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Bullsugar.org Releases Florida Voter Guides

Bullsugar.org Releases Florida Voter Guides

STUART, Fla.— Clean water advocate Bullsugar.org today released  its bi-partisan voter guides for the 2018 general elections.

Bullsugar.org’s voter guides identify candidates committed to policymaking that addresses Florida’s toxic bloom crises and the restoration of America’s Everglades. In the race for US Senate Bullsugar.org endorsed Nelson for his public acknowledgement that Florida’s flawed water management has fueled toxic algae and red tide blooms on both coasts, and for Nelson’s support for solutions that protect the health and safety of waterside communities, as well as the health of Everglades National Park and Florida Bay.

“In two terms Governor Rick Scott has dismantled decades of environmental protections. He has gutted expertise and budgets at FDEP and the water districts. We are witnessing the consequences of these policy decisions today,” Bullsugar.org co-founder Chris Maroney said. “Florida can’t sustain another six years of Rick ScottBill Nelson is the clear choice to represent Floridians in the Senate.”

Bullsugar.org also endorsed Rep. Brian Mast for US House, District 18, citing his legislative record, especially his introduction of the Stop Harmful Discharges Act (HR 6700).

This bill would require the federal government to prioritize human health and safety in water management decisions, including protection of all Floridians from the risks of toxic blooms like those that closed Florida beaches and sickened people and animals along the Treasure Coast and Gulf Coast in 2018.

Erin Brockovich said it best this weekend when she came to Stuart to support the Stop Harmful Discharges Act: We don’t care about right and left, we care about right and wrong,” Bullsugar.org’s Maroney said. “Mast’s legislation and tough interrogation of water managers has exposed existing policies that do not put people’s health and safety first. That’s wrong, and those policies have to change.”

Bullsugar.org voter guides (bullsugar.org/vote) identify candidates whose statements, records, and questionnaire responses show commitment to clean water policies and a refusal to allow contributions from the sugarcane industry to influence their decision making. The guides focus on competitive contests where voters’ choices can change Florida’s water management policy, but they also identify lesser-known candidates making clean water a key issue in their campaigns.

Here is the link for Bullsugar’s Voting guide

In Martin County they also endorsed

Rob Levy D for Florida Senate district 25

Ed O’Connor Florida House of Representatives district 82

Matt Theobald D District 83

Joe Banfi NPA Martin County Commission District 3

St Lucie County

Rob Levy D for Florida Senate district 25

Matt Theobald D District 83

Delores Hogan Johnson D district 84

Sean Mitchell D County Commission District 2

Palm Beach County

Rob Levy D for Florida Senate district 25

Ed O’Connor Florida House of Representatives district 82

Ellen Baker (D) Florida House of Representatives District 85

clenz Oct 3, 2018

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