When he’s not chasing after three rugrats or serving in the Florida National Guard, or even jamming out to AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck,” State Rep. Mike Giallombardo (R) is swinging political lightsaber and putting Progressive Democratic colleagues in the Florida House of Representatives on a political “Highway to Hell” whenever they propose some outlandish, big government proposal or legislative measure.
Name: Mike Giallombardo (Twitter)
Political Party: Republican
Position: State Representative, District 77
Committees: Pandemics & Public Emergencies Committee, State Affairs Committee, Local Administration & Veterans Affairs Subcommittee, Regulatory Reform Subcommittee, Secondary Education & Career Development Subcommittee, State Administration & Technology Appropriations Subcommittee
Military/Rank: Chief Warrant Officer United States Army, Florida Army National Guard, 13 Years, Chief Warrant Officer, Operation Iraqi Freedom
Children: Luca, Presley, Ivey
Education: Georgia Military College, AS,, cadet military, football; Florida Atlantic University, BA, Criminal Justice, football; American Military University, MA, International Relations/Conflict Resolution,
Policy Goal(s): Support Technology and Innovation for Florida, create cybersecurity policy that protects our infrastructure, and support pro-business policies that help existing businesses to grow and new ones to start.
Top Issue(s): Cybersecurity and commerce
Immigration/Border: We must protect our borders, enforce the laws that we have on immigration, and encourage those to come to the US the right way
Tax Reform: Continue to be a NO income tax state and find ways to reduce taxes and put more money in Floridians’ pockets.
Foreign Policy: I believe that we must maintain a strong military, have fair trade practices, and not apologize for being the greatest nation on this earth. As a member of the State Legislator, I think that we as a state continue to build relationships with friendly nations and invite intellectual proper to make its home here and help grow our economy. In the 2021 session we started to tackle foreign advisory influence issues and prohibiting local government from partnering with nations that pose national security threats. It’s important for states to do their part when it comes to foreign policy issues like economic and state security.
Economy: I believe in the free market and stimulating growth by cutting regulations, reducing taxes, and creating an environment that sparks new businesses.
Dream Job: I have it!
Favorite Movie: Goonies
Favorite Quote: “Do or Do Not. There is no try” Yoda
Favorite Sport/Team: Football and Chicago Bears
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Music: Rock
Favorite Band/Song: AC/DC
What is your family’s constant complaint about you? No complaints yet
In your words, how would you describe the U.S. Congress/State Legislature/ Executive Office? Service