Florida Realtors Endorse GOP Cabinet Ticket, State Legislative Candidates

On Wednesday, the Florida Realtors announced their support for the Republican ticket running for state Cabinet offices.

Through the Florida Realtors PAC, the group backed the entire GOP ticket: former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla., for governor; former Judge Ashley Moody for attorney general; keeping state CFO Jimmy Patronis in office; and state Rep. Matt Caldwell, R-Lehigh Acres, for agriculture commissioner.

“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, the chairwoman of Florida Realtors PAC Trustees. “Our continued success in these efforts involves elected officials who share these beliefs and will work with our 180,000+ members to help Floridians and their communities thrive.”

“Candidates were evaluated on numerous factors, including their voting record on issues that are relevant to the real estate profession,” the PAC noted.

They also made the following state Senate endorsements, listed by district:

2. Senator George Gainer

4. Senator Aaron Bean

8. Senator Keith Perry

10. Senator Wilton Simpson

12. Senator Dennis Baxley

14. Senator Dorothy Hukill

16. Ed Hooper

18. Senator Dana Young

20. Senator Tom Lee

22. Senator Kelli Stargel

23. Representative Joe Gruters

24. Senator Jeff Brandes

25. Representative Gayle Harrell

26. Representative Ben Albritton

28. Senator Kathleen Passidomo

30. Senator Bobby Powell

34. Senator Gary Farmer Jr.

36. Representative Manny Diaz Jr.

40. Senator Annette Taddeo

They also made the following state House endorsements, listed by district:

1. Mike Hill

3. Representative Jayer Williamson

4. Representative Mel Ponder

6. Representative Jay Trumbull

11. Representative Cord Byrd

12. Representative Clay Yarborough

15. Wyman Duggan

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

26. Elizabeth Fetterhoff

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

37. Ardian Zika

38. Representative Danny Burgess

39. Representative Josie Tomkow

40. Representative Colleen Burton

42. Representative Mike La Rosa

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

59. Joe Wicker

60. Representative Jackie Toledo

61. Dianne Hart

62. Susan Valdes

63. Representative Shawn Harrison

64. Representative James Grant

65. Representative Chris Sprowls

66. Nick DiCeglie

67. Representative Chris Latvala

71.Will Robinson

72. Ray Pilon

73.Tommy Gregory

74. James Buchanan

76. Representative Ray Rodrigues

77. Representative Dane Eagle

78. Representative Heather Fitzenhagen

79. Spencer Roach

80. Representative Byron Donalds

82. Representative Mary Lynn Magar

83. Toby Overdorf

85. Representative Rick Roth

86. Representative Matt Willhite

87. Representative David Silvers

93. Chip LaMarca

98. Michael Gottlieb

103. Frank Mingo

105. Ana Maria Rodriguez

106. Representative Bob Rommel

111. Representative Bryan Avila

112. Representative Nicholas Duran

114. Representative Javier Fernandez

115. Vance Aloupis

116. Representative Danny Perez

118. Anthony Rodriguez

119. Juan Fernandez-Barquin

120. Representative Holly Raschein


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