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Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida (DECF)

DECF is organized to help identify and support Democratic candidates who endorse suitable action on environmentally critical issues... -provide to party members and the general public credible data and resources relating to environmentally sensitive issues as informed opinion, legislative alerts and technical/science expertise... - to monitor local and state legislation and or policy that can positively or adversely affect Florida's environment, and alert legislators and the public accordingly... -to support rigorous scientific research and educational criteria for state licensure of any professionals in applied fields relating to the environmental sciences... -to encourage responsible environmental stewardship as part of any state party platform.
Democratic Environmental Caucus of Florida (DECF)
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CONSERVATION VOTERS ENDORSES CROSS, WEBB
TBadmin | September 17, 2018

PINELLAS COUNTY – Florida Conservation Voters has endorsed Lindsay Cross for State Senate District 24 and Jennifer Webb for State House District 69.

“The unfolding disaster on the shores of Pinellas County is a stark reminder that we need legislators in Tallahassee who truly understand the vital role that our beaches and coastal waters play in our everyday lives,” said Aliki Moncrief, executive director, Florida Conservation Voters. “The quality of life that Florida’s natural environment affords has made our state the envy of the world. Lindsay Cross and Jennifer Webb are strong environmental leaders and I trust them to protect Florida’s water, wildlife, and public lands.”

Florida is suffering from one of the worst environmental disasters in state history, Moncrief said. The toxic blue-green algae from Lake Okeechobee and Red Tide on the Gulf Coast are wreaking havoc on our coasts. Businesses are losing money, tourists are cancelling vacations, and marine wildlife species are suffering terrible deaths at astounding numbers.

“Cross and Webb will be a dynamic duo at the Capitol. Residents from all over Tampa Bay will benefit from their environmental vision and unflappable leadership,” Moncrief said.

Cross earned a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Health from Colorado State University and a master’s in Environmental Science and Policy from University of South Florida. She spent two semesters studying abroad in Costa Rica and Spain and has served as a translator for business development in Mexico. She is a graduate of the Florida Natural Resources Leadership Institute, Leadership St. Pete, and the Eckerd College Leadership Development Institute. She is a certified SCUBA Dive Master and yoga instructor.

.As executive director of the Florida Wildlife Corridor, she brought business and community stakeholders together with public agencies to protect water supply, natural habitats and wildlife. During 14 years with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program, she tackled tough issues related to flooding, beach erosion, algae blooms and air pollution.

Cross, a Democrat, is running against Republican incumbent Jeff Brandes for the District 24 seat in the state Senate.

Webb is former director of community partnerships at the University of South Florida. As such, she built projects that bring together business, the university, non-profits, and residents to create stronger communities. Through these projects, she worked to reduce violence and increase employment, to eliminate hunger, to bring justice to victims of crime and abuse of power, to assist student veterans and military members, and to support high quality public schools and the children who attend them.

Webb is a small business owner in the private sector. who focuses on finding solutions to transportation/traffic, affordable housing, and community health.

Webb, a Democrat, is facing Republican Ray Blacklidge in the race for state House District 69.

The election is Nov. 6. The last day to register to vote in the election is Oct. 9.

For information about Cross, go to lindsaycrossforsenate.com.

For information about Webb, go to electjenniferwebb.com.

Photo shows Lindsay Cross, left, and Jennifer Webb.
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