In first campaign TV ad for SD 22, Jeff Brandes “leads with solutions”

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State Senator Jeff Brandes, in the first TV ad for his re-election bid, talks directly to the people about ways the St. Petersburg Republican has provided steadfast solutions for residents of Florida and Senate District 22.

Highlighting his effort during the recent legislative session to advance a framework for private flood insurance in Florida, the 30-second spot shows how Brandes worked to deliver free market assistance to homeowners facing skyrocketing federal flood insurance premiums of “500 to 600 percent.”

Brandes sponsored SB 542, signed into law by Gov. Rick Scott in June,  which establishes a competitive, private market alternative to the National Flood Insurance Program, which faced massive premium spikes because of reforms set by the Biggert-Waters Act enacted by Congress in 2012.

“Washington heard us,” he says, adding that Floridians now have choices.

In the video, Brandes discusses “Florida solutions, as opposed to the fed’s “take it or leave it offer,” reminding viewers that it is the people who stand against a government that “runs amok.”

The ad also notes Brandes’ support from the Republican Party of Florida, as well as the RPOF endorsements of Attorney General Pam Bondi and Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam.

Brandes’ newest ad is also available on YouTube.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including,,, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.