Five Legislators in the Pensacola Region Earned an ‘A’

The Florida Chamber today released the grades earned by members of the Florida Legislature on the Florida Chamber’s 2018 Legislative Report Card and announced legislators who earned Distinguished Advocate Awards in your region.

The Florida Chamber’s Distinguished Advocate Award recognizes lawmakers who fought tirelessly for the passage of pro-business legislation – no matter how difficult – and furthered the Florida Chamber’s goals of securing Florida’s future through job creation and economic development.

The two members of the Florida Legislature honored with a 2018 Florida Chamber Distinguished Advocate award from your region include:

Rep. Clay Ingram– worked to secure full funding for key economic development programs, including Enterprise Florida and VISIT FLORIDA
Rep. Jay Trumbull– sponsored Florida Chamber-backed assignment of benefits legislation, which would help contain the rising cost of property insurance due to fraud

According to the Florida Chamber’s 2018 Legislative Report Card:

  • 47 percent of state lawmakers earned an “A” (90-100) on pro-jobs issues outlined in the Florida Chamber’s 2018 Business Agenda, compared to 9 percent last year.
  • Average GPA for both legislative chambers was 78 percent, compared to 73 percent in 2017.
  • Senate GPA was 74 percent – up from 70 percent in 2017.
  • House GPA was 79 percent – up from 74 percent in 2017.
  • 64 Representatives earned an “A” – up from 13 in 2017.
  • 8 Senators earned an “A” – up from just one in 2017.


The following Representatives earned an “A” in your region:

  • Clay Ingram
  • Mel Ponder
  • Frank White
  • Jayer Williamson

The following Senator earned an “A” in your region: Doug Broxson