STATES. WHEN YOU HEAR THE LEFT TALK ABOUT BANNING OR IMPLEMENTING ANY KIND OF GUN CONTROL MEASURES, FIRST AND FOREMOST, IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE, SECOND OF ALL, CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE, FOUNDING FATHERS SAW FIT RIGHT AFTER THE FIRST AMENDMENT, FREEDOM OF SPEECH, THEY SAW FIT TO PROVIDE US WITH THE ABILITY TO PROTECT OURSELVES. AND ANY EFFORT TO INFRINGE UPON THAT RIGHT IS GOING AGAINST THE VERY PURPOSE FOR THE SECOND AMENDMENT. IT'S NOT FOR HUNTING, NOT FOR MAINLY RECREATION, THE SECOND AMENDMENT IS SOLELY FOR THE PURPOSE OF MAINTAINING A GOVERNMENT THAT FEARS ITS PEOPLE. >> THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. WE'LL MOVE NOW TO QUESTION NUMBER TWO AND THIS QUESTION WILL GO FIRST TO MR. DOSEV. >> THE U.S. CENSUS BUREAU REPORTS SOME 30 -- OR WHAT KIND OF PLAN, IF ANY, SHOULD REPLACE IT? >> WELL, I THINK OBAMACARE NEEDS TO BE REPEALED. THE END OF THE DAY, THEY MADE IT CLEAR TO PEEP WHEN HE WILL THEY PASSED OBAMACARE PEOPLE WOULD BE INSURED. WE ARE EIGHT YEARS LATER AND PEOPLE ARE STILL UNINSURED, 30 MILLION, AS YOU POINT OUT, THAT IS A FAILURE. A FUNDAMENTAL FAILURE, WHAT HAS HAPPENED, YOU HAD PEOPLE PREVIOUSLY UNINSURED NOW HAVING INSURANCE AND THE PEEP THEY'LL HAVE PAID THEIR ENTIRE LIVES AGE OF 50 AND OVER HAVING LOST IT. WE NEED TO REPEAL OBAMACARE, IT IS ABJECT FAILURE. IT WILL KICK IN 2017 AND BE DISASTROUS, WHAT WE NEED TO REPLACE IT WITH IS ABILITY PEOPLE HAVE HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS, THEY ARE ABLE TO SAVE TOWARD THEIR DEBUCKETIBLES AND DO THINGS WE HAD ON BOOKS BEFORE. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU MRCHLT FRAZIER, THIS QUESTION TO YOU NOW. PLEASE EXPLAIN WHY YOU WOULD SUPPORT THE CONTINUATION OF THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT AS IT IS WRITTEN OR WHAT KIND OF PLAN, IF ANY, SHOULD REPLACE IT? >> YEAH, I DO NOT SUPPORT AFFORDABLE CARE ACT AND WOULD WORK DILIGENTLY TO REPEAL IT IN ENTIRETY AND AT FEDERAL LEVEL REPLACE IT WITH NOTHING. NOTHING IN THE U.S. CONSTITUTION THAT AUTHORIZES THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO BE INVOLVED IN HEALTHCARE. HEALTHCARE IS NOT A RIGHT TIS SOMETHING YOU CAN STRIFE FOR YOUR LIFE, LIBERTY AND HE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS NOT THE ANSWER TO HEALTHCARE PROBLEMS, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS OUR HEALTHCARE PROBLEM. IT NEEDS TO FALL TO THE STATES AND THE PEOPLE, JUST LIKE THE CONSTITUTION SAYS AND ONCE WE GET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BACK INSIDE CONSTITUTIONAL BOX, WE WON'T HAVE BIG DISASTERS ON THE HORIZON LIKE OBAMACARE IS GOING TO BE AS SOON AS IT IS IMPLEMENTED. 19 OF THE EXCHANGES ARE ALREADY GOING UNDER AND IT IS NOT GOING TO WORK OUT WELL. >> THANK YOU. MR. GAETZ, TO YOU ON THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT AND ANY REPLACEMENT THAT YOU MIGHT SUPPORT, OTHERWISE. >> WELL, THIS QUESTION WAS ACTUALLY BEFORE THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE. WHETHER TO EMBRACE OBAMACARE OR WHETHER TO FIGHT BACK AND REJECT IT. THE SUNSHINE STATE NEWS SERVICE SAID I WAS THE COMMANDING PRESENCE IN THE FLORIDA HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FIGHTING AGAINST OBAMACARE IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA, ALL OF THIS WHILE SENATOR GREG EVERS, WHO IS ALSO RUNNING FOR THIS POSITION, VOTED FOR OBAMACARE EXPANSION IN FLORIDA. HERE IS HOW WE SOLVED THE PROBLEM FOR 30 MILLION UNINSURED, DRIVE DOWN THE COST OF HEALTHCARE, BE WILLING TO FIGHT BACK AGAINST THE HOSPITAL INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX WHERE AN ASPIRIN CAN COST $200 AND HIP REPLACEMENT CAN BE CHEAPER AT AMBULATORY SURGERY CENTER. WHETHER REPUBLICANS OR DEMOCRATS WIN, DRIVE DOWN THE COST OF CARE AND INSURANCE WILL BE MORE AFFORDABLE. >> THANK YOU. MR. GAETZ, SAME QUESTION TO YOU, MR. WICHERN. >> I WOULD WANT TO REPEAL OBAMACARE IMMEDIATELY. I WANT TO SEE THAT GONE. THAT IS JUST ANOTHER STEP WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT INTRUED OG STATE RIGHTS AND PERSONAL RIGHTS THEY HAVE NO BUSINESS BEING INVOLVED WITH OUR PERSONAL RIGHTS. WE HAVE TO BECOME A LITTLE MORE AWARE OF JURISDICTIONAL ISSUES DEALING WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, WHICH IS STEPPING WAY OUTSIDE THE BOUNDS AND OBAMACARE IS JUST ANOTHER NOTCH IN THEIR GUN. SO I'D LIKE TO SEE IT REPEALED AND REPLACED WITH NOTHING. WE NEED TO LOOK BACK AT THE TENTH AMENDMENT WHERE THEY HAVE THE RESPONSIBLE GOING TO THE PEOPLE AND THE STATES. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. MR. ZUMWALT, TO YOU. >> YES, MA'AM. SO I'M ABSOLUTELY OPPOSED TO OBAMACARE, MAINLY BECAUSE IT IS TOTALLY UNCONSTITUTIONAL. WE HAVE LOST IN THIS DEBATE THE MERE FACT IT IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL FOR THE GOVERNMENT TO FORCE US TO PURCHASE PRODUCTS. AS FREE MARKET CONSERVATIVE, WE HAVE EXPONENTIALLY BETTER OPTIONS IN FREE MARKET. IN PENSACOLA, WE HAVE NEW CHOICE HEALTH, WHICH ALLOWS PATIENTS A MARKETPLACE WHERE THEY CAN SHOP FOR MEDICAL PROCEDURES BASED OFF OF COST, QUALITY, LOCATION AND COUPLE OTHER FACTORS. SO WHEN IT COMES TO ANYTHING THE GOVERNMENT GETS INVOLVED IN, USUALLY IT IS WORSE FOR US, -BE HONESTLY BETTER FOR THE LEFT. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. FINALLY, TO YOU, MRS. BYDLAK, REPEAT IT, MAYBE NOT FOR YOU, BUT FOR THE AUDIENCE. EXPLAIN WHY YOU SUPPORT THE CONTINUATION OF THE AFFORDABLE HEALTHCARE ACT AS CURRENTLY WRITTEN OR WHAT KIND OF PLAN, IF ANY, SHOULD REPLACE IT? >> I WOULD NOT SUPPORT THE EXPA EXPANSION, WE HAVE TO REPEAL OBAMACARE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE F. WE WANT TO SEE A PICTURE OF OBAMACARE IN A FEW YEARS, LOOK AT THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION. GOVERNMENT HEALTHCARE DOES NOT WORK, I'M PROUD TO HAVE WORKED TO PUSH BACK OBAMACARE WITH COALITION TO REDUCE SPENDING. WE WORKED TO END INSURANCE BAIL-OUTS THAT THE COMPANIES WROTE FOR THEMSELVES IN THE LAW AND TO DO THIS WE HAVE TO DO A COUPLE OF THINGS. WE HAVE TO PUSH FOR REPEAL, PUSH FOR THINGS LIKE INSURANCE BAILOUTS WE CAN GET RID OF RIGHT NOW. -- ISSUES DRIVING COST UP AND PEOPLE NEEDED CARE AND WE HAVE TO MOVE TO FREER SYSTEM THAT WILL PROVIDE THEM THE CARE. >> THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. MOVING ON TO QUESTION NUMBER THREE. MR. FRAZIER, WE WILL BEGIN WITH YOU. >> HEALTHCARE FOR VETERANS REMAINS AN IMPORTANT ISSUE, PLEASE GIVE CONCRETE IDEAS ON HOW TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE FOR THEM. >> YEAH, AS THE ONLY MILITARY RETIREE IN THIS RACE, I UNDERSTAND WHAT IT IS WHEN YOU WALK OUT AS RETIREE, YOU HAVE A MILITARY ID CARD, RETIRED ID CARD AND I WALK INTO THE FIRST DOCTOR I WANTED TO VISIT AND THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHO I WAS AND WHAT BENEFITS I WAS SUPPOSED TO GET. THE VETERANS NEED THE SAME THING. THE SERVICES NEED TO GIVE DISABILITY RATING AND EVERY SERVICE MEMBER BEFORE THEY ARE DISCHARGED SHOULD HAVE A CARD AND GO TO WHATEVER DOCTOR FOR WHATEVER CARE THEY ARE DUE FROM THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION. THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION HAS PROVEN IT IS NOT FIXABLE. WE NEED TO TRANSITION PRECIOUS ASSETS OUT OF THE VA INTO THE PRIVATE CARE SYSTEM WITH THE CARD AND THEY GET DISABILITY RATING BEFORE THEY LEAVE THE SERVICE. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MR. FRAZIER. MR. GAETZ, WHAT CAN WE DO TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE FOR VETERANS? >> THANK YOU CONGRESSMAN JEFF MILLER FOR TAKING AN ASSERTIVE POSITION TO GET ACCOUNTABILITY AT THE VA. I'M INCREASINGLY OF THE VIEW, THE VA CAPTAIN SOLVE ITS OWN PROBLEMS. WHETHER IT IS HEALTHCARE WITH OBAMACARE OR THE VA OR EDUCATION, THE THING THAT IS THE SOLUTION TO TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT AND TOO MUCH GOVERNMENT CONTROL IS MORE CONSUMER CHOICE. THAT IS WHY I AGREE WITH BRIAN, WE OUGHT TO HAVE ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE PUT THE VETERAN IN CHARGE, NOT SOMEONE LOCKED AWAY IN A CUBICLE SOMEWHERE MAKING DECISION ABOUT A SERVICE MEMBER REGARDING WHAT PHYSICIAN THEY CAN SEE OR HOW LONG THEY HAVE TO WAIT. FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS AS STATE REPRESENTATIVE, I HAD A FRONT-ROW SEAT TO THE FAILURES OF WASHINGTON AND CARING FOR VETERANS. WE'RE DOING MORE IN THE STATE FOR THEM. >> THANK YOU. WHAT CAN WE DO TO IMPROVE HEALTHCARE FOR VETERANS, MR. MARK WICHERN? >> I WANT MARKET HEALTHCARE PLAN. I WANT TO SEE THE VA MOVED TO THE FREE MARKET, FOR ONE SPECIFIC REASON, IT WILL CUT OUT 75% PLUS OF THE OVERHEAD BEING WASTED, SO THEN WE CAN TAKE THAT MONEY AND ACTUALLY INVEST THAT INTO OUR VETERANS TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE PROBLEM MEDICAL CARE AND SHOP THE PROGRAM THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES FOR A FREE MARKET MEDICAL PROGRAM, SUCH AS BLUE CROSS AND WE CAN ALLOW HOSPITALS TO COMPETE ON THE FREE MARKET AND IF THEY DON'T MAKE IT, THEY DON'T MAKE IT. THIS WILL GIVE VETERANS OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO THE HOSPITAL AND DOCTOR OF THEIR CHOICE. >> THANK YOU. MR. ZUMWALT, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON VETERAN HEALTHCARE? >> WE ABSOLUTELY NEED TO LET VETERANS, GIVE VETERANS ACCESS TO PRIVATE SECTOR WHEN IT COMES TO ROUTINE MEDICAL PROCEED AND YOU ARE CHECKUPS BECAUSE THE BACKLOG IS ASTRONOMICAL RIGHT NOW. I SERVED TWO TOURS, ALONGSIDE SOME OF THE GREATEST WARRIORS I'VE SEEN. ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEM IN CONGRESS, SEVERE LACK OF VETERAN REPRESENTATION. NO ONE CARES FOR A VETERAN LIKE A FELLOW VETERAN DOES N. THIS DISTRICT, WE BOAST HIGHEST NUMBER OF VETERANS THAN ANY OTHER CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY, THIS IS NOT JUST A NATIONAL ISSUE TIS A LOCAL ISSUE. SO WE PROVIDE ACCESS TO THE PRIVATE SECTOR AND THERE IS A BUNCH OF EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES WE CAN PROVIDE THEM, AS WELL. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU MR. ZUMWALT. MRS. BYDLAK, YOUR THOUGHTS? >> THE PROBLEM WITH THE VETERANS ADMINISTRATION ARE CALLED SCANDAL OR EMBARRASSMENT, I PREFER THEY BE CALLED WHAT THEY ARE, A CRIME. THESE PEOPLE LIE ABOUT WAIT TIMES, THEY LIE ABOUT THE STANDARDS OF CARE, WE HAD CALLS TO SUICIDE HOT LINE AT CENTERS GOING TO VOICE MAIL F. THAT IS NOT A CRIME AND FIREABLE OFFENSE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS. I SUPPORT REPRESENTATIVE MILLER'S EFFORTS TO BRING ACCOUNTABILITY AND FIRE SOME OF THE PEOPLE. THERE ARE OPTIONS TO TAKE IN THE IMMEDIATE TURN, I WOULD LIKE TO EXPAND VETERAN CHOICE, MAKE HEALTH NET MORE NAVIGABLE. VETERANS NEEDS CHOICE TO GO TO PRIVATE FACILITY FOR THINGS PRIVATE FACILITIES DO BEST, WHILE WE CONTINUE TO HOLD THE VA ACCOUNTABLE FOR THING ITS HOLDS COMPARATIVE ADVANTAGE ON. >> THANK YOU MRCHLT DOSEV? >> I CO-FOUNDED WOUNDED HEROES FOUNDATION, I'M FAMILIAR WITH THE ISSUES AND FAILURES, DEFICIENCIES OF THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM. UP IN CHICAGO, WE'VE BEEN HELPING VETERANS FOR THE LAST 11 YEARS. I HAPPEN TO BE WITH MR. TRUMP BACK IN CHARLESTON IN FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR, WE GOT INTO A HEATED DISCUSSION AMONGST VETERANS ABOUT THE VA AND I TOLD HIM, YOU NEED TO DO AWAY WITH THE VA, GIVE CARDS TO VETERANS THAT THEY ARE DUE AND GIVE FRONT LINE PRIVILEGES, ALLOW THEM TO GO TO HOSPITALS CLOSEST TO THEM THAT PROVIDE THE BEST SERVICES. MAKE IT IS SYSTEM EFFICIENT AND NOT ONLY EFFICIENT, BUT VERY EASY LYE ACCESSIBLE. THANK YOU. -- >> DISTRICT ONE. >> THERE IS ONE AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION ON THE AUGUST PRIMARY BALLOT, 60% MARGIN IS REQUIRED FOR PASSAGE. HERE IS A BRIEF LOOK AT WHAT THAT AMENDMENT COVERS. AMENDMENT FOUR, SOLAR DEVICES OR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE DEVICES, EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN TAXATION AND ASSESSMENT. THE BALLOT SUMMARY READS AS FOLLOWS: PROPOSING AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE BY GENERAL LAW TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION THE ASSESSED VALUE OF SOLAR OR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE DEVICES SUBJECT TO TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX AND AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE BY GENERAL LAW TO PROHIBIT