University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1996) – B.S. in Accounting
University of Miami, School of Law (1999) – Juris Doctor (cum laude)
Please describe your positions on the legislative responsibility for protecting the public interest in the Education, Health Care and Criminal Justice systems. Do you have any specific proposals to improve these systems? (limit 150 words)
It is difficult at a limit of 150 words to do so. Please see the details set forth on the “Issues” page of my website (robertrightmyer.com) relating to Education and Healthcare.
Over 500,000 working poor Florida citizens remain without health insurance. Would you support tapping federal dollars to cover these people? If not, what kind of plan do you support? (limit 150 words)
An estimated 300,000 people died from gun violence between 2004 and 2014. Here at home in Orlando, the June 12 nightclub shooting saw 49 people killed, and 50 more wounded. Do you support or oppose a state ban on assault weapons and/or more thorough background checks? (limit 150 words)
I do not support a ban on the weapons currently available for purchase (without special licenses), however I do support a much more thorough, and ongoing, type of background checks. I do, however, believe there should be more stringent checks and regulations related to the purchase of high capacity magazines and ammunition. I have provided a very detailed position on this issue at my website (robertrightmyer.com). I believe after reading this, your members will know exactly where I stand.