Q: What was the first position that you held in the political field?
A: I was the City Commissioner in Tarpon Springs, Florida
Q: In your opinion, what makes a “good politician?
A: One that has an open door to all constituents, listens to their problems, and tries to bring about resolutions that would otherwise not be possible
Q: Who was your favorite United States President and why?
A: Ronald Reagan, because he was an innovator and not afraid to give his opinion
Q: What is your favorite aspect of participating in Session, and why do you enjoy it?
A: Being part of a system that creates and changes law for the benefit of my constituents
Q: What do you hope is accomplished during redistricting?
A: My desire as the Chairman for the Senate Redistricting Committee is to provide new district maps for Florida that are compact and allow equal representation of all the citizens in our state.
Q: Are there any important statewide issues that you believe call for attention during this session?
A: First and foremost, our budget. I need to make sure that even though we have to reduce the budget by over $1 billion, we do not hurt any vulnerable people in the process.
Q: You are a member of the Diabetes Advisory Council. What motivated you to ask for the appointment?
A: I am a Diabetic and I learned how to control and overcome Diabetes. I wanted the opportunity to share this information with other Diabetics.
Q: How many children and grandchildren do you have?
A: I have three boys: Christopher, Brian and Clifford. I also have a beautiful granddaughter Olivia Grace who is two-years-old.
Q: Who is you biggest role model? How did he or she play a role in your success?
A: Representative Proctor, who speaks his mind, is not influenced by outside forces, and attempts to make the right decisions for all legislation that he votes on.