We are fortunate to have incredible women leaders in the Tampa Bay Area, including the 55th Mayor of our great city, Sandy Freedman. As the very first female Mayor she was elected twice to the seat. She has continued to give her heart and soul to our city and I am so honored to have her endorsement.

“I am excited to support Debra in her bid to serve the people of House District 60. She is a strong and empathetic leader, who will fight to restore respect and funding to our public education system while keeping our children safe. This community deserves a State Representative who will always put people over politics, and that’s why I will do whatever it takes to make sure we elect Debra in 2018.”

Working Families Party Endorsement

May 2018 — Working Families Party Endorses Debra Bellanti for Florida House District 60

I am so honored to be endorsed by the Working Families Party! They are fighting for a brighter future for America. One where the economy works for everyone. One where politicians are accountable to working people, instead of Wall Street lobbyists and large corporations. One where all of us, no matter where we come from, can find a good job, get healthcare when we need it, afford a home, send our kids to good schools, and have a secure retirement.

Debra Bellanti Gun Sense Candidate

April 2018 — Moms Demand Action announced that Debra Bellanti has been given the distinction as a “Gun Sense Candidate” for her race in Florida House District 60.

Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters.

“As a mother and a member of Moms Demand Action Tampa, I am honored to receive the distinction as a “Gun Sense Candidate” by Moms Demand Action. I  know that we must continue to push for proactive legislation that reduces gun violence and prioritizes public safety over the political agenda of lawmakers and the NRA.”

Debra supports common-sense gun law reforms and believes the safety of our children and fellow citizens should not be a partisan issue.

“This year the mid-terms give Florida voters the chance to tell their representatives how they feel about the NRA stronghold in our State Legislature. I stand with the students and families in Parkland, FL, in saying #Enough and #NeverAgain.

And although the Gun Safety Bill passed in this session was steps in the right direction it left out what a majority of the citizens in our great State had asked for… to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.”

Moms Demand Action provided the following statement in their distinction of Debra as a Gun Sense Candidate:

“Reducing and preventing gun violence is a public safety issue, not a political one. Over 35,000 Americans are killed every year by gun violence and thousands more are injured. Responsible gun owners know that supporting the Second Amendment goes hand in hand with common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence. Thank you again for standing up for gun violence prevention and recognizing gun safety.”