|Dear Friends and Neighbors,|
As we look ahead to fall elections, I want to ensure you’re in the loop about the political landscape we’re facing. I recently picked up an opponent and need your help to make sure District 30 remains ours … continuing to move forward, not backward.
As your representative in the Republican-dominated Florida House, I’m often voting in the minority. My progressive colleagues and I do our best to advocate for Central Florida’s small businesses, public education, protecting our wetlands and the local rules that protect our environment. If we want to see Florida adopt sensible gun legislation in our lifetimes, we must vote for those who will listen to the people … not special interests.
When voters express concerns about these issues — as well as affordable housing, land conservation and restoration of rights — I believe our elected leaders should listen. And our nation’s struggle with coronavirus has shined a light on the desperate need for affordable healthcare, as well.
I’ve been disheartened to hear of the heavy burdens so many Floridians face due to coronavirus. Our state wasn’t prepared for this crisis and that is unacceptable. Decimated by budget cuts and ineffective restructuring, Florida’s unemployment department was understaffed and underfunded. The result is that hardworking Floridians aren’t getting the help they need — and that is shameful.
As your representative, I will continue to lend my voice and vote with reason, empathy and accountability, advocating for Florida to reopen our economy without compromising our citizens’ health and safety. Additionally, this crisis highlights my long-held belief that Central Florida’s economy must diversify to evolve past its over-reliance on tourism. As home to other high-tech, high-wage industries, both small and large, we must bring these voices to the table and help them thrive.
I hope you’ll share this post with your friends and neighbors in District 30and encourage them to vote for me on Nov. 3. This election will be a fight, but I am ready, undaunted and encouraged by your support. Click here to contribute and help us Keep Joy in the House.
for Florida House District 30
District 30 includes Winter Park, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, Casselberry, Fern Park, Eatonville, Goldenrod, Fairview Shores, Forest City and Lockhart.
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From Orlando Weekly, April 29—
I hope anyone who needs help will reach out especially facing the challenges of isolation and financial stress during this time of Covid19. Please note the numbers at the end of the article or as always, I’m here to help however I can at 407-623-1010.
Sheriffs across greater Orlando are preparing for more calls related to mental health emergencies … Read More.
The Governor has appointed a task force to reopen Florida’s economy that includes a group of Republican legislators, mayors from Palm Beach, Broward, and Miami-Dade, and a list of business executives from Disney, Universal, AT&T, and Publix. It’s who’s missing from the task force, however, that leaves me to wonder… READ MORE
… It is sponsored in the House by Reps. Driskell and Joseph and cosponsored by 19 other representatives, including two Republican woman, eight Democratic men, and nine Democratic women. The cosponsors are Republican Melony Bell, representing DeSoto, Hardee and Polk counties, Republican Amber Mariano, of Pasco County, and Democrats Ramon Alexander of Gadsden and Leon counties, Loranne Ausley of Leon, Kamia Brown of Orange, Ben Diamond of Pinellas, Nicholas Duran of Miami-Dade, Anna Eskamani of Orange, Joy Goff-Marcil of Orange and Seminole, Margaret Good of Sarasota County, Mike Grieco of Miami-Dade, Adam Roger Hattersley of Hillsborough, Amy Mercado of Orange, Cindy Polo of Broward and Miami-Dade, Carlos Guillermo Smith of Orange, Richard Stark of Broward, Susan Valdés of Hillsborough, Clovis Watson Jr. of Alachua and Marion, and Jennifer Necole Webb of Pinellas. Read More
After more than 50 guns were stolen in a string of gun store and pawn shop burglaries in Orange County over the summer, Orange County Sheriff John Mina on Monday spoke in support of a bill that would require businesses in Florida to lock up their firearms at night.
At a press conference, Mina called the legislation “common sense.”…
State Rep. Joy Goff-Marcil filed legislation earlier this year that would give a yet-to-be-created state task force dedicated to combating credit card skimmers and identity fraud exemption from Florida’s public records law, including when criminal intelligence information and techniques are discussed at meetings… READ MORE