CONSIDERATION OF SUCH DEVICES IN ASSESSING THE VALUE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR TAXATION PURPOSES. THIS AMENDMENT TAKES EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2018 AND EXPIREOS DECEMBER 31, 2037. FOR MORE DETAILED, NONPARTISAN INFORMATION, CUACCESS THE FLORIDA LEAGUE VOTERS GUIDE. LOG ON TO FLORIDA VOTER DOT ORGANIZE, FOLLOW THE STEPS SHOWN ON THE SCREEN IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE GUIDE TO FLORIDA AMENDMENT. THIS GUIDE WILL DISPLAY SIN OPPOSITE SIS OF THE EXPLANATION OF A YES OR NO VOTE AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN. CANDIDATE C >> GOOD EVENING, I'M PRESIDENT OF PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE THANKING YOU FOR TUNING IN TO THIS RALLY, A JOINT PRESENTATION OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, WSRE TV AND PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE. RALLY ALLOWS YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO WATCH AND LISTEN SINCE ELECTION YEAR CANDIDATES ANSWER THE TOUGH QUESTIONS CONCERNING THE NEEDS OF OUR COMMUNITY. WSRE, A SERVICE OF PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE, IS PROUD TO BRING THIS PROGRAM TO YOU AS A PUBLIC SERVICE AND AS ALWAYS, WE INVITE YOUR COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS ABOUT HOW WE CAN FURTHER FULFILL OUR COMMUNITY OBLIGATIONS. REMEMBER THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTICIPATING IN THE GOVERNMENT PROCESS OF VOTING IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION. >> WELCOME BACK. IT'S TIME TO RESUME THE QUESTIONS TO THE CANDIDATES FOR U.S. CONGRESS DISTRICT ONE. WE BEGAN THE LAST ROUND WITH MR. FRAZIER AND SO OUR NEXT QUESTION WILL GO FIRST TO MR. GAETZ. AND THAT QUESTION IS -- >> FRAZIER, I THINK DOSEV WAS THE LAST ONE. >> I THINK GAETZ. WE HAVE MR. EVERS SCHEDULED TO BE WITH US TONIGHT, WE'RE ACCOMODATING THAT. MR. GAETZ, YOU GET THE QUESTION. BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WILL BE SPENT ON THE 2016 ELECTION, INCLUDING UNACCOUNTED FOR DARK MONEY. DO YOU SUPPORT OR OPPOSE FULL DISCLOSURE OF ALL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS REGARDLESS OF SOURCE? WHY OR WHY NOT? >> I DO. IF SOMEONE WISHES TO SPEAK THROUGH THE DOLLARS THEY CONTRIBUTE TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGN, THAT SPEECH COMES WITH CERTAIN OBLIGATIONS FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW WHAT THAT IS ABOUT AND WHO THEY ARE. YOU KNOW, IN THIS RACE, WE SEE CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE WE FILE OUR REPORTS AND PEOPLE CAN IDENTIFY OUR DONORS, WHERE THEY LIVE, WHAT THEIR BACKGROUNDS ARE. THAT LEADS TO VIBRANT AND ROBUST DEMOCRACY, I'M IN FULL SUPPORT OF ABSOLUTE DISCLOSURE ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE. >> THANK YOU. NEXT TO YOU, MR. WICHERN, DO YOU SUPPORT CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, REGARDLESS OF SOURCE? >> I AGREE. FULL DISCLOSURE. I DON'T EVEN AGREE WITH THE FACT THE PRIVATE PARTIES, BEING REPUBLICAN AND DEMOCRATIC PARTY, LIBERTARIAN PARTY FOR THAT MATTER, ARE FUNDED PUBLICLY IN THE FIRST PLACE. TO ME, IF YOU HAVE A PRIVATE PARTY AND CLUB, AS THE THREE ARE, THEY SHOULD BE FUNDED BY THE CLUB THEMSELVES AND NOT THE PUBLIC. >> THANK YOU. AND TO YOU, MR. ZUMWALT, THAT QUESTION ON CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS. DO YOU SUPPORT FULL DISCLOSURE? >> ABSOLUTELY SUPPORT FULL DISCLOSURE AND IT SPEAKS TO A WIDER ISSUE. WHEN I WAS SERVING IN IRAQ, I DID NOT FIGHT FOR OUR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS TO BE SUPPRESSED, BUT I DIDN'T FIGHT FOR POLITICIANS TO BE BOUGHT AND SOLD BY SPECIAL INTERESTS. IT SPEAKS TO LARGER ISSUE, AS WELL, WE NEED TO SEND HIGHER CALIBER OF PERSON TO WASHINGTON TO REPRESENT US. FOLKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY SUPPORT THE MILITARY, IF YOU ARE WILLING TO DIE FOR THIS REPUBLIC, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO SELLOUT FOR CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS. SO WE NEED TO SEND MORE VETERANS TO CONGRESS FOR THAT VERY REASON. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. MRS. BYDLAK, YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS WHETHER OR NOT YOU SUPPORT OR OPPOSE FULL DISCLOSURE OF CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS. >> WHEN WE LOOK AT THE HISTORY OF FEDERAL ATTEMPT TO CONTROL CAMPAIGN FINANCE WE SEE CLEAR PROGRESSION TOWARD MORE COMPLEX SYSTEM, A MORE CONVOLUTED SYSTEM AND SOMETHING THAT DOES NOT FAVOR THE LITTLE GUYS AND DOES NOT FAVOR SOMEONE WHO DOES NOT HAVE THE MEANS TO ACT WITHIN THE INCREASINGLY COMPLICATED FEDERAL SYSTEM. WE ALL SHARE THE SAME GOAL OF OPEN DISCLOSURE, FULL KNOWLEDGE OF THE VOTERS, WE NEED TO KEEP IN MIND WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE LET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MEDDLE IN THINGS AND BE CAUTIOUS WHEN THEY DO. >> MR. DOSEV, THIS QUESTION TO YOU. >> WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION REPORTS, YOU'LL SEE THE REPORTS ARE GOING TO PROVIDE INFORMATION REGARDING INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS OR MAYBE CONTRIBUTIONS FROM ORGANIZATIONS THAT MIGHT BE SPORTING YOU. BUT THIS IS ONLY HALF OF THE ISSUE. THE OTHER HALF IS SUPER PACKS. AT THE END OF THE DAY, THERE IS NO DISCLOSURE. TONS OF MONEY, I MEAN MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ARE FILLING SUPER PACKS AND THOSE SUPER PACKS HAVE AN EFFECT, HAVE SIGNIFICANT EFFECT AND MOST PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA AS TO WHO THE PEOPLE ARE. GROUPS CALLED FRIENDS OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA. WHO IS THAT? WHO ARE THEY? NO ONE KNOWS. WE DON'T REALLY HAVE FULL DISCLOSURE IN SPITE OF FCC REPORTING. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. MOVING ON TO THE NEXT QUESTION. >> MENTION THE QUESTION. >> SORRY ABOUT THAT. MR. FRAZIER, I DIDN'T SEE YOU ON MY LIST, PLEASE FORGIVE US. >> DON'T DELETE ME. >> NO. >> LET ME READ THE QUESTION AGAIN. DO YOU SUPPORT OR OPPOSE FULL DISCLOSURE OF ALL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS REGARDLESS OF SOURCE, WHY OR WHY NOT? >> I DO SUPPORT DISCLOSURE OF ALL CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS, REGARDLESS OF SOURCE AND I RECOMMEND THAT EVERYONE GO TO THE FEDERAL ELECTIONS COMMISSION'S WEBSITE AND TAKE A LOOK AND SEE WHO IS FUNDING THE CANDIDATES RUNNING IN YOUR DISTRICT. YOU KNOW, ONE REASON I RAN THIS RACE WAS TO PROVE THAT YOU CAN DO THIS AS A NONPOLITICALLY CONNECTED, NONMONEY-CONNECTED PERSON AND GO TO WASHINGTON, D.C. AND NOT BE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR BEFORE YOU EVER LEAVE TOWN. I THINK EVERYBODY NEEDS TO LOOK AT IT, I'VE ACCEPTED NO PACT MONEY AND I WON'T. I HAVE NO SPECIAL INTEREST MONEY. I THINK INDIVIDUAL CONTRIBUTIONS ARE THE WAY TO GO, I'M IN FAVOR, NOT ONLY OF WHAT THE QUESTION WAS, BUT BROADER CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM SO THAT YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE BOUGHT AND PAID FOR AND OWE PEOPLE BEFORE YOU GO TO WASHINGTON. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. FORGIVE US FOR OVERLOOKING YOU FOR THAT QUESTION. >> YES, WE'RE TRYING TO ALTERNATE WHO GETS THE QUESTION FIRST AND SOMETIME ITS GETS CONFUSING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE. NEXT QUESTION, MR. WICHERN, WHAT CHANGES WOULD YOU PROPOSE FOR THE U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY? >> WELL, THE U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY, WE NEED TO ENFORCE WHAT WE HAD AND WE'RE NOT DOING THAT NOW. THE MAJOR ISSUE I SEE NOW IS DEALING WITH NAFTA, FREE TRADE OF GOODS AND SERVICES, BULL ALSO FREE TRADE OF LABOR. THESE BORDERS ARE BEING DELIBERATELY LEFT OPEN AND WE'RE HAVING IMMIGRATION COME ACROSS AT WILL. SO IN ORDER FOR US TO GET THESE THINGS TURNED AROUND, WE NEED TO SECURE THE BORDERS AND HAD A PLAN FROM 2014, WHERE WE'RE WORKING WITH A LOT OF VETERANS AND SPEAKING WITH THEM, SINCE THEY HAVE BEEN TRAINED TO WORK AROUND THE WORLD IN SECURING BORDERS TO HAVE THEM HELP OUR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND OUR NATIONAL GUARD, AS WELL. SO TO ME, WE NEED TO COMPLETELY REVAMP THE WHOLE NAFTA AGREEMENT AND STOP GIVING WELFARE TO IMMIGRANTS. >> THANK YOU. MR. ZUMWALT, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ANY THOUGHTS ON REFORMING THE U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY? >> IT'S VERY SIMPLE. SECURE THE BORDER AND IF THAT MEANS BUILDING A WALL, THEN SURE, I'M FOR THAT. BUT LET'S LEVERAGE THE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTISE WE HAVE IN OUR BORDER PATROL AGENTS. SECONDLY, TAKE THE HANDCUFFS OFF LAW ENFORCEMENT BY CATCH AND RELEASE POLICY BY OBAMA. FORCE THE LAWS WE HAVE ON THE BOOKS, IT'S SIMPLE TO DO THAT. HOLD EMPLOYERS -- THROUGH E-40% OF ALL ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE HERE ON VISA. SIX OF THE 19 HIJACKERS WERE HERE ON EXPIRED VISAS. WE NEED TO TREAT IT FOR NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE IT IS. I CERTAINLY DIDN'T FIGHT FOR THIS HOMELAND OVERSEAS TO HAVE SOUTHERN BORDER WELCOMING ANYONE THAT WANTS TO COME IN. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MR. ZUMWALT. MRS. BYDLAK, WHAT WOULD YOU PROPOSE TO U.S. IMMIGRATION POLICY, IF ANY CHANGE? >> IT IS INTERESTING WHAT WE ASK TO PROPOSE TO CHANGE. FOLLOW THE LAWS WE ALREADY HAVE, THAT SEEMS TO BE ANTIQUATED NOTION FOR THOSE ON THE LEFT AND THIS ADMINISTRATION AND THAT IS A SHAME BECAUSE THE SITUATION WE FIND OURSELVES IN IS THAT IT IS NOT JUST A LAW AND ORDER ISSUE, NOT JUST A BUDGETARY ISSUE, BUT A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE. WE ARE FACING REAL THREATS AND WE HAVE TO ADDRESS THEM, LIKE JAMES MENTIONED, TAKE ON THE FACT THAT WE HAVE HALF A MILLION PEOPLE OVERSTAY VISAS. >> MR. DOSEV? >> WE NEED TO ENFORCE THE LAWS, FIRST AND FOREMOST, I THINK BY SIMPLE ENFORCEMENT OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS, YOU WILL FIND IMMEDIATE RESULTS. SECONDLY, WE NEED TO DEFUND SA SANCTUARY CITIES. THEY ARE NOT ENFORCING THE LAW, BUT THEY EXPECT FUNDING AND SUPPORT FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. WE NEED TO STOP THAT IMMEDIATELY. AND THIS, THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION AND THERE IS A PROBLEM WITH EXPLOITATION OF LEGAL MEANS OF IMMIGRATION LIKE H1B VISA. THE CURRENT GOVERNOR OF VIRGINIA MADE A BUSINESS OF IT, BIG BUSINESS OF EXPLOITING LEGAL IMMIGRATION RULES. >> THANK YOU, MR. FRAZIER. >> YES, WHILE ON ACTIVE DUTY, I FLEW THE BORDER AND PARTICIPATED ACROSS THE BORDER WITH BORDER PATROL AND SPENT TIME IN THE EL PASO INTELLIGENCE CENTER, LOOKING AT STATE AND LOCAL INFORMATION THAT WAS FUSED THERE. WE ABSOLUTELY NEED BARRIERS, MAY NEED MORE THAN ONE. WE HAVE TO HAVE A PHYSICAL BARRIER TO SUPPORT THE BORDER. WE NEED TO ALLOW BORDER PATROL AND STATES TO DO THEIR JOB AND NOT SUE THEM WHEN THEY TRY. THAT WILL HELP. WE ALSO HAVE TO LOOK AT LEGAL IMMIGRATION, RIGHT NOW WE HAVE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF UNVETTED SYRIANS COMING TO THE COUNTRY LEGALLY BECAUSE THE STATE DEPARTMENT IS GOING TO GET THEM. WE HAVE TO FULLY VET EVERY IMMIGRANT THAT COMES INTO THE UNITED STATES. