Rene Plasencia

Former State Rep. Rene Plasencia discusses Florida legislation on standardized testing

Former State Rep. Rene Plasencia discusses new legislation regarding standardized testing in Florida K-12 schools, as well as his recent resignation from his District 50 seat after the end of the Legislative session. Also, Political Connections' Samantha-Jo Roth talks to Congressional lawmakers who are getting behind legislation that would allow algae blooms to be classified as disasters eligible for additional federal aid.
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Rene Plasencia endorses Robyn Hattaway in HD 30

She faces Port Orange City Council member Chase Tramont in the Republican Primary Election. Republican Canaveral Port Authority Commissioner Robyn Hattaway has received the endorsement of former Republican Rep. Rene Plasencia for her run in House District 30. Until he resigned last month, Plasencia, of Orlando, represented much of the...
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Rene Plasencia resigns early from Florida House

He's taken a job with IBM that prompted his early exit. As the hankie dropped at Sine Die, Rep. Rene Plasencia finalized his resignation from the Florida House. Plasencia already faced the end of his time in the chamber in the next few months due to term limits. He just shut down a Senate bid in Senate District 13, opting against a challenge to Democratic Sen. Linda Stewart. His time in Tallahassee has been drawing to a close, and a professional obligation prompted his early exit, he said.

Susan Plasencia enters HD 37 race; brother Rene Plasencia exiting SD 13

Susan Plasencia would challenge Democratic Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith. Republican Susan Plasencia — sister of Republican state Rep. Rene Plasencia — has filed to run for the new House District 37 seat, putting her into a potential contest with Democratic Rep. Carlos Guillermo Smith. Rep. Rene Plasencia —...

Rene Plasencia puts his teacher hat back on for his last Session

Plasencia will be driving House legislation to replace FSA exams with progress monitoring. Since he was first elected in 2016, Rep. Rene Plasencia has been telling teachers, parents, voters and other lawmakers that if they want to get something done with public education reform, they should turn to a Republican teacher.

Rene Plasencia collected nearly $32,000 in a day

Whoever he's running against, the Orlando Republican will have some money. It remains unclear who Rep. Rene Plasencia will face in a Senate race next year. But he just pulled in nearly $32,000 to use in the campaign. The Orlando Republican reported $31,860 in contributions last month, all raised in...

Angel Perry Running to Replace Outgoing State Rep. Rene Plasencia

ORLANDO, Fla. (FNN) – Republican Angelique “Angel” Perry has filed paperwork Wednesday to run for Florida House of Representatives’ District 50 seat, which cover parts of Orange and Brevard counties, according to the Florida Division of Elections website. Perry, who is African American and a longtime union organizer in Central...

Smaller Orlando restaurants could serve booze under Rene Plasencia bill

Local regulations would ease regulations in the city’s historic districts. Smaller restaurants in Orlando’s historic, urban business centers could have an easier time obtaining state licenses to serve alcohol under a local bill offered by Rep. Rene Plasencia. His proposal aims to cut some slack for restaurants that open in...