District 106 has a challenger for FL State Representative against first term incumbent Bob Rommel. Sara McFadden, former Administrator and Business Owner, has officially filed her Campaign for House District 106. Voters will now have a choice in the general election for the first time since 2012.
“I’m running because I don’t feel represented, nor do I believe the majority of our District’s voters are being properly represented. We have got to change the conversation if we are to have any hope of a civil, collaborative, and inclusive government.” Her issue-based platform supports public education, our environment, healthcare and public safety.
Rommel squeaked into office in a closed primary with 11 thousand votes in a district of 107 thousand voters. Of his 71 contributors, all but 6 are outside the district and come from Corporations, PACs and lobbyists. “I’m running against an individual whose viewpoints are extreme and who does NOT represent American values, does not protect the rights of Americans, and who does not defend what is best for Americans. If you depend on dirty money and big checks from outside your home district, who are you protecting, who are you working for?”
Ms. McFadden, a Grassroots Activist, put Naples on the map in early January 2017 by bringing all five candidates for State Chair of the Florida Democratic Party together for the first time in a Candidate Forum that she moderated. She founded the eight-county Coastal Coalition to bring attention, resources and political training to SWFL; organized a healthcare rally in February attended by over 500 that petitioned area Congressmen; and in March was appointed as a Vice Chair of the FDP.