SWFL state legislators get failing grades for putting people last

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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:

Sen. Kathleen Passidomo

Republican – Naples, District 28 – Grade: F (35%)

 Rep. Bob Rommel

Republican – Naples, District 106 – Grade: F (29%)

Rep. Byron Donalds

Republican – Naples, District 80 – Grade: F (29%)

Rep. Dane Eagle

Republican – Cape Coral, District 77 – Grade: F (29%)

Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen

Republican – Fort Myers, District 78 – Grade: F (33%)

The full list is available here.

Liberty lives in light

© 2019 by David Silverberg

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