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This Week in South Florida: Shevrin Jones and Chip LaMarca

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – This holiday weekend begins with changes in Florida, from little tweaks to seismic turns. The switch flipped on almost 150 new state laws Friday, all products of the recent legislative session that was one of the most contentious in state history and an unprecedented $109 billion budget.
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Chip LaMarca raises nearly $60K to defend coastal Broward House District

The two-term Representative appears headed for a rematch of his 2020 contest in the upcoming General Election. Republican Rep. Chip LaMarca, raised nearly $60,000 in April, his second-best performance of this election cycle to defend his seat representing coastal Broward County. LaMarca is the only Republican who represents a district...

Could Supreme Court ruling on abortion endanger state Rep. Chip LaMarca’s re-election?

If a Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe v. Wade sends a wave of outraged abortion-rights supporters to vote this year, there is one political race in Broward County where it could make a difference: The coastal district where Republican state Rep. Chip LaMarca is running for re-election. Democrats, including LaMarca’s opponent, Linda Thompson Gonzalez, think the sudden prominence of abortion ...

Chip LaMarca to seek third term in House, not running for Congress

LaMarca is the only Republican state lawmaker whose district is entirely contained within blue Broward County. Republican state Rep. Chip LaMarca of Lighthouse Point has decided not to pursue the congressional seat that U.S. Rep. Ted Deutch of Boca Raton is vacating, and will instead seek a third term in the Florida House.

Chip LaMarca raises nearly $30K in March

The two-term state Representative might be spending it on a congressional race. Republican Rep. Chip LaMarca — the only Republican representing a House District fully contained in blue Broward County — raised nearly $30,000 last month. And it was a shortened month of fundraising since election rules prohibit...

Broward’s Chip LaMarca, breaking with Republican Party, plans to vote against ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill

In a break with his party, state Rep. Chip LaMarca, R-Lighthouse Point, plans to vote against the “Don’t Say Gay” bill when it comes up for final action Thursday in the Florida House of Representatives. LaMarca, the only Republican state legislator whose district lies entirely within Broward County, currently represents the East Broward neighborhoods and cities with large numbers of LGBT ...

Chip LaMarca closes year strong, adds $30K in December for re-election bid

Republican Rep. Chip LaMarca added another $30,000 in December, leaving him just shy of $200,000 in cash on hand as the calendar turned to 2022. LaMarca raised $18,500 through his campaign account last month and another $11,500 via his political committee, Citizens Helping Improve Policy. Beta Team Investments, a Boca...

Chip LaMarca Unveils Ambitious Legislative Agenda

With only weeks in the way of Florida's next legislative session, State Rep. Chip LaMarca (R-93) unveiled his ambitious agenda for the 2022 legislative session in Tallahassee. In an exclusive interview with Ed Pozzuoli, the CEO of Tripp Scott, Chip LaMarca not only reflected on issues of the past, but also gave constituents a hint of what he plans to bring to the table this upcoming legislative session.

Chip LaMarca adds $27K in November to boost re-election war chest

LaMarca has raised more than $110,000 in the last two months alone. Rep. Chip LaMarca followed a massive October fundraising haul by adding another $27,000 in November. LaMarca raised more than $21,000 through his campaign account in November and another $6,000 through his political committee, Citizens Helping Improve Policy. That means LaMarca has amassed more than $110,000 in the past two months alone. He added more than $83,000 in October.

Rep. Chip LaMarca: We MUST Increase Health Care Access for Our Kids

Representative Chip LaMarca (R-Lighthouse Point) filed House Bill 419 (HB 419) that increases access to health care for Florida children who need it most. The legislation not only increases access to Florida KidCare to thousands more potential families but also protects families who are working hard to lift themselves into better economic situations from the dramatic and detrimental budget shock of skyrocketing insurance costs sometimes caused by the smallest of income increases. He is pleased to have Representative Ardian Zika (R-Land O’ Lakes) join him as a prime cosponsor. The Senate companion bill, Senate Bill 640 (SB 640), has been filed by Senator Ed Hooper (R-Palm Harbor).

Oenophiles rejoice: Chip LaMarca again seeking to repeal bottle size limits

Previous attempts have sailed through House, but died in the Senate. Rep. Chip LaMarca once again wants bigger bottles of wine — for retailers to sell, that is. The bill (HB 6031) the Lighthouse Republican filed Tuesday is identical to the one he filed last Session and the Session before. Rep. Daniel Perez has also filed similar legislation previously. It seeks to repeal state law banning wine sales in containers larger than one gallon.

Chip LaMarca adds $25K to defend HD 93 seat

LaMarca has yet to court an opponent as he seeks a third House term. Republican Rep. Chip LaMarca brought in $25,000 in June as he seeks reelection to House District 93. The entire haul came from the political committee Bright Future for Florida. Nicholas Matthews of Becker & Poliakoff chairs that committee, which has donated to multiple members of both major parties over the last several cycles.

Chip LaMarca celebrates latest SCOTUS ruling on NCAA athlete compensation

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled colleges could not deny education-related benefits to athletes. Republican Rep. Chip LaMarca is supporting a Monday decision by the U.S. Supreme Court chipping away at NCAA governing compensation for college athletes. LaMarca fronted Florida legislation allowing college athletes to make money — including via...

LSR Q&A: Rep. Chip LaMarca On FL Sports Betting Alternative Paths Forward

Florida’s special legislative session draws to a close on Wednesday, with one crucial vote remaining on FL sports betting. The House is due to vote on the gaming compact that includes mobile sports wagering in Florida. It will mark the final hurdle for the compact after passing out of a...

Rep. Chip LaMarca & Rep. Anika Omphroy Statement on the Proposed Gaming Compact

The Florida Governor, House, and Senate today announced a special session to ratify a new gaming compact. Rep. Chip LaMarca, sponsor of this year’s sports wagering legislation, said, “I’m very happy to see that legalized, safe, and regulated sports wagering will be included in the new compact. It is about time that Florida joins the other states and gives our residents and tourists this additional entertainment choice.”