Florida is a haven for legal immigrants from around the world, many of whom help drive our economy with hard work and an entrepreneurial ethic. However, our state draws an ever-growing population of undocumented immigrants who have broken our laws and strain public resources. Colleen believes that Florida needs to place the needs of Floridians first, and that immigrants who come in to the US should only do so legally.
The sanctity of life is one of Colleen’s highest priorities. She understands that life begins at conception, and that we all have an obligation to stand up of for the lives of the most vulnerable among us. As a legislator, Colleen has stood firmly in opposition to attempts to expand abortion rights in Florida and has called for new policies that protect the lives of unborn children.
Colleen works hard to protect our Second Amendment rights. The Constitution grants us the clear, specific freedom to bear arms and Colleen works to ensure that these freedoms are not threatened by misguided progressive policies.
We need to prepare our young people for the challenges of the global economy with innovative new approaches that put important choices in the hands of parents and students, not bureaucrats. Rep. Colleen Burton wants to expand school choice by giving parents the option to send their children to high-quality charter schools if they choose, and to reward the teachers and schools that excel in preparing their students for college and future careers. Colleen also recognizes the need to make Florida’s excellent public universities and colleges more affordable for hard-working families and for our courageous men and women in uniform. By bringing transparency and accountability to our schools, Colleen believes that we can ensure better outcomes for students while saving millions for Florida’s taxpayers.
Colleen believes that the Judeo-Christian values that hold America together are under attack from liberal policies here in the US and Islamic radicalism overseas. The principles that make America great are in imminent danger, and Colleen understands that we need to act to preserve our founding principles of freedom, self-reliance, and personal responsibility. In her next term, Rep. Burton will continue to work hard to defend our way of life here in the Sunshine State by protecting our freedom to live, work, worship, and have fun without the fear of government intrusion.
Small businesses are at the heart of Florida’s economy and middle class. Low taxes and reducing the regulatory burden on our economy allows small businesses to be successful and communities to flourish. To accomplish this, Colleen believes that we need to reassess the hurdles that bureaucratic red tape puts in front of companies seeking to do business in Florida and that we need to create an environment that encourages our homegrown entrepreneurs to stay local. Smart, fiscally prudent economic policies with the right mix of tax cuts and incentives are the key to bringing jobs to Florida, and to keeping them here. Colleen will make job creation a driving goal in her next term.
Eliminating government waste and other unnecessary spending is a top priority for Rep. Colleen Burton. Colleen makes a point to ask difficult questions and fight burdensome regulations that smother small business. Rep. Burton has consistently fought for Florida’s taxpayers, supporting legislation that challenges bloated government bureaucracy and out-of-control spending on costly and inefficient programs such as Obamacare. Lower taxes, greater fiscal transparency, and unyielding opposition to costly federal mandates are key goals for Colleen in her next term in Tallahassee.