June 21, 2019 by David Silverberg
All of Southwest Florida’s state legislators received failing grades in the People First Report Card issued yesterday, June 20, by Progress Florida, a non-profit organization founded in 2008 to promote progressive values.
Seventeen votes during the past legislative session were used to grade the lawmakers.
“We’ve graded each legislator based on their votes on issues that matter to Floridians: our economy, our public schools, our environment, our civil rights, reproductive freedom, gun safety, and more,” states the People First Report Card website.
“Florida politicians like to talk a good game when it comes to supporting Florida families, but this scorecard shows which ones are actually walking the walk with their votes,” Mark Ferrulo, the organization’s executive director, stated. “Now, more than ever, it’s important Floridians know which lawmakers are doing right by everyday Floridians, and which ones are really in the hip pocket of corporate lobbyists or ideological extremists.”
Thirty-nine lawmakers received “A” grades from the organization, up from 17 last year.
The grades of Southwest Florida legislators are listed below:
Republican – Naples, District 28 – Grade: F (35%)
Republican – Naples, District 106 – Grade: F (29%)
Republican – Naples, District 80 – Grade: F (29%)
Republican – Cape Coral, District 77 – Grade: F (29%)
Republican – Fort Myers, District 78 – Grade: F (33%)
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© 2019 by David Silverberg