U.S. House of Representatives
Phil Ehr is a retired U.S. Navy commander and Democratic candidate challenging Matt Gaetz for Florida’s 1st Congressional District.
Please list below 3 key messages of your campaign. What are the main points you want voters to remember about your goals for your time in office?
- Fight corruption so that Congress can correct failed policies on health care, education, the environment, public safety, and national security
- Fight for an economy that is fair for working people, children, and seniors
- Defend freedom, equality, liberty, and justice for all
What areas of public policy are you personally passionate about?
- Veterans Issues
- National Security
- Economy and Jobs
- Environment / Beach Access
- Health Care
“Congress is broken. It’s jammed by partisan warfare and political idolatry of the president. We all suffer from the dysfunction and unnecessary drama. We need a new Congress that works for all people–majorities and minorities–and fulfils its responsibility as the first of three equal branches”
Matt Gaetz (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. House, representing Florida’s 1st Congressional District. He assumed office on January 3, 2017. His current term ends on January 3, 2021.
Gaetz is a former Republican member of the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 4 from April 13, 2010, to 2016. He won a special election in April 2010 that was called after former speaker Ray Sansom resigned in February 2010.
Prior to his time in politics, Gaetz worked as an attorney.
During his tenure in Congress, Gaetz has served as a member of the Budget Committee, the Armed Services Committee, and the Judiciary Committee.
Greg Merk is a retired combat pilot with over 21 years active duty in both US Navy and Air Force (1990-2011). Educational background, Marion Military Institute AA ’89, BSBA SUNY Buffalo ’89, MS Finance Georgetown University ’21
Currently work as a government contractor in aviation related business development and operations.
Fiscal and Social Conservative
Protecting the 2nd Amendment
John Mills (Republican Party) is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Florida’s 1st Congressional District. He is on the ballot in the Republican primary on August 18, 2020.
Mills was a Republican candidate for Florida’s 1st Congressional District in the U.S. House. Mills lost the primary on August 28, 2018.
Mills was a 2016 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 1st Congressional District of Florida. Mills withdrew from the race prior the filing deadline.
Fort Walton Beach
Santa Rosa County
Navarre (Major Community)
Pace (Major Community)