Sixty two Republicans and 25 Democrats stood up against Gov. Rick Scott and voted to kill Enterprise Florida, the agency he has most relied to fulfill his campaign promises to create jobs.
Scott, a Republican, has traveled the state calling on voters to pressure their lawmakers to protect the agency, ran automated phone calls against some Republicans and released videos slamming Republicans who want to kill the agency as “job killers.” Still it did not stop 87 House members for voting to kill Enterprise Florida and 23 other tax incentive programs run by the state.
Here is how Florida House members voted Friday on a bill (HB 7005) to abolish Enterprise Florida. The vote was 87 to 28 with five missed votes. A yes vote is a vote to abolish the agency.
Democrats: Bruce Antone, D-Orlando; Robert Asencio, D-Miami; Daisy Baez, D-Coral Gables; John Cortes, D-Kissimmee; Janet Cruz, D-Tampa; Kimberly Daniels, D-Jacksonville; Tracie Davis, D-Jacksonville; Nicholas Duran, D-Miami; Katie Edwards, D-Plantation; Joe Geller, D-Aventura; Roy Hardemon, D-Miami; Patrick Henry, D-Daytona Beach; Kristin Jacobs, D-Coconut Creek; Evan Jenne, D-Dania Beach; Shevrin Jones, D-West Park; Larry Lee Jr., D-Port St. Lucie; Kionne McGhee, D-Miami; Sharon Pritchett, D-Miami Gardens; David Richardson, D-Miami Beach; Barrington Russell, D-Lauderdale Lakes; Emily Slosberg, D-Boca Raton; Carlos Smith, D-Orlando; Cynthia Stafford, D-Miami; Richard Stark, D-Weston; Patricia Williams, D-Lauderdale Lakes
Republicans: Larry Ahern, R-Seminole; Ben Albritton, R-Wauchula; Thad Altman, R-Indialantic; Bryan Avila, R-Miami; Halsey Beshears, R-Monticello; Michael Bileca, R-Miami; Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton; Jason Brodeur, R-Sanford; Danny Burgess Jr., R-Zephyrhills; Cord Byrd, R-Neptune Beach; Matt Caldwell, R-North Fort Myers; Charles Clemons, R-Newberry; Neil Combee, R-Polk County; Richard Corcoran, R-Land O'Lakes; Bob Cortes, R-Altamonte Springs; Travis Cummings, R-Orange Park; Jose Felix Diaz, R-Miami; Manny Diaz Jr., R-Hialeah; Byron Donalds, R-Naples; Dane Eagle R-Cape Coral; Randy Fine, R-Brevard County; Jason Fischer, R-Jacksonville; Heather Fitzenhagen, R-Fort Myers; Julio Gonzalez, R-Venice; Erin Grall, R-Vero Beach; James Grant, R-Tampa; Mike Grant, R-Port Charlotte; Gayle Harrell, R-Stuart; Shawn Harrison, R-Tampa; Blaise Ingoglia, R-Spring Hill; Clay Ingram, R-Pensacola; Sam Killebrew, R-Winter Haven; Mike La Rosa, R-St. Cloud; Chris Latvala, R-Clearwater; Thomas Leek, R-Ormond Beach; MaryLynn Magar, R-Tequesta; Amber Mariano, R-Hudson; Ralph Massullo, R-Lecanto; Stan McClain, R-Belleview; Larry Metz, R-Yalaha; Jeanette Nuñez, R-Miami; Jose Oliva, R-Miami Lakes; Bobby Payne, R-Palatka; Cary Pigman, R-Avon Park; Scott Plakon, R-Longwood; Mel Ponder, R-Destin; Elizabeth Porter, R-Lake City; Jake Raburn, R-Lithia; Holly Raschein, R-Key Largo; Paul Renner, R-Palm Coast; Ray Rodrigues, R-Estero; Bob Rommel, R-Naples; Rick Roth, R-Loxahatchee; Ross Spano, R-Dover; Chris Sprowls, R-Palm Harbor; Cyndi Stevenson, R-St. Johns; Jennifer Sullivan, R-Mount Dora; Jackie Toledo, R-Tampa; Carlos Trujillo, R-Miami; Frank White, R-Pensacola; Jayer Williamson, R-Pace; Clay Yarborough, R-Jacksonville.
Democrats: Joe Abruzzo, D-Boyton Beach; Ramon Alexander, D-Tallahassee; Loranne Ausley, D-Tallahassee; Lori Berman, D-Lantana; Kamia Brown, D-Ocoee; Ben Diamond, D-St. Petersburg; Bobby DuBose, D-Fort Lauderdale; Al Jacquet, D-Lantana; Amy Mercado, D-Orlando; Wengay Newton, D-St. Petersburg; Sean Shaw, D-Tampa; David Silvers, D-West Palm Beach; Barbara Watson, D-Miami Gardens; Matt Willhite, D-Wellington.
Republicans: Brad Drake, R-Eucheeanna; Eric Eisnaugle, R-Orlando; Jay Fant, R-Jacksonville; Tom Goodson, R-Rockledge; Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota; Bill Hager, R-Boca Raton; Don Hahnfeldt, R-The Villages; Alex Miller, R-Sarasota; Mike Miller, R-Winter Park; George Moraitis Jr, R-Fort Lauderdale; Kathleen Peters, R-Treasure Island; Rene Plasencia, R-Orlando; David Santiago, R-Deltona; Charlie Stone, R-Ocala;
NOT VOTING (5):
Democrats: Jared Moskowitz, D-Coral Springs, *Clovis Watson Jr., D-Alachua.
Republicans: Colleen Burton, R-Lakeland; Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City; Jay Trumbull, R-Panama City,
*After the vote, Clovis Watson Jr. recorded a vote against the bill.