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. MR. GAETZ. >> ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION COSTS THIS COUNTRY $117 BILLION EVERY YEAR. IT IS MONEY WE DON'T HAVE WE END UP BORROWING FROM CHINA. IT IS STUPID TO BORROW MONFREONE COUNTRY TO GIVE TO PEOPLE OF ANOTHER COUNTRY WHO BROKE THE LAW GETTING HERE. I SUPPORT BUILDING A WALL. IR ALSO SUPPORT MAKING SURE WE HOLD EMPLOYEES ACCOUNTABLE THROUGH E-VERIFY. WE HAVE TO STOP ENTITLEMENT PROGRAM FOR ILLEGAL ALIENS. I WAS A SPONSOR OF LEGISLATION IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA TO CUT OFF CASH WELFARE PAYMENTS TO ILLEGAL ALIENS AND I WAS ONE OF TWO LEGISLATORS WHO VOTED AGAINST GIVING DRIVERS LICENSES TO ILLEGAL ALIENS. SENATOR EVERS VOTED FOR GIVING DRIVERS LICENSES TO ILLEGAL ALIENS, I VOTED NO AND GOVERNOR SCOTT VETOED THAT BAD BILL. >> THANK YOU, MR. GAETZ. THAT WRAPS UP THE SECOND ROUND OF QUESTIONS FOR CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES. WE ARE MIDWAY THROUGH THE QUESTIONS FOR THIS RACE. WE'LL TAKE A SHORT BREAK, WHEN WE RESUME, WE WILL RESUME WHEN WE COME BACK. TO VOTE BY MAIL, CONTACTS THE ESCAMBIA COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OFFICE, WRITE, PHONE, FAX, E-MAIL, LOG ON TO THE WEBSITE OR ASK IN PERSON AT THE SUPERVISOR'S OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN PENSACOLA. BALLOTS MUST REACH THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OFFICE BY 7 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY. EARLY VOTING TAKES PLACE FROM SATURDAY, AUGUST 20, THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, AT SEVEN LOCATIONS LISTED ON THE SCREEN. EARLY VOTING TIMES ARE 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AT SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OFFICE AND FROM 9 A.M. UNTIL 6 P.M. AT ALL OTHER LOCATIONS. ON THE DAY OF THE PRIMARY ELECTION, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, VOTING TAKES PLACE AT YOUR POLLING LOCATION FROM 7 A.M. TO SECH P.M. VOTE IN THE PRECINCT YOU LIVE AND ARE REGISTERED. >> WE BEGAN THE LAST ROUND WITH MR. WICHERN AND SO OUR NEXT QUESTION WILL GO FIRST TO MR. ZUMWALT. AND THAT QUESTION IS, RISING SEA LEVELS DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING GREATLY IMPACT RISK OF FLOODING FOR MILLIONS WHO LIVE ALONG FLORIDA'S COAST. WHAT ACTIONS WILL YOU RECOMMEND TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE NOW AND I? >> ONE THING I'VE LEARNED IS WHEN IT COMES TO LIBERAL AGENDA, USUALLY THE ISSUE IS NEVER REALLY THE ISSUE, USUALLY WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO IS INCREASE THE SIZE AND SCOPE OF THE GOVERNMENT AND FURTHER ENTRENCH THEMSELVES INTO DAILY LIVES. IS THE CLIMATE CHANGING? OF COURSE, IT'S BEEN DOING THAT FOR ALL OF HUMAN HISTORY. WHEN I WAS WORKING WITH THE HOUSE ARMS SERVICES COMMITTEE, I RECEIVED BRIEFINGS FROM NAVAL LEADERS WHO ARE HASHING OUT THE JURISDICTION OF NEW NAVIGABLE PATHWAY IN THE ARCTIC CIRCLE. WE ARE FIGHTING WITH RUSSIA FOR THAT PASSAGEWAY RIGHT NOW. I'M A FAN OF LEGISLATING BASED OFF REALITY OF TODAY AND NOT NECESSARILY THE LIBERAL THEORIES OF TOMORROW. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. MRS. BYDLAK, THIS QUESTION TO YOU, RISING SEA LEVELS DUE TO GLOBAL WARMING GREATLY IMPACT RISK OF FLOODING FOR MILLIONS OF FLORIDA CITIZENS, WHAT ACTIONS WILL YOU RECOMMEND TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE NOW AND IN THE LONG-TERM? >> I THANK YOU IS ROOM FOR HEALTHY DISAGREEMENT ON THE PREMISE OF THE QUESTION, BUT JUST ACCEPTING THAT, I THINK COME INTO A PROBLEM WITH ALLOWING THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO HAVE JURISDICTION OVER THIS AREA. WE HAVE MITIGATION PROGRAMS NOT FISCALLY SOLVENT AND WILL COME BACK ON THE TAXPAYERS' BACKS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ESPECIALLY IN FLORIDA. WE KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF FIXING THE SYSTEMS BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE. WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GETS INVOLVED WITH ANYTHING ENVIREMENTAL, TAKE A CAUTIOUS LOOK AT WHAT THEY ARE DOING, I HAVE SEEN WHEN THE EPA COMES IN, WHEN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT COMES IN WITH LIMITED INFORMATION WHAT IT CAN DO TO BUSINESSS AND COMMUNITIES LIKE OURS, I THINK WE NEED TO FOCUS ON PUSHING BACK ON THAT. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. MR. DOSEV, THIS QUESTION TO YOU, IN TERMS OF RISING SEA LEVELS, WHAT ACTIONS WILL YOU RECOMMEND TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE? >> I THINK THAT THE WHOLE NOTION OF CLIMATE CHANGE IS PRETTY MUCH TRANSFER SCAM PERPETRATED BY FOLKS AT THE UN. THERE IS THINGS YOU CAN DO HERE, YOU WILL SAY DON'T ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO BUILD UP ON THE BEACH. MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE ISSUE THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT IS CARBON, THE CARBON ISSUE WITH REGARD TO FOSSIL FUEL BURN. IF WE'RE SERIOUS ABOUT THE ISSUE, WHY AREN'T WE BUILDING NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS? I SUPPORT THE INVESTMENT AND THE PURSUIT OF NUCLEAR POWER SO WE CAN PROVIDE CLEAN ENERGY, VERY RENEWABLE AND LONG-TERM ENERGY OF SOLUTIONS TO GROWING COUNTRY. THANK YOU. >> MR. FRAZIER, THIS QUESTION TO YOU NOW ON RISING SEA LEVELS AND ACTIONS THAT YOU WOULD RECOMMEND TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE. >> YEAH, I AGREE WITH MOST OF WHAT EVERYONE SAID. FIRST YOU HAVE TO BELIEVE THAT GLOBAL WARMING IS A MAN-MADE CAUSE AND I DON'T BELIEVE THAT FOR ONE MINUTE. THE LEFT FIRST CAME UP WITH POPULATION BOMB AND THEN GLOBAL COOLING AND NOW GLOBAL WARMING. AS JAMES SAID, THE ISSUE IS NEVER THE ISSUE. CARBON DIOXIDE IS NOT CAUSING THE ENVIRONMENT TO WARM, THAT IS WHY THEY CHANGE FRIDAY GLOBAL WARMING TO JUST CLIMATE CHANGE, IT IS A HUGE FARCE, I DON'T BUY IT FOR ONE MINUTE, NOTHING MAN CAN DO TO STOP CLIMATE FROM CHANGING, IT'S BEEN CHANGING SINCE THE BEGINNING OF TIME AND WE DON'T KNOW WHY AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO WASTE NATIONAL RESOURCES TRYING TO COMBAT SOMETHING WE HAVE NO IDEA WHY IT IS HAPPENING. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MR. GAETZ, TO YOU. >> THANK YOU. ENERGY AND ENERGY SECURITY ARE SOME OF THE GREAT CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME. THE QUESTION WE HAVE TO ANSWER AS A COUNTRY, WHOSE BEST POSITIONED TO SOLVE THE CHALLENGES? I DON'T THINK IT IS THE GOVERNMENT, I DON'T THINK IT IS A MANDATE OR GOVERNMENT INTERFERING WITH PRIVATE SECTOR THROUGH ALL KINDS OF CRONY CAPITALISM. I THINK ULTIMATELY INNOVATORS HAVE TO BE UNLOCKD AND LIBERATED TO FIND SOLUTIONS TO OUR ENERGY NEEDS THAT WILL MAKE SURE OUR SOLUTIONS ULTIMATELY ARE SUSTAINABLE AND WE CAN LIVE ON A PLANET THAT IS WORTH LIVING ON. RIGHT NOW, IT IS CHINA AND INDIA AND RUSSIA THAT ARE EMITTING MOST OF THE FOSSIL FUELS, SO FOR THE UNITED STATES TO UNILATERALLY PUNISH OUR ECONOMY AND OUR BUSINESSES WOULD BE LUDICROUS AND ECONOMICALLY DEVASTATING. >> THANK YOU. AND FINALLY TO YOU MR. WICHERN. >> WELL, LET'S FACE IT, THE ARCTIC CAPS ARE GROWING, NOT SHRINKING ANYMORE. I'M WITH THE REST OF THE CREW UP HERE, I DON'T BLAME -- THE ROOF ON SMALL BUSINESSES AND EVERYTHING ELSE, WE HAVE THE EPA WAY OVERSTEPPING BOUNDARY WITH THE BLUE WAYS, GREEN WAYS, ENDANGER SPECIES ACT, THEY ARE STEALING LAND ON THE WEST COAST, WEST SIDE, COMING DOWN HERE NOW, IT IS JUST A COMPLETE FARCE TO ME. YOU KNOW IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO BE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OR LOOK INTO OTHER ISSUES AS FAR AS ALTERNATE ENERGY, I'M OPEN TO THOSE OPTIONS. >> THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MR. WICHERN. OUR LAST QUESTION FOR THE CONGRESSION AAL CANDIDATES. U.S. DEBT IS APPROACHING $20 TRILLION. WHAT SPECIFIC MEASURE WOULD YOU SUPPORT TO REDUCE THE ANNUAL DEFICIT THAT CONTRIBUTES TO THE NATIONAL DEBT? >> WELL, I THINK THE NATIONAL DEBTS IS GREAT SHAME OF OUR NATION, THAT IS THE REASON I DECIDED TO RUN FOR CONGRESS. WE HAVE $19 TRILLION WORTH OF REASONS CONGRESS HAS FAILED. ANY FISCAL CONSERVATIVE CAN GIVE YOU WISH LIST A MILE LONG OF THINGS WE NEED TO DO. WHETHER THAT IS DUMRIKATIVE PROGRAMS OR BILLIONS OF IMPROPER PAYMENT IN MEDICARE EVERY YEAR. WE HAVE OPTIONS. THE RULES AND WAY WASHINGTON WORKS NOW HAMPERS OUR ABILITY TO GET THE SOLUTIONS. THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO GET ACCOMPLISHED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. WE HAVE TO MAKE IT SO CONGRESS PASSES BUDGETS, SO MILITARY IS NOT HAMP ERRED BY WAITING TO SEE WHEN THE MONEY EXACTLY DOWN SO AGENCIES ARE INCENT VISED TO SAVE MONEY. THAT IS WHAT I WANT TO DO AND WHAT ANY FISCAL CONSERVATIVE SHOULD DO. MR. DOSEV, THE U.S. DEBT, ANY PRESSURES YOU WOULD SUPPORT TO ADDRESS CONTRIBUTIONS TO NATIONAL DEBTS? >> WE NEED TO BE WORKING TOWARD PASSING BUCKETS, REAL BUDGETS, THE AMNIBUS. FOR CONGRESS TO PASS OMNIBUS BILL AND DO IT BY ZERO BASE BUDGETING. EVERY LINE WOULD HAVE TO BE GONE THROUGH, EVERYTHING ACCOUNTED FOR AND IT WOULD FORCE OUR GOVERNMENT TO GET MUCH SMALLER. THE CONSTITUTION IS FOUNDATIONAL DOCUMENT OF OUR WAY OF LIFE AND LEGAL SYSTEM AND WE MUST GET BACK TO IT OR WE WILL NEVER BALANCE THE BUDGET. >> THANK YOU. >> MR. GAETZ. >> WHEN I WAS ELECTED TO THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE, WE HAD A BUDGET DEFICIT, IN FLORIDA WE DIDN'T DO WHAT THEY DO IN WASHINGTON, NEW YORK, CALIFORNIA OR ILLINOIS, WE MADE TOUGH CHOICES, TOUGH CUTS, PEOPLE'S LIVES GOT BETTER. ULTMALTLY FLORIDA RECOVERED FROM THE DULL DRUMS OF THE RECESSION, EVEN STRONGER, WE KNEW HEW TO PRIORITIZE AND BALANCE THE BUDGET F. WE SOLVED EVERY OTHER PROBLEM FACING THE COUNTRY, BUT ALLOWED DEBT TO BALLOON, WE WILL LOSE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A TOMATO WILL COST $10, CARTON OF EGGS $20, IT WILL BE THE NEXT GENERATION AND THE ONE THAT FOLLOWS THAT WILL PAY FOR BAD CONSEQUENCES. BUT TO GET THE JOB DONE, FIGHT SPECIAL INTERESTS, DO ZERO-BASED BUDGETING AND CUT WASTES. >> THANK YOU. MR. WICHERN. >> I SEE THIS AS TWOFOLD PROBLEM. FIRST OF ALL, I AGREE WITH MR. FRAZIER THAT WE NEED TO GO BACK TO THE CONSTITUTION AND SEE US ELIMINATE EVERY DEPARTMENT OF THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT NOT AUTHORIZED BY THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION. IF WE DID THIS, THAT WOULD ELIMINATE 80% OF WASTE AND LEAVE $2 TRILLION SURPLUS, WE COULD PAY THE NATIONAL DEBT OFF WITHIN 10 YEARS. THE SECOND PART OF THE PROBLEM IS FEDERAL RESERVE OF COURSES WE HAVE PRIVATE BANK PRINTING THE MONEY. UNTIL THE AMERICAN PUBLIC CAN UNDERSTAND THE MONETARY POLICY, WE WILL NEVER CORRECT THE ISSUES. THEY MAKE MONEY OFF OF INTEREST FROM MONEY CREATED FROM THIN AIR. THE MORE MONEY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SPENDS, MORE INTEREST THEY MAKE AND HAVE NO ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES OR ANY OTHER NATION, SO WE NEED TO WAKE UP TO THE FACT THE FED IS MAIN SOURCE OF THE PROBLEMS. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. MR. ZUMWALT. >> CONGRESS HAS TWO PRIMARY FUNCTIONS AS DESCRIBED IN THE CONSTITUTION. AND I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK FOR VETERANS, BUT DIDN'T FIGHT OVERSEAS TO HAVE US GET INTO DEBT MESS THAT WILL RUIN THE COUNTRY. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU MR. ZUMWALT. WE ARE GETTING READY TO TAKE A BREAK. WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL HAVE A QUESTION FOR THE CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES. WE HAVE TIME, THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT IT. STAY WITH US, WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK. >> WELCOME BACK, THIS IS THE FINAL ROUND OF QUESTIONS FOR TONIGHT'S DISTRICT ONE CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES. >> THERE ARE EIGHT REPUBLICAN CANDIDATES LOOKING TO REPLACE JEFF MILLER, WHO IS RETIRING. >> REMINDER THE CANDIDATES ARE SEATED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. WE BEGAN THE LAST ROUND OF QUESTIONS WITH MRS. BYDLAK, I BELIEVE. NOW WE'RE STARTING WITH MR. DOSEV. LAST QUESTION TO YOU, SIR. FIRST, BASED ON THE AGING OF THE U.S. INTERSTATE SIZE, THE HIGHWAY SYSTEM, WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EXPANSION OF THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE? >> WELL, WE'VE GOT A BIT OF CONUNDRUM, WE COLLECT TAXES ON SALES OF GASOLINE, THOSE TAXES AND REVENUES HAVE FALLEN AS A RESULT OF IMPROVED ECONOMIC STANDARDS FOR VEHICLES, DRIVING, CARPOOLING, WE HAVE CRUMBLING INFRASTRUCTURE. THE END OF THE DAY, I HAVE NO INTENTION OF VOTING TO RAISE TAXES, SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO FIND REVENUE TO FIX THE ROADS. AFTER ALL, THAT IS A FUNCTION -- FUNDAMENTAL FUNCTION OF FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. VERY IMPORTANT TO EVERYBODY IN THE COUNTRY. SO WHEREVER -- WHATEVER IT IS WE NEED TO RAISE HAS TO COME OUT OF SOMEWHEE ELSE IN THE BUDGET. