Overdorf, a Republican, will run in District 83 on a conservative
platform of lower taxes and fewer government regulations.
Toby Overdorf announced his candidacy for the Florida House of Representatives today. Overdorf, a longtime Treasure Coast resident and business owner, is running on a platform of pro-growth economic policies that promote job creation, greater economic prosperity, and the completion of necessary environmental restoration projects. He is seeking the District 83 seat in the Florida House.
“With the right policies in place, I have no doubt that Florida’s best days are ahead of us,” said Overdorf. “For too many years, I’ve seen firsthand how too much regulation and excessive taxation strangle our free enterprise system. We’ve got to unleash entrepreneurs and small business owners to innovate and pursue expansion that will put more people to work.”
Overdorf founded Crossroads Environmental Consultants in 2002 and served as its president until 2016. In that role, he expanded the business to become a nationally recognized company certified by the U.S Government to perform throughout the United States and the northern Caribbean. Currently, he is the Environmental Division President of EDC, Inc., a full-service local land development firm that he has expanded from seven to 28 employees.
He has been very active in the community, providing leadership to several local organizations, including serving as President of the Palm City Chamber of Commerce. He also served on the Board of Directors of Leadership Florida, as a Torrey Pines Molecular Institute Trustee, and the St. Lucie County Economic Development Council.
“Experience has taught me how important it is for us to have a strong conservative voice in Tallahassee,” said Overdorf. “I look forward to working hard to make sure government serves the people and not the other way around. The fact that I am a small business owner and science-educated gives me the ability to be a unique voice for my constituents.”
District 83 has been represented since 2010 by Gayle Harrell, who faces term limits in 2018. It includes parts of Martin and St. Lucie Counties.