Florida's 3rd Congressional District

Florida's 3rd Congressional District includes Alachua, Bradford, Clay, Putnam and Union counties, and part of Marion County.

Democrat Yvonne Hayes Hinson and incumbent Republican Ted Yoho won their party primaries in August and will face off in the November general election.

  Democrat


Yvonne Hayes Hinson, Gainesville

Age: 70

Candidate's family: 2 adult children, 5 grandchildren

Occupation: Retired Principal and former City Commissioner

Education: University of Florida BAE and MAE

Political experience: Former City Commissioner

Summarize your political platform in 10 words or less. 

Family, Health, Education, Justice, and The Earth

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

Income Disparity
Healthcare
Justice

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

As a lifelong educator, school principal, and city commissioner as well as serving in numerous leadership roles in the community, I have skills and knowledge in many sectors of public needs. I know the power of collaboration and believe it can restore some semblance of unity to America.

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

Website: www.yvonneforcongress.com 
Social media: yvonnehayeshinson / @YvonneHinsonF

  Republican


Ted Yoho (incumbent), Gainesville

Age: 63

Candidate's family: Wife Carolyn and three adult children

Occupation: Member of Congress / Large Animal Veterinarian

Education: AA from Broward Community College, B.S. and DVM from University of Florida

Political experience: Currently Representative for Florida's 3rd Congressional District, prior to Congress I was a business owner and large animal veterinarian.

Summarize your political platform in 10 words or less. 

God, Country, Family, Conservative, Limited Government

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

1. Jobs and the economy
2. National Security and getting our Federal spending under control/debt
3. Seniors and Veterans

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

We have a proven track record of delivering results. Whether it is using our extensive business experience to prove that government can do more with less, getting important legislation passed or making critical local projects a reality - we've done it. It's that proven track record of getting results for our veterans by delivering funding for 5 new VA clinics in North East and North Central Florida, or turning back over $1 million to the US treasury from our operating budget for deficit reduction that proves we are a results driven team. It's this proven track record and extensive business experience that sets us apart from our opponents.

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

I hope that my time in office is remembered by the results we produced not just for our district, but the nation. We have not been afraid to challenge the status quo and have worked hard to keep campaign promises. Ultimately, I hope that people remember our time in office as period of service with honor and integrity.

Website: TedYoho.com
Social media: Facebook.com/TedYohoforCongress @TedYoho

 

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