Hi. I am Debra Kaplan and I am running for the Florida House Seat in District 31.
I have a proven track record of working in the community as a mentor, leader and activist. I built my career as a journalist by getting to the bottom of issues and understanding their impact on society. My experiences lead me to the decision to fight for this seat.
I understand the struggles that the people of District 31 face. I make the effort to work in my community and engage in productive discussion on solving the issues that face us all. I know how to help our community grow and succeed.
I support public education and the implementation of programs to provide our youth with the skills they need to compete in the job market.
I will protect your right to affordable, quality healthcare. Our aging population deserves our respect and their dignity. I will always protect the resources and programs our seniors are entitled to.
I will protect our beautiful environment in Florida. We are in the midst of a water crisis across our state as well as the looming prospect of the impact of climate change. These issues must be addressed with legislation that protects our state's resources for generations to come.
I will bring better jobs to our cities and towns. Over 45% of our citizens are considered the “working poor”. We need to bring in industries that provide a living wage. I support increasing the state minimum wage to $15 an hour, to provide our workers with the means to engage in our local economy and not need to depend on state assistance just to get by.
I will protect the arts in Florida and support the wonderful artists that make our communities vibrant. I will work to help create a budget that includes the resources that will support musicians, artists, dancers and theater.
You can count on me as your State Representative to get things done and represent you - the Florida citizen - and not special interests who are willing to decimate our state resources. I am part of this community and I know the issues that we face in District 31 and across Florida.
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