Atlee Yarrow

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Atlee Yarrow
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Governor of Florida
Former Candidate
PartyAmerican Freedom Party
Date of birth1967
Place of birthNew London, Connecticut
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Atlee Yarrow was an American Freedom Party candidate for Governor of Florida in the 2014 elections. According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the American Freedom Party is a white supremacist organization.[1]



See also: Florida gubernatorial election, 2014

Yarrow explored a run for election to the office of Governor of Florida. He failed to qualify for the primary ballot.[2] The general election took place November 4, 2014.

Issue positions

  • Education

Yarrow supports year round schooling in public schools, free breakfast and lunch programs for all students and statewide uniforms for all students.[3]

  • Immigration

Yarrow supports reforming worker visas for migrant farmers and foreign tourism. He also states that he, "would support the Florida legislation that would end the right of citizenship to those born of migrates and issue certificates of live birth." This would mean children born to non-U.S. citizens in Florida would be citizens of the same country as their parents.[3]

  • Marriage

Yarrow supports the abolition of state marriage in Florida. He states that upon entering office, he would sign an executive order "to remove marriage from state offices to be preformed."[3]

  • Fast Train

Yarrow supports Florida accepting federal funding to build a fast train connecting Tampa to Orlando.[3] Governor Rick Scott rejected this funding on February 16, 2011.[4]

  • Space Program

Yarrow supports reinvigorating the U.S. space program, and sees Florida's role as "providing incentives to our best and brightest to pursue our space exploration goals. We should invite this as a job and technology program attached to the more practical education plan within Florida."[3]

  • Oil Drilling

Yarrow supports some types of oil drilling off the coast of Florida, as long at the drilling rigs are kept a distance away from the shore so as not to impact tourism.[3]

  • Abortion

Yarrow has stated on his campaign website that he believes many abortions are caused by socioeconomic status. He stated, "[My main goal is to protect even unborn life and to back this with jobs and/or means that can afford to raise stable families in Florida."[3]

  • Second Amendment Rights

Yarrow supports gun ownership rights, including open carry laws.[3]

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