Meet the Candidate: Clint Barras (Florida)

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Candidate Name:

Clint Barras

What office are you running for?

State Representative, Florida House District 120

With which party are you running for office?

Democratic Party

Election Date

11/3/20

Why are you running for office?

To advance Progressive ideology and create a better future for my children and all people in Florida.  For decades, Florida’s Republican-led government has turned a blind eye to the environmental damage their self-serving policies have caused, allowing businesses and developers to profit at the expense of our natural resources.  Our public schools’ outcomes have declined, and the people of our state are suffering.  It’s time for empathetic leadership that puts Florida’s families and communities first.

What is the biggest issue facing your community and how do you propose helping?

Aside from sea level rise, it is cleaning the water that has been killing Florida Bay and our reef for decades. I will advocate for higher environmental standards and hold polluters accountable.

How do we fix the partisan divide in our country and start working together again?

There should be laws enacted that mandate that a ‘News’ program report facts and not lies and distortions.  Also, Democrats need to do a better job of laying out the significant differences in what the two parties stand for. Most Republicans would be better served by the Democratic platform, but they are too blinded by the lies from Fox News to know better.

Who is your hero?

Bernie Sanders.  He devoted his life advocating for better lives for all Americans and a more equitable America.

What are your hobbies?

Being a present father and husband. Both of our daughters love softball and we have traveled the state competing.  I also like model trains and am building a track throughout the first level of our home, though that is a back-burner item now.

What is the most recent book you read?

The Political Campaign Desk Reference and Run for Something.  I was late getting into this race and have been educating myself as quickly as possible.  I usually read The Week magazine, cover to cover.

Do you have any kids/pets/talking houseplants?

Two adolescent daughters, Skylar and Zoe. Two dogs, KITY and Cocoa.

How can our readers get involved in your campaign?

Numerous ways, depending on interests. I need phone bankers, someone who is social media savvy, someone who can look up data on various topics like when we can put out signs in each part of the district and when they have to be removed, etc.

What question do you wish we’d asked, and what is your answer?

Sushi. You guess the question. 🙂

Candidate Social Media:

Website| Facebook | Twitter

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