Letters to the Editor

Anitere Flores’ ‘conversion’

State Sen. Anitere Flores’ July 7 letter, “Protecting our water supply, economy,” stated that she wants to protect consumers from environmental harm and Florida Power & Light’s Turkey Point nuclear reactors. That is absurd.

Over time, Flores has been a friend to FPL. She has taken campaign contributions from the company and its executives. Flores has also taken contributions from sugar producers, polluters whose discharges helped create the toxic algae nightmare threatening our state.

Flores’ newfound environmentalism is one benefit of redistricting, but it doesn’t change the fact she voted to raid environmental trust funds, taking $172 million intended to protect shorelines water and air quality.

Flores’ November opponent is Debbie Mucarsel-Powell, a nonprofit executive and community activist. While Flores sides with her campaign contributors over what’s best for our community, Mucarsel-Powell actually worked for our communities. She said that she will refuse money from FPL, the utility company contaminating our drinking water aquifer and polluting a national park, and also from sugar producers.

Those who prioritize profits over the health of our citizens, environment, and our economy should not be in elected office.

I hope voters aren’t fooled by Flores and her foxhole conversion.

Suzanne Ferreira, Miami