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, MR. FRAZIER, THIS NEXT QUESTION TO YOU. WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE AND EXPANSION OF THE U.S. INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM? >> WELL, THE BIG PROBLEM, WE DON'T HAVE THE MONEY TO DO IT. FIRST THING YOU LOOK AT, IS IT CONSTITUTIONAL? IT IS INTERSTATE HIGHWAY, YES. IF IT IS POSTAL ROAD, YES, IT IS TIED TO THE CONSTITUTION. STATE, LOCAL OR COUNTY ROAD, YES. >> AS WE DISCUSSED BEFORE, EVERYTHING THAT IS NOT CONSTITUTIONAL, WE WILL HAVE SURPLUS, AS MARK SAID, BALANCE THE BUDGE SXET PAY FOR THE THINGS THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS SUPPOSED TO DO, MAINTAIN HIGHWAYS, MAINTAIN MILITARY AND TAKE CARE OF VETERANS. >> MR. GAETZ. >> THANK YOU. I HAVE ONE MAIN PRIORITY, FOR EVERY DOLLAR THE STATE OF FLORIDA SENDS TO THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, WE GET BACK $.87, IT MEANS THE STATE OF FLORIDA FLOATING PROJECTS AND OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTRY, WE HAVE NEED FOR THE DOLLARS IN THE STATE OF FLORIDA. FOR ANYONE ON HIGHWAY 85, OR HIGHWAY 98, WE KNOW THESE ARE REAL CHALLENGES THAT AFFECT THE QUALITY OF LIFE. I'VE BEENAN ADVOCATE FOR GETTING OUR FAIR SHARE OF DOLLARS, THAT IS ONE REASON WE GOT HALF A BILLION TO REBUILD THE PENSACOLA BAY BRIDGE IN WAY THAT WON'T REQUIRE A TOLL. I WILL FIGHT AGAINST THE SPECIAL INTEREST, THAT IS TAX ON WORKING PEOPLE. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU MRCHLT, MR. WICHERN. >> THE TAX ON GASOLINE IS CONSTITUTIONAL. I'M ALL FOR THE GAS TAX ON GASOLINE. I DISAGREE WITH MR. DOSEV ON THE FACT THE ENERGY EFFICIENCY OF OUR VEHICLES, WE MADE UP WITH EXTRA POPULATION. WE HAVE MORE CARS ON THE ROAD RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE PLENTY OF MONEY TO MAINTAIN OUR FEDERAL ROADS. THE PROBLEM WE HAVE IS CONGRESS IS NOT USING MONEY FOR INTENDED PURPOSES. IT IS USING IT FOR OTHER THINGS THAT UNDER THE BOOKS AND A LOT OF OTHER ISSUES WE HAVE -- NEED TO GO BACK TO PUTTING THE BUDGET TOGETHER AND FOLLOWING THE BUDGET AND HOLDING CONGRESS ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT. >> THANK YOU. MR. ZUMWALT, WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR MAINTENANCE AND EXPANSION OF THE NATION'S AGING INTERSTATE HIGHWAY SYSTEM? >> TACKLE THE NATIONAL ASPECT FIRST F. WE LOWER CORPORATE TAX RATES, THEY ARE THE HIGHEST IN THE WORLD. WE BRING IN 2.5 TRILLION FROM OVERSEAS WAITING TO COME HERE. LET'S USE ALL OF THAT OR SOME FOR THE TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE. LOCALLY SPEAKING WE HAVE STRATEGIC HIGHWAY NETWORK. WITH THE MILITARY BASES IN FLORIDA, STRATEGIC HIGHWAY NETWORK WILL REMEDY A LOT OF THE ISSUES. IF I CAN GET 98 BYPASS DONE, THAT WILL BE THE GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT OF MY LIFE. I LIVE IN NAVARRE, EVERY SINGLE TIME MY WIFE OR I DRIVE ANYWHERE, SHE TELLS ME, WHEN WILL WE GET 98 BYPASS DONE. I'M EXCITED TO GET THIS DONE, YOU JUST GOT TO ELECT ME. >> ALL RIGHT. THAT QUESTION TO YOU, MRS. BYDLAK. >> THERE ARE TWO ASSUMPTIONS THE MEDIA AND THE LEFT RUN WITH. THE FIRST THE HIGHWAY TRUST FUND IS BANKRUPT AND THE SECOND, THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS BEST SUITED TO HANDLE THE ISSUES. THE FIRST THING WE SHOULD DO MAKE SURE THE FEDERAL HIGHWAY FUNDS ARE BEING USED FOR WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO BE, MORE HIGHWAYS AND INFRASTRUCTURE, NOT FOR OTHER PROJECTS THAT ARE TUCKED IN. SECOND THING, LOOK FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO ALLOW THE STATE TO TAKE CONTROL, THE WORK THE STATE GETS, LESS BUREAUCRATS CAN PULL STRINGS AN MAKE US DO WHAT THEY WANT TO BEGIN WITH. COALITION TO REDUCE SPENDING WE SUPPORTED POWER AND I'M SUPPORTER OF ANY EFFORT LIKE THIS TO ALLOW THE STATES MORE ECONOMY. I'M BORN AND RAISED IN NORTH ESCAMBIA, ROADS ARE IMPORTANT. ALL THE COUNTIES KNOW FACELESS BUREAUCRATS OF WASHINGTON DON'T SER OUR INTERESTS. >> THANK YOU. THAT CONCLUDES QUESTIONS FOR THE CANDIDATES FOR DISTRICT ONE. NOW EACH CANDIDATE WILL HAVE 45 SECONDS TO MAKE A CLOSING STATEMENT. WE STARTED LAST WITH MR. DOSEV, SO WE WILL BEGIN WITH MR. FRAZIER. IF YOU ARE READY, MR. FRAZIER, 45 SECONDS TO CONTINUE ALPHABETICALLY TO MAKE YOUR STATEMENT. >> I AM BRIAN FRAZIER, HERE IS WHY I'M MOST QUALIFIED CANDIDATE FOR THE DISTRICT. I'M THE ONLY RETIRED MILITARY RETIREE IN THE RACE, ONLY ONE WHO SERVED AS COMMANDING OFFICER, I'M THE ONLY ONE WHO LED DIVISION IN WASHINGTON, D.C., CONSISTING OF ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE AND MARINES, GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS AND GOVERNMENT SERVICE CIVILIANS, I'M THE ONLY ONE IN THE RACE FOR THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ACQUISITION QUALIFICATION, VIMBA AND MASTER'S DEGREE IN NATIONAL RESOURCE STRATEGY. I HAVE MORE TIME IN THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE THAN THE REST OF THE CANDIDATES COMBINED. WE DESERVE COMPETENT LEADERSHIP IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AND I'M HERE TO OFFER THAT ALTERNATIVE. I'M BRIAN FRAZIER, PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE AT WWW DOT ELECT A VET DOT COM. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. >> THANK YOU, FOR YOUR CLOSING STATEMENT, MR. GAETZ. >> YES, THERE IS A LIBERAL NEWSPAPER IN SOUTH FLORIDA WROTE A PROFILE PIECE ABOUT ME, GENERALLY NOT A GOOD THING, THEY SAID MATT GAETZ WAS MOST CONSERVATIVE LEGISLATOR. THEY MEANT IT AS INSULT, BUT I WEAR IT AS BADGE OF HONOR. I SPONSORED AND PASSED LEGISLATION TO STOP THAT. WHEN THE MOST LIBERAL OF SPECIAL INTEREST TRYING TO GET STAND YOUR GROUND REPEAL, I WAS CHAIRMAN OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SXHT WE DID NOT CHANGE ONE COMMA, I ALSO SPONSORED AND PASSED LEGISLATION THAT CUT TAXES 50 TIMES, REPEALED 4000 REGULATIONS. THIS IS A RECORD THAT SHOWS WHEN WE GIVE PEOPLE MORE OPTIONS AND FREEDOM, THEY DO BETTER, JUST AS PTHEY HAVE DONE IN FLORIDA AND JUST AS WE CAN DO ACROSS AMERICA. >> THANK YOU, MR. GAETZ. MR. WICHERN, YOUR CLOSING REMARKS. >> OUR EDUCATION HASN'T BEEN ADDRESSED TODAY AND IT IS ONE OF THE MAJOR PROBLEMS IN THIS COUNTRY AND NOBODY IS EVEN TALKING ABOUT IT. WE'VE LOST ENTIRE GENERATION OF CHILDREN NO LONGER TRAINED HOW TO THINK, THEY ARE TAUGHT WHAT TO THINK. OUR VETERANS ARE NOT BEING TAKEN CARE OF AND WE'VE GOT SO MANY PROBLEMS WITH OUR NATIONAL DEBT WE NEED TO ADDRESS THE REAL CORE ISSUES AND THAT BEING BANKING SYSTEM THAT IS A STEP WAY OUT OF BOUND INTO PRIVATE BANK. WE NEED TO COME TO REALIZE THAT IS ONE OF THE PROBLEMS. MY BACKGROUND IS ECONOMICS U.S. AND WORLD HISTORY, THE LAST 10 YEARS I SPENT MUCH TIME STUDYING WHAT IS GOING ON WITH CRONYISM IN WASHINGTON AND WHAT IS TAKING PLACE. I WANT TO BE ELECTED AND TELL PEOPLE WHAT IS GOING ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. >> MR. ZUMWALT, 45 SECONDS. >> I'M CONSTITUTIONAL CONSERVATIVE JAMES ZUMWALT, I COME FROM A FAMILY OF PATRIOTS WHO DEFENDED THIS REPUBLIC SINCE THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR, INCLUDING MY GRANDFATHER. I SERVED TWO TOURS IN IRAQ, I'M NAVY BOMB SQUAD. FIGHTING ISIS FACE-TO-FACE, I KICKED DOWN THEIR DOORS AND REMOVED THEM FROM THE BATTLEFIELD. WHEN I RETURNED, I REALIZED THE BIGGEST THREAT TO THE REPUBLIC IS NOT IN THE MIDEST EAST, IT IS IN WASHINGTON AND I REFUSE TO SIT BY WHILE AMERICANS ARE GETTING SLAUGHTERD AND CAREER POLITICIANS ARE TRAMPLING ALL OVER THE CONSTITUTION I DEFENDED. I DIDN'T FIGHT IN IRAQ TO HAVE IT VOTED AWAY AT HOME. VOTE FOR ME, JAMES ZUMWALT, WAR FIGHTER IN WASHINGTON AND CLEAN UP THIS MESS. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING. >> MR. ZUMWALT, THANK YOU. MRS. BYDLAK, 45 SECONDS FOR CLOSING REMARKS. >> MY NAME IS REBEKAH JOHANSEN BYDLAK. MY FAMILY HAS BEEN HERE NINE GENERATIONS. I AM RUNNING FOR CONGRESS BECAUSE WE HAVE A PROBLEM IN THIS COUNTRY. THE 19 TRILLION DOLLAR DEBT IS MORE THAN LOOMING LIABILITY, IT IS END RESULT OF WASHINGTON OUT OF CONTROL. I'M RUNNING FOR CONGRESS BECAUSE OF THE PROBLEMS, BUT MUCH MORE SO BECAUSE I'M THE RIGHT ADVOCATE TO BRING THE SOLUTION, I'VE BEEN ENDORSED FOR NATIONAL CONSERVATION FOR GUN RIGHTS, AMONG OTHERS BECAUSE THEY AGREE THAT I AM THE RIGHT POLITICAL OUTSIDER TO BRING A SOLUTION FOR THE -- ON BEHALF OF PEOPLE OF FLORIDA. GO TO REBECCA 2016 DOT COM. THANK YOU FOR WATCHING TONIGHT. >> MR. DOSEV. >> MY NAME IS CRIS DOSEV, DEFENDING MARINE. I AM NOT A POLITICIAN. BEEN MARRIED TO MY WIFE 30 YEARS, WE HAVE EIGHT CHILDREN, IN FACT MORE CHILDREN THAN ALL THE OTHER CANDIDATES COMBINED. I'VE ASSISTED VETERANS THROUGH THE FOUNDATION, TRAINED FUTURE GENERATIONS OF OFFICERS TO DEFEND OUR COUNTRY. I'M SMALL BUSINESSMAN, I'VE EMPLOYED PEOPLE AND PROVIDED HOUSING FOR HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES. I'M CAREER CERTAIN AND NOT A CAREER POLITICIAN. PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE CRIS DOSEV DOT COM. >> THANK YOU, CANDIDATES FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU ARE WATCHING RALLY 2016 ON WSRE TV, WHERE CANDIDATES IN THE UPCOMING PRIMARY ELECTION HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT WERE PREPARED BY COMMITTEES OF THE PENSACOLA BAY AREA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS AND THE OKALOOSA COUNTY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS. >> WE HAVE SEVERAL RACES AHEAD THIS EVENING. WE'LL RETURN IN JUST A MOMENT, FOR NOW, HERE IS A LOOK AT THE UPCOMING RACES. >> THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO CAST A BALLOT IN ESCAMBIA COUNTY, BY MAIL, EARLY VOTING OR AT YOUR PRECINCT ON ELECTION DAY. TO VOTE BY MAIL, CONTACT ESCAMBIA COUNTY SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OFFICE. YOU CAN WRITE, PHONE, FAX, E-MAIL, LOG ON TO THE WEBSITE OR ASK IN PERSON AT SUPERVISOR'S OFFICE IN DOWNTOWN PENSACOLA. BALLOTS MUST REACH THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OFFICE BY 7 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY. EARLY VOTING TAKES PLACE FROM SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 27, SEVEN LOCATIONS LISTED ON THE SCREEN. EARLY VOTING TIMES ARE 8 A.M. TO 5 P.M. AT SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OFFICE AND 9 A.M. TO 6 P.M. AT OTHER LOCATIONS. ON THE DAY OF THE PRIMARY ELECTION, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, VOTING TAKES PLACE AT YOUR POLLING LOCATION FROM 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M. YOU MUST GO TO PRECINCT IN WHICH YOU LIVE AND ARE REGISTERED TO VERIFY YOUR PRECINCT, LOG ON TO ESCAMBIA VOTE DOT COM. BRING PHOTO AND SIGNATURE ID WITH YOU. >> WELCOME BACK TO RALLY 2016. AS WE COUNT DOWN TO PRIMARY ELECTION DAY, COMING UP AUGUST 30, TONIGHT, TOMORROW AND ON THURSDAY NIGHT, YOU WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM CANDIDATES IN RACES IN ESCAMBIA, SANTA ROSA AND OKALOOSA COUNTY. WSRE WERE SCHEDULED TO BRING THE RACE THIS EVENING, THE TWO CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT, MR. JOHNATHAN HUSTON WALTERS OF NAVARRE AND MR. WILLIAMSON ARE NOT ATTENDING THE RALLY TONIGHT. HOUSE THREE COVERS OKALOOSA COUNTY AND UNIVERSAL RACE OPEN TO ALL REGISTERED VOTERS IN THE DISTRICT AND THAT ELECTION WILL BE DECIDED ON THE PRIMARY DATE W. THAT IN MIND, WE CONTINUE WITH THE RACE FOR SANTA ROSA COMMISSION, DISTRICT ONE. TWO CANDIDATES MR. MARK COTTON AND SAM PARKER, BOTH ARE REPUBLICANS, THEY JOIN THE STUDIO TONIGHT AND WILL RECEIVE QUESTIONS, WHICH WERE PROVIDED WOMEN VOTERS. WELCOME, GENTLEMEN. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. WE WILL START WITH MR. COTTON, AGAIN IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER AND BEGIN WITH QUESTION NUMBER ONE. IF ELECTED COMMISSIONIER, WOULD PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES BE PRIORITY FOR YOU? >> ABSOLUTELY. OUR NATURAL RESOURCES ARE VERY IMPORTANT TO OUR ECONOMY, TOURISM AND OUR QUALITY OF LIFE. >> ABSOLUTELY, THEY WOULD BE A PRIORITY. THANK YOU FOR THE WSRE STAFF, AS WELL AS THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FOR HOSTING THIS FORUM TONIGHT FOR OUR VIEWERS. -- HOMES FLOODING, ENVIRONMENT IS IMPORTANT, BUT WE MUST WORK TOGETHER AND GET THINGS DONE. >> THANK YOU, MR. COTTON. WE WILL BEGIN QUESTION NUMBER THREE WITH YOU, AS WELL, IF PROPOSED LAFL CENT LOCAL OPTION SALES TAX PASSES, WHAT ARE YOUR TOP PRIORITIES FOR USING THE FUNDS? >> TRAFFIC, DRAINAGE AND ACTUALLY TRAFFIC IS THE NUMBER ONE THING I HEAR AROUND THE COUNTY. WE HAVE STATE ROADS WE ARE UNABLE TO ADDRESS OURSELVES AS A COUNTY, BUT THERE ARE SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS AND ACCESS POINTS TO THE ROADS THAT WE CAN IMPROVE TURN LANES, FOR INSTANCE, THREE LANES OF THE ROADWAYS THAT INTERSECT THERE. DRAINAGE BACK TO THE ISSUES IN THE SOUTH END. WE ARE BEHIND THE CURVE ON A LOT OF MAINTENANCE WITH ROADWAYS AND DRAINAGE, MAINTENANCE AS WELL, AND I THINK THOSE TWO ARE THE TWO ITEMS I HEAR THE MOST AROUND THE COUNTY. