Meet Christy McLaughlin
Christy is a Florida original.
Christy is a born and educated, authentic Florida girl. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Florida Gulf Coast University and her law degree from Ave Maria School of Law, Naples, Florida. Christy’s family came from Cuba legally, in 1961, fleeing the communist authoritarian government that persecuted and arrested her grandfather. Christy grew up with her family’s firsthand knowledge that government tyranny can happen anywhere, freedom is not passive, and liberty must be fought for to be enjoyed.
Christy has always leaned “Red.”
Christy has dedicated her entire professional life to supporting and promoting conservative values. Christy has worked tirelessly for the Republican Party and candidates since 2014. In 2016, Christy was an open and enthusiastic supporter of candidate and then President Trump. She was a Republican Field Organizer during the 2018 election cycle. Christy established the Republican National Lawyer’s Association Chapter at Ave Maria School of Law. Christy was elected the Collier County Republican Executive Committee Secretary for 2021. Christy co-organized the 2018 SWFL Honor Ball Honor Flight for WWII veterans. She also worked as a paid intern for Congressman Diaz-Balart on Capitol Hill. She annotated congressional committee and sub-committee meetings. She has drafted legislation and proposed it to Florida State Representatives. She is very familiar with legislative procedures (particularly on the Federal level) and is ready on the first day to vigorously work for her constituents.
Christy believes that “Actions speak louder than words.”
Christy believes that the 2020 Presidential election was stolen by criminal Democrat operatives, their supporting media propagandists, and deep-state co-conspirators. On January 5, 2021, Christy spoke on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court at the “Stop the Steal” rally advocating for fair and transparent elections. Christy participated in the legal team investigating the Nevada election. Two of her YouTube videos were banned simply because she interviewed eye-witnesses to actual election fraud in their precincts. On January 6th, Christy stood on the White House lawn with thousands of other patriots during President Trump’s speech. She felt it was important to show strength and resolve that “We the People” must give consent to being governed through the exercise of a legitimate election and that is the founding principle of United States of America.
Christy believes that GOD is central to a genuine life.
Christy is deeply committed to the principle that our natural rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are ordained by God. The right to religious freedom is first and foremost of our individual freedoms. Christy taught catechism and served as a Eucharist minister. She has staunchly defended the right to life for the unborn and has Marched for Life for many years. Christy has served as a board member and program director for the Mother Frances de Sales Auxiliary for the Homeless.
Christy is fighting for everyone’s freedom of speech and autonomy.
As a lawyer and Constitutionalist, Christy believes that one way to make substantive change is through the court system. Christy has a Federal lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education and Florida International University, whose purpose is to create a judicial precedent that protects conservative students from being targeted for their political views. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Christy has been speaking out at county commissioner meetings, school board meetings, rallies, and news networks against vaccine/mask mandates and shut-downs. She has been a contributor to Newsmax, OAN and the Washington Times.
promoting principles rooted in the U.S. Constitution. Christy believes that everyone is endowed by God with the capacity for self-determination and medical autonomy. When elected to Congress, Christy will be committed to the concept of smaller, less intrusive government that answers to the people.