Tallahassee, FL – Americans for Prosperity Action-Florida today endorsed additional State House and Senate candidates. These endorsements bring AFP Action-FL’s total state legislative endorsements to 35.
“We’ve been active across the state for months,” said AFP Action-FL Senior Advisor Skylar Zander.
“Our activists have been knocking on doors and making phone calls,” he said. “And we’ve been targeting key voters in the mail and across social media to educate and turn them out for candidates who support policies that get government out of the way of hard-working Floridians.
“These additional legislative candidates understand the challenges Florida faces, and they will work to break down barriers that stand in the way of a strong economy, strong schools, and safe communities where families, businesses, and retirees can thrive,” Zander said.
AFP Action will leverage a wide range of tactics, including the country’s largest grassroots outreach and mobilization, a full-time dedicated staff, and trained volunteers to educate and mobilize voters to support endorsed candidates.
Rachel Plakon (HD-36)
When she takes office next year, Rachel Plakon will strongly advocate for lower taxes and tax reforms that improve the system and oppose any effort to impose new taxes on hard-working Floridians. She also understands that not all children learn the same way or struggle in failing schools. Plakon will work to empower parents with more education opportunities to better address their children’s unique learning needs. This includes policies that provide school choice for all, including Universal Education Savings Accounts.
State Rep. Lawrence McClure (HD-68)
Rep. Lawrence McClure has been a champion of policies that advance the interests of hard-working Floridians and break down barriers to work. This includes multiple votes to reform occupational licensing laws, which require certain workers to get a government permission slip before they can work. As a small business owner, McClure understands government regulations too often stand in the way of new jobs and economic growth. As a state lawmaker, McClure has worked to eliminate wasteful and burdensome regulations and to hold local governments accountable for the costs they impose on businesses.
State Rep. John Snyder (HD-86)
Rep. John Snyder has been a strong advocate of policies to expand education freedom, including Universal Education Savings Accounts and the expansion of charter schools. He also understands that when government regulates work—people suffer. That’s why he has repeatedly worked to reform occupational licensing laws that make it harder and more expensive to work and create new business opportunities. Snyder supported legislation to preempt local occupational licensing efforts and make it easier for military members to transfer their skills to the private sector.
Corey Simon (SD-03)
When Corey Simon takes office next year, he will work to advance health care policies that increase access to care at lower costs to consumers. He will also support efforts to expand telemedicine, which proved so valuable during the COVID pandemic. Simon’s non-profit work taught him the value of quality and innovative education. In the Senate, he will support public school open enrollment, Universal Education Savings Accounts, and public charter schools.
Jay Collins (SD-14)
Jay Collins is a decorated veteran committed to the principles of a free society. He supports health care choice and increasing accessibility by lowering barriers to access through expanded telehealth and price transparency. Collins will also empower parents with greater education freedom to provide the learning opportunities that best meet their children’s needs. These include supporting Universal Education Savings Accounts, public charter schools, and public school open enrollment.
ABOUT AFP ACTION
AFP Action is a 527 political action committee 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.
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.
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