Kelly Skidmore

Endorsement: Keep Kelly Skidmore in the Florida House

People in Florida would be better off if they had more elected leaders like Rep. Kelly Skidmore. The feisty Democrat from Boca Raton has the experience, skills and temperament to stand by her principles and work effectively with Republicans in a chamber where the GOP holds nearly two-thirds of 120 seats. Skidmore, 59, chief executive of the Palm Beach County Medical Society, is running for a ...

Palm Beach Post Editorial Board endorsement: Kelly Skidmore for Florida House District 92

The Palm Beach Post recommends State Rep. Kelly Skidmore over a political newcomer in the Democratic primary for House District 92. Her knowledge of the job and district, coupled with her experience in Tallahassee, makes her the better pick for the Aug. 23 election. The  92nd House District includes large portions of unincorporated Palm Beach County west...

Lori Berman, Kelly Skidmore to refile red flag bill following Buffalo, Uvalde massacres

Berman has filed the measure in three prior Sessions. It has yet to receive a single committee hearing in either chamber. Following last month’s massacres in Uvalde, Texas, and Buffalo, New York, Delray Beach Sen. Lori Berman and Boca Raton Rep. Kelly Skidmore plan to refile a joint measure aimed at strengthening Florida’s so-called “red flag” statutes for the next Legislative Session.

Senator Lori Berman and Representative Kelly Skidmore to Refile Risk Protection Order Bill

Following the horrific tragedies in Uvalde, TX and Buffalo, NY, Senator Lori Berman (D-Delray Beach) and Representative Kelly Skidmore (D-Boca Raton) recommit to filing joint legislation strengthening Florida’s Risk Protection Order (RPO) laws. Senator Berman filed a RPO bill in October 2017, preceding the Parkland shooting, and brought forth measures ranging from limiting firearms in child care facilities to prohibiting domestic abusers from owning a gun and much more in the realm of gun safety. In the aftermath of the latest school shooting, both legislators demand the Florida Legislature respond with action.

Another Slosberg may continue family political dynasty — starting with campaign to unseat state lawmaker Kelly Skidmore

The Slosberg political dynasty might not be over just yet. It seemed possible, even likely, early this year, when state Rep. Emily Slosberg-King said she wouldn’t run for another term in the state House of Representatives. In 2020, her father, former state Rep. Irv Slosberg, attempted a political comeback,...

This Week in South Florida: Kelly Skidmore and Tom Fabricio

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – It’ll be back to the drawing board for state lawmakers later this month. Last week, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis vetoed the congressional redistricting maps they submitted. The once per decade re-do of the districts, by law and constitutional mandate, must be done in a...

Kelly Skidmore sponsors bill to create Office of Blue Economy

'There's no office that wants to harness the power of water in Florida, and I think that's a huge mistake.'. Florida could soon launch an Office of Blue Economy if a bill sponsored by Democratic Rep. Kelly Skidmore is successful. Blue economy is a broad term used to describe the...

Kelly Skidmore wants Florida to end ‘prison gerrymandering’

Should inmates be counted as constituents at their last address or their cell?. House staff will try to keep counties whole when drawing new congressional districts. But what of prison manifests?. The top Democrat on the House Congressional Redistricting Subcommittee said she wants Florida for the first time to assign...

Kelly Skidmore wants Florida to lead on ‘blue economy’ investment

Democratic Rep. Kelly Skidmore is pushing for more investment and focus on the so-called “blue economy” in Florida, arguing the state should emerge as a worldwide leader in new technologies. “The blue economy is the sustainable use of ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, and ocean ecosystem...