"Brotherhood knows no race or gender."
"The decisions I make
have very real consequences
for the people I serve."
for FL #18!
Brian enlisted in the U.S. Army right after high school, service to this nation was his calling. For twelve years he worked as a bomb disposal expert, protecting fellow service members from improvised explosive devices. This incredibly dangerous career resulted in serious injury, including the loss of both of his legs.
But that didn’t stop Brian, or his desire to serve and protect his fellow Americans.
Brian continued to work during and after his recovery as an adviser to the National Nuclear Security Administration, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, and for the Department of Homeland Security.
Last year Brian Volunteered to serve alongside the Israel Defense Forces. He supports and champions his causes, like a strong relationship with Israel, one of our allies, with not only his words but his actions.
Brian is running for Congress because he still has service he can give. The defense of the U.S. and it’s citizens is a strong calling for Brian, one he will not ignore.
Brian runs with the support of his family, his wife Brianna and their three children.
Where Brian Stands
Our national security needs to be a priority.
Brian is focused on maintaining and strengthening the relationships we have with our allies around the world. A key ally he focuses on often is Israel. In a war torn western and southern Asia we have a strong modern ally. Israel is the model country for the area, tolerant, educated, and economically stable.
On a note of the middle east – just as important as the deal made last year with Iran – are the sanctions on Iran. The Iran Sanctions Act expires this year. It is imperative this Act is restored. We must support Israel and we cannot tolerate a country that blatantly disrespects us an promotes aggression against us.
Over the last few years we have seen some provoking actions from Russia, not towards just the U.S. but our allies as well. We need to be prepared to support our allies in the event that Russia seriously seriously threatens our allies.
Illegal immigrants can contribute to the threat of security but to fix our immigration system is no easy task. Yes, boarder security needs to be increased – but not all necessarily by walls and guards. We have technological advances, like unmanned aerial surveillance systems that are cost and time efficient. Our current visa system needs more attention, assessment, and repairs. Many of our illegal immigrants were at one time legal but now have expired visas.
There are two areas of medical care that need some serious reform.
The first is the Affordable Care act, commonly known as Obamacare. It’s anything but affordable for small business employers or citizens, and not necessarily what everyone needs. Adjustments need to be made to allow Americans to purchase affordable coverage specific to their life situations.
Veterans have often spent their youth, their strongest and healthiest years, in service to our country. In service they often acquire injuries, wounds, and conditions. Like Brian, some of these conditions are the result of war and hostile environments. For others, injuries come from sustained physical training. Military members are required to participate in fitness programs for the duration of their employment and many leave with reoccurring injuries or conditions because of this – without the salary of professional athletes to address these issues.
The VA is constantly in the news, for good reasons, the system is broken. Veterans are not getting the care they need when they need it. The system is so convoluted it can take hours and assistance to navigate.
Brian, with many, oppose Common Core mandated by the federal government. For one it stifles innovation, which is what we want in our schools. There is no universal way to learn and our children should not be relegated to systematic schools that hamper their creativity and burden them with hours of homework with out the proof that it enhances their education. As a parent Brian understand the complexity of the decisions around choosing schools and education.
There are too many federal mandates that are stiffing the economy, hampering job growth. What we need is a government that balances spending and revenues – not just tries to keep up on interest payments. The current spending rates are unsustainable and Americans should not have to see any more of their hard earned dollars go to federal taxes.
The stewards of government funds need to be just that, stewards. There’s too much discretionary spending. Too much money being wasted on things that aren’t necessary. The mindset of “It’s just a drop in the barrel” is dangerous, our tax dollars are being thrown away. All those small or smaller dollar amounts add up. We need stewards that realize that and cut down on unnecessary spending.
Additional Issues Important to Brian
While many Congressional candidates focus on what they will do once they reach Congress, Brian has another aim, what he can do locally.
The local waters around the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches are continuously contaminated. Brian’s goal is to remove the contaminates and restore the beaches and beach front property for generations to come. Brian knows that by preserving and maintaining the ecosystems in his district he’s not only preserving a natural treasure but improving the quality of air and resources the citizens of district 18 enjoy.
Brian on Security from Terrorists
“Serving You Again”
Brian Mast on Newsmax Prime
by Brian Mast
By Neil W. McCabe
By Brian Mast
Brian’s Announcement That He is Running for FL #18
The IED That Changed Brian’s Life
Brian’s Decision to Run for Congress