2015 House Report Card
AFloridaPromise honors the courageous representatives who demonstrated extraordinary leadership in advancing bold reforms that keep the promise of a quality education to Sunshine State students. These members of the Florida House of Representatives earned a spot on the 2015 Honor Roll.
Speaker Steve Crisafulli
Under the leadership of Speaker Crisafulli, the Florida House of Representatives maintained its commitment to high standards and accountability throughout the 2015 Legislative Session. This commitment culminated in a bill to create fewer, better tests for Florida students and more transparency for families.
Rep. Michael Bileca
A recognized champion of school choice, Representative Bileca fought to empower moms and dads with the best educational options for their children. In 2015, Representative Bileca sponsored the House version of the Personal Learning Scholarship expansion bill, once again showing his commitment to Florida’s families.
Rep. Richard Corcoran
Florida students found a tireless advocate again this year in Representative Corcoran. He spoke up for and defended student-centered education policies and helped ensure priorities which support our students and teachers had the necessary funding for successful implementation.
Rep. Robert Cortes
During his first year as a legislator, Representative Cortes proved his commitment to students and parents. In 2015, he advocated for legislation to increase the number of high-quality charter school options available in the state.
Rep. Manny Diaz, Jr.
Representative Manny Diaz, Jr. once again fought against the status quo in defense of students and families. As Chair of the Choice and Innovation Subcommittee, he championed a number of school choice issues. In addition to the committee’s charter school legislation, Representative Diaz was an advocate for universal public school choice.
Rep. Erik Fresen
While chairing the Education Appropriations Subcommittee in 2015, Representative Fresen represented a powerful voice for students. He pushed to expand school choice, uphold high standards and accountability while reducing tests for students, and support our public school teachers by providing increased benefits.
Rep. Marlene O’Toole
Representative O’Toole demonstrated her commitment to the students and teachers of Florida by sponsoring a bill to achieve fewer, better tests. Her staunch support for accountability was critical to ensure Florida students and teachers continue making forward progress.
Rep. Michelle Rehwinkel Vasilinda
Representative Rehwinkel-Vasilinda is an example of the growing bipartisan support for student-centered reforms. She consistently voted on behalf of Florida’s students and families in 2015, and she played a critical role in improving Florida’s education system.
Rep. Ross Spano
Representative Spano led the charge to support Florida’s hardworking teachers with a valuable new benefit. This year, Representative Spano sponsored legislation to provide every full-time teacher in the state with professional liability insurance protection.
Rep. Chris Sprowls
As a freshman legislator, Representative Sprowls quickly proved his commitment to promoting student-centered policy in Florida. This session, he championed legislation which would empower parents with the ability to make the best decisions for their children within the public school system.