Saturday, February 15, 2014

Better know a politician: Alex Sink

Name: Alex Sink

Current position: State Fire Marshal, 2006-present

Political party: Democratic

Future position: Running for Congress

District: Florida's 13th Congressional District (FL-13)

Previous position(s): Florida Chief Financial Officer, 2007-2011
Candidate, Florida Governor, 2010

Previous election: 2010, Florida gubernatorial election
Rick Scott (R): 49%
Alex Sink (D): 48%

Future election: March 11, 2014
Florida's 13th Congressional Election

Fundraising:
Raised: $1,234,030
Spent: $91,181
Cash on hand: $1,142,849

Top donors:
1. Publix Supermarkets: $5,000
2. AmeriPAC: $5,000
3. Progressive Choices PAC: $1,000


Polling:
St. Pete Polls, 02/12/14

David Jolly (R): 46.7%
Alex Sink (D): 44.3%
Lucas Overby (L): 6.6%
Undecided: 2.4%

St. Leo University, 02/11/14

David Jolly (R): 37%
Alex Sink (D): 46%
Lucas Overby (L): 12%
Undecided: 5%

Issues/Positions/Accomplishments


  • Supports the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)
  • Wants to reform the flood insurance program by stopping the rate spike, instruct FEMA to complete the affordability study, and pass new legislation
  • Wants to close the tax loopholes for the wealthy
  • Promises to work closely with the EPA to protect the district's beaches and wildlife



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