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, MR. COT ON. MR. PARKER, USE OF FUNDS FOR THE SALES TAX? >> I WOULD SAY IN PRIORITY, WE CAN USE THAT MONEY TO FOCUS IN ON INFRASTRUCTURE IMPROVEMENTS MUCH NEEDED SUCH AS ROADWAYS. YOU KNOW, THEY ARE HAVING A HARD TIME BURR BEARING THE AMOUNT OF TRAFFIC VOLUME THEY SUSTAIN. SANTA ROSA HAS GROWN BY 25% OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS. WE CAN FOCUS ON THE STORM WATER MANAGEMENT ISSUES AND BETTER MAINTAINING THINGS SUCH AS DITCHES AND OTHER AREAS THAT THE COUNTY OVERSEES. ANOTHER THING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT MONGE TO, OF COURSE, IS JUST LIKE THE LANGUAGE ON THE BALLOT SAYS, WE WILL USE THAT FOR CAPITAL INVESTMENTS AND THINGS SUCH AS LAW ENFORCEMENT WITH THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SO THEY CAN GET THE EQUIPMENT THEY NEED. >> THANK YOU, MR. PARKER. WE WILL BEGIN QUESTION NUMBER FOUR WITH YOU. OF COURSE THE SANTA ROSA COUNTY COURTHOUSE HAS BEEN BEFORE VOTERS SEVERAL TIMES IN THE COUNTY WRCHLT DO YOU THINK THE NEW SANTA ROSA COURTHOUSE SHOULD BE LOCATED AND WHY? >> WELL, AS YOU KNOW, OUR SANTA ROSA COMMISSION PROPOSED IT BE LOCATED DOWNTOWN MILTON AND THAT WILL BE COMING UP ON THE BALLOT IN A COUPLE WEEKS, WHICH WILL GIVE THE CITIZENS A CHANCE TO VOTE AND SAY WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT IT DOWNTOWN. AT THAT TIME, WE'LL HAVE A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING IF THE CITIZENS VOTE YES FOR IT, THEN WE'LL BE BUILDING THE COURTHOUSE DOWNTOWN AND I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT. THE CITIZENS VOTE NO, I WILL ABSOLUTELY FOLLOW THEIR WISHES AND AT THAT TIME, STUDY ALL THE DATA POINTS AND MAKE WHATEVER DECISION WILL BE BEST SO THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS ISSUE THAT HAS PLAGUED US FOR FAR TOO LONG AND BUILD A COURTHOUSE WHERE IT WOULD BE BEST SUITD AND WISEST USE OF TAX DOLLARS. >> THANK YOU, MR. PARKER. MR. COTTON, THE QUESTION GOES TO YOU, WHERE SHOULD THE COURTHOUSE GO AND WHY DO YOU THINK IT SHOULD GO THERE? >> THE DECISION HAS BEEN MADE BY THE CURRENT COMMISSION, THE VOTERS WILL DECIDE UPCOMING HERE IN THIS AUGUST 30TH ELECTION. IF IT PASSES THERE, I WILL SUPPORT THE VOTERS' DECISION. IF NOT, IF IT SHOULD FAIL THERE, I HAVE AN IDEA FOR A DIFFERENT LOCATION IN THE AVALO IN AND HIGHWAY 90 AREA, KEEPING IT CENTRAL TO MOST ACCESS POINTS IN THE COUNTY. AVALON DOWN TO THE INTERSTATE AND THE SOUTH END CAN EASILY FUNCTION FROM THERE, THE REST OF THE COUNTY TIS CENTRAL ON A MAP, THAT POINT IN THE COUNTY. WE HAVE LAND THAT THE COUNTY OWNS IN THE AREA AND I THINK IT WOULD BE A GREAT LOCATION. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, MR. COTTON. WE BEGIN THE LAST QUESTION WITH YOU. HIGHWAY 98 IN NAVARRE CORRIDOR HIGHLY CONGESTED WITH PLANS FOR RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE AREA. IT IS GREAT TO HAVE GROWTH, HOW DO WE MITIGATE THE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS IN THE AREA AND THE IMPACT IT HAS? >> I WOULD LIKE TO REVISIT THE NORTH BYPASS FROM THE AREA AROUND TYING INTO 87 SOUTH. 399 IMPROVEMENTS WILL HELP EAST/WEST TRAFFIC THERE. SAFETY IMPROVEMENT, AS MENTIONED EARLIER, TO THE EXTENT THE COUNTY CAN ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES. THE STATE PLAN DOWN THROUGH 90 AND 98 BOTH IS JUST TOO LONG OF A PROCESS, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ON 15 OR 20-YEAR PLAN OFTEN. I KNOW THERE ARE THINGS IN THE WORKS DOWN THERE NOW, BUT JUST NOT MOVING QUICKLY ENOUGH. >> THAT QUESTION NOW GOES TO YOU. HOW DO WE MITIGATE THE TRAFFIC OF THE NAVARRE CORRIDOR WITH NEW DEVELOPMENT PLANS IN THE WORKS? >> I THINK THERE ARE A FEW THINGS WE COULD DO. FOR ONE, LOOK AT HOW TO BETTER MAKE IMPROVEMENTS TO 399 HIGHWAY THAT CONNECTS OBVIOUSLY 98 UP TO 87. I WANT TO LOOK AT A CONNECTOR ROAD FROM 87 SOUTH OVER TO THE FORT WALTON BEACH AREA. WE COULD WORK WITH OFFICIALS WITH THE U.S. AIR FORCE ON A LOT OF LAND AS FAR AS WE WOULD NEED VERY LITTLE DISRUPTION IF THEY ARE WILLING TO WORK TO HELP ALLEVIATE THE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS. WE ALSO CAN WORK, YOU KNOW, IN BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR STATE LEGISLATORS AS FAR AS BUMPING UP HIGHWAY 98 ON THE PRIORITY LEVEL OF GETTING THOSE IMPROVEMENTS DONE. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. PARKER. MR. COTTON. WE ARE TAKING A SHORT BREAK. WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL HAVE CLOSING REMARKS, STAY WITH US FOR MORE RALLY 2016 PRIMARY ELECTION COVERAGE. >> THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO CAST A BALLOT IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY, BY MAIL, EARLY VOTING OR AT YOUR PRECINCT ON ELECTION DAY TOCHLTS VOTE BY MAIL, CONTACT THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OFFICE, BY PHONE, MAIL, FAX OR E-MAIL. BALLOTS MUST REACH THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OFFICE BY 7 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY. EARLY VOTING TAKES PLACE FROM MONDAY, AUGUST 15TH, THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 27TH IN MILTON, PACE AND TWO LOCATIONS IN THE GREATER GULF BREEZE AREA. EARLY VOTING HOURS EACH DAY ARE 8:30 A.M. UNTIL 4:30 P.M. ON THE DAY OF THE PRIMARY ELECTION, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, VOTING TAKES PLACE FROM 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M. YOU MUST VOTE IN THE PRECINCT IN WHICH YOU LIVE AND ARE REGISTERED. BE SURE TO BRING PHOTO AND SIGNATURE ID WITH YOU. >> ALL RIGHT, WELCOME BACK TO RALLY 2016. IT IS TIME FOR CLOSING REMARKS FROM OUR CANDIDATES FOR COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT ONE. WE BEGIN WITH MR. COTTON, SO WE'LL BEGIN CLOSING REMARKS WITH MR. PARKER. AGAIN, EACH CANDIDATES HAS 45 SECONDS MRCHLT PARKER, WE BEGIN WITH YOU. >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO ALL THE VIEWERS FOR WATCHING TONIGHT. THANK YOU TO MY FAMILY, FRIENDS AND ALL VOLUNTEERS THAT HAVE WORKED HARD TO SUPPORT ME AND THE VISION FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY. I LIVE, WORK AND RAISE MY CHILDREN IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. THERE IS A LOT OF COMMON GOALS I'M WILLING TO SACRIFICE MY TIME AND ENERGY TO WORK TOWARD IMPLEMENTING. THOSE GOALS ARE GREATER ECONOMIC PROSPERITY FOR ALL CITIZENS, MORE RECREATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE YOUNG AND OLD, SAFER ROADWAYS AND PROUD SENSE OF KNOWING THAT WE'RE LEADING THIS COUNTY BETTER THAN WE FOUND IT. I WANT YOUR HELP BY VOTING FOR ME. SAM PARKER, ON AUGUST 30. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS. >> THANK YOU, MR. PARKER. MR. COTTON, 45 SECONDS. >> I AM MARK COTTON, 52 YEARS OLD, LIFE-LONG RESIDENT OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY. LIVED FIRST 24 YEARS IN THE SOUTH END AROUND HICKORY SHORES AREA, MOVED TO THE CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTY IN '87. MY WIFE AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 28 YEARS, THREE DAUGHTERS AND FOUR GRANDCHILDREN. I HAVE ONE DAUT SXER GRANDCHILD LIVING IN THE SOUTH END OF THE COUNTY. I'VE SOLD REAL ESTATE FOR 32 YEARS IN THIS COUNTY FROM THE GULF TO THE ALABAMA LINE AND EAST AND WEST FOR BOTH BOUNDARIES. I KNOW THE COUNTY WELL, KNOW THE PROBLEMS AND KNOW IT IS DIVERSE ISSUES THAT ARE OF IMPORTANT ON THE SOUTH END AND ARE DIFFERENT ON THE NORTH END. DENSITY IS MUCH GREATER, MARK COTTON, AUGUST 30, THANK YOU. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH TO BOTH CANDIDATES FOR JOINING US TONIGHT. I BELIEVE IT IS TIME NOW TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT RACE. >> I BELIEVE IT IS. >> WE ARE WELCOMING TO OUR SET THE SANTA ROSA COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT THREE CANDIDATES. WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MEET THEM RIGHT NOW. >> THEY ARE IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER. FIRST IS MR. MARVIN FOWLER, SR. AND ALSO JOINING US TONIGHT, MR. DON SALTER, THEY ARE BOTH REPUBLICANS. WE WELCOME BOTH OF YOU TO RALLY 2016. >> ALL RIGHT, OUR FIRST QUESTION WILL GO TO MR. FOWLER, SR., WHAT WILL BE YOUR RECOMMENDATION FOR ADDRESSING THE HOMELESS POPULATION IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY? >> TWOFOLD EFFORT. THE COUNTY IS RESPONSIBLE, OR SOME OF IT. WE NEED TO MAKE IT A FEASIBLE FOR PEOPLE TO LIVE HERE, BUT THEN WORK WITH THE CHURCHES AND PLACES AND THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO SEE WE CAN PLACE THE PEOPLE AND MEET THEIR NEEDS. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. THAT QUESTION TO YOU, MR. SALTER. WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ADDRESSING THE HOMELESS SITUATION? >> HOUSING AFFORDABLE AND EASIER TO GET MORTGAGES FOR THOSE HOMES. ALSO TO MAKE SURE WE KEEP THE COST OF BUILDING HOMES AS REASONABLE AS POSSIBLE SO PEOPLE CAN AFFORD HOMES. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. THIS NEXT QUESTION TO YOU FIRST NOW, MR. SALTER. AND WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT THE QUESTIONS IN THIS RACE HAVE BEEN COMPILED BY A COMMITTEE OF THE PENSACOLA BAY AREA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS. WE WANT TO THROW THAT IN. NOW THE NEXT QUESTION, WHAT WOULD BE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR THE USE OF ANY FUTURE BP MONEYS THE COUNTY WILL RECEIVE? >> WE ALREADY HAVE A RESTORE COUNCIL CITIZEN COMMITTEE IN PLACE. THAT COMMITTEE HAS ADDRESSED PROJECTS FOR THE FIRST $4 MILLION. WE NOW HAVE $12 MILLION COMING OUR WAY AND THE BOARD HAS VOTED FOR THAT $12 MILLION TO GO INTO WATER QUALITY, SANTA ROSA SOUND, WHICH INCLUDES ANY DRAINAGE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE IMPACTING THAT SOUND. I SUPPORT WATER QUALITY, ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE SANTA ROSA SOUND. >> THANK YOU. THAT QUESTION TO YOU, MR. FOWHER. >> IT NEEDS TO BE USED, AS MR. SALTER INDICATED, TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF THE WATER IN OUR BAYS AND THE SOUND. THE AREAS AFFECTED MOST BY THE SPILL. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. MOVING TO QUESTION NUMBER THREE, IT WILL GO FIRST TO YOU, MR. FOWHER. DO YOU SUPPORT REZONING PRIVATELY OWNED PROPERTY WITHIN THE NAVARRE PARK FROM MARINA TO HIGH DENSITY RESORT? PLEASE EXPLAIN. >> I HAVE NOT SEEN THAT REQUEST. I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE LAND USE THAT IS ALREADY ADOPTED BECAUSE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE INFRASTRUCTURE TO TAKE CARE OF THAT BEFORE IT HAPPENS. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. SAME QUESTION TO YOU, MR. SALTER. SHOULD I REPEAT IT FOR YOU? >> I'M GOOD. >> OKAY. >> FIRST OF ALL, THE LEASE HOLDER OF THAT PROPERTY DATES BACK TO 1965. THEY HAVE THE LEASE ON THE PROPERTY. THEY CAN BUILD A MARINA NOW. BUT I'VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE POTENTIAL DEVELOPER AND I THINK THEY HAVE AGREED TO LOOK TO THE WEST AND TRY TO STAY IN THAT COMMERCIAL ZONE VERSUS DEVELOPING THAT PROPERTY TO CONDOS. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. >> ALL RIGHT. WE'LL MOVE NOW TO QUESTION NUMBER FOUR AND THIS WILL GO FIRST TO YOU, MR. SALTER. WHAT IS YOUR OPINION OF FRACKING IN NORTH SANTA ROSA COUNTY? >> I THINK IT IS BASED ON THE SCIENCE. I KNOW I'VE BEEN INVOLVED ON BOTH SIDES OF THE CONVERSATION. I THINK WE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SCIENCE IS THERE BEFORE WE REJECT IT BECAUSE IT GENERATES AN AWFUL LOT OF MONEY IN THE JAY AREA AND TAXES COMING INTO THE COUNTY. I WANT IT TO BE SCIENCE DRIVEN AND NOT EMOTIONAL DRIVEN. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU TOCHLT YOU MR. FOWLER, WHAT IS YOUR OPINION OF FRACKING? >> I HAVE NO PROBLEM WITH IT, FROM READING THE DOCUMENTS AND THE INFORMATION THAT I RECEIVED AND LOOKED AT. IT IS A LOT OF HYPE CREATED ABOUT IT. BUT AS FAR AS SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE, IT IS NOT NEGATIVE THERE. I MEAN, A LOT OF COMPLAINTS ABOUT WATER SCOMBAULT STUFF LIKE THIS, BUT NOT BEEN PROVEN. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. WE'RE UP TO THE FINAL QUESTION, I BELIEVE, QUESTION NUMBER FIVE. AND IT WILL GO FIRST TO MR. FOWLER. WITH THE LARGE POPULATION IN SOUTH SANTA ROSA COUNTY, WOULD YOU SUPPORT ROTATING COUNTY COMMISSION MEETINGS BETWEEN MILTON AND OTHER LOCATIONS IN SOUTH SANTA ROSA? WHY OR WHY NOT? >> I SUPPORT IT WHEN I SERVED IN OFFICE BEFORE AND WE BUILT A SOUTH SANTA ROSA COMPLEX WHEN I WAS ON THE BOARD PREVIOUSLY AND I WAS ALL FOR THAT. I DO SUPPORT THAT. