Daniel Paul Zutler was born in Brooklyn, New York, but by the time he graduated from high school, he had relocated to Spring Hill, Florida. He studied at Hillsborough Community College and the University of Florida, obtaining credentials relating to insurance, in which industry he went on to work variously as agent, recruiter, and firm manager. He has also worked in security and investigations, and is the founder of Xero Group Industries, a foundation whose goal is combating domestic violence, human trafficking, and bullying.|
Zutler sees deep, fundamental problems with the United States and the ways in which it is run, and rather than propose solutions to these problems, he proposes instead to “start over”. He explicitly declares that we live under “a broken system that can't be fixed”, and that we must begin again from the ground up. Specifically, he wishes to restructure the nation based under adherence to the language of the Constitution as it was written, rather than the ways in which it has been reinterpreted. He believes in military and veterans' affairs and defenses spending, and retirement stability for senior citizens through Social Security.
A right-leaning candidate, Zutler is tough on immigration. He favors stringent enforcement of immigration laws “at all levels”, and favors aggressive pursuit, arrest, and prosecution of illegal immigrants rather than deportation, which he believes has failed. He supports a strong foreign policy that portrays the United States as a self-sustaining nation, with reductions in foreign aid, and the termination of international trade agreements that he calls “toxic”. He also favors gun rights and the passage of a national carry law, term limits and salary reform for both elected and appointed public officials, and domestic energy production with an emphasis on research into renewable sources.
Zutler's policies, while in no way extreme, are solidly oriented towards the right of the political spectrum. As a result, many moderate Republicans would be likely to support him, while those more staunchly conservative elements of the GOP may agree with him in principle but find the extent of his intentions lacking. Those on the left are less likely to be find much to back in his platform.