Why am I running for Florida House Seat District 54?
There is much to do to improve the quality of life for our residents: action on issues such as one-party rule, the environment, healthcare, education, women's rights, judicial reform, minority rights, wage inequality, gun safety, unemployment and the social safety net, immigration and the eroding infrastructure.
There is a role for government intervention in each of these challenges facing all Floridians. I believe in the power of good government to take action in bettering our lives.
As my first stand in the Legislature, I will work to protect the reforms you voted for to restore returning citizens’ rights and allow for constitutional amendment referenda. I would also ensure that business-friendly legislation is fairly and equitably balanced to benefit all citizens of Florida.
Corruption in government must be investigated if there is even an appearance of impropriety. I stand for facing facts, making science-based decisions, and always telling the truth. I am very much opposed to injustice and inequality and will work to enact real reform for all Floridians.
Running for office is the last thing I thought I would be doing at this time in my life, but Nancy and I both realized someone needed to step up. Florida has suffered under Republican one-party representation for too long.
The current State Representative’s extreme positions are in direct opposition to my own. She does not represent the views of the people of Indian River County nor does not believe that good government can improve its citizens’ life chances. Her NRA A+ report card and attacks on family values, women’s rights and the rights of our citizens to petition the state for change is an affront to our democratic principles. She uses her state position to force her moral values on the majority. It has to stop.
So I stepped up.
If not me, then who? I am a doer. It is who I am.
Vote for Al Griffiths, Florida House Seat 54.