Voters elect 93% of Florida Realtors PAC-endorsed candidates


Voters elect 93% of Florida Realtors PAC-endorsed candidates

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Nov. 6, 2018 – The 2018 general election has come to a close, and out of 97 state races in which Florida Realtors PAC backed a candidate, 90 candidates won their respective election – a 93 percent success rate. Three additional races are heading toward a recount.

In addition to the many victories for Florida Realtors PAC-endorsed candidates, the election also ended in success for a major Florida Realtors public policy issue: Passage of Amendment 2.

“Congratulations to all our victorious candidates on their election wins,” says Ann DeFries, chair of Florida Realtors PAC Trustees. “Florida’s economy is growing and communities throughout the state are benefiting from this prosperity. We look forward to working with our supported candidates, along with their new colleagues to ensure this success continues.”

Amendment 2 preserves the 10 percent cap on annual increases of non-homestead property taxes that has been in place for the last 10 years. Its passage prevents an estimated $700 million tax increase on the 2.2 million non-homestead properties currently protected in the state.

“The passage of Amendment 2 is a huge victory for communities throughout the state,” adds DeFries. “Thank you to every member who took the time to promote the importance of the 10 percent cap and explain why it matters to all Floridians. Our state and our economy can now continue to thrive.”

Florida Realtors PAC-endorsed candidates were evaluated on numerous factors, including their voting record on issues that are relevant to the real estate profession.

For a full list of winners in each race, visit the Department of State’s Division of Elections.

Successful Florida Realtors PAC-endorsed candidates for Florida Governor and Cabinet

Governor: Ron DeSantis
Attorney General: Ashley Moody
Chief Financial Officer: Jimmy Patronis
Commissioner of Agriculture: *Too close to call

Successful Florida Realtors PAC-endorsed candidates for Florida Senate….