Tag: Senate District 17

Peter SchorschAugust 25, 2016

More than 300 candidates are running for the 160 seats in the Florida House and Senate. And, try as we will, FloridaPolitics.com won’t be able to interview them all. So we are asking every candidate, including incumbents, to complete a questionnaire we believe offers an interesting, albeit thumbnail, sketch of who they are and why […]


Some state Senate candidates may be getting a little boost from Gov. Rick Scott. Ritch Workman in Senate District 17 and Kathleen Passidomo in Senate District 28 have released advertisements featuring Scott. In both of the ads, Scott is shown touting their accomplishments. “When Gov. Scott needed a big job done, he called in the Workman,” an announcer says in a […]


A Cocoa Beach man has filed an ethics complaint against state Rep. Ritch Workman. The complaint — filed by Ronald Thomas July 20 — calls on the state’s Commission on Ethics to “immediately investigate” reports that Workman, a Melbourne Republican state representative, used taxpayer dollars to send a newsletter to voters outside of his state House district. The […]


The political committee backing Ritch Workman has spent hundreds of dollars on out-of-state travel for what it called fundraisers, but contributions may not always follow. State records show “Citizens United for Liberty and Freedom” spent hundreds of dollars earlier this year on fundraisers in Kentucky. The committee is backing Workman’s Senate District 17 bid, and the […]


Ritch Workman may be campaigning on being tough on immigration, but his critics say that’s far from the case. Stop Career Politicians, a political committee created to hold Workman accountable for his “moral, ethical and legal transgressions,” said the Melbourne Republican is “no Boy Scout in the fight against illegal immigration.” “Ritch Workman claims illegal […]


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