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. AND TO MR. SALTER, THAT QUESTION TO YOU NOW. >> I SUPPORT ROTATING THE COMMISSIONER'S MEETINGS. WE JUST LAST YEAR FINISHED BUILDING THE TIGER POINT COMMUNITY CENTER. PRIOR TO THAT, WE DID NOT HAVE A FACILITY TO ACCOMMODATE COMMISSIONER MEETINGS AND LARGE CROWDS OF CITIZENS. WE HAVE THAT IN PLACE AND ARE ROTATING THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER MEETING, ONE PER QUARTER, ALONG WITH PLANNING AND ZONING BOARD DOWN THERE, AS WELL. YES, I SUPPORT IT. >> THANK YOU. THAT COMPLETES THE QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION FOR SANTA ROSA COMMISSIONER, DISTRICT THREE. NOW EACH OF OUR CANDIDATES WILL HAVE 45 SECONDS TO DELIVER A CLOSING STATEMENT. WE'LL BEGIN WITH YOU, MR. FOWLER. FORGIVE ME, SINCE THE LAST QUESTION WENT TO YOU, WE'LL BEGIN THE CLOSING WITH MR. SALTER. 45 SECONDS. >> THANK YOU. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR HOSTING THE EVENT TONIGHT. I AM DON SALTER, SANTA ROSA COUNTY COMMISSIONER, BEEN IN OFFICE 16 YEARS. I APPRECIATE EVERYONE WHO HAS SUPPORTED ME IN THE PAST AND WILL SUPPORT ME IN THE FUTURE. SINCE I'VE BEEN IN OFFICE, WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED MANY FRO AGGRESSIVE THAGGRESSIVE -- PROGRESSIVE THINGS. -- UNEMPLOYMENT IN SANTA ROSA IS ABOUT 4.3%, WHICH SHOWS OUR EFFORT. I'VE BEEN STRONGLY SUPPORTIVE OF THE MILITARY AND PROTECTING WHITING FIELD FROM DEVELOPMENT AROUND THE BASE. WE ARE CONSIDERED THE NAVY MODEL. I'M PROUD OF MY WORK I'VE DONE WITH THE VETERANS, PLEASE CONSIDER ME ON AUGUST 30 OR BEFORE. THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU. NOW MR. FOWLER, YOUR CLOSING STATEMENT. >> I'D LIKE TO SERVE TO CONTINUE MY EXPERIENCE THAT I HAD BEFORE SERVING AS COUNTY COMMISSIONER DISTRICT ONE FOR FOUR YEARS. I WANT TO BE PART OF THE SOLUTION AND NOT PART OF THE PROBLEM. I WANT TO BE PROACTIVE AS FAR AS GROWTH. LOOK AT IT BY SERVING ON PACE WATER SYSTEM FOR 20 YEARS. WE HAD EXPERIENCE THERE. WE FORECAST OUR NEEDS AS FAR AS INFRASTRUCTURE WAS CONCERNED AND I THINK THE COUNTY CAN DO A BETTER JOB ON THAT AND FOR EXAMPLE, LIKE HIGHWAY 98, I THINK ALL THE STUDIES NEED TO BE CONSOLIDATED IN TIME FRAME AND ONE TIME FRAME INSTEAD OF GOING CONSECUTIVELY. THEY NEED TO BE DONE WITHIN THE SAME TIME AND COME BACK. I ASK FOR YOUR VOTE ON AUGUST 30. THANK YOU SO MUCH. >> THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN. AND THOSE WERE THE CANDIDATES FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY COMMISSION DISTRICT THREE. IN CASE YOU ARE JOINING US, I'M SANDRA AVERHART. >> I'M MOLLYE BARROWS. THIS IS NIGHT ONE OF THREE NIGHTS OF PRIMARY ELECTION COVERAGE ON WSRE. WE ARE JUST A MONTH AWAY FROM THE AUGUST 30 PRIMARY ELECTION. TONIGHT WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING TWO MORE RACES IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. THE RACES FOR SHERIFF, AS WELL AS SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT TWO. AND WE'RE BACK WITH THE SHERIFF'S RACE RIGHT AFTER THIS. >> THANK YOU FOR WATCHING RALLY 2016 ON WSRE TV. I'M MARY BLACKWELL, PRESIDENT OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF OKALOOSA COUNTY. FOR 30 YEARS, THE OKALOOSA AND PENSACOLA BAY AREA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HAVE PROVIDED QUESTIONS FOR EVENTS LIKE TONIGHT'S FORUM AS A SERVICE TO OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES. THE SUCCESS OF OUR DEMOCRACY DEPENDS ON ACTIVE PARTICIPATION BY INFORMED CITIZENS, WHICH BEGINS WITH VOTING. THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS IS NONPARTISAN, WHICH MEANS WE DO NOT SUPPORT OR OPPOSE PARTIES OR CANDIDATES. THIS RAL SEONE WAY FOR US TO MAKE ACCURATE AND NONPARTISAN INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO VOTERS. YOU CAN CONTACT US FOR EXPLANATIONS OF AMENDMENTS, MERIT RETENTION OF JUDGES OR OTHER BALLOT ISSUES. WE INVITE WOMEN AND MEN TO ATTEND OUR PUBLIC EVENT OR JOIN US AS MEMBERS OF LEAGUE. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE SEE OUR WEBSITE AND YOU CAN CONTACT US THERE, TOO. PLEASE REMEMBER TO BE AN INFORMED VOTER THIS YEAR. >> THERE ARE THREE WAYS TO CAST A BALLOT IN OKALOOSA COUNTY. BY MAIL, EARLY VOTING OR AT YOUR PRECINCT ON ELECTION DAY TOCHLT VOTE BY MAIL, CONTACT THE OKALOOSA SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OFFICE. WRITE, PHONE, E-MAIL, LOG ON TO THE WEBSITE OR VISIT THE OFFICE LOCATIONS. BALLOTS MUST REACH THE SUPERVISOR OF ELECTION OFFICES BY 7 P.M. ON ELECTION DAY. EARLY VOTING TAKES PLACE FROM SATURDAY, AUGUST 20 THROUGH SATURDAY, AUGUST 27 AT FIVE LOCATIONS LISTED ON SCREEN. HOURS FOR EARLY VOTING ARE 10 A.M. TO 6 P.M. EACH DAY. ON THE DAY OF THE PRIMARY ELECTION, TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, VOTING TAKES PLACE AT YOUR POLLING LOCATION. VOTE IN PRECINCT IN WHICH YOU LIVE AND ARE REGISTERED. BE SURE TO BRING PHOTO AND SIGNATURE ID WITH YOU. >> ALL RIGHT. WELCOME BACK. IT'S TIME FOR THE RACE FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY SHERIFF. THERE ARE THREE CANDIDATES ON THE PRIMARY BALLOT IN THIS RACE. THEY ARE ALL REPUBLICANS, ONE OF THE CANDIDATES MR. CHRIS ROPER IS NOT ATTENDING. WE HAVE THE OTHER TWO CANDIDATES WITH US IN THE WSRE STUDIO TONIGHT. NAMING THE CANDIDATES ALPHABETICALLY. THE FIRST IS MR. BOB JOHNSON AND SECOND IS MR. ROBERT "ROBBY" WAY. THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TONIGHT MRCHLT JOHNSON, WE ARE READY TO BEGIN WITH THE FIRST QUESTION. WE WILL START WITH YOU. THE CANDIDATES HAVE 45 SECONDS TO ANSWER. OUR FIRST QUESTION TONIGHT, PLEASE COMMENT ON THE DRUG TRAFFICKING AND ADDICTION PROBLEMS IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. EXPLAIN HOW YOU WOULD ADDRESS THIS ISSUE. >> OKAY, WELL, I WAS NARCOTICS DETECTIVE FOR A WHILE AND I SUPERVISE A UNIT. ONE BIG PROBLEM IS THE METH PRODUCTION. AS OF LATE, WE'VE TAKEN CARE OF THAT. WE'VE GOTTEN PROGRAMS IN PLACE, WE'RE ARRESTING MORE OF THE OFFENDERS. WE ALSO HAVE DIFFERENT THINGS TO -- -- THINGS LIKE THAT UNDER CONTROL. WE'VE DONE A LOT OF THINGS TO CURB THE METHAMPHETAMINE PRODUCTION IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY AND I'M PROUD OF THAT. >> ABSOLUTELY. MR. WAY, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? >> FIRST AND FOREMOST, YOU NEED TO BE PROACTIVE AGENCY AND BE PROACTIVE ON THE STREETS TARGETING DRUG ACTIVITY AND GETTING IT OFF THE STREETS. ASSIST IN THE RECOVERY AND HOPEFULLY THESE PEOPLE THAT ARE INCARCERATED CERTAINLY LOOK TO THAT. TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO CLEAN THEMSELVES UP, IF YOU WILL, AND I WILL SUPPORT THAT 100%, AS WELL. >> MR. WAY, WE BEGIN OUR SECOND QUESTION WITH YOU. WHAT IS YOUR POSITION ON PROVIDING BODY CAMERAS FOR ALL DEPUTIES IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY AND WHY. >> I'M NOT OPPOSED TO IT, HOWEVER, I THINK IT IS A COST EFFECTIVE MEASURE THAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS AND FROM BEING INVOLVED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT AND KNOWING HOW IMPORTANT IT IS, IT IS VERY EXPENSIVE AND YOU HAVE TO FACILITATE THE SYSTEM TO DOWNLOAD THE VIDEO AND STORE THAT, STORE THE VIDEO, IT IS A LONG PROGRESS, I'M NOT OPPOSED, BUT IT IS A VERY EXPENSIVE ORDEAL IN LAW ENFORCEMENT. >> THANK YOU, MR. WAY MRCHLT JOHNSON, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON BODY CAMERAS AND WHY? >> I'M FOR THEM IN ONE WAY N. ANOTHER WAY, THE COST IS PROHIBITIVE. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS TO WORRY ABOUT. WHEN AN OFFICER HAS A BODY CAM AND COMES INTO YOUR HOME AND RECORDS IT AND SUBMITS THAT AS EVIDENCE, IT IS PUBLIC RECORD. UNTIL THE LEGISLATURE ADDRESSES THAT, I WOULDN'T WANT ANYBODY TO BE ABLE TO DO A PUBLIC RECORD REQUEST AND SEE A VIDEO OF THE INSIDE OF MY HOUSE, I THINK THAT IS VIOLATION OF MY PRIVACY. SO THAT IS ANOTHER PROBLEM YOU HAVE TO ADDRESS WITH BODY CAMS. >> THANK YOU. THE NEXT QUESTION, QUESTION NUMBER FOUR, WE BEGIN WITH YOU. EXCUSE ME, QUESTION NUMBER THREE, GIVEN INCREASING TRAFFIC, HOW HEAVY IT IS ON 98 AND NEW DEVELOPMENTS PLANNED RESIDENTIAL AND OTHERWISE, HOW DO YOU PLAN TO ADDRESS THAT AND WILL YOU INCREASE VISIBILITY OF DEPUTIES TO MONITOR THE AREAS AND HOW? >> YES. AND WHAT WE HAVE NOW CURRENTLY IS A TRAFFIC UNIT, WHICH I PLAN ON EXPANDING. TRAFFIC IS GROWING EXPONENTIALLY IN THE SOUTH END AND THE PACE AREA. WE TARGET THOSE AREAS FOR SPEED ENFORCEMENT, WE ALSO TARGET IT FOR JUST VISIBILITY, WE MAKE SURE WE'RE HIGHLY VISIBLE WHEN WE CAN IN THOSE AREAS, BUT WE NEED MORE DEPUTIES, THAT IS ONE OF THE MAIN THINGS THAT WE NEED. 1.1 OFFICER PER THOUSAND IN THE STATE AVERAGE IS 2.8, WELL BELOW THAT, WE NEED MORE OFFICERS TO STAFF A BETTER TRAFFIC UNIT TO COMBAT THE PROBLEMS. >> THANK YOU, MR. JOHNSON. MR. WAY, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? >> I AGREE WITH BOB, IN A SENSE, I'M GOING TO ESTABLISH TRAFFIC UNIT THAT IS GOING TO BE ESCORTING FUNERALS AND WORKING TRAFFIC IN THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND SCHOOL ZONES. WE HAVE TO TARGET THE ISSUES AND CERTAINLY DEVELOP WAYS TO SOLVE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS WITHIN THE COUNTY, WORKING WITH THE OTHER AGENCIES THROUGHOUT THE STATE. FDOT. BUT IT IS REALLY, I MEAN, UNTIL WE GET A -- HANDLE ON IT WITH THE STATE LEVEL, FEDERAL LEVEL, OUR TRAFFIC IS KIND OF BUSTING AT THE SEAMS, IT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED. >> THANK YOU. BEGIN QUESTION NUMBER FOUR WITH YOU, AS WELL. FOR FORMER FEDERAL PRISONERS THERE IS EFFECTIVE PROGRAM TO HELP THEM REENTER THE PROGRAM. DO YOU THINK FORMER STATE AND LOCAL PRISONERS SHOULD HAVE ACCESS TO SIMILAR RE-ENTRY PROGRAMS? >> YES, I MEAN, I AGREE WITH THAT. WE HAVE TO ARE A RE-ENTRY PROGRAM FOR PRISONERS. IF WE GET A THIRD TO BUY INTO IT, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO GET THEM TO DO, IT WILL BE, IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC. AND FOR THE -- FOR OUR COMMUNITY. BUT, YEAH, I'M TOTALLY IN FAVOR OF THAT. >> THANK YOU, MR. WAY. MR. JOHNSON, YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT, DO YOU THINK REENTRY PROGRAMS SHOULD BE AVAILABLE FOR PRISONERS, AS WELL AS FEDERAL PRISONER? >> I DO. SANTA ROSA HAS A RE-ENTRY PROGRAM WE JUST STARTED. SO FAR IT'S BEEN VERY EFFECTIVE. NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE A WORK RELEASE PROGRAM, WE HELP THEM IN FINDING JOBS IN THE LOCAL AREA AND WE PUT THEM TO WORK AND OF COURSE THEY SERVE THE REST OF THEIR TIME AT NIGHT, THEY COME BACK AFTER WORKING A FULL DAY AND STAY WITH US AND THEY GO BACK OUT AND WORK. WE HAVE A RE-ENTRY PROGRAM NOW AND IT IS VERY EFFECTIVE. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. QUESTION FIVE STARTS WITH YOU -- -- >> WE'RE 59TH IN OVERALL CRIME. THE BUDGET WE HAVE, WE ALLOCATE WELL. WE NEED INCREASES IN CERTAIN AREAS WHEN IT COMES TO THE BUDGET PROCESS. WE'RE 67TH OUT OF 67 COUNTIES IN COST PER TAXPAYER SPENT ON LAW ENFORCEMENT, WE'RE THE BOTTOM OF THE BARREL, THAT NEEDS TO BE IMPROVED UPON. >> THANK YOU MRCHLT. MR. WAY, WHAT CHANGES WOULD YOU MAKE? >> STREAMLINE THE BUDGE SXET SEE IF THERE ARE CHANGES I COULD MAKE TO SAVE THE COUNTY AND TAXPAYER MONEY. AS I SAID BEFORE, MY PLATFORM, I WANT TO PROVIDE RAISES FOR OFFICERS AND HAVE A LONG-TERM PAYMENT SYSTEM THAT OFFICERS KNOW WHAT THEY WILL BE MAKE WHENNING THEY COME TO WORK HERE AND WHAT THEY WILL BE MAKING 10 YEARS FROM NOW. I WANT TO PROVIDE THAT IN MY BUDGET AND INCLUDE THAT IN THE BUDGET, THAT IS MY PLAN TO DO. >> EXCELLENT. THANK YOU MR. WAY. OUR NEXT QUESTION GOES TO YOU AND IT DEALS WITH TRAFFIC ON NAVARRE BEACH THIS TIME. HOW WOULD YOU ALLEVIATE TRAFFIC PROBLEMS DURING PEEK HOURS OF VEHICLES GOING TO AND FROM NAVARRE BEACH? >> GREAT QUESTION. WE HAVE TO HAVE, IT WOULD BE JOINT EFFORT WITH THE STATE. HIGHWAY 98 IS STATE ROAD AND WE WOULD HAVE TO FACILITATE TRAFFIC LIGHTS, MANPOWER TO MOVE TRAFFIC, DIRECT TRAFFIC, IT'S -- THAT WOULD BE TOUGH ENDEAVOR. >> MR. JOHNSON, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON ALLEVIATING TRAFFIC ON NAVARRE BEACH? >> WE TRY TO DO IT NOW IN CERTAIN WAYS. DURING PEAK TIMES, BLUE ANGEL WEEKEND, THINGS OF THAT NATURE, WORK THE TRAFFIC LIGHT AT 98 AND NAVARRE CAUSEWAY AND TRY TO GET TRAFFIC OFF AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. IT IS A DOT THING, I HAVE TO SAY. THEY HAVE TO DO SOMETHING WITH THE FLOW OF TRAFFIC. THERE ARE TWO LANES, YOU ARE ONLY GOING TO GO SO FAST, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS. YOU CAN ONLY STOP TRAFFIC ON 98 FOR SO LONG BEFORE YOU HAVE TO LET THE TRAFFIC GO AGAIN. IT'S SOMETHING THAT DOT WOULD HAVE TO ADDRESS. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH. AND IF YOU ARE ELECTED WHAT WILL YOUR PRIORITIES BE FOR THE COMING YEAR? >> MY PRIORITIES WOULD DEFINITELY BE AS FORMER SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER, I WANT TO GET SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS BACK IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND START THE DARE PROGRAM BACK UP. I WAS A DARE INSTRUCTOR AND KIDS ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT COMMODITY WE HAVE IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY AND THEY NEED TO BE PROTECTED. WE NEED TO MAKE A IMPACT ON THEM PRIOR TO THEM GETTING UP TO THE TEEN YEARS, WHERE THEY FORM OPINIONS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT. >> THANK YOU MRCHLT . MR. WAY, IF ELECTED WHAT WILL YOUR PRIORITIES BE? >> SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS IN EVERY SCHOOL IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. COMMUNITY POLICING PROGRAM, I WOULD LIKE TO IMPLEMENT THROUGHOUT THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND COMMUNITY. I WOULD LIKE TO INCREASE THE K-9 UNITS AND MAKE IT A LARGER UNIT TO FACILITATE AND BE AVAILABLE 24 HOURS A DAY IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. >> MR. WAY, THE LAST QUESTION BEGINS WITH YOU. WHAT QUALIFICATIONS MAKE YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THIS OFFICE? >> I HAVE 34 YEARS EXPERIENCE IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, WORKED FOR SEVERAL SHERIFFS IN MY TIME. I'VE SEEN THE GOOD AND BAD. I KNOW WHAT IT TAKES WITH MY EXPERIENCE TO BE A GOOD SHERIFF, BE A FAIR SHERIFF AND BE ACCOUNTABLE TO THE CITIZENS YOU WORK FOR. SO I THINK WITH THAT, I WOULD BE A GREAT SHERIFF. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU SO MUCH. MR. JOHNSON, WHAT MAKES YOU THE BEST CANDIDATES FOR THE OFFICE? >> 33 YEARS IN LAW ENFORCE SXMENT 23 YEARS AT SANTA ROSA SHERIFF'S OFFICE. I KNOW HOW IT WORKS, I HAVE MASTER'S DEGREE IN CRIMINAL JUSTICE, GRADUATE OF FBI NATIONAL ACADEMY AND AIR FORCE VETERAN AND AIR FORCE DUTY, ENTIRE FOUR YEARS I WAS ON PRESIDENT REAGAN'S PROTECTION DETAIL. THESE HAVE GIVEN ME A SENSE OF DISCIPLINE AND WAY TO MANAGE PEOPLE AND I THINK I'D MAKE A GREAT SHERIFF FOR SANTA ROSA COUNTY. >> THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH FOR JOINING TONIGHT. REMINDER THERE ARE THREE CANDIDATES IN THE RACE FOR SHERIFF. MR. CHRIS ROPER IS NOT ATTENDING THIS EVENING. WE BEGAN QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH MR. JOHNSON. WE WILL BEGIN WITH MR. WAY AS WE START OUR CLOSING STATEMENTS. YOU BOTH HAVE 45 SECONDS TO MAKE A CLOSING STATEMENT MRCHLT WAY, WE'LL BEGIN WITH YOU. >> HI, I'VE BEEN IN LAW ENFORCEMENT 34 AND A HALF YEARS, I'VE BEEN ON THE STREETS, I KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON. I'M A LIFE-LONG RESIDENT OF SANTA ROSA COUNTY, LIVED HERE 28 YEARS, RAISED MY FAMILY THERE. I AM AWARE WHAF IS GOING ON IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY AND CONCERNED ABOUT INCREASED CRIME RATE IN NEIGHBORING COUNTIES. -- THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, MR. WAY. MR. JOHNSON, 45 SECONDS. >> I'M THE ONLY CANDIDATE THAT HAS SERVED IN OR SUPERVISED EVERY UNIT IN SANTA ROSA SHERIFF'S OFFICE TO INCLUDE THE JAIL. I HAVE A WORKING KNOWLEDGE, TURNKEY SHERIFF, AS I SAID BEFORE, WHEN SHERIFF HALL IS GONE, I TAKE OVER IN HIS ABSENCE AND I'VE BEEN RUNNING THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE NOW FOR A LITTLE BIT AND I THINK I HAVE A GRASP ON THE SITUATION. AS SHERIFF, YOU ARE NOT JUST A SHERIFF, YOU ARE PRETTY MUCH A CEO OF A CORPORATION, ALMOST 400 EMPLOYEES, HAVE YOU TO KNOW THEIR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES, OVER THE LAST 23 YEARS I'VE DONE THAT, AND I THINK I WOULD BE A GREAT SHERIFF. CAST YOUR VOTE FOR ME FOR SANTA ROSA SHERIFF. >> WE ARE TAKING A BREAK, WHEN WE COME BACK, WE'LL HAVE THE LAST VOTE OF THE NIGHT. STAY WITH US. >> THERE IS ONE AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA CONSTITUTION ON THE AUGUST PRIMARY BALLOT. A 60% MARGIN IS REQUIRED FOR PASSAGE. HERE IS A BRIEF LOOK AT WHAT THE AMENDMENT COVERS. MOMENT FOUR, SOLAR DEVICES OR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE DEVICES. EXEMPTION FROM CERTAIN TAXATION AND ASSESSMENT. THE SUMMARY READS AS FOLLOWS. PROPOSING AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE LEGISLATURE BY LAW TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION THE ASSESSED VALUE OF SOLAR OR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE DEVICES SUBJECT TO TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX AND AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE BY GENERAL LAW TO PROHIBIT CONSIDERATION OF SUCH DEVICES IN ASSESSING THE VALUE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR TAXATION PURPOSES. THIS AMENDMENT TAKES EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2018 AND EXPIRES ON DECEMBER 31, 2037. FOR MORE DETAILED, NONPARTISAN INFORMATION, YOU CAN ACCESS THE FLORIDA LEAGUE VOTERS GUIDE. LOG ON TO THE FLORIDA VOTER DOT ORG, WEBSITE FOR LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF FLORIDA. FOLLOW THE STEPS SHOWN ON SCREEN TO OBTAIN THE GUIDE TO FLORIDA AMENDMENT. THIS GUIDE WILL DISPLAY SYNOPSIS OF THE AMENDMENT AND EXPLANATION OF WHAT A YES OR NO VOTE WILL MEAN. >> THERE IS ONE AMENDMENT TO THE FLORIDA CONDITION STYITUTION ON THE AUGUST PRIMARY BALLOT, 60% MARGIN IS REQUIRED FOR PASSAGE. HERE IS A LOOK AT WHAT THE MOMENT COVERS. AMENDMENT FOUR, SOLAR DEVICES OR RNEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE DEVICES. EXEMPTION FROM TAXATION AND ASSESSMENT. THE BALLOT SUMMARY READS AS FOLLOWS. PROPOSING AMENDMENT TO THE STATE CONSTITUTION TO AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE TO EXEMPT THE ASSESSED VALUE OF SOLAR OR RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCE DEVICES SUBJECT TO TANGIBLE PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX AND AUTHORIZE THE LEGISLATURE BY GENERAL LAW TO PROHIBIT CONSIDERATION OF SUCH DEVICES IN ASSESSING THE VALUE OF REAL PROPERTY FOR TAXATION PURPOSES. THIS AMENDMENT TAKES EFFECT JANUARY 1, 2018, AND EXPIRES DECEMBER 31, 2037. FOR DETAILED, NONPARTISAN INFORMATION ACCESS FLORIDA LEAGUE VOTER'S GUIDE. FOLLOW THE STEPS SHOWN ON THE SCREEN IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THE GUIDE TO FLORIDA AMENDMENT. THIS GUIDE WILL DISPLAY SYNOPSIS OF THE AMENDMENT AND EXPLANATION OF WHAT YES OR NO VOTE WILL MEAN. >> WELCOME BACK. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR JOINING US ON TONIGHT'S RALLY 2016. WE WRAP UP TONIGHT'S QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION WITH SANTA ROSA SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT TWO RACE. THIS IS NONPARTISAN RACE AND WILL BE DECIDED DURING THE PRIMARY ELECTION. THERE ARE ONLY TWO CANDIDATES ON THE BALLOT AND THAT MEANS ONE OF THEM WILL GET 50% PLUS ONE OF THE VOTE NEEDED TO WIN. >> IT IS TIME TO MEET THOSE CANDIDATES, AGAIN, SEATED ALPHABETIC ALPHABETICALLY. MR. CLIFTON "BUDDY" HINOTE AND SECOND IS MR. JOSEPH M. POOL. WE WELCOME YOU TO RALLY 2016. >> REMINDER THE QUESTIONS IN THIS RACE HAVE BEEN COMPILED BY COMMITTEE OF THE PENSACOLA BAY AREA LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS. WE BEGIN WITH OUR FIRST QUESTION TO MR. HINOTE. WOULD YOU -- >> WHY OR WHY NOT? >> ABSOLUTELY . IN FACT, THAT TAKES PLACE IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY ALREADY, IT IS ALREADY IN PLACE. I BELIEVE THAT THE MORE THE PUBLIC ARE INVOLVED IN WHAT GOES ON IN THE BOARD MEETINGS, THE MORE COLLABORATION AND COOPERATION -- -- CONTINUE TO DO WITHIN OUR DISTRICT. >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU. QUESTION TO YOU, MR. POOL, ABOUT LIVE STREAMING OF SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS. >> GOOD EVENING. RIGHT NOW THE STREAMING IS ARCHIVED AND AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC ANY TIME THEY WANT TO. BUT I WOULD LIKE TO BESIDES LIVE STREAMING, WE WANT TO HAVE THAT. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ACTUAL PARTICIPATION PHYSICAL PARTICIPATION BY THE PUBLIC AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS. I THINK THEY CARRY BACK WITH THEM CERTAIN ENVIRONMENT THEY WOULDN'T NORMALLY HAVE IN LIVE STREAMING. THAT IS A DIFFICULTY WE HAVE, MAKE SURE THE PUBLIC GETS INVOLVED IN THE SCHOOLS AT EVERY LEVEL. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. WE BEGIN NOW WITH QUESTION NUMBER TWO. AND THAT IS GOING TO MR. POOL. IN WHAT PROPOSALS MIGHT BE OFFERED TO IMPROVE SANTA ROSA SCHOOLS, MR. POOL? >> PROT POSEALS I WOULD WANT TO DO AS SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER AND THE SCHOOL BOARD IS EMPOWERED WITH THE POLICIES AND DIRECTION OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. THE THINGS I HEAR VOTERS TALKING ABOUT WHEN I'M OUT AND ABOUT, THEY WOULD LIKE TO HAVE LESS INTRUSION FROM FEDERALLY MANDATED COMMON CORE CURRICULUM, LESS EMPHASIS ON STANDARDIZED TESTING, ALTHOUGH WE NEED IT, THEY WANT OUR TEACHERS TAKEN CARE OF. THEY WANT THEM TO BE PAID ACCORDINGLY VERSUS OTHER COUNTIESS IN THE AREA. THOSE ARE PROPOSALS I BRING BEFORE THE BOARD. >> MR. HINOTE, THE SAME QUESTION. WHAT PROPOSALS MIGHT BE OFFERED TO IMPROVE SANTA ROSA SCHOOL? >> WE HAVE AN OUT STANDING SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. IT'S BEEN SUCCESSFUL OVER THE YEARS, BUT THERE IS ALWAYS AREAS WE CAN IMMRUF ON. ONE OF THOSE MIGHT BE TO CHANGE BCK TO SEVEN-PERIOD DAY FOR HIGH SCHOOLS AND MIDDLE SCHOOLERS, THAT WAS A CHANGE WE MADE FOR FINANCIAL REASONS A FEW YEARS AGO AND I FEEL LIKE IT LIMITED OUR STUDENTS IN TERMS OF THEIR CHOICES AND THEIR ABILITIES TO TAKE ELECTIVES OTHERWISE AVAILABLE IN SEVEN-PERIOD DAY. THINGS LIKE ADVANCED PLACEMENT, DUAL ENROLLMENT, HONORS COURSES, THEY ARE LIMITED IN THE SCOPE OF WHAT THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN IN THE SIX-PERIOD DAY. I THINK THAT IS ONE AREA WE CAN MOVE IN AND ALSO TO GIVE TEACHERS PLANNING PERIOD THAT IS SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND NOT JUST IN THE MORNING. >> THANK YOU. MR. HINOTE, YOU WILL GET THE NEXT QUESTION FIRST. PLEASE COMMENT ON THE CURRENT FLORIDA LAW THAT ALLOWS CORPORATIONS TO SHIFT TAXES TO FUND VOUCHERS FOR RELIGIOUS AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS RATHER THAN PAYING TAXES TO THE STATE? >> WELL, AS FAR AS SANTA ROSA COUNTY IS CONCERNED, I THINK MOST OF YOU UNDERSTAND AND THE PUBLIC IS AWARE THAT WE'RE ONE OF THE LOWEST FUNDED DISTRICTS IN THE STATE AND HAVE BEEN FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. WE JUST MADE SOME PROGRESS IN THAT IN THE LAST YEAR OR SO, MOVED UP FROM BEING 66 OUT OF 67 DISTRICTS AS FAR AS FUNDING IS CONCERNED. ANYTHING THAT TAKES MONEY AWAY FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL WHEN IS THEY HAVE DIRE NEED IN OUR DISTRICTS, I BELIEVE IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD NOT TAKE PLACE AND I WOULD LOOK AT POSSIBLY WORKING WITH OUR LEGISLATIVE BODYS AND WORK ON REPEALING THAT AND MOVING THAT MONEY WHERE IT NEEDS TO GO, BACK INTO OUR SCHOOL SYSTEMS. >> THANK YOU MRCHLT POOL, WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO REPEAT THE QUESTION? >> PLEASE DO. >> PLEASE COMMENT ON THE CURRENT FLORIDA LAW THAT ALLOWS CORPORATIONS TO SHIFT TAXES TO FUND VOUCHERS FOR RELIGIOUS AND PRIVATE SCHOOLS, RATHER THAN PAYING THOSE TAXES TO THE STATE. >> I BELIEVE IN A MARKET PLACE ECONOMICS AT ALL LEVELS, EVEN IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. I BELIEVE COMPUTATION BREEDS EXCELLENCE. THIS IS OPPORTUNITY FOR CHOICE, EVEN FOR CORPORATIONS TO USE MONEY IN AREAS THEY FEEL BETTER SUITED NEED FOR DESIRES ARE. I THINK THAT COMPETITION AND CHOICE AT EVERY LEVEL, IN THE SCHOOLS OR VOUCHER PROGRAMS OR CHARTER SCHOOLS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD STAY IN PLACE. COMPETITION IS A GOOD THING, WE SHOULDN'T LIMIT IT, WE SHOULD AUGMENT IT WHEN POSSIBLE. I WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF KEEPING THAT LAW IN PLACE. I THINK WE SHOULD KEEP IT. >> OKAY. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, MR. POOL. QUESTION FOUR, WE BEGIN WITH YOU, AS WELL. WITH INCREASE IN POPULATION IN GROWTH IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY, ESPECIALLY NAVARRE AND PACE, WHAT SOLUTIONS WOULD PROU POSE TO DEAL WITH THE GROWTH ISSUE WHILE STILL BEING COGNIZANT OF CLASS SIZE REQUIRE SNMENT >> GROWTH IS A GOOD THING AND SOMETIMES A DOUBLE-EDGED SWORD. GROWTH IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN THE AREAS PARENTS WANT TO MOVE TO. THAT IS THEIR CHOICE TO MOVE WHERE THEY WANT TO. SOMETIMES THEY WANT TO ATTEND A SCHOOL, SOMETIMES ZONE MAY TRY TO BE CHANGED ON THEM. THEY MOVE THERED FOR THAT REASON F. A SCHOOL AREA IS GROWING FASTER THAN NOTED, WE NEED TO BE LOOKING FORWARD AND PLANNING AHEAD AS SCHOOL BOARD AS TO WHAT WILL HAPPEN AND HAVE A FUTURE IDEA. BUT PARENTS SHOULD NOT TRY TO BE MADE TO GO TO CERTAIN DISTRICTS AND JUST BUILD SCHOOLS WHERE PARENTSS ARE AND TO ADEQUATE SIZE NEEDED FOR THE POPULATION IN THAT AREA. >> THANK YOU. -- THAT AREA. >> THANK YOU. -- >> WELL, CERTAINLY. AND I GO BACK TO WHAT I SAID EARLIER, WE HAVE AN OUT STANDING SCHOOL DISTRICT, IT'S ONE WHERE PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE AREA AND THROUGHOUT THE SOUTHEAST WANT TO COME BE A PART OF. GROWTH IS AN ISSUE IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. WE HAVE MANY SCHOOLS AND AS YOU MENTIONED IN THE PACE AREA AND THE SOUTH END OF OUR DISTRICT REACHING CAPACITY, SOMETHING WILL HAVE TO BE DONE IN THE NEAR FUTURE TO MEET THOSE GROWTH CONCERNS. I DON'T THINK THAT WE MAKE DECISIONS IN ISOLATION, THERE NEEDS TO BE COLLABORATION AND COOPERATION BETWEEN THE STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED IN MAKING THE DECISIONS AND THERE -- WE NEED TO DEVELOP IDEAS AND DIFFERENT WAYS OF LOOKING AT RAISING FUNDING TO MEET THAT NEED. >> THANK YOU, THIS NEXT QUESTION WILL GO TO YOU FIRST. WOULD YOU SUPPORT PROVIDING COMPUTER FOR EACH STUDENT IN SANTA ROSA AND HOW WOULD YOU FUND SUCH ACTION? >> WELL, FIRST OF ALL, ABSOLUTELY, I FEEL LIKE WE SHOULD PUT SOME TYPE OF DEVICE IN THE HANDS OF OUR STUDENTS IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE US MOVE AWAY FROM PRINTED TEXTBOOKS, IF POSSIBLE. BUT THAT IS THE WAVE OF THE FUTURE, THAT IS THE DIRECTION WE SHOULD BE GOING AND CERTAINLY I WOULD SUPPORT THAT. AS FAR AS FUNDING, AS MOST THINGS THAT OCCUR IN SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT, IS SOMEWHAT CAN BE DIFFICULT. I DO THINK THERE ARE VARIOUS INDUSTRIES, VARIOUS BUSINESSES IN OUR AREA THAT WOULD SUPPORT THAT, SO I THINK WE WOULD REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITIES AND SAY -- OUR BUSINESSES IN THE COMMUNITIES AND ASK FOR THEIR SUPPORT IN HELPING RAISE FUNDS. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. MR. POOL, THAT QUESTION TO YOU. WOULD YOU SUPPORT PROVIDING A COMPUTER FOR EACH STUDENT IN SANTA ROSA AND HOW WOULD SUCH ACTION BE FUNDED? >> NO, I WOULD NOT SUPPORT THAT. THIS IS WHERE MY OPPONENT AND I DIFFER. I'VE SEEN THE EFFECTS OF TRYING TO PUT TECHNOLOGY IN THE HANDS OF EVERY STUDENT AND EVERY PRINCIPAL AND SOME THINGS BACKFIRE IN THE WAY OF TESTING, AMOUNT OF ADMINISTRATION NEED TO MANAGE THE HARDWARE AND AMOUNT OF HELP DESK THINGS THAT NEED TO GO INTO MAKING IT WORK CORRECTLY. WE HAVE GOOD AMOUNT OF TECHNOLOGY NOW. MOST STUDENTS HAVE COMPUTERS AT THEIR HOME. I WOULD LIKE TO FOCUS ON CURRICULUM AND NOT JUST TECHNOLOGY. IT BRINGS ABOUT AMERICAN IDEAS AND AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM, NOT JUST TECHNOLOGY. TECHNOLOGY IS NOT THE END ALL TO EVERYTHING WE HAVE. TEACHERS ARE THE END ALL TO EVERYTHING WE HAVE. >> ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE REBUTTAL FROM MR. HINOTE. >> YES, I DO NOT AGREE WITH MR. POOL FROM THE STANDPOINT OF STUDENT HAS A COMPUTER IN THEIR HOME. I'VE BEEN A PRINCIPALLY AT SCHOOLS, I'VE BEEN AT ONE WITH FAIRLY HIGH POVERTY LEVELS AND STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS OR ACCESS TO COMPUTERS AT HOME. I THINK IT IS INCUMBENT UPON US TO MAKE SURE WE SUPPLY THOSE, SO THERE IS A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD FOR EVERY STUDENT IN OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT. >> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. WE MOVE TO QUESTION NUMBER SIX MRCHLT POOL, WE'LL BEGIN WITH YOU. DO YOU SUPPORT AN ELECTED OR APPOINTED SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY? WHY NOT? >> I HAVEN'T SEEN A STUDENT YET WHO DOESN'T HAVE AN IPHONE OR SMARTPHONE THAT DOESN'T HAVE INTERNET ACCESS. CONCERNING SUPERINTENDENT ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT, THAT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS SOME COUNTIES DO AND DO NOT DO. THE ELECTION PROCESS IS GREAT PROCESS, ALLOWS DIFFERENT CANDIDATES TO COME FORWARD IN THE PUBLIC. IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE A PhD, BUT A LOVE FOR EDUCATION, IT MIGHT BE SOMEONE THAT YOU KNOW, THAT YOU KNOW WILL DO A GOOD JOB BECAUSE THEY HAVE A PASSION FOR EDUCATION AND DOING THAT. I WOULD GO ALONG WITH ELECTION PROCESS WE CURRENTLY HAVE. >> MR. HINOTE, YOUR THOUGHTS ON ELECTED OR APPOINTED SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT AND WHY OR WHY NOT? >> I FULLY SUPPORT ELECTED SUPERINTENDENT. I FEEL LIKE THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE IS WHAT NEEDS TO BE HEARD IN THOSE SELECTIONS AND THEREFORE I AM IN FAVOR OF ELECTED SUPERINTENDENT. AGAIN, WE HAVE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE HIGHLY QUALIFIED IN OUR AREA, THAT HAVE THE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS, I FEEL LIKE NEED TO ENCOURAGE THEM, BUT BE PART OF THE PROCESS AND THE PEOPLE HAVE THE CHOICE OF SELECTING WHO THEY THINK WOULD BEST REPRESENT THEM, THE STAKEHOLDERS IN THE EDUCATION PROCESS. I AM IN FAVOR OF ELECTED SUPERINTENDENT. >> MR. HINOTE, THE NEXT QUESTION WILL GO TO YOU FIRST F. ELECTED, WHAT WILL BE YOUR PRIORITIES FOR WILL COMING YEAR? >> PRIORITIES? THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THOSE, BUT THE FIRST THING I THINK WE NEED TO DO IS -- -- USUALLY WHAT HAPPENS IN MOST CASES. FUNDING WAS LOW AND AS A RESULT WE WENT TO THIS SCHEDULE. I DO NOT THINK IT IS THE BEST SCHEDULE FOR OUR KIDS AND FOR OUR TEACHERS AND THAT IS THE FIRST THING WE WOULD DO, GO BACK TO SEVEN-PERIOD DAY. WE NEED TO PROVIDE AN INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. IT'S BEEN A HINDRANCE BECAUSE MUCH THE LOCATION OF WHERE WE WOULD PLACE THAT. WE HAVE MANY STUDENTS LEAVING OUR DISTRICT. >> MR. POOL, YOU ASKED FOR REBUTTAL, BUT YOU GET THIS QUESTION NOW, SO IF YOU ARE ELECTED WHAT WILL BE YOUR PRIORITIES IN THE COMING YEAR? >> THERE ARE TWO OR THREE PRIORITIES, MOST I HEARD FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC MEETING THEM AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOODS. IF ELECTED, I'M REPRESENTING THEM. AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, FEDERAL INTRUSION STARTS WITH COMMON CORE AS THE PRIORITY. STANDARDIZED TESTING, THERE IS WAY TOO MUCH OF IT. STANDARDIZED TESTING IS GOOD THING, AMOUNT OF IMPLEMENTATION IT HAS TO GO TO AND PUNITIVE ACTION FOR EOC SCORES FOR 30% OF THE FINAL GRADE AND GETTING OUR TEACHERS TO STAY IN THE AREA BASED ON SALARIES. WE'RE LOSING TEACHERS BECAUSE OF LOWER PAYING JOBS IN THIS AREA. YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT AP CLASSES, ADVANCE PLACEMENT CLASSES ARE THE WAY TO GO. THAT IS STANDARDIZED PROGRAM. >> THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. POOL. LAST QUESTION WITH YOU, WHAT QUALIFICATIONS MAKE YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR SUPERINTENDENT? >> I'M GLAD YOU ASKED THAT QUESTION. I HAVE TWO BACHELOR DEGREES FROM UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA AND I'M A PARENT, FIRST OF ALL. MOST IMPORTANT PROBABLY AMONG MY QUALIFICATIONS, NOT THAT I TAUGHT SCHOOL OR BEEN IN PRIVATE INDUSTRY. I HAVE SEVEN CHILDREN. FOUR RESIDE IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. THEY WILL BE FOR THE NEXT 10 YEARS, MY YOUNGEST IS IN THIRD GRADE THIS YEAR. HE WILL BE AN UNCLE AND I'LL HAVE GRANDCHILDREN, I'LL BE VESTED IN MY LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR YEARS TO COME, THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT QUALIFYS ME. I HAVE A PASSION FROM WHAT I SEE DAY TO DAY FROM MY CHILDREN IN SCHOOL AND THE PROBLEMS THEY FACE, I SEE FIRSTHAND. >> I NEED TO MAKE A CORRECTION, YOU HAVE YOU RUNNING FOR SUPERINTENDENT, IT IS FOR SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT TWO. I APOLOGIZE FOR THE MISSPEAK. >> MAYBE A FEW YEARS. >> OKAY. MR. HINOTE, THE QUESTION GOES TO YOU, AGAIN, FOR SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT TWO WHAT QUALIFICATIONS MAKE YOU THE BEST CANDIDATE FOR THE OFFICE? >> I HAVE MASTER'S DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP FROM UNIVERSITY OF WEST FLORIDA. TAUGHT SCHOOL IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY FOR YEARS. I SERVED AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT TWO DIFFERENT SCHOOLS AND PRINCIPAL AT THE ONLY PRE-K THROUGH 12 SCHOOL IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. I FINISHED LAST FIVE YEARS OF MY CAREER AS DIRECTOR OF HIGH SCHOOL IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. I WAS IN CHARGE OF THE SEVEN HIGH SCHOOLS. SO I FEEL LIKE MY 37 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN EDUCATION QUALIFYS ME FOR THIS POSITION. >> THANK YOU SO MUCH, GENTLEMEN, FOR THOSE QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSIONS, THAT WRAPS IT UP FOR -- >> YES, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE CLOSING STATEMENTS, WE'RE GETTING READY TO DO THAT. I'M GLAD YOU ARE ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT IT. >> JUMPING AHEAD OF YOU. >> THAT IS WONDERFUL. THAT COMPLETES THE QUESTION AND ANSWER SESSION, EACH CANDIDATE HAS 45 SECONDS TO DELIVER CLOSING REMARKS. MR. HINOTE. >> GOOD EVENING. I BELIEVE MY PAST SERVICE OF 37 YEARS MATCHED WITH MY PASSION FOR THIS COMMUNITY ARE DETERMINING FACTORS THAT MAKE ME MOST QUALIFIED FOR THIS POSITION. MY EXPERIENCE DOES COUNT. I UNDERSTAND EDUCATION FROM THE CLASSROOM TO THE BOARD ROOM AND I'M SKILLED TODAY TO MAKE DECISIONS. NOW WHY DO I WANT TO BE A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER? IT'S SIMPLE. AS AN EDUCATOR, I UNDERSTAND THE VALUE OF QUALITY EDUCATION. AS A PARENT AND COMMUNITY LEADER, I UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR ACCOUNTABILITY. IT IS MY PASSION FOR CHILDREN THAT DRIVES ME HARD TO GIVE BACK TO MY COMMUNITY. SO VOTE FOR EXPERIENCE, ACCOUNTABILITY AND POSITION, PLEASE VOTE FOR BUDDY HINOTE, SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICT TWO. THANK YOU. >> ALL RIGHT, MR. POOL, 45 SECONDS. >> GREAT. I HAVE UNIQUE EXPERIENCE OF HAVING BEEN IN THE CLASSROOM ALSO FOR 10 YEARS AND ALSO IN PRIVATE INDUSTRY FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS. I'VE MET WITH PERSONNEL IN THE SCHOOLS FROM CLASSROOM TO THE SCHOOL BOARD WITH ISSUES THAT I'D LIKE TO HAVE RESOLVED, BUT SOMETIMES PASSED UP THE LADDER TO THE NEXT RUNG. I WOULD LIKE TO BE THE LAST RUNG ON THE LADDER. I HAVE EXPERIENCE SEEING COMMON CORE CURRICULUM COME HOME WITH MY KIDS, REDUCED ACADEMIC DAY, TEACHERS LOSING PLANNING PERIOD, SPENDING $650 OUT OF POCKET FOR A SINGLE HIGH SCHOOL SPORT. -- I AM ALSO PASSIONATE ABOUT EDUCATION. I WILL BE FOR A LONG TIME TO COME. THAT IS WHY I AM RUNNING FOR SCHOOL BOARD IN SANTA ROSA COUNTY. PLEASE VISIT MY WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE AND VOTE OF CONFIDENCE ON AUGUST 30, THANK YOU. >> THANK YOU, THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN. THAT WILL DO IT FOR NIGHT ONE OF RALLY 2016. >> WHEN WE RETURN TOMORROW, WEDNESDAY NIGHT, 7, WE WILL MEET THE CANDIDATES FOR FLORIDA SENATE DISTRICT ONE, AS WELL AS FLORIDA HOUSE, DISTRICT FOUR. WE WILL ALSO MEET CANDIDATES FOR A NUMBER OF OKALOOSA COUNTY RACES, INCLUDING OKALOOSA COMMISSION DISTRICT ONE, SHERIFF, PROPERTY APPRAISER, SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT AND SCHOOL BOARD DISTRICTS TWO AND FOUR. >> WE CERTAINLY HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US RIGHT HERE ON WSRE TV WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT 7 AS WE CONTINUE WITH RALLY 2016. OUR THANKS OF COURSE TO THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION IN THIS PROGRAM, PROVIDING QUESTIONS AND PENSACOLA STATE COLLEGE, AS WELL. THANKS FOR JOINING US, HAVE A GREAT EVENING.

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