Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Carlos Curbelo - Florida Politics

Humane Society Legislative Fund endorses Carlos Curbelo

U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo has been endorsed by the Humane Society Legislative Fund (HSLF) in his bid for re-election.

Curbelo is expected to face a competitive race for Florida’s 26th Congressional District. If successful in his primary race against Souraya Faas, he will face either Demetries Grimes or Debbie Mucarsel-Powell in November’s general election.

Multiple political prognosticators rate the race as a toss-up. Now, HSLF says Curbelo is its candidate of choice.

“Voters in Florida’s 26th congressional district who care about building a more humane society should support his re-election,” said the group’s president, Sara Amundson.

“Carlos Curbelo is a consistent supporter of animal protection legislation in the 115th Congress.”

The group pointed to multiple measures co-sponsored by Curbelo, including bills to make malicious animal cruelty a crime on federal property and in interstate commerce, to ban the trade of shark fins, and to phase out the testing of cosmetics on live animals.

Curbelo is also a member of the Congressional Animal Protection Caucus, a bipartisan group that seeks to raise awareness of animal welfare issues in Congress.

Curbelo will face off in the CD 26 Republican primary on Aug. 28, followed by the general election Nov. 6.

Ryan Nicol covers news out of South Florida for Florida Politics. Ryan is a native Floridian who attended undergrad at Nova Southeastern University before moving on to law school at Florida State. After graduating with a law degree he moved into the news industry, working in TV News as a writer and producer, along with some freelance writing work. If you'd like to contact him, send an email to

1 Comment

  1. Carlos Curbelo is an amazing congressman for Florida. He is dedicated to the environment, animals, and morality. He is not afraid to reach across the aisle for a bipartisan decision. It is so refreshing to see a congressman who cares about his constituents and district, not his party.

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