AFP Florida announces 2016 endorsers to ‘Five for Florida’ plan

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The list of backers is growing.

Americans for Prosperity-Florida announced Tuesday more than 70 House and Senate candidates have endorsed the organization’s “Five for Florida” plan.

“We want to make Florida the most prosperous state in the country for families and businesses,” said Chris Hudson, the state director for AFP-FL, in a statement. “Our Five for Florida policy program outlines how lawmakers can focus their efforts to deliver the sort of regulatory, tax, and free-market atmosphere that can propel the sunshine state to lead the nation.”

Hudson said candidates who have endorsed the plan “sent their communities a strong signal” to eliminating political cronyism, expanding educational opportunities, making government more transparent and accountable, and creating a more economically competitive Florida.

Hudson said the announcement of “Five for Florida” backers does not reflect an endorsement from Americans for Prosperity-Florida. Instead, he said, it is a pledge from candidates to uphold the principles set

According to the “Five for Florida” website, the five steps for reform are making taxes fair and end political favoritism; don’t make financial promises taxpayers can’t keep; be stewards of good, transparent government; empower students with the best education; and free entrepreneurs to pursue the American Dream.

“We hope that those who signed this pledge take it as seriously as it is intended,” said Hudson. “While we appreciate the support for these policies on paper, it should be noted that some of the endorses have previously supported policies contrary to the principles called for in Five for Florida. We will take great measure to hold these endorsers accountable for their action.”

The 2016 endorsers are:

William D. Fetke, Candidate for House District 1

Frank Henry White, Candidate for House District 2

Jayer Williamson, Candidate for House District 3

Laurie Bartlett, Candidate for House District 4

Wayne R. Harris, Candidate for House District 4

Armand Izzo, Candidate for House District 4

Mel Ponder, Candidate for House District 4

Christopher Eugene Schwantz, Candidate for House District 4

Jonathan Michael Tallman, Candidate for House District 4

Brad Drake, Candidate for House District 5

Jay Trumbull, Candidate for House District 6

Cord Byrd, Candidate for House District 11

Donnie Horner, Candidate for House District 11

Stan Jordan, Candidate for House District 12

Terry L. Fields, Candidate for House District 14

Christian Marcus Whitfield, Candidate for House District 14

Jason Michael Fischer, Candidate for House District 16

Dick Kravitz, Candidate for House District 16

Leslie Dougher, Candidate for House District 19

Robert Payne, Candidate for House District 19

Katherine Van Zant, Candidate for House District 19

Wenda Lewis, Candidate for House District 21

Tim Rogers, Candidate for House District 21

Al Macri, Candidate for House District 22

Charlie Stone, Candidate for House District 22

Paul M. Renner, Candidate for House District 24

Steve Miller, Candidate for House District 26

Bob Cortes, Candidate for House District 30

Ron Berman, Candidate for Senate District 30

Jennifer Sullivan, Candidate for House District 31

Ralph E. Massullo Jr., Candidate for House District 34

Charles Davis, Candidate for House District 41

Mike La Rosa, Candidate for House District 42

Mike Miller, Candidate for House District 42

George Joseph Collins, Candidate for House District 50

Thad Altman, Candidate for House District 52

Brian Hodgers, Candidate for House District 52

Monique Irene Miller, Candidate for House District 52

Robert “Fritz” VanVolkenburgh, Candidate for House District 52

Randall Adam Fine, Candidate for House District 53

Dale Mark Glading, Candidate for House District 54

Lange Sykes, Candidate for House District 54

Edwin Cary Pigman, Candidate for House District 55

Ben Albritton, Candidate for House District 56

Larry Ahern, Candidate for House District 66

Joseph JB Bensmihen, Candidate for House District 68

Jim Boyd, Candidate for House District 71

Steve Vernon, Candidate for House District 73

Matt Caldwell, Candidate for House District 79

Joseph Asher Davidow, Candidate for House District 80

Byron Donalds, Candidate for House District 80

MaryLynn Magar, Candidate for House District 82

Laurel S. Bennett, Candidate for House District 86

Artie Lurie, Candidate for House District 90

Patricia Hawkins-Williams, Candidate for House District 92

Robert Lee Lynch, Candidate for House District 95

Manny Diaz Jr, Candidate for House District 103

Carlos Trujillo, Candidate for House District 105

Lavigne Ann Kirkpatrick, Candidate for House District 106

Robert G. Rommel, Candidate for House District 106

Bryan Avila, Candidate for House District 111

Rosa Maria “Rosy” Palomino, Candidate for House District 112

Jonathan H. Parker, Candidate for House District 113

Steven A. Rojas Tallon, Candidate for House District 118

Jeanette M. Nunez, Candidate for House District 119

Mike Hill, Candidate for Senate District 1

Keith Perry, Candidate for Senate District 8

Debbie Mayfield, Candidate for Senate District 17

Ritch Workman, Candidate for Senate District 17

Kelli Stargel, Candidate for Senate District 22

Greg Steube, Candidate for Senate District 23

Joe Negron, Candidate for Senate District 25

Matt Hudson, Candidate for Senate District 28

Kathleen C. Passidomo, Candidate for Senate District 28

Emmanuel G. Morel, Candidate for Senate District 31