Save VISIT FLORIDA - ROUND 2

Dear Florida Tourism Colleague,

Now is the time to take action.

A bill that will eliminate VISIT FLORIDA passed House Careers and Competition Subcommittee. Our next battle is in the House Appropriations Committee Meeting next Tuesday, February 21 at 1:00pm. House Speaker Corcoran is demanding “his” House Members support the bill to eliminate VISIT FLORIDA. Your Representative must hear from you NOW to understand that the Florida House is the People’s House – not Speaker Corcoran’s.

Before 5:00 PM Monday, February 20:

  • Call or email each member of the House Appropriations Committee asking them to save VISIT FLORIDA and to VOTE NO on HB 7005 which, as currently drafted, would disband VISIT FLORIDA all together. (See list below)
  • Call or email your Senator and Representative sharing with them your story on the value of VISIT FLORIDA to your company. Even though they may not be members of the House Careers and Competition Subcommittee, they need to hear their constituent's position on this issue. Look up your Legislators here.
  • Share this message with your employees, tourism industry colleagues and vendors...anyone whose livelihood is supported by visitors to FLORIDA. Jobs are at stake and the loss of our robust marketing company, VISIT FLORIDA, will inevitably lead to lower visitation to Florida.

There are excellent talking points available here. While collectively we understand the value of VISIT FLORIDA, it important you share the impact of tourism marketing on your business.

House Appropriations Committee Members

First Name
Last Name
Party
District
District Phone
Local Phone
Email Address
Larry
Ahern
Rep
66
(727) 395-2512   
(850) 717-5066   
Ben
Albritton
Rep
56
(863) 534-0073
(850) 717-5056
Lori
Berman
Dem
90
(561) 374-7850
(850) 717-5090
Michael
Bileca
Rep
115
(305) 273-3235
(850) 717-5115
Jason T.
Brodeur
Rep
28
(407) 302-4800
(850) 717-5028
Janet
Cruz
Dem
62
(813) 673-4673
(850) 717-5062
W. Travis
Cummings
Rep
18
(904) 278-5761
(850) 717-5018
Jose Felix ''Pepi''
Diaz (J)
Rep
116
(305) 442-6800
(850) 717-5116
Manny
Diaz (M)
Rep
103
(305) 364-3072
(850) 717-5103
Bobby
DuBose
Dem
94
(954) 467-4206
(850) 717-5094
Katie A.
Edwards
Dem
98
(954) 838-1372
(850) 717-5098
Bill
Hager
Rep
89
(561) 470-6607
(850) 717-5089
Blaise
Ingoglia
Rep
35
(352) 688-5004
(850) 717-5035
Clay
Ingram
Rep
1
(850) 494-7330
(850) 717-5001
Shevrin D. ''Shev''
Jones
Dem
101
(954) 893-5010
(850) 717-5101
Kionne L.
McGhee
Dem
117
(305) 256-6301
(850) 717-5117
Larry
Metz
Rep
32
(352) 989-9134
(850) 717-5032
George R.
Moraitis (Vice Chair)
Rep
93
(954) 762-3757
(850) 717-5093
Jared Evan
Moskowitz
Dem
97
(954) 346-2848
(850) 717-5097
Jeanette M.
Nunez
Rep
119
(305) 227-7630
(850) 717-5119
Jose
Oliva
Rep
110
(305) 364-3114
(850) 717-5110
Elizabeth W.
Porter
Rep
10
(386) 719-4600
(850) 717-5010
Holly Merrill
Raschein
Rep
120
(305) 453-1202
(850) 717-5120
David
Richardson
Dem
113
(305) 535-5426
(850) 717-5113
Ray Wesley
Rodrigues (R)
Rep
76
(239) 433-6501
(850) 717-5076
Chris
Sprowls
Rep
65
(727) 793-2810
(850) 717-5065
Cynthia A.
Stafford
Dem
109
(305) 953-3086
(850) 717-5109
Richard
Stark
Dem
104
(954) 217-0287
(850) 717-5104
Charlie
Stone
Rep
22
(352) 291-4436
(850) 717-5022
Carlos
Trujillo (Chair)
Rep
105
(305) 470-5070
(850) 717-5105