Florida League of Cities Recognizes 21
Legislators for Home Rule Advocacy Efforts
The Florida League of Cities honored the following Florida legislators with the organization’s Legislative Appreciation Awards for their tireless efforts to protect the home rule authority of Florida’s cities by supporting the League’s legislative agenda during the 2017 regular legislative session.
Special recognition goes to the League’s Defenders of Home Rule, Sen. Jeff Clemens and Rep. Danny Burgess, for consistently leading the fight to preserve Home Rule during the legislative session.
“On behalf of Florida’s 412 cities and thousands of municipal officials, both elected and appointed, the Florida League of Cities and its advocacy team are proud to recognize these home rule advocates for their continued support,” said Florida League of Cities Legislative Director Scott Dudley. “We believe the government closest to the people should make the decisions affecting the quality of life of the citizens they have been elected to represent. These hardworking legislators continually supported that ideal, and we owe them a great deal of thanks.”
Legislative Appreciation Award recipients are legislators who advocate on behalf of the League and its member cities time after time. These lawmakers consistently voted in support of League positions, offered amendments to help prevent pre-emptions and unfunded mandates, and/or worked behind the scenes to rally support for League positions during the 2017 legislative session.
Defenders of Home Rule
Sen. Jeff Clemens, Lake Worth
Rep. Danny Burgess, Zephyrhills
Freshman Legislative Appreciation Award Recipients
Sen. Gary Farmer, Fort Lauderdale
Rep. Kamia Brown, Ocoee
Rep. Mel Ponder, Fort Walton Beach
Legislative Appreciation Award Recipients
Sen. Aaron Bean, Jacksonville
Sen. Audrey Gibson, Jacksonville
Sen. Kathleen Passidomo, Naples
Sen. Bobby Powell, West Palm Beach
Sen. Perry Thurston, Fort Lauderdale
Rep. Loranne Ausley, Tallahassee
Rep. Jose Felix Diaz, Miami
Rep. Bobby DuBose, Fort Lauderdale
Rep. Joe Geller, Dania Beach
Rep. Bill Hager, Boca Raton
Rep. Don Hahnfeldt, The Villages
Rep. Shawn Harrison, Tampa
Rep. Mike Miller, Orlando
Rep. George Moraitis, Fort Lauderdale
Rep. Kathleen Peters, St. Petersburg
Rep. Richard Stark, Weston
Founded in 1922, the Florida League of Cities is the united voice for Florida’s municipal governments. Its goals are to promote local self-government and serve the needs of Florida’s cities. Florida’s cities are formed by their citizens and governed by their citizens. The League is founded on the belief that local self-government is the keystone of American democracy. For more information, visit www.floridaleagueofcities.com.