Florida Realtors announce second wave of legislative endorsements
The political arm of the state’s largest professional trade association, Florida Realtors, has announced endorsements for another 16 candidates running for state legislative seats in the fall.
The new endorsements follow the group’s bulk endorsement two weeks ago that saw 87 legislative candidates get the nod alongside the Florida Realtor’s top-of-ticket recommendations, which included Adam Putnam for Governor, Jimmy Patronis for CFO, Denis Grimsley for Agriculture Commissioner and Ashley Moody for Attorney General.
The only Senate contender making the cut in round two was Stuart Republican Rep. Gayle Harrell, who is facing off against Belinda Keiser in the special Republican primary for Senate District 25, which is open due to the early exit of Senate President Joe Negron.
The remaining endorsements went to Florida House candidates, including a few who are up against incumbent lawmakers.
The picks: Democrat Paula Wright over incumbent Democratic Rep. Kim Daniels in HD 14; Republican Wyman Duggan for HD 15; Republican Shannon Elswick for HD 32; former Republican Rep. Ray Pilon over Democratic Rep. Margaret Good in HD 72; Democrat Tina Polsky for HD 81; Republican Toby Overdorf for HD 83; Democrat Kim Johnson for HD 84; Republican Matt Spritz for