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Kathleen Passidomo Names Conservatives to Leadership Team as She Gets Ready to Lead Florida...

This week, as she readies to take the gavel, incoming state Senate President Kathleen Passidomo, R-Naples, named her leadership team. Passidomo tapped Sen. Dennis Baxley, R-Lady Lake, to serve as president pro tempore. “Senator Baxley is...

RNC Notches a Win in Florida Voting Reform Legal Battle

The Republican National Committee (RNC) is celebrating a win in the Sunshine State as it looks to defend a voting reform bill championed by Gov. Ron DeSantis. “The RNC has intervened in four lawsuits challenging...

Jimmy Patronis Awards $30,000 to Central Florida Firefighters

This past legislative session, Patronis supported an increase in state funding for pandemic protections for firefighters via the agency's existing Cancer Decontamination Grant Program, so fire departments can buy lifesaving equipment to further protect firefighters from infectious diseases, such as COVID-19.

Dennis Baxley Wants to Reform Financial Aid to Boost Market-Driven Degree Programs

Baxley’s bill “revamps postsecondary financial aid programs to maximize value for the student and for Florida taxpayers through a focus on targeted programs that directly lead to employment.”

Wilton Simpson Makes Appointments to State, Regional and National Boards and Councils

“It is an honor to have many of my fellow Senators, as well as leaders in our communities and state, serve in these important capacities,” said Simpson on Friday. “I have full confidence that they will diligently and effectively represent the Florida Senate and the state of Florida.”
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Wilton Simpson Creates Florida Senate Committee on Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Simpson also named chairs and vice chairs for the other committees though he plans to name members to the committees in the days to come. 

U.S. Term Limits Honors 25 State Legislators in Tallahassee

The award is given to officials who show “a steadfast commitment to restore citizen government through term limits.”
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St. Johns County Sheriff Candidate Backs the Heartbeat Bill

Chris Strickland, the former director of the Office of the Sheriff in St. Johns County and now running for the sheriff post in 2020, went to bat for the pro-life cause and cited his own personal experience. 

Dennis Baxley Introduces Fetal Heartbeat Bill in Florida Senate

“It’s time for us to face our history of the last 46 years and the 60 million faces of our offspring that we have extinguished,” Baxley, who once led the Florida Christian Coalition, said. “The heartbeat has always been the clear signal of the presence of life, and that life must be protected.” 

Dennis Baxley Backed by Second Amendment Supporters

Baxley, who represents all of Sumter County and parts of Lake and Marion Counties, announced that he had the backing of the National Rifle Association (NRA) Political Victory Fund and Unified Sportsmen of Florida. The NRA gave Baxley, the author of Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, an “A+"rating. 
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