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Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins

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Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Florida, District 27
PartyIndependent
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Florida
Military service
Service/branchUnited States Navy
Personal
Place of birthMiami, FL
ProfessionTeacher
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Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins was a 2012 Independent candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 27th Congressional District of Florida.

Issues

Campaign themes

2012

Cruz-Wiggins's campaign website listed the following issues:[1]

  • Establish Term Limits
Excerpt: "First and foremost I believe a majority of Americans are of the understanding that our Government of The People has become a government of career politicians who are disconnected with the everyday ordinary Americans who work paycheck-to-paycheck. Politicians have no idea what Americans experience on a day-to-day basis."
  • I am Pro Life and Pro Family
Excerpt: "I believe life begins at conception for I know in my heart God does not make mistakes. The “right” to kill anyone or terminate a pregnancy at any stage in development goes against God’s Divine Decrees for humanity. Period."
  • Education Reform
Excerpt: "As a school teacher, I firmly believe every child in America deserves access to a quality education and I am committed to giving teachers and parents the materials they need to help students achieve life-long learning."
  • Preserving Social Security and Medicare
Excerpt: "We have to cut government spending – but not by breaking the contracts we’ve made with everybody who pays into Social Security and Medicare. We must seek alternatives that reinforce Medicare and calm the fears of all Americans especially the elderly when it comes to keeping Medicare sound and secure forever."
  • Veterans Affairs
Excerpt: "As a US navy Veteran, I believe I have a complete understanding of how imperative it is that America’s military men and women receive the support they deserve for the sacrifices they have made. All members past and present of the Armed Forces have fought to preserve the freedoms we cherish and I believe Congress must be resolute in honoring our commitment to them."

Elections

2012

See also: Florida's 27th Congressional District elections, 2012

Wiggans was defeated by Republican Ileana Ros-Lehtinen.[2] Wiggins ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Florida's 27th District. Wiggins sought the nomination on the Independent ticket.[3] Candidates wishing to run needed to file by the signature filing deadline of June 8, 2012. The primary elections were held on August 14, 2012.

U.S. House, Florida District 27 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Manny Yevancey 36.9% 85,020
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngIleana Ros-Lehtinen 60.2% 138,488
     Independent Thomas Joe Cruz-Wiggins 2.9% 6,663
Total Votes 230,171
Source: Florida Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

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