David H. Abrams

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David Abrams
Candidate for
Florida State Senate, District 6

Political party No Party Affiliation
Website Campaign website
David H. Abrams was an Independent candidate for District 6 in the Florida State Senate in the November 2, 2010 state legislative elections.

Elections

See also: Florida State Senate elections, 2010

Abrams lost to John Shaw (R) and Bill Montford (D) in the November 2 general election.[1] Also running was Harrison Arencibian (write-in).

Florida State Senate, District 6
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Bill Montford (D) 99,825 66.98%
John Shaw (R) 44,510 29.87%
David H. Abrams (NPA) 4,686 3.14%
Harrison Arencibian (Write-in) 10 0.01%

Campaign themes

On his campaign website, Abrams lists eight issues he is concerned about.[2] They are:

  • Environment
Excerpt: "As your senator I will seek to ensure that we adopt public policies designed to protect our sensitive environment. I will also encourage both our people and business community to adopt green policies and practices and strive to provide leadership by example such as driving a hybrid vehicle and utilizing recycled materials in my campaign when possible and feasible."
  • Economic Development
Excerpt: "I will submit legislation to provide seed money to develop worker-owned cooperative businesses to provide long-term employment."
  • Criminal Justice Reform
Excerpt: "For non-violent offenders I would seek to restore funding to probation officers and electronic monitoring for house arrest. I would support restoring judicial discretion in sentencing criminals, and allow the use of indeterminate sentences that will encourage prison inmates to actively rehabilitate themselves."
  • Legalization of Hemp
Excerpt: "Legalization of Hemp will create a badly needed economic shift in our state budget. Rather than spending a significant portion of our state budget on policing, prosecuting, and incarcerating hemp growers and consumers, we will have an additional source of tax revenue and a very significant agricultural product."
  • Consumer Protection Reforms
Excerpt: "I will vigorously oppose any legislation designed to limit our consumer protection statutes and I will support legislation designed to protect Florida's citizens from consumer rip-offs and to protect marketplace integrity."
  • Education
Excerpt: "I have a plan to utilize the savings and tax revenues generated from criminal justice reforms and Hemp taxation to restore funding to our public schools and universities."
  • Medical and Reproductive Privacy
Excerpt: "I am a strong supporter of medical and reproductive privacy and believe there are only very limited circumstances in which the government should intrude into the physician-patient relationship."
  • Healthcare
Excerpt: "First, we need to encourage both physicians and nurses to remain at the bedside delivering primary healthcare to patients in Florida...Secondly, our State needs to increase the number of primary care medical residencies to further ensure that we have enough primary care physicians to meet the needs of Florida's citizens."

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