Gary Farmer


Gary Farmer to seek open judge position in Broward County

The Lighthouse Point Senator would have faced a Primary battle with a Democratic colleague if he sought re-election. Sen. Gary Farmer, who was the Senate Democratic Leader until last April, has filed to run for an open judge position in the 17th Circuit Court in Broward County, the state elections site shows.

Senator Gary Farmer Responds to Governor DeSantis Signing Florida’s Abhorrent Don’t Say Gay Law

Following Governor Ron DeSantis signing Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill (HB 1557) into law, State Senator Gary Farmer released the following statement:. “This abhorrent law has one goal: to further the political ambitions of our heartless Governor. Ron DeSantis has repeatedly refused to act on the real problems facing the people of our state. Right now, Florida faces an affordable housing crisis, an unstable and overpriced homeowners’ insurance market, and an unacceptable lack of affordable healthcare for everyday Floridians. Ron DeSantis is too beholden to his corporate donors to act on any of these pressing issues, so he has chosen instead to use the LGBTQ+ community as a political punching bag to distract from the real problems gripping our state.

Facing South Florida: 1-On-1 With State Sen. Gary Farmer

Jim DeFede spoke with State Sen. Gary Farmer about possibly running to fill Ted Deutch’s seat. They also discussed the viral video of Gov. Ron DeSantis berating high schoolers about wearing masks. DeFede and Farmer also touched on the latest out of Tallahassee. GUEST: State Sen. Gary Farmer, D-District...

Senator Gary Farmer & Representative Carlos G. Smith Demand Governor Ron DeSantis Declare a State of Emergency on Housing Affordability

Senator Gary Farmer (D-Lighthouse Point) and Representative Carlos Guillermo Smith (D-Orlando) today sent a joint letter to Governor Ron DeSantis demanding that he declare a state of emergency in Florida on housing affordability. Once this state of emergency has been declared, they are asking that the Governor direct Attorney General Ashley Moody to use her power to enact statutory price gouging consumer protections for Floridians subjected to unconscionable rent increases of more than 10% of the average rate in the last twelve months.

Who is Gary Farmer in Reservation Dogs? Fans love Uncle Brownie

Episode 3 of Taika Waititi and Sterlin Harjo’s popular FX series Reservation Dogs added Gary Farmer to its cast list, introducing audiences to Uncle Brownie. What else has Farmer been in, and how have audiences reacted to the character of Uncle Brownie?. Meet Uncle Brownie. Reservation Dogs’ cast just got...

State Senator Gary Farmer Applauds Broward School Board’s Mask Policy

Pledges to Defend Against DeSantis’ Unprecedented Overreach and Intimidation. Following the Broward School Board’s decision to require masks in district public schools, State Senator Gary Farmer released a statement in support of the policy. “I want to thank the members of the Broward County School Board for taking the brave...

Gary Farmer warns Board of Education proposed anti-mask rule is unlawful

Farmer’s argument comes down to whether the BOE’s claim of emergency rule making authority is valid. The contentious issue of masks in Florida’s schools has yet another angle for dispute. Sen. Gary Farmer is attempting to thwart the plans of the Department of Education (DOE) to use scholarships meant for...

State Senator Gary Farmer Says Governor’s Executive Order Preventing School Mask Mandates Is Unconstitutional

MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The start of the school year is just two weeks away in Broward County, which has seen cases and hospitalizations going up. State Senator Gary Farmer, who represents Eastern Broward County, went to the Broward School Board meeting Tuesday in order to speak on the question of the mask mandate. The meeting was regarding the budget, but Sen. Farmer addressed the board during public comment. “Districts are still free to decide on their own whether they want to require masks or not,” he explains. Last week, the Broward School Board voted to make masks mandatory in school...

Gary Farmer implores Scott Rivkees to rebuke Governor’s ban on school mask mandates

Farmer argues the order is based on 'an incomplete and inaccurate understanding of accepted scientific research.'. Sen. Gary Farmer is seeking answers from Surgeon General Scott Rivkees, as Farmer argues the Governor’s recent executive order banning school mask mandates is filled with a “proliferation of myths.”. Farmer authored a letter...

Broward County Senator Gary Farmer Defends School Mask Mandate

State Senator Gary Farmer who represents all of coastal Broward County issued the following statement today in response to news that Governor DeSantis would be issuing an executive order to invalidate the Broward County School Board’s decision to mandate masks in public schools:. “This latest action from our governor is...

State Senator Gary Farmer Speaks out Against the State’s Decision to Cut Unemployment Benefits

After Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) announced that the state would stop participating in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation program, State Senator Gary Farmer criticized the move and called for reversal of the department’s decision. “Florida’s unemployment benefits are already among the very lowest in the nation. In fact...

Joe Henderson: In outsting Gary Farmer, Senate Dems cause good trouble

'This is painful and messy, but this has been brewing for a while,' Sen. Janet Cruz said. Members of the Florida Senate Democratic Caucus gathered last week at the Governor’s Club in Tallahassee for dinner and business. The dinner was scrumptious. The business was to elect Sen. Lauren Book as...