The State of Florida has a solemn duty to care for our men and women in uniform that have served our great nation. A combat veteran who served two tours in Iraq, Joe knows that we must provide our military personnel with every opportunity both during and after their service. As our next State Representative, Joe will support legislation that:
Diverts veterans from the traditional criminal justice system and provides them with the tools needed to successfully reintegrate back into civilian life - including substance abuse treatment, vocational training and housing from the Veterans Administration;
Creates a state Veterans Care program, which would provide Florida veterans and their families a health care alternative, similar to or operated through the Medicaid managed care program. Under this program, Veterans would be allowed to take advantage of the program without giving up any federal or state health benefits. The program would use no state funds;
Provides 100% college tuition to the families of state law enforcement officers and military members killed in the line of duty;
Creates the “Soldiers and Heroes Monuments and Memorials Protection Act”, which would increase penalties for defacing any Veterans memorial across the state.