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Luis Fernandez

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Luis Fernandez
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 24
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Luis Fernandez was a 2014 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 24th Congressional District of Florida.[1] Luis Fernandez lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Campaign themes


Fernandez's campaign website listed the following issues:[2]

  • National Debt: "When the federal government runs a deficit, the Treasury borrows money from the public by selling securities in the capital markets. The debt is purchased by various buyers, including foreign investors, mutual funds, state and local governments, commercial banks, insurance companies and individuals. Of those groups, foreign investors currently own more than 40 percent of all federal debt issued to the public that is outstanding."
  • Balanced Budget: "Balancing the budget must be a priority. The only exception to that rule should be at time of war declared by Congress. A balanced budget assures that those elected are doing everything in their power to not waste tax payer money. It's a very simple rule in life. You shouldn't spend what you don't have. Why won't those elected ever balance the budget?"
  • Internal Revenue Service: "The IRS is one agency that needs to be completely revamped. I'm not against the elimination of the IRS. The IRS is responsible for collecting taxes and enforcement of the Internal Revenue Code. With the scandals that came to light in 2013, there is no doubt about the corruption taking place within this agency."
  • Tax Reform: "The United States has the most complicated tax system in the world. The Internal Revenue Code (IRC) is equivalent to about 5 bibles. It is estimated that in the last 2 decades, the tax code has changed more than 15,000 times. That is an average of more than 2 changes a day."
  • Education: "The dramatic improvement of Florida schools ranks as one of the state’s greatest public policy success stories. Our students once ranked near the bottom academically when compared to their peers in other states. Now they are proving that given the opportunity, all students can excel."


—Luis Fernandez's campaign website,



See also: Florida's 24th Congressional District elections, 2014

Fernandez ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 24th District. Fernandez ran as an Independent candidate. He was defeated by incumbent Frederica Wilson (D) in the general election on November 4, 2014.[4]

U.S. House, Florida District 24 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngFrederica Wilson Incumbent 86.2% 129,192
     Republican Dufirstson Julio Neree 10.2% 15,239
     Independent Luis Fernandez 3.7% 5,487
     Write-in Alejandro Walters 0% 0
Total Votes 149,918
Source: Florida Division of Elections

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  1. Florida Elections Division, "Candidate List," accessed May 5, 2014
  2. Campaign website, "Issues," accessed October 16, 2014
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. The Huffington Post, "Election 2014," November 4, 2014