On the Issues
An Independent, No-Nonsense Leader
Loranne has spent her career in public service advocating for children, the disabled and public employees. As an independent-minded, no-nonsense leader respected on both sides of the aisle, Loranne has always focused on finding common ground to help hardworking families here in North Florida.
Rebuilding Our Communities
Immediately after Hurricane Michael, Loranne traveled from Panama City to Tallahassee with the Red Cross to identify immediate needs. Loranne helped to coordinate delivery of supplies, personally delivering food, baby supplies and other basic needs over several weeks. And she has not stopped. Now, in addition to hurricane recovery, these communities are grappling with the health and economic impacts of COVID. Thanks to the American Rescue Plan, these communities have an unprecedented opportunity to rebuild and get back on their feet. Loranne is determined to make sure all our communities can recover and rebuild stronger than ever.
Strengthening Our Schools
Politicians in the State Capitol have slashed education funding to the bone, putting more and more pressure on our kids and our overworked teachers to do more with less. COVID has only exacerbated these pressures on our schools, kids and teachers. President Biden and our federal partners have committed significant resources to education. Loranne is committed to making sure these dollars are available to expand quality child care, to support our local schools and to make sure that we do everything possible to support our teachers and support personnel who have stepped up without missing a beat to teach and protect our kids in these challenging circumstances.
Standing Up for State Employees
State workers in North Florida do more with less pay than any other state workers in the nation, and they have stood on the front lines to protect Floridians in our most challenging moment. Loranne will continue to advocate for regular pay raises and to protect state employee health benefits. She will also continue to lead the opposition to any changes to the Florida Retirement System.