Everglades Trust Issues Congressional Endorsements

Everglades Trust Issues Congressional Endorsements

Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres
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September 14, 2022

The Everglades Trust, the influential non-profit advocacy group set up by community leaders and businesses to help protect the Everglades, has issued its 2022 midterm election congressional endorsements.

The list of endorsements includes both Republican and Democratic candidates, including Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Brian Mast, Maria Elvira Salazar, Mario Diaz-Balart, and Darren Soto.

In addition, congressional nominees Aaron Bean, Laurel Lee, and Jared Moskowitz, have also been endorsed.

“The Trust is pleased to announce that it has endorsed eight Florida congressional candidates during the 2022 general election,” said Anna Upton, CEO of the Trust in a press release. “The Trust believes these congressional candidates have either demonstrated or shown a commitment to the restoration and preservation of America’s Everglades, one that we hope they will continue if elected to serve in Congress in November.”

In reaction to the endorsement, all eight endorsees shared their appreciation for the Trust’s show of support and have pledged to continue their efforts to help keep Florida’s Everglades and statewide waterways clean.

“Thank you to the Everglades Trust for endorsing me. Florida’s environment is one of a kind. This is especially true when it comes to the Everglades, which is home to plants and animals that can’t be found elsewhere. It’s also a critical part of Florida’s economy, underscoring why it is so important that we protect it now and for future generations.”—State Sen. Aaron Bean (R)

“I have worked tirelessly to protect our River of Grass, especially the Northern Everglades region in our district. From supporting record Everglades funding to restoring the Kissimmee River and Chain of Lakes, we will continue to advocate to protect this national treasure. I am humbled by this endorsement, as a continuing recognition of our great work together!”—Rep. Darren Soto (D)

“Florida’s environment and waterways are precious and unique. They are also a powerful economic engine in our tourism-driven economy, and it’s vital that we work to protect this treasure. I am grateful to have the endorsement of the Everglades Trust, and in Congress, I will be an advocate for our distinctive environment.”—Fmr. Sec. of State Laurel Lee (R)

“Fixing the crisis caused by decades of abuse of Florida’s waterways must be a top priority of any politician looking to represent Florida's people. Anything less simply won’t be enough to overcome the entrenched special interests that put profit ahead of public health. That’s why I’ve made sending the water south and stopping toxic discharges my top priorities from day one, and I’m proud to continue working with the Everglades Trust to get the job done.”—Rep. Brian Mast (R)

“I’m thankful to be supported by the Everglades Trust as we work to protect Florida's important natural resources. Protecting the Everglades is key to securing our state’s sustainable future, and I look forward to working on this essential priority in Congress.”—Broward County Commissioner Jared Moskowitz (D)

“I am thrilled by the tremendous momentum we have built to protect and restore Florida's prized Everglades. From helping secure $1.1 billion in federal infrastructure funds, to marshalling record annual congressional funding in recent years, it is an honor to be recognized for this work by such an incredible ally in this shared mission. I will continue to do all I can to protect this global and national treasure as we work together on the next phases of this critical effort.”—Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D)

“The Everglades is a national treasure and utterly vital to Florida’s economy and ecosystem. As a member of the Everglades Caucus in Congress, restoration and conservation efforts have been and will remain a top priority of mine, and I am beyond grateful to receive an endorsement from the Everglades Trust.”—Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R)

“Since coming to Congress, I’ve worked hard to improve Miami’s resilience, water infrastructure, and marine life. The Everglades is the crown jewel of Florida, and it must be protected, which I’m proud to receive the endorsement of the Everglades Trust. I look forward to continue working together to protect Florida’s most important natural asset.”—Rep. Maria Elvira Salazar (R)

All of the Trust’s endorsements are expected to win their respective congressional races.

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres

Javier Manjarres is a nationally renowned award-winning political journalist and Publisher of Floridianpress.com, Hispolitica.com, shark-tank.com, and Texaspolitics.com He enjoys traveling, playing soccer, mixed martial arts, weight-lifting, swimming, and biking. Javier is also a political consultant and has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Follow on Twitter: @JavManjarres Email him at [email protected]

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