We are proud to announce the following endorsements:

Federal:

Bill Nelson – US SenateBill Nelson - US Senate

Darren Soto – Congress, District 9Darren Soto - Congress, District 9

Kristen Carlson- Congress, District 15

State:

Andrew Gillum – Governor Sean Shawn – Attorney GeneralJeremy Ring – CFONikki Fried- Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Kathy Lewis – FL State Senate, District 20Bob Doyel – FL State Senate, District 22Bob Doyel - FL State Senate, District 22Catherine Price – FL State Senate, District 26Barbara Cady – FL State House, District 42

Local:

Karen Cooper Welzel – Polk County Commission, District 4

Sarah Fortney – Polk County School Board, District 3

Constitutional Amendments:

SUPPORT:
Amendment 3: Requires voter approval of casino gambling

Amendment 4: Restores voting right for felons who have served their time

Amendment 9: Bans offshore oil and gas drilling and vaping in enclosed indoor workplaces

Amendment 13: Prohibits betting on dog races

OPPOSE:
Amendment 1: Grants an additional $25,000 homestead exemption for homes worth $125,000 or more

Amendment 2: Makes permanent what currently is a temporary cap of 10 percent on annual property value increases for vacation homes, apartments and commercial property, effectively limiting increases on tax bills. (2nd homes and commercial) property assessment increases permanent

Amendment 5: Requires 2/3 vote of legislature to impose or increase tax or fee instead of a simple majority

Amendment 6: Adds a Marsy’s Law (victims’ rights) to state constitution, increases judicial retirement age; prohibits judges from deferring to administrative agencies to interpret law

Amendment 7: Requires death benefits for first responders and military members, a supermajority vote for college fees, and adds state college system structure to constitution

Amendment 11: Repeals some obsolete language; repeals a provision saying that changes to a criminal statute are not retroactive

NO POSITION:
Amendment 10: Prohibits counties from abolishing certain local offices, changes start date of legislative sessions, and adds an executive office and executive department to constitution

Amendment 12: Prohibits public officials from lobbying for compensation while in office and 6 years thereafter.