Tag: amy mercado
Should we be surprised that U.S. Rep. Ross Spano, R-Fla., is out after losing to Lakeland Commissioner Scott Franklin in the Republican primary? I’m much more surprised about what happened on the other side of the aisle where state Rep. Adam Hattersley, D-Riverview, was beaten by former journalist Alan Cohen in the Democratic primary.
State Rep. Amy Mercado, D-Orlando, is doing something that isn’t seen very often and which is highly discouraged by political parties: taking on a sitting incumbent from her own party.
“We know that when violators get away with this type of act, they often feel emboldened to continue,” said Stewart. “We want to give law enforcement the tools they need in order to stop this type of behavior in its tracks.”
“Under current law, a violation is considered a misdemeanor, meaning law enforcement cannot obtain an arrest warrant for a suspect. This requires law enforcement to catch a violator in the act in order to arrest,” Stewart’s office noted.
State Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, continued her efforts to crack down on indecent exposure last week, bringing out a bill which she insists “would protect children from obscene conduct, and improve prosecution of offenders.”
State Sen. Linda Stewart, D-Orlando, and state Rep. Amy Mercado, D-Fla., brought out a bill raising the penalties on indecent exposure.