Americans for Prosperity Action-FL Announces New Round of State Legislative Endorsements

Press Release

Tallahassee, FL – Americans for Prosperity Action Florida (AFP Action-FL) today announced its endorsement of four candidates for the Florida State Legislature:

  • Blaise Ingoglia (Senate District 11)
  • Nick DiCeglie (Senate District 18)
  • Bryan Avila (Senate District 39)
  • Thomas Leek (House District 28)
  • David Smith (House District 38)

 

These candidates earned AFP Action-FL’s endorsement by supporting policies that limit the government’s ability to erect roadblocks to opportunity and success across Florida.

 

“Florida is a growing and vibrant state. We need lawmakers in Tallahassee who will support policies that break down government-imposed barriers that limit the ability of individuals and businesses to grow and prosper and create a strong economy where every Floridian benefits,” said AFP Action Senior Advisor Skylar Zander. “These candidates will help create an opportunity climate that will continue to make Florida a destination for freedom-loving people.”

 

AFP Action-FL will leverage its grassroots activists, direct mail, and digital advertising to educate voters and encourage their support for endorsed candidates.

 

BACKGROUND

Blaise Ingoglia (Senate District 38)

Rep. Blaise Ingoglia is a champion of labor and regulatory reform. He works to get the government out of the way, so more businesses and employees can thrive. He wrote a bill that would create a red tape reduction advisory council to keep the regulatory burden on businesses low. He also supports lower taxes, so Floridians can keep more of their hard-earn money. In the state Senate Rep. Ingoglia will be a reliable leader for business owners and working Floridians.

 

Nick DiCeglie (Senate District 18)

Rep. Nick DiCeglie believes that the state government should not provide unfair advantages to large businesses at the expense of small businesses. In the State Senate, he will work to ensure that state regulations are fair and respectful of state taxpayers. Rep. DiCeglie supported legislation to promote the state’s craft distilleries industry and make it easier to operate home-based businesses. He also supported legislation to empower families with greater education freedom through family scholarship programs.

 

Bryan Avila (Senate District 39)

Rep. Bryan Avila is a champion of health care and fiscally responsible spending policies. He supports legislation to expand personal health care options, such as eliminating certificate of need requirements that limit access and choice and drive-up costs, and the expansion of telehealth and scope of practice for physician assistants.

 

Thomas Leek (House District 28)

Rep. Leek has been a supporter of legislation that helps get the government out of the way of innovative entrepreneurs working to create new businesses. He is a co-sponsor of legislation to enhance Florida’s cottage food industry and promote the state’s craft distillery industry. He supports reforming state occupational licensing regulations that make it more difficult to start new businesses and obtain certain jobs.

 

David Smith (House District 38)

Rep. David Smith understands that helping formerly incarcerated people is critical to their successful reintegration into society and safer communities. In the legislature, he supports giving juvenile offenders an opportunity to expunge their records by attending diversion classes and expanding education opportunities for people on probation.

 

ABOUT AFP ACTION

During the 2020 election cycle, AFP Action supported candidates nationwide with more than 8.5 million telephone calls, 1.5 million door knocks, and more than 49 million pieces of mail. AFP Action has unmatched direct voter outreach capability supported by a world-class data operation.

 

AFP Action is a 527 political action committee, registered with the Florida division of elections, focused on electing candidates who will drive policy change and facilitate the building of broad policy coalitions that remove barriers to opportunity and help people improve their lives. The organization has a strong, permanent grassroots presence, including highly motivated activists who volunteer during the election season by making telephone calls and knocking on doors in support of policy champions.