ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – The Florida Chamber of Commerce honored State Representative Randy Fine (R-Brevard) with the Distinguished Advocate Award during its Learners to Earners Workforce Summit at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek Tuesday, and he wasn’t alone. Florida Chamber President and CEO Mark Wilson recognized a total of 23 Florida lawmakers for their work during the 2021 Legislative Session.
“Rep. Fine championed another game-changing piece of legislation this year,” said Wilson as he presented Rep. Fine the award. “We believe in competition and we believe in choice, and we have awarded…Rep. Randy Fine with this special Distinguished Advocate Award to say, ‘Hey, thank you for what you’re doing.’ This is the kind of competition and the kind of direction that we need more of in America.”
Other honorees included State Senate Manny Diaz, Jr. (R-Miami-Dade), Florida House Speaker Chris Sprowls and Rep. Erin Grall (R-Indian River).
Sen. Diaz sponsored the Senate companion bill to Rep. Fine’s school choice bill in the Florida House.
“The bill I got recognized for will allow a parent making $100,000 a year with a family of four to get a voucher to send their kids to any school in the state,” Rep. Fine shared with FNN News in an interview Tuesday immediately after receiving his award. “Having great partners like [Representative] Vance Aloupis…as well as great leaders like Speaker Sprowls, [Senator] Wilton Simpson and the governor, that’s what allows us to keep Florida moving in the right direction…Florida is the envy of the country on basically everything these days.”
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