Zahid Roy

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Zahid Roy
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Candidate for
Florida State Senate, District 20
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
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Zahid Roy is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 20 of the Florida State Senate. He ran unsuccessfully for the same seat in 2012.

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Roy's website highlighted the following campaign themes:

Jobs: I will encourage Tallahassee to come up with a bill to roll back the sum of the regulation, which will encourage opening more businesses and businesses to relocate to Florida.

Cheap Energy: We should be exploring for natural gas for domestic energy and deregulate power companies in our state and bring more competition. This way consumers could shop for bargain rates, like we've seen in the "cell phone" market.
Affordable Auto Insurance: I will encourage the House and Senate to review the Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Law and extend the claim dates up to 90 days. There should never be a lawsuit filed against the carrier, unless a treatment has been denied or a lawsuit against the liable Insurance Company until the P.I.P. is exhausted. If the injured person continues to be treated, the liable Insurance Company should never refuse to pay for treatment. Consumers can save more on their policies if we cut down the cost of the lawsuits against the insurance carriers, which later gets passed onto the consumer and the insurance cost goes up. It would keep the insurance rates low and consumers will save more money on their insurance policies.
Home Owner Protection: If someone lost his or her job for any reason and this person is a homeowner, they should be able to qualify for mortgage insurance. This benefit should last up to six months, while the person that is unemployed is searching for work.
Change in Education System: The education system classes will be based on an A. B. and C. merit system. All schools will compete with other schools and final exams will be done by a set of rotating teachers around the County School Board. There shall be a Poly Technical College Program in every school, that will teach skills for the future..
Drug Free Florida Schools: I will support involuntary drug testing in public schools, with the parent's consent. This way we will be able to keep our schools drug free and the crime down, and raise our children to be good citizens and protect them from overdosing.[1][2]

Elections

2014

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Florida State Senate will consist of a primary election on August 26, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was June 20, 2014. Incumbent Jack Latvala will face Zahid Roy in the Republican primary. Tony Caso is running as a Libertarian.[3]

2012

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2012

Roy ran in the 2012 election for Florida State Senate District 20. Roy was defeated by Incumbent Jack Latvala in the Republican primary on August 14, 2012.[4]

Florida State Senate, District 20 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngJack Latvala Incumbent 85.7% 33,147
Zahid Roy 14.3% 5,517
Total Votes 38,664

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