Rep. Weatherford addressed a wide range of issues, from the economy to education to the situation in Syria at a LeMieux Center for Public Policy event on September 9th, 2013.
He proposed the combination of developing an “unbelievably 21st century-based, high standards education system that is second to none” and embracing the American free enterprise system. Despite the challenges of poverty, pensions and healthcare reform, Rep. Weatherford believes that Florida has many things in its favor, including a steady increase in the graduation rate and an influx of new residents at the rate of 1,000 a day. Rep. Weatherford was also asked about his future plans after his term in the House is up. The father of three said he preferred to keep his options open and to rely on God’s guidance. He added that “public service is the most rewarding thing I’ve ever done.”