Just like Patrick Murphy (Democrat), U.S. Congressional Representative for District 18, Joe Negron (Republican), Florida State Senator for District 32 is a leader that achieves. Achievements being those issues and activities which best represent the will and the interest of the citizens of Florida as a whole regardless of political affiliation; as evident in recent campaign advertisements, we are seeing Republicans and Independents standing up for Patrick Murphy as well as Democrats and Independents standing with Joe Negron. Florida seeks the BEST well rounded representation.
As citizens and as voters, it is easy to be quick with criticism as we proceed in our election process, but let us all be mindful of giving our elected officials credit when credit is due.
Some successful accomplishments by Joe Negron (from information released by the Florida State Senate):
On April 24, 2014, State Senator Joe Negron, chair of the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the Senate Select Committee on Indian River Lagoon and Lake Okeechobee Basin, announced at the conclusion of budget negotiations between the House and Senate, lawmakers have agreed to fund a comprehensive list of the Select Committee’s short and long-term recommendations to improve the environmental and economic health of the St. Lucie and Caloosahatchee River systems and the Indian River Lagoon.
On March 13, 2014, the Senate Committee on Appropriations, chaired by Senator Joe Negron, unanimously approved Senate Bill 156, Motor Vehicle License Taxes. The bill, sponsored by Chair Negron, would reduce certain annual vehicle registration fees by nearly $400 million.
The State Senator for District 32, Joe Negron who serves as the Florida Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman and was instrumental in securing the $2 million funding for the Florida YMCA stated,
“Reading is the most fundamental building block in laying a proper foundation for learning success. The Y provides students with a great opportunity to become capable longtime readers”.
In December 9, 2013, Senator Joe Negron was announced as the recipient of the First Amendment Foundation’s Pete Weitzel/Friend of the First Amendment Award for working to ensure that Florida’s government remains open and transparent. Senator Negron’s response to receiving this recognition was as follows:
“The input of my constituents and all Floridians is important to me and is the driving force behind my work in the Senate,” said Senator Negron. “I am committed to making government readily accessible to those looking to be heard. The First Amendment Foundation shares this goal, and I am honored to receive their recognition. I look forward to continuing to strive to remove unwarranted barriers and to making sure there are always open lines of communication between public servants and their constituents.”
While we all have the right to choose, we must be cautious not to lose that which is productive and right for the people of Florida and the citizens of the United States.
REF: Florida State Senate http://www.flsenate.gov/Senators/s32