Today, the Florida Chamber released actual grades earned by all 160 members of the Florida Legislature on the Florida Chamber’s 2016 Legislative Report Card and announced legislators who earned Distinguished Advocate Awards in your region.

The Florida Chamber’s Distinguished Advocate award recognizes lawmakers who fought tirelessly for the passage of pro-business legislation – no matter how difficult – and furthered the Florida Chamber’s goals of securing Florida’s future through job creation and economic development.

The 14 members of the Florida Legislature honored with a 2016 Florida Chamber Distinguished Advocate award include:

  • Senator Dorothy Hukill, who championed targeted tax cuts, including Florida Chamber priorities of reducing the Business Rent tax and permanently eliminating the sales tax on manufacturing machinery and equipment, and worked to crack down on fraud in Florida’s property insurance system.

According to the Florida Chamber's 2016 Legislative Report Card:

  • 30 Senators earned an “A” – up from 20 in 2015
  • 80 Representatives earned an “A” – up from 61 in 2015, and
  • Grade Point Average for Representatives was 90 percent and 91 percent for Senators – up from 83 percent and 89 percent respectively last year.

The following legislators earned an “A” in your region:

Senate President Andy Gardiner
House Speaker Steve Crisafulli
Senator Dorothy Hukill
Senator Thad Altman
Senator Travis Hutson
Senator Jeffrey Brandes
Senator Alan Hays
Senator David Simmons
Representative Jason Brodeur
Representative Robert "Bob" Cortes
Representative Eric Eisnaugle
Representative Larry Metz
Representative Mike Miller 
Representative Marlene O'Toole
Representative Rene "Coach P" Plasencia
Representative John Wood  
Representative Fred Costello
Representative Tom Goodson
Representative Scott Plakon
Representative Paul Renner
Representative David Santiago
Representative Cyndi Stevenson
Representative Jennifer Sullivan
Representative Ritch Workman

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View the full report card at www.LegislativeReportCard.com.

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