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‘People First’ Report Card Scores Florida Lawmakers on Key Votes

Public interest organizations Progress Florida and Florida Watch attempted to answer the question, did your state legislator vote to put people first…or powerful interests? The progressive groups graded each Florida legislator based on their voting record on “issues that matter to everyday Floridians: our health, the economy, public schools, housing affordability, clean energy and water, reproductive freedom, equality, safeguarding democracy, and more.”

Two Orlando Democrats, State Representatives Anna Eskamani and Carlos Guillermo Smith, scored a 100% on the “People First” report card.

Orlando State Rep. Daisy Morales, Windermere State Rep. Geraldine Thompson, Maitland State Rep. Joy Goff-Marcil, and Orlando State Rep. Travaris McCurdy all scored 97% on the “People First” report card.

The bill subjects that were scored on the legislative report card included abortion ban, affordable housing, solar, criminal justice reform, water pollution and wetlands destruction, senior care, tax reform, consumer affordability, and more.

Kissimmee State Senator Victor Torres scored 94% and Kissimmee State Representative Kristen Arrington scored 91% to round out the “A” scores. In the “B” range, Ocoee State Representative Kamia Brown scored 88%, Ocoee State Senator Randolph Bracy scored an 83%, and Orlando State Senator Linda Stewart scored 81%.

On the low end of the scores, Lake Mary State Senator Jason Brodeur, who is a Republican, scored only a 40% on the Progress Florida and Florida Watch report card and St. Cloud State Representative Fred Hawkins, also Republican, scored only 36%.

Check out all the issues and the full “People First” report card online.

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