Over the weekend, I penned an op-ed in the Florida Today recapping the highlights of the recently completed 2013 Legislative Session. You can check out the column here.
Our state has faced some tough times in recent years. However, I am committed to facing Florida’s challenges in a conservative and responsible manner that encourages economic growth and keeps government spending and taxes under control. I believe in a government that operates efficiently and effectively and spends your tax dollars wisely.
Now more than ever, we have an opportunity to bring needed reforms to Florida’s government. I will use my business background to bring a common sense approach to Tallahassee to address the challenges facing our state.
Thank you for your support! I hope I can count on your vote this November.
One of the highlights of the 2013 Legislative Session was the unanimous passage of legislation to move the restoration of the Everglades into its final phase. Working in conjunction with the federal government, the Florida Legislature approved $320 million over the next decade to help complete the restoration process of this national treasure. The legislation [...]
I am deeply grateful to my colleagues for trusting me with the important role as their future leader in the Florida House. I understand the weight of the responsibility that has been placed on my shoulders, and I know with the support of the House, we will set forth a bold agenda that honors Floridians [...]
I am honored and humbled to receive a Champion of Small Business Award from the National Coalition for Capital. Now more than ever, it is critically important we champion policies that successfully leverage the power of capitalism to create jobs and recharge our nation’s economy. Click here to find out more about this award.
I’m honored to be named a 2012 Champion for Business by Associated Industries of Florida. Reducing regulations is key to improving Florida’s business environment and helping businesses create jobs. I’m proud to receive this award on the heels of Florida being ranked as the second best state in the country to do business this year.
I am humbled to be named the Public Servant of the Year by the Central Florida Hotel & Lodging Association for passing the Tourist Safety Act. Cracking down on crime at Florida hotels is critically important to the continued strength of our state’s tourism industry. This important legislation gives law enforcement the tools it needs [...]
Today, I was honored to the receive the Florida Farm Bureau’s 2011 Legislator of the Year award! As someone who grew up in agriculture and whose family has deep roots in the ag community, receiving this award means a great deal to me personally. I will always fight to ensure Florida’s agricultural community has the [...]
This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with NewsMax on a variety of issues facing our state, including the future of the space program. Be sure to check out the interview!
The Florida Cattlemen’s Association and the Florida Nursery, Growers, and Landscapers Association each honored with me their 2011 Legislator of the Year awards. I am grateful to these two outstanding organizations for their support, and I am humbled to receive these awards. The Florida Cattlemen and the FNGLA are important parts of Florida’s agricultural community. [...]
Ahead of the 2012 Legislative Session, the Florida House and Senate will hold approximately 30 public hearings across the state on the once-a-decade process of redistricting. Your input is critically important as we work to redraw legislative and congressional districts for the next decade. Hearings will be held from June 20 through September 1. Meetings [...]