Al Krulick – Florida – US House (District 7)
Tell us a little bit about yourself and your background.
A 30-year resident of Central Florida, Krulick is an editor and writer, award-winning journalist, and former arts administrator, theater producer and director, and teacher.
Krulick has participated in over a dozen political campaigns as a volunteer coordinator, field director, and speech writer. He has been a precinct captain, a ward leader, and a delegate to state Democratic Party conventions in Massachusetts and Florida.
Krulick ran for the U.S. Congress in 1996 and 1998 against Republican incumbent, Bill McCollum. In 2014, he ran against Republican incumbent, John Mica.
Why are you running for office?
Key planks in my 2022 platform include: defeating Trumpism and the Republican Party’s clear and present danger to democracy; confronting climate change by de-fossilizing our energy sources and replacing them with renewable alternatives; and promoting policies and programs that reduce income inequality across the land.
What are the three biggest issues facing your community?
Affordable housing and access to healthcare; creeping fascism of the DeSantis administration; climate change
How do you propose to solve those problems?
By being a strong advocate for the policies that will bring about the most good for the most people in the most practical ways possible.
What is your stance on environmental and climate concerns that are facing your community?
Global warming is being felt in Florida via higher temperatures and rising seas. We need to end our reliance on fossil fuels that contribute to the greenhouse effect and work to transition to renewable, non-polluting energy sources. Florida is the Sunshine State, yet we don’t have nearly enough solar power generation. That needs to change.
What commonsense gun safety measures would have the most impact on your community?
The recent law signed by President Biden does not go far enough. We need to ban automatic weapons.
How would criminal justice reforms impact your community?
The people of Florida voted to grant former felons the right to vote. Yet the Republican-controlled state government has tried to limit that right against the will of the people. We need to fully re-enfranchise those who have paid their debt to society
How would you work to protect a woman’s reproductive health?
As a member of Congress, I would vote to enshrine a woman’s right to choose in federal law.
What measures would you advocate to ensure that your constituents have the right to vote?
We need the Senate to pass the voting rights legislation that has already passed in the House.
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