Americans for Prosperity Action Florida rolls out latest round of endorsements

by | Jun 4, 2024

Americans for Prosperity Action Florida (AFP-FL) endorsed 11 new candidates for office, bringing their total number of endorsed candidates to 29.

Americans for Prosperity Action Florida (AFP- FL) endorsed 11 candidates for office on Tuesday, bringing its total number of endorsed candidates to 29.

“Allowing Florida businesses, students, and families to thrive is possible through principled policy work in our legislature – that’s why we need these leaders in office. AFP Action FL will work with our grassroots activists to educate voters leading up to the election on how their voices will be represented through these candidates,” said Skylar Zander, AFP-FL Senior Advisor.

Gladyvette “Yvette” Benarroch, running for House District 81, is noted by the organization for her background as a charter school board member and small business owner. Benarroch is expected to focus on educational policies and reducing regulatory burdens for businesses.

Richard Gentry, endorsed for House District 27, has a history of serving as Florida Public Counsel and Legislative Counsel to the Florida Homebuilders Association. His campaign addresses high energy costs and regulatory issues. Sam Greco, a candidate for House District 19, is set to work on reducing red tape and expanding the Education Savings Account program, aiming to improve the business climate and tackle insurance costs.

“JJ” Grow, running for House District 23, brings his experience as a small business owner to the table, advocating for deregulation and tax reduction to bolster Florida’s economy. Jennifer Kincart Jonsson, seeking election in House District 49, will prioritize conservative values, government transparency, and measures to prevent housing insurance rate increases. Kincart Jonsson also aims to secure borders and fight inflation through tax cuts while empowering parental involvement in education, accordign to AFP-FL.

State Rep. Randall Scott “Randy” Maggard, from House District 54, was recognized for his policy leadership in education, health care, and labor. Maggard has pushed for reforms to lower housing costs by reducing building permitting regulations. State Sen. Debbie Mayfield, now running for House District 32, has previously demonstrated her legislative expertise by working on reforms to Certificate of Need laws in the health care sector and reducing business regulations.

Danny Nix, a candidate for House District 75, is anticipated to focus on tax reform, education expansion, and protecting free speech. Vanessa Oliver, running for House District 76, brings her health care experience to her campaign, advocating for expanded access and affordability of medical services and insurance cost reduction.

State Rep. Susan Plasencia, seeking re-election in House District 37, has been a champion of educational and health care reforms. Her legislative efforts have included sponsoring key ESA legislation and pushing for reduced occupational licensure requirements. State Rep. Keith Truenow, running for Senate District 13, aims to carry his fiscal conservatism and regulatory reduction efforts from the House to the Senate, supporting vocational training expansion and ensuring Florida remains business-friendly.


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