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District 47: Republican

Published October 21, 2006


Kevin Ambler

Kevin Ambler, measured against the rightward tilt in his party, has compiled a moderate record since first being elected to the Florida House in 2002. The 45-year-old attorney has been willing to buck the Republican leadership and has not gone as far as conservatives have to drain public money for private school vouchers or eviscerate the judiciary's independence.

Ambler has a good feel for everyday priorities in his Carrollwood-area district. He is accessible and works well with local officials. While we would like to see him tackle more serious issues, such as bringing greater accountability to legislative initiatives, Ambler's efforts to involve students in the lawmaking process is a healthy legacy to bring to Tallahassee.

His Democratic opponent, Daniel Suarez, a 40-year-old teacher, is an unknown with no clear political agenda. Voters deserve more than a partisan label before chucking experience. In Florida House District 47, the Times recommends Kevin Ambler.

[Last modified October 21, 2006, 02:08:21]

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