Thursday, January 05, 2023

Insurance Mouthpiece Tom Leek to run for State Senator TRAVIS JAMES HUTSON's Senate District 7 Seat (Florida Politics)

So Rep. THOMAS J. LEEK announces a campaign to be our Senate District 7 Senator.  Then Florida Politics immediately claims LEEK has "the edge." 

I am mystified as to why Florida Politics must always takes the money-hungry wealthy point of view of Tallahassee lobbyists. 

Such shallowness.  I hate shallowness.  Shallow callow reporters need 

The election is 22 months away.

LEEK is Appropriations Committee Chair and Chair of the Joint Legislative Budget Commission.

LEEK is Chief Legal Officer for Foundation Risk Partners, which describes itself:

Foundation Risk Partners is one of the fastest growing insurance brokerage and consulting firms in the United States comprised of a network of highly respected insurance agencies. Our platforms cover the full spectrum of the insurance landscape. We are driven by an innovative spirit and team culture that is client-focused.

Naturally, this insurance industry lawyer supports not only so-called "tort reform" (tort deform), but he wants to limit attorney advertising, which the U.S Supreme Court has said for decades is First Amendment protected activity.   Not a word about that in  the Florida Politics story. 

Jesus wept. 

From Florida Politics:

Leek to run for Senate in 2024

Florida Politics

By Drew Wilson

January 5, 2022

Leek is the first to file for SD 7.

Rep. Tom Leek has filed to run for Senate District 7, which will be on the ballot in 2024.

Leek, an Ormond Beach Republican, was first elected to the state House in 2016 and has risen up the ranks in the chamber, including serving as the Chair of the House Redistricting Committee last Session.

Now in his final term, Leek has been tapped to lead the House Appropriations Committee, giving him enormous influence over the state budget.

Leek currently represents House District 28, which covers part of Volusia County. He mostly cruised in his four elections, winning with more than 60% of the vote in all but one.

Leek briefly faced a challenge from the right last year but after strong endorsements from Gov. Ron DeSantis and House Speaker Paul Renner, he went unopposed in the GOP Primary for House District 28. He went on to trounce Democrat John Navarra in the General Election.

The seat he hopes to win next cycle is currently held by Sen. Travis Hutson, who was re-elected to a two-year term after easily dispatching a Primary challenger. Hutson entered the Senate after winning a 2015 Special Election and therefore faces term limits in 2024.

Though SD 7 includes a portion of Volusia — including Ormond Beach — its footprint also includes all of Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties.

Leek is so far the only candidate to file for the seat.

He enters the contest with an edge thanks to SD 7’s heavy Republican lean. According to the most recent book closing report from the Division of Elections, Republicans account for nearly half of registered voters in the district compared to a 25% share for Democrats. Third- and no-party voters account for the rest.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If people live inland and not many trees around the house then in regard to insurance, if it's not affordable or prices continue to increase, just go bare! Don't buy it! The hogs will have to govern a bit if enough people dump it. That's about the only way to get the hogs to govern is through some emergency is it not? Their empty suits have to catch fire before they put em out and put em on!