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Florida Realtors® PAC Supports Candidates for Cabinet, Florida Senate, Florida House of Representatives

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today, Florida Realtors® PAC made its candidate endorsements for the 2018 election cycle. More than 300 candidates have qualified to run for state Senate and House of Representatives seats this election cycle. Florida Realtors PAC has announced an initial list of supported candidates in these races. “As Realtors, we pride ourselves on our long-standing efforts to defend private property rights, promote community prosperity and preserve a professional climate that ensures the economic growth of Florida,” says Ann DeFries, chair of Florida Realtors PAC Trustees. “Our continued success in these efforts requires legislators who share these beliefs and will work with our 180,000+ members to help Floridians and their communities thrive.” “The health of Florida’s real estate industry and its economy go hand-in-hand,” adds Bill Martin, CEO of Florida Realtors. “We need elected officials who understand this relationship and will work tirelessly to enact laws and policies that promote homeownership and protect the rights of homeowners throughout the state.” Candidates were evaluated on numerous factors, including their voting record on issues that are relevant to the real estate profession. “Florida is a beacon of success in the nation, but we need dedicated elected officials rolling up their sleeves and working with organizations like ours to ensure that success continues,” says Carrie O’Rourke, vice president of public policy for Florida Realtors. “We believe these candidates will do just that and hope Florida voters agree in November.” Florida Realtors PAC candidates for Florida Governor and Cabinet include: Governor — Adam Putnam Attorney General — Ashley Moody Chief Financial Officer — Jimmy Patronis Commissioner of Agriculture — Denise Grimsley Florida Realtors PAC candidates for the Florida Senate: District Candidate 2 Senator George Gainer 4 Senator Aaron Bean 8 Senator Keith Perry 10 Senator Wilton Simpson 12 Senator Dennis Baxley 14 Senator Dorothy Hukill 18 Senator Dana Young 20 Senator Tom Lee 22 Senator Kelli Stargel 23 Representative Joe Gruters 24 Senator Jeff Brandes 26 Representative Ben Albritton 28 Senator Kathleen Passidomo 30 Senator Bobby Powell 34 Senator Gary Farmer Jr. 36 Representative Manny Diaz Jr. 38 Senator Daphne Campbell 40 Senator Annette Taddeo Florida Realtors PAC candidates for the Florida House include: District Candidate 1 Rebekah Bydlak 2 Alex Andrade 3 Representative Jayer Williamson 4 Representative Mel Ponder 6 Representative Jay Trumbull 10 Marc Vann 11 Representative Cord Byrd 12 Representative Clay Yarborough 16 Representative Jason Fischer 17 Representative Cyndi Stevenson 19 Representative Bobby Payne 21 Representative Chuck Clemons 22 Representative Charlie Stone 23 Representative Stan McClain 24 Representative Paul Renner 25 Representative Tom Leek 27 Representative David Santiago 28 David Smith 29 Representative Scott Plakon 30 Representative Bob Cortes 31 Representative Jennifer Sullivan 34 Representative Ralph Massullo Jr. 35 Representative Blaise Ingoglia 36 Representative Amber Mariano 38 Representative Danny Burgess 39 Representative Josie Tomkow 40 Representative Colleen Burton 42 Representative Mike LaRosa 44 Representative Robert “Bobby O” Olszewski 46 Representative Bruce H. Antone 48 Representative Amy Mercado 49 Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith 50 Representative Rene “Coach P” Plasencia 51 Tyler Sirois 52 Representative Thad Altman 53 Representative Randy Fine 54 Representative Erin Grall 55 Representative Cary Pigman 56 Melony Bell 58 Representative Lawrence McClure 60 Representative Jackie Toledo 63 Representative Shawn Harrison 64 Representative James Grant 65 Representative Chris Sprowls 66 Nick DiCeglie 67 Representative Chris Latvala 69 Jeremy Bailie 70 Representative Wengay “Newt” Newton 71 Will Robinson 73 Tommy Gregory 76 Representative Ray Rodrigues 77 Representative Dane Eagle 78 Representative Heather Fitzenhagen 80 Representative Byron Donalds 82 Representative Mary Lynn Magar 85 Representative Rick Roth 86 Representative Matt Willhite 87 Representative David Silvers 92 Representative Patricia Hawkins-Williams 96 Representative Kristin Jacobs 97 Representative Jared Moskowitz 105 Ana Maria Rodriguez 106 Representative Bob Rommel 108 Representative Roy Hardemon 111 Representative Bryan Avila 112 Representative Nicholas Duran 114 Representative Javier Fernandez 116 Representative Danny Perez 120 Representative Holly Raschein Paid political advertisements are paid for by Realtors Political Advocacy Committee, independently of any candidate. Address: 115 East Park Avenue, Suite 1, Tallahassee, FL 32301. Florida Realtors is the largest trade association in the state with more than 180,000 members and serves as the voice for real estate in Florida. Its mission is to advance Florida’s real estate industry by shaping public policy on real property issues; encouraging, promoting and teaching consistent standards for ethical practice and professionalism; and building on the efforts of its 54 local boards/associations to provide the information and tools members need to succeed. Florida Realtors Media Center website is available at SOURCE Florida Realtors Related Links]]>

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