Margaret Good is a Sarasota attorney, where she practices civil litigation with the firm Matthews Eastmoore. Margaret has a JD from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, a master’s degree from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina. She and her husband, Richard, and their dog, Barney, are active members of the community. Margaret serves on the board of directors for the Sarasota County Bar Association.
After the Special Election primary, Margaret said that her number one priority, if elected, will be to vote for expanding Medicaid in Florida, which the Republican controlled legislature has blocked. She also stressed her support for environmental protection, public school improvements and strengthening the economy.
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Florida is a swing state with more registered Democrats than Republicans, but due to Republican gerrymandering, the state Senate and House are controlled by Republicans, and only 11 of Florida’s 27 Congressional seats are held by Democrats. In 2010, Florida voters passed a constitutional amendment to curb gerrymandering. The amendment has survived court challenges and the courts required new maps to be drawn. 2018 is the first year that the new, more fairly drawn maps will be in effect.
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