Tag Archives: Central Florida

Guest Column: Senator Darren Soto’s Progressive Record

By Jimmy Auffant / FDP State Committee Member While I respect Mr. Krishnaiyer and usually find his writing insightful and well-reasoned, I was shocked and disappointed to read his recent article about State Senator Darren Soto. Soto has dedicated his life to serving others as a Civil Rights attorney – where he provides pro bono representation […]

Awake The State Orlando rally targets Senate President Gardiner

 For the fifth consecutive year, “Awake The State” rallied working Floridians and those who care about good government across Florida on the opening day of the legislative session.  Activists and concerned citizens in Central Florida rallied in front of Senate President Andy Gardiner’s district office. In wake of the most recent scandals involving Republican officeholders, […]

Thrusday Bookshelf: It Happened in Florida

E. Lynne Wright’s It Happened in Florida: Remarkable Events That Shaped History (It Happened In Series) is a collection of largely untold short non-fiction stories about Florida’s rich history. The well-researched and written book is presented in a chronological order. Whether it is Ponce De Leon’s near landing on the present day Space Coast, Henry […]

Mass Transit in Florida getting a needed boost

Public transit has never been sexy in the state of Florida. For years the commuter car culture dominated the thinking of state planners despite the efforts of the political leadership in every major urban area. The opposition to high-speed rail from statewide Republicans and Palm Beach County Democrats (who represent the urban county with the […]

Should Democrats abandon our values in light of election debacle? Some party leaders seem to think so

Post-election some Democratic Party insiders and FDP officials are talking openly about the failed 2014 effort as due to an overemphasis on progressive policies and turning out urban areas of the state. Make no mistake about it – candidate recruitment for 2014 was a massive failure for the party. But the solution of some party […]