2017 Senate Report Card

Senate Honor Roll

The Foundation for Florida’s Future’ Education Report Card – Honor Roll recognizes the legislative leaders who championed bold education reforms that keep the promise of a quality education for each and every student. These members of the Florida Senate earned a place on the 2017 Honor Roll.

President Joe Negron

President Joe Negron rallied Senate members to embrace student-centered education policies that empower parents and expand educational options. His particular focus on expanding the Gardiner Scholarship Program and increasing access to a customized education for students with rare diseases and other disabilities solidified his place as a champion for all students.

Sen. Dennis Baxley

Sen. Dennis Baxley was a steadfast supporter of several student-centered education reforms this session. Most notably, he was a champion for removing barriers to virtual education so that all students in Florida have access to the education that best fits their needs.

Sen. Aaron Bean

With great enthusiasm, Sen. Aaron Bean led the charge in the Senate to increase quality charter options by creating a pathway for high-impact charter operators with a history of success to enter our state. Sen. Bean also shared how KIPP Jacksonville Schools is helping students realize their full potential.

Sen. Rob Bradley

Sen. Rob Bradley advocated for a number of student-centered policies, including legislation designed to give teachers more time to teach and empower parents with information to support their child’s learning. Sen. Bradley sponsored legislation and budget proviso language to increase transparency in education funding.

Sen. Daphne Campbell

In a passionate debate on the Senate floor, Sen. Daphne Campbell shared how important Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program is to her constituents. For many of the more than 98,000 students that participate in this program, it is the only key to unlocking access to a quality education.

Sen. Anitere Flores

Sen. Anitere Flores worked tirelessly this session for Florida students, giving her a much-deserved spot on this year’s Honor Roll. Thanks to Sen. Flores’ leadership and relentless advocacy, Florida teachers will now have more time to teach and parents will have access to quality information about their child’s progress.

Sen. Bill Galvano

Whether championing greater educational options for Florida students or teacher-friendly assessment reforms, Sen. Bill Galvano demonstrated his steadfast commitment to improving student outcomes.

Sen. Denise Grimsley

Sen. Denise Grimsley sponsored an important piece of legislation to strengthen the financial commitment to students participating in Florida’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program. More than 98,000 students will be able to have greater choices in where they can attend school thanks to Sen. Grimsley’s advocacy.

Sen. Darryl Rouson

Sen. Darryl Rouson’s thoughtful debate on the Senate floor in support of the Gardiner Scholarship Program set him apart. He made the case for doing what’s best for children and effectively communicated the need for Florida to provide a robust array of educational options for students.

Sen. Kelli Stargel

Students in every grade level will benefit from Sen. Kelli Stargel’s work this session. She sponsored several education-focused pieces of legislation, including one that will study what other states are doing to improve middle school academic achievement. On the Senate floor, she was an effective champion of legislation to give teachers more time to teach and empower parents with easy-to-understand score reports so that they can support their child’s education.

Green highlighting indictates lawmakers on the 2017 Honor Roll.

NAME

PARTY

DISTRICT

SCORE

GRADE

Baxley, Dennis
R
12
110
A+
Bean, Aaron
R
4
110
A+
Benacquisto, Lizbeth
R
27
100
A
Book, Lauren
D
32
78
C
Bracy, Randolph
D
11
71
C
Bradley, Rob
R
5
110
A+
Brandes, Jeff
R
24
100
A
Braynon, Oscar
D
35
72
C
Broxson, Doug
R
1
95
A
Campbell, Daphne
D
38
89
B
Clemens, Jeff
D
31
56
F
Farmer, Gary
D
34
70
C
Flores, Anitere
R
39
110
A+
Gainer, George
R
2
100
A
Galvano, Bill
R
21
100
A
Garcia, Rene
R
36
83
B
Gibson, Audrey
D
6
71
C
Grimsley, Denise
R
26
105
A+
Hutson, Travis
R
7
100
A
Latvala, Jack
R
16
93
A
Lee, Tom
R
20
95
A
Mayfield, Debbie
R
17
95
A
Montford, Bill
D
3
86
B
Negron, Joe
R
25
105
A+
Passidomo, Kathleen
R
28
100
A
Perry, Keith
R
8
105
A+
Powell, Bobby
D
30
69
D
Rader, Kevin
D
29
78
C
Rodriguez, José Javier
D
37
73
C
Rouson, Darryl
D
19
98
A
Simmons, David
R
9
97
A
Simpson, Wilton
R
10
100
A
Stargel, Kelli
R
22
110
A+
Steube, Greg
R
23
100
A
Stewart, Linda
D
13
85
B
Thurston, Perry
D
33
70
C
Torres,Victor
D
15
56
F
Young, Dana
R
18
100
A