Hello! I’m Holly Raschein, and I am proud to serve as State Representative for District 120, which stretches from South Miami-Dade County through the Fabulous Florida Keys! Thank you for taking the time to visit my website, feel free to explore and learn more about my 2014 re-election campaign. And for information on my legislative activities, I encourage you to visit my member page on the Florida House website. I have been working extremely hard on your behalf in my first term as your legislator, focusing on fiscally responsible policies that fund key priorities such as education and infrastructure while at the same time not raising taxes. There is always more that we can do for our community and for the wonderful people who make up this unique district, and I look forward to the opportunity to continue to serve you.
Please don’t hesitate to contact me if I can be of assistance to you in any way.
Hello! I’m Holly Raschein and I am running for the Florida House.
I have worked for the last 10 years as the top legislative assistant to our district – so I know the issues important to our area and can get to work for YOU right away:
Creating incentive packages for small businesses to create jobs
Working to improve our schools and provide greater input and choices for parents
Creating affordable long-term solutions for property insurance policy-holders
Securing additional funding for wastewater projects
Promoting and prioritizing sound environmental policy
As a legislative assistant, I worked closely with constituents to solve problems so I am ready right away to assist you as soon as you need something. In these tough times, it is important for us to have a legislator with the experience, contacts, and knowledge to get things done. I hope you will consider my candidacy, qualifications and share in my vision for District 120 and cast your vote for Holly Raschein on November 6th, 2012.
Gainesville – Florida Farm Bureau today announced its Legislators of the Year and Champions for Agriculture honorees.
Legislators of the Year
Farm Bureau’s Legislator of the Year award is given to state lawmakers who demonstrate excellent leadership and proactive efforts to advance the interests of Florida’s farmers and ranchers. The recipients will be formally recognized at Florida Farm Bureau’s Annual Meeting in October.
Senator Wilton Simpson
During the 2013 legislative session, Sen. Wilton Simpson was a driving force behind many agricultural priorities. He sponsored two Farm Bureau priority bills that strengthened Florida’s greenbelt law and promoted Everglades restoration and improvