Florida Realtors support Rick Scott’s re-election
Rick Scott. Image via AP.

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The organization praised the former Governor's work on insurance issues.

Florida’s real estate industry has been happy with Rick Scott. Now, the Florida Realtors are endorsing the Naples Republican for re-election to the U.S. Senate.

“More people are calling Florida home every day because of the hard work then-Gov. Rick Scott did to turn Florida’s economy around,” said Florida Realtors President Gia Arvin. “Today, our state is an economic powerhouse because of the policies he fought for during his eight years in Tallahassee, and we appreciate all he now does in Washington to ensure prosperity in Florida.”

The organization worked on economic policies with Scott during his two terms as Florida’s Governor.

The organization also praised several specific pieces of federal legislation Scott has supported since his arrival in Washington. That includes the Senator’s push for the Flood Insurance Affordability Act, fixing formulas which have Floridian property owners paying twice as much in flood insurance premiums than has been paid out in claims. Scott has also advocated for other changes in Florida property insurance policy to address rising costs for homeowners statewide.

“Our organization and our members have a long history of working with Sen. Scott, including securing the first reduction in the business rent tax in Florida while he was Governor,” Arvin said.

“We truly value the constant collaboration we have had with him and always appreciate his willingness to help us work to create an environment where more families and businesses can call Florida home. Florida Realtors proudly endorse Sen. Scott for re-election. We are thrilled to support him, and we are so grateful for his strong commitment to housing, private property rights and the Realtor profession.”

Scott welcomed support from the organization.

“As both Governor and Senator, I have had the opportunity to work alongside the Florida Realtors to fight for policies that will grow our economy. I can always count on this important organization to fight alongside me to champion critical policies like cutting taxes and reducing burdensome regulations so more people can own a home or business in Florida,” Scott said.

“Together, we want to make the dream of owning a home a reality for every Florida family. That is why in the U.S. Senate I am fighting to fix our broken federal flood insurance program so it is more affordable. I will also continue to fight Joe Biden’s inflation-inducing policies, which have driven up the cost of everything and made the reality of owning a home nonexistent for so many families. I look forward to continuing to work with the Florida Realtors when I am re-elected.”

Jacob Ogles

Jacob Ogles has covered politics in Florida since 2000 for regional outlets including SRQ Magazine in Sarasota, The News-Press in Fort Myers and The Daily Commercial in Leesburg. His work has appeared nationally in The Advocate, Wired and other publications. Events like SRQ’s Where The Votes Are workshops made Ogles one of Southwest Florida’s most respected political analysts, and outlets like WWSB ABC 7 and WSRQ Sarasota have featured his insights. He can be reached at [email protected].


6 comments

  • Impeach Biden

    January 22, 2024 at 9:34 am

    Demo zombie attack in 3, 2, 1. 🤣

  • Phil Morton

    January 22, 2024 at 9:47 am

    Wasting their money. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell has got this.

  • PeterH

    January 22, 2024 at 10:29 am

    Grifting Florida Real Estate agents is quite an endorsement!

    I would expect the Miami and Boca Syndicate will be next to get behind Scott.

    • My Take

      January 22, 2024 at 11:17 am

      Comradery smong thieves

  • Delores Oliver Calloway

    January 22, 2024 at 1:31 pm

    Why would the realtors support someone who has so little concern for his constituants? He wants to do away w/Medicare and Social Security. A large percentage of the people in Florida depend on these. These are NOT entitlements but programs that people paid into for many years during their employment.

  • Bill Pollard

    January 22, 2024 at 5:03 pm

    Then I have no use for the Florida real estate industry. I have one agent who I will trust and use, but not the group that supposedly represents those who work in real estate.

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