As a veteran and as an engineer, Adam is listening to the Pentagon experts who point to data and warn against the national security impacts of a changing climate. We can no longer ignore the increasingly strange and severe weather — unprecedented droughts, devastating hurricanes, sea level rise, and record cold snaps. We have a basic responsibility to address climate change and leave a better, healthier, and safer world to our children and grandchildren. Our failure to act and end our reliance on dirty, outdated energy sources puts their future at risk. Adam believes we have to take innovative steps to slow down the impacts of climate change so our kids aren’t stuck in an irreversible position.
Adam will always work across party lines to develop real solutions to the challenges too many hardworking families face every day. He believes we must protect those with pre-existing conditions, bring down the cost of prescription drugs, and that Florida must finally expand its Medicaid program.
Adam believes every Floridian deserves access to quality, affordable health care. To lower costs and deliver better care for families across Florida, Adam supports offering individuals the freedom to buy into a public insurance option. This would expand access to more Americans, while allowing those who like their private insurance to keep it. As a veteran, Adam believes it’s time to follow the lead of the VA and finally allow the federal government to negotiate with drug companies to bring down the high cost of prescription drugs.
As a veteran, Adam has always valued service and put country before party, and is running for Congress to bring those values back to Washington. A former U.S. Navy officer who served in Iraq and earned the Bronze Star, Adam understands the importance of serving those who have served us. That’s why he’ll be a champion for our veterans in Congress.
Adam served in the Navy for eight years, and now serves on the Selective Service Board in Florida. He has committed to helping veterans succeed in transitioning back to civilian life due to his strong belief that since they took care of us, it’s our responsibility to take care of them. He has fought for legislation that would increase veterans’ access to education opportunities, quality healthcare, and mental health services. Adam has been a leading voice in the Florida House of Representatives on these issues and will bring that same leadership on veteran’s issues to Washington.
Workers & Families
For Adam, the issue of wages comes down to simple math. It’s just not possible to support an individual, much less a family, on minimum wage. He supports raising the minimum wage to $15/hour, with provisions to ensure workers receive regular increases for inflation.
Adam is also a strong supporter of labor unions, and recognizes that union leaders are behind most of the benefits that have been won for workers. As a state representative, he received a 100% union score from the AFL-CIO for his voting record. He also supported his campaign staffers’ efforts to unionize through the local chapter of IBEW, making his campaign the first in Florida to unionize during the 2020 election cycle.