It’s time to mention that Ryan Moffitt is running as the Pirate Party candidate in House District 91, which would put him up against Rep. Irv Slosberg, D-Boca Raton, who while not a pirate, is still one of the most colorful members of the Legislature. While Moffitt is running in a fringe party, his candidacy seems serious and thoughtful based on his campaign website – http://www.ryanmoffitt.org/. Moffitt, who was raised in Texas, says he’s a populist, and “liberty-focused,” and says the two party system is broken. “I will dedicate my time in office to stopping the two party oligarchy and creating the populist, modern government you deserve,” Moffitt says on his site. He’s generally libertarian, opposed to restrictions on guns, opposed to GPS tracking devices put on cars or people by the government, and has a section on his site about expanding the Sunshine laws and increasing government transparency. He also is calling for more casino projects to boost tourism. “I will make it a point to close the state budget deficit without cutting the budget of our already strained public schools,” Moffitt says. He is the founder of the Florida Pirate Party, and has just finished serving as its chairman.
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