John Tobia makes his unhappiness with the firefighters of Brevard County, Florida very clear. Tobia, a Republican former state representative running for District 3 county commissioner, told a candidates forum that we should stop holding firefighters as heroes and let them know they aren’t “getting any more of our darn money.”
As you can imagine, John Tobia is not getting the support of the Brevard County Professional Firefighters.
Florida politician says stop holding firefighters as heroes & tell them do do their jobs
Nov 2, 2016
Four state House members, two Republicans and two Democrats, are fighting a symbolic effort by the Brevard County Commission to oppose statehood for Puerto Rico.
They are Republican Reps. Bob Cortes of Altamonte Springs and Rene "Coach" Plasencia of Orlando, and Democrats John Cortes of Kissimmee and Shevrin Jones of West Park in Broward County. In their letter to the county commission, all four identify themselves as being of Puerto Rican descent and say the county's proposal is unnecessary, improper and counter-productive. (Only Plasencia represents part of Brevard).
"Your constituents elected you to tend to county matters," their letter reads. "Not only is the issue of Puerto Rican statehood outside your jurisdiction, but it it improper for you to attempt interference in the democratic process in Puerto Rico. Ninety-seven percent of the island's voters supported statehood. You should be focusing on Brevard County issues, not attempting to thwart the will of the Puerto Rican electorate."
Lawmakers blast Brevard move to fight Puerto Rico statehood
Steve Bousquet, Times/Herald Tallahassee Bureau
Monday, July 10, 2017