GING PAC supports David Rivera in his bid to represent Florida’s 25th District in the U.S. Congress. David has been a consistent and outspoken conservative during the four terms he has served in the Florida House of Representatives. Before coming to the Florida State House, David already had an impressive list of accomplishments that show his dedication to conservative ideals.
Long active in conservative politics, Rivera served as a legislative assistant to United States Senator Connie Mack, Republican from Florida, and as Political Director for Miami-Dade County, Florida, during Senator Mack’s successful 1988 campaign. Previously, Representative Rivera was South Florida Political Director for Jack Kemp’s 1988 presidential campaign. In 1996 he served as the Dole-Kemp campaign manager for the southern region of Florida. He is currently the chairman of the Republican Party of Miami-Dade County.
In the 1990’s, he served as Special Assistant to the Director of the United States Information Agency’s Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB). The OCB was under the auspices of the U.S. State Department and was responsible for oversight of Radio and TV Marti, the official U.S. government broadcast services to Cuba. David was also a writer and researcher with the Washington D.C. offices of the Cuban American National Foundation (CANF). While with CANF, Representative Rivera researched and wrote on such issues as human rights, terrorism, political-economy, Soviet-Cuban relations, and international trade.
Representative Rivera believes in tax reform that is fairer to the taxpayer through an easier to understand and simplified tax code. He is deeply troubled by a federal government that continues to spend money that it doesn’t have. Rivera is the kind of candidate who looks for specific, workable solutions to problems instead of just spouting platitudes. He states on his website: “In Congress, I would support measures to help curb this spending such as a balanced budget amendment and line-item vetoes.” Representative Rivera believes that stopping illegal immigration starts by controlling our borders and strengthening existing penalties for people entering the country illegally.
Rivera is pro-life, and proudly states that as a state legislator he supported various pieces of pro-life legislation including a bill that would require doctors to perform ultrasounds before performing abortions and another bill that would ban the use of taxpayer funds to fund stem cell research.
On foreign policy, he says that “Israel stands as a beacon of freedom in a region where freedom is especially stifled,” and he believes in providing foreign aid to Israel. Read David Rivera’s statement on issues.