Gayle Harrell On The Issues
CUTTING TAXES & REDUCING SPENDING
Gayle believes that we are overtaxed and should be able to keep more of our hard-earned dollars. In the Florida House, she fought to prevent tax increases and keep our taxes low to spur economic growth and secure Florida’s economic future. She had been a tax-cutter while in the Florida House of Representatives and we can count on her to continue this fight.
HEALTHCARE, NOT OBAMACARE
Gayle believes that we must transform our current healthcare system into a 21st century system that empowers and incentivizes individuals, improves outcomes, increases access and decreases costs. Gayle believes that we must transform our current healthcare system into a 21st century system that empowers and incentivizes individuals, improves outcomes, increases access and decreases costs. Healthcare costs have grown from 14 % of our economy to over 21 % as “baby boomers” enter the Medicare system and as technology continues to grow. “Obamacare” is NOT the answer. In fact, the cost of health insurance for many Floridians just increased by 19% and 2 large insurers have announced that they are leaving the State of Florida.
Gayle believes that our kids are our future and deserve the very best educational opportunities. She has taught in our public schools and has worked tirelessly to improve our public education system. She is committed to improving reading education in our schools. As a Member of the Florida House of Representatives, Gayle has worked to hold our schools accountable, promote school choice and adequately fund our educational system.
PROVIDING A “WELCOME HOME” TO OUR VETERANS
Gayle’s family has a long history of military service. From her grandfather and father to her husband and daughter, Gayle and her family know sacrifice. That’s why Gayle believes our veterans deserve the very best care and consideration to thank them for their service and their sacrifice as well as their families’.
PROTECTING OUR ENVIRONMENT
Cleaning up the St. Lucie River, Lake Okeechobee, the Indian River Lagoon, and the Everglades is Gayle’s number 1 priority. Gayle passed Legacy Florida which will provide over $4 billion of Amendment 1 for Everglades Restoration with priority given to stopping the releases from Lake Okeechobee. She secured over $60 million for the St. Lucie River Issues Team, $175 million for Lake Okeechobee and Estuary Recovery Plan and worked to fund the Everglades Restoration Plan with over $2. billion during her service in the legislature. Gayle Harrell has been and will continue to be an effective advocate for restoring and cleaning up these natural wonders. She supports the proposal to purchase land south of Lake Okeechobee to build a reservoir, storm water treatment areas and send water south.
NOT “ALL ABOARD FLORIDA”
Gayle is NOT All Aboard Florida. She believes that All Aboard Florida (AAF) proposal to run 32 high speed passenger trains between Orlando and Miami daily is economically unfeasible, unsafe, and threatens not only our thriving marine and boating industry but our way of life on the Treasure Coast. AAF is definitely NOT in the best interest of our community.
As the mother of four children and eight grandchildren Gayle believes that families are the foundation of our society. Strong families enhance the well-being of children and build communities.