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Darryl Block picks up progressive, environmental caucus nods in HD 29

Democratic Florida House of Representatives candidate Darryl Block has earned the endorsements of the Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida and the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida in his quest to be elected in House District 29.

Block, a Lake Mary lawyer and social worker, faces Tracey Kagan in the Aug. 28 Democratic primary. The winner takes on Republican state Rep. Scott Plakon in November, seeking to represent the north-central Seminole County HD 29.

“These two endorsements are further evidence that my progressive campaign is gaining more and more converts among the people I intend to represent,” Block stated in a news release issued by his campaign.

“It’s way past time to expand Medicaid for the hundreds of thousands of hardworking Floridians deprived of this basic right by Gov. Rick Scott and the Republican Party. It’s time we stopped perpetuating poverty and raised the minimum wage to $15 an hour,” he continued. “It’s time we found a permanent solution to the toxic algae crisis that is sending Floridians to the hospital, ruining our beautiful coastal waterways, threatening our springs, and hurting our tourism industry.

“It’s time we said goodbye to the likes of Rick Scott and his Republican colleagues who have laid siege to our fragile natural resources by refusing to enforce environmental regulations and by replacing scientists on our water management boards with crony developers.”

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Scott Powers is an Orlando-based political journalist with 30+ years’ experience, mostly at newspapers such as the Orlando Sentinel and the Columbus Dispatch. He covers local, state and federal politics and space news across much of Central Florida. His career earned numerous journalism awards for stories ranging from the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster to presidential elections to misplaced nuclear waste. He and his wife Connie have three grown children. Besides them, he’s into mystery and suspense books and movies, rock, blues, basketball, baseball, writing unpublished novels, and being amused. Email him at

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