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Florida's 3rd congressional district

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3rd CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT (all of AlachuaBradford, Clay, Putnam and Union counties, along with the northern Marion County) 

Republican

Democrat

No party affiliation

Candidate's video statements appear with each profile.


Ken McGurn

Party: Democrat

Age: 70

Candidate's family: Wife, Linda, daughter and two granddaughters

Occupation: Entrepreneur

Education: Undergraduate degree (B.S.B.A.) in Management, University of Florida Master's (M.A) in Business, University of Florida College of Business Ph. D in Business, University of Florida College of Business

Political experience: First time running for office

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?

  • Supporting our veterans
  • Creating good-paying, clean Jobs in our district
  • Changing the way we do business in congress


How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?

As a Vietnam veteran, I understand what many of us (Veterans) have experienced. I know that we have both seen and unseen scars from our time in the service. The federal government must support our veterans by granting the VA enough funding to support both physical and psychiatric ailments. As a businessman, I have helped create hundreds of jobs locally. I know how to effectively direct federal funding towards projects that will support good-paying, clean jobs in our district. As a volunteer on dozens of boards and committees, I have personal experience with a wide range of groups, concerns and issues. I will make sure that if any constituent needs the help of myself or my staff, I will be accessible to them.

What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?

1. Being a spokesperson and advocate for veterans.
2. Bringing federal funds to our district to rebuild our infrastructure and create jobs for Florida's Third District.
3. Having a strong working relationship with all parties and constituents; Republicans, Independents, and Democrats alike.

Campaign website: KenMcGurnForCongress.com

Facebook and/or Twitter pages: Facebook.com/Ken4Congress


Tom Wells

Party affiliation: NPA

Age: 65

Candidate's family: grown children & a loving wife.

Occupation: Engineer/Owner of World Radomes Inc.

Education: Ph'D Theoretical Physics

Political experience: Growing frustration relieved by Bernie.

What do you see as the top three issues in this race?

  • Reversing Congressional corruption by corporate money - allowing the will of the people to prevail.
  • Cutting off the sources of Greenhouse Gases that threaten our future.
  • TPP is a crime yet to be - it must be stopped.
     
  • How can you help voters in a way that others running for this office cannot?

    The most pernicious problems we face today, from Global Warming, TPP, private prisons, and homelessness/hopelessness to terrorism can be traced to vested interests investing in corrupting Congress. I will take no money, favors or promises from vested interests and will challenge colleagues to join me in a Straight Arrow Caucus so pledged.

    What would you hope to be remembered for accomplishing after serving in this office?

    Promulgating Straight Arrow ethical standards through Congress to effect the solution of critical problems. For integrity in pursuing the people's interests.

    Campaign website: TomWellsForCongress2016.com

    Facebook and/or Twitter pages: pending


    Ted Yoho

    This candidate has not replied to the News4Jax survey.

    Yoho was elected in November 2012 and running for his third term in Congress.

    Campaign website: TedYoho.com