Florida's 6th Congressional District

Published On: Jul 25 2012 12:14:27 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 07 2012 10:15:39 PM EDT
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After a primary battle featuring seven Republicans and two Democrats, the General Election for the newly created 6th Congressional District pits Democrat Heather Beaven against Republican Ron DeSantis.

The district -- much of which used to be represented by Republican Rep. John Mica -- is one of two new Congressional districts created during the redistricting process as a result of the 2010 Census.  The district includes all of St. Johns an much of Flagler, Putnam and Volusia counties.

Heather Beaven


PARTY:  Democratic

AGE: 43

RESIDENCE:  Palm Coast

FAMILY: Husband, Douglas; daughters, Olivia and Bella

OCCUPATION: CEO of Florida Endowment Foundation, youth mentoring and academic enhancement program

EDUCATION: Masters degree in Public Administration from UNF

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE: 2010 Democratic nominee for Florida House District 7

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?


CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:   HeatherBeaven.com
SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook.com/HeatherBeavenforCongess | @ElectBeaven
MORE ONE:  Associated Press information about Heather Beaven | Campaign finances

Ron DeSantis


PARTY:  Republican

RESIDENCE:  Ponte Vedra Beach

AGE:  33

HOMETOWN:  Ponte Vedra Beach

FAMILY:  Wife, Casey Black DeSantis

OCCUPATION:  U.S. Navy reserve officer; attorney; writer

EDUCATION:  B.A., Yale University; J.D., Harvard Law School

POLITICAL EXPERIENCE:  "None -- I am not a politician."

WHAT DO YOU SEE AS THE TOP THREE ISSUES IN THIS RACE?

  1. "REPEAL of ObamaCare, Dodd-Frank, and Sarbanes-Oxley. This will relieve an enormous weight from the back of the economy and will allow the economy to grow. If we also enact a Balanced Budget Amendment, overhaul the tax code and reduce and/or eliminate government bureaucracies the result will be even better growth.
  2. "REFORM of Congress and the bureaucracy by implementing term limits, ending pensions and special perks for members of Congress, tying congressional pay to performance (i.e., no budget, no pay), and capping the pay and benefits of Washington bureaucrats at the private sector equivalent.
  3. "REVIVE our understanding of, and dedication to, the founding principles of our country: constitutionally limited government, individual freedom and the rule of law. We must understand that individuals, not the government, are the primary drivers of their success; we have to reject Obama-style thinking which holds that success in life is the result of government planning and programs. A government-centered society is not what the Founding Fathers intended."

HOW DO YOU THINK YOU CAN HELP VOTERS IN A WAY OTHERS IN THIS RACE CAN'T?

WHAT WOULD YOU HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR ACCOMPLISHING AFTER SERVING IN THIS OFFICE?

CAMPAIGN WEBSITE:  VoteRon2012.com
SOCIAL MEDIA:  Facebook.com/RonDeSantisFlorida | @RonDeSantisFL
MORE ONLINE:  Associated Press information about Ron DeSantis | Campaign finances