Ross Hancock for Florida House District 114
FL-HD114 in FL http://www.VoteRossHancock.com
P.O. Box 331113
Primary Election Date: 2014-08-26 General Election Date: 2014-11-04
Who am I?
I am an environmentalist and a former rural newspaper editor. I work for a non-profit (American Welding Society) where I advocate for vocational education and safe infrastructure. I am opposed to the privatization of education, prisons, and other public services in Florida. It is urgent that we establish pay equality for women and ratify the Equal Rights Amendment.
Why am I running?
I am an environmentalist who wants Florida to plan for the consequences of climate change. Our water resources, homes, natural environments, and economy are threatened in the not-too-distant future. I challenged the anti-environmental incumbent of this office in 2012 and earned 48.84% of the vote.
I will propose directing all state departments to conduct all planning and activities consistently with projected climate change impacts on our region. I will work to oppose privatization and deprofessionalization of public services. I will advocate for clean energy and manufacturing jobs in Florida by creating a climate for a sustainable economy.
My DFA Values
Regardless of one's socioeconomic standing in my district, we all have a shared stake in preparing for climate change and mitigating its effects. That means that all stakeholders, each one of us, regardless of age, race, gender, class, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or other aspects of what we look like or where we come from, have to contribute to addressing this crisis and share in the benefits of avoiding catastrophe.
My Campaign is People Powered!
My incumbent opponent is supported by his family's charter school investments and has a 100-to-1 fundraising advantage. Our campaign is powered by a coalition of environmentally concerned citizens, pro-equality proponents, senior advocates, and labor. As in 2012, I am qualifying by petition and personally walking door-to-door with the voter database on an iPad. We are conducting group "honk-and-wave" events to show rush-hour drivers that there is an alternative to our unpopular legislature.