Franklin Perez

Libertarian and Independent Candidate
for Florida State House of Representatives (District 28) - Year 2014

Not Beholden to Party Politics!



E-mail: perezfranklin@hotmail.com

Twitter Blog: http://www.twitter.com/fperez1776

Open Discussion Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SemCountyLibs

Comparison with Republican Incumbent Jason Brodeur:
http://elections.orlandosentinel.com/2012/november/compare/race/664/candidate/2054/to/2055

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/franklin.perez.186

Campaign Videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/fperez2010
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5a5KzWi0ohQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htW5fhsxKs0


INTRODUCTION

Hello,

My name is Franklin Perez, and I am running for the Florida State House of Representatives (District 28) with a Libertarian platform in the November 2010 election. I'd very much like the honor and privilege of representing you in Tallahassee.

I am 51 years old, a homeowner in Seminole County and Florida House District 28, and work 40+ hours per week as a Software Engineer. I have a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Florida and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. You may view my resume to get a better idea as to my educational and work experience background.

I believe that as a political candidate, my job is not to just blindly say what you want to hear just to get elected, but, instead, is to tell you the general philosophy that I will use to guide me in my decisions as a Florida State Representative in the Florida Legislature. And to follow that philosophy consistently. By knowing my general philosophy, you as a voter will have a very good idea as to how I will stand on any issue. I also will not pretend that I know everything and should know everything.

So, what is my philosophy? In one word: Libertarian. My political philosophy is pro-individual rights and pro-free market. If elected Florida State House Representative for District 28, I shall work to pass laws that are pro-individual rights and pro-free market, and I shall also work to repeal any laws that are anti-individual rights or anti-free market.

If my political philosophy is Libertarian, why did I not run in years 2006 and 2008 as a Libertarian Party candidate? It had to do with (a) anti-Hispanic remarks made to me by an ex-Chairman of the Libertarian Party of Seminole County Florida while I was the Vice-Chairman of that affiliate and (b) the un-Libertarian attitude - and thus hypocrisy - shown by the leadership of the Libertarian Parties of Seminole County and Florida. I encourage everyone to read more about this at the http://www.fperez1776.com/fperez_2008/why_npa_eng.html hyperlink for details.

I am a strong believer that most government services, with the possible exception of police & court system services, should be privatized (i.e., at the very least be contracted out to a private for-profit firm to perform) because the private sector tends to be more cost-effective than the public sector. So, my general philosophy towards privatization of any current government service is as follows in order of preference:

  1. Competing private firms, without government involvement, except perhaps minimal licensing; service paid directly by customer(s) willing to hire private firm to perform the service.
  2. Several private firms assigned to exclusive sections (i.e, special districts) of the state and paid by their customers. In other words, a private firm is given an exclusive franchise to perform a certain needed service within a certain geographical area (i.e, special district). The private firm is chosen by the Florida State legislators, my least favorite method, or voted upon by the voters within the special district.
  3. A single firm hired and paid by the state to perform some needed service.

My approach towards making or repealing laws - adhering to the pro-individual rights, pro-free market philosophy - is to look elsewhere to see if it has been done before successfully. If it has, try to copy it as much as possible. Chances are very likely that it's been done before successfully somewhere at one time or another. If I cannot find a way to implement some law along the pro-individual rights, pro-free market philosophy, then common sense dictates to leave things as they currently exist.

I intend to use the Internet heavily & as the primary means to disseminate information about my candidacy & in communicating with the public at large due to its low cost & ease in reaching thousands of people at once.

I invite everyone to follow my candidacy & to have an open and equal ongoing electronic discussion relating to my candidacy & my positions on the issues by going to the SemCountyLibs Yahoo Group. I shall use this discussion group extensively to get feedback from people who have good ideas on implementing Florida State government along the pro-individual rights, pro-free market philosophy.


MAIN CAMPAIGN ISSUES

The following list constitutes my first priority of business if elected Florida State House Representative for District 28. Wherever possible, I shall note concrete examples and implementation ideas via appropriate hyperlinks.

I will vote:


HOW TO CONTRIBUTE MONETARILY TO MY LIBERTARIAN CAMPAIGN

I very much need your monetary help. For all those that believe in (a) limited government, (b) free markets, and (c) individual rights and liberties, I am your voice in the Florida State House of Representatives.

If anyone would like to contribute monetarily to my campaign, you may do so by mailing a check to the following address:
Franklin Perez Campaign Account
4250 Alafaya Trail, #212-170
Oviedo, Florida 32765

Please make the check payable to "Franklin Perez Campaign Account". Please also note your occupation; this information is required under current Campaign Finance Laws.

A campaign contribution of $25 or more entitles you to receive the following:
1) An "Elect Franklin Perez for State House" bumper sticker.
2) An "Elect Franklin Perez for State House" calendar, where each month in the calendar contains a different Libertarian political position of mine.


FOOTNOTES

[1] Source: Orlando Weekly article of July 10-16, 2008 entitled "Might Makes Right: Who polices the Orlando police? They do. That's the problem" which you may view at the http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SemCountyLibs/message/1888 hyperlink.


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