‘I’ve been waiting’: New HD 97 Rep. Dan Daley looks forward to 2020 Session

After officially earning the House District 97 seat on June 18, state Rep. Dan Daley is looking ahead to his inaugural Session in the Florida House.

“I’ve been waiting — willing, ready, and able to serve — since Feb. 14,” Daley said in a talk with Florida Politics about the upcoming session — as well as his path to get there.

Daley highlighted two main priorities for the 2020 Legislative Session. The first is working on legislation to protect the Everglades, the environment and water quality.

Daley’s district, in the northwest corner of Broward County, extends into the Everglades. He noted recent algae outbreaks, which have triggered worries about a dip in tourism, have prompted action from lawmakers.

But Daley argued the state’s environmental problems are widespread and deserve continued attention.

“Once it started impacting our tourism industry, everybody suddenly said, ‘Okay all hands on deck,’ ” Daley said.

“But this has been an issue for years and is going to continue to be an issue for years.”

The second priority for Daley is continued work on the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Public Safety Act, passed in 2018 following the tragic shooting in Parkland. HD 97 covers

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