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.  

With Your Help We Can Make A Difference!

My campaign counts on the support of people just like you. Let's bring District 31 back to the people where it belongs. 

 

I am proud to be a Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate

Every day, 96 Americans are killed with guns. We’re counting on supporters like you to take action that will help us pass common-sense laws and implement policies that will save lives.

Endorsed by the Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida.

With 1,350 miles of coastline, 11,000 miles of rivers, streams and waterways and 469,000 acres of mangroves protection of Florida's environment is a very serious concern. 

Democratic Women's Club of Florida

i am proud to support  the advocacy and awareness of the mission and values of the Democratic Women’s Club of Florida, Inc. I share their values and as your representative I will strive to represent these values.

Florida National Organization for Women

As your representative I support the platform of NOW  which their efforts to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

Women's March Florida

I am proud to stand with the Women's March Florida in fighting for the rights of women, families, and our communities in Florida. Women’s March Florida is an independent Florida 501c4 made up of volunteers from across the state. We are united by our desire to combat oppression through a unified voice, championing respect and equality for all.

Leap Forward

I am proud to receive the endorsement of Leap Forward. Their goal is improve teh understanding that gun violence is a political problem that must be solved politically, and that when it comes to gun safety, voters deserve a clearly stated position

Democratic Progressive Caucus of Florida

 I proudly accept the endorsement of the DPCF and I will continue to support progressive policy positions on a wide range of topics, including world-class public education, gun safety, environmental protection, healthcare as a human right, and much more. 

St. Johns Riverkeeper

I am proud top accept the endorsement of the St. Johns' Riverkeepers. Clean water is the lifeblood of the St. Johns River and its tributaries.  I will work to protect the water in Florida.

On Healthcare

The healthcare crisis in America is the leading issue that we face today. Every single American is affected by the decisions that our government makes to address healthcare. From the newborn to the most elderly in our population, every discussion

On the Environment

Florida has 1,260 miles of coastline. That is a lot of coastline that can be affected by rising waters due to climate change, isn’t it? It is appalling to me that there are state leaders who refuse to address this

On Education

The health of our education system has a direct tie to our economy’s well-being. Of course, we want to see our young people well-educated but how that education is provided has placed Florida in the middle of a brewing controversy