Every day, the newspaper is full of stories about politicians breaking their promises and violating the public’s trust. In Florida, too many elected representatives have the wrong priorities, but sometimes it goes the other way.
Recently, 18 members of the Florida Legislature were recognized as “Champions of Florida’s Middle Class” (www.middleclasschamps.com) for their unwavering support of working families. During the 2013 session, these lawmakers voted to protect and expand the middle class in Florida and championed protecting jobs, expanding healthcare access, ethics reform and more.
Miami-Dade County voters should be proud that Reps. Kionne McGhee, José Javier Rodríguez and Cynthia Stafford made the champions list. In Broward County, Reps. Sharon Pritchett, Hazelle Rogers, Elaine Schwartz and Perry Thurston have been recognized. They deserve Floridians’ thanks for their unwavering support and leadership on the issues that matter most to middle-class families.
Mark Ferrulo, St. Petersburg