October 8, 2018

ST PETERSBURG, Fla. — The Center Action Fund, the 501(c)(4) political arm of the Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity, today announced its endorsements for the 2018 general election in Florida. The Center Action Fund is devoted to electing county, state and federal lawmakers with unshakable environmental values, and to promoting progressive policies and laws that protect endangered species, preserve public lands and ensure all people live free from harmful pollution.

Endorsements for Federal Races in the November 6 Election

  • U.S. Senate: Bill Nelson
  • 9th Congressional District: Darren Soto
  • 10th Congressional District: Val Demings
  • 13th Congressional District: Charlie Crist
  • 14th Congressional District: Kathy Castor
  • 16th Congressional District: David Shapiro
  • 20th Congressional District: Alcee Hastings
  • 23rd Congressional District: Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  • 24th Congressional District: Frederica Wilson
  • 25th Congressional District: Mary Barzee Flores
  • 26th Congressional District: Debbie Mucarsel-Powell

Endorsements for State Races in the November 6 Election

  • Governor: Andrew Gillum
  • Commissioner for Agriculture and Consumer Services: Nikki Fried
  • Attorney General: Sean Shaw
  • House District 10: Merrillee Malwitz-Jipson
  • House District 24: Adam Morley
  • House District 25: Katie Tripp
  • Senate District 24: Lindsay Cross

Ballot initiatives

  • Support Amendment 4 – Voting Restoration Amendment
  • Support Amendment 9 – Prohibits Offshore Oil and Gas Drilling; Prohibits Vaping In Enclosed Indoor Workplaces
  • Support Amendment 13 – Ends Dog Racing

“Florida is home to some of our country’s most imperiled ecosystems and endangered species. We need to elect politicians who won’t sell them out to special interests,” said Kieran Suckling, president of the Center Action Fund. “The candidates we are endorsing will stand up for our air, water, land and wildlife both in their backyards and around the country.”


The Center Action Fund is a national nonprofit organization that advocates for legislation and legislators that will advance a progressive environmental agenda. The Center Action Fund is the 501(c)(4) affiliate of the Center for Biological Diversity, but these organizations’ names are not interchangeable. This news release is from the Center Action Fund, not the Center for Biological Diversity.

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