CLAY COUNTY – Republican David Theus is running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, replacing Ted Yoho in Florida’s 3rd Congressional District with goals to focus on simple values.
“I believe our Veterans are highly important,” he said. “I’m really concerned about our veterans here in our community.” Theus believes that the bureaucracy and red tape involved in the Veterans’ Administration needs to be fixed to serve that portion of our citizenry better.
He is also a staunch believer in the Second Amendment and the rights which it guarantees.
“They knew firsthand, our founders did about tyranny standing right outside their door,” said Theus. “Ready to kick it in and take their persons, property and liberty. I think it’s really important to protect that right. The founders thought it was so important that they made it the second amendment. I think the second amendment is critically important to our freedom and our liberties.”
Theus also holds a pro-life stance, and while abortions are legal, he does not believe in using federal funding for organizations such as Planned Parenthood and would work against any such financing.
One of Theus’ other critical stances is the support of the small business. Theus doesn’t believe in big government. He thinks the government shouldn’t get in the way of citizens; it should protect citizens’ rights.
“I believe this is what America was founded on. If you and I have an idea and recognize that there is a need in our community, and I have a skill or the expertise to fulfill a solution for that need, then I should be able to start a business and run my business and keep as much money as I can without the government trying to take it,” said Theus. “If I build my business big enough where I can employ other people, then now I’m a part of my community. I’m helping my community and building my business. Free enterprise is very important to me.”
“I don’t walk around spouting soundbites,” he said. “I just really believe that the important thing is to keep listening to my customers; my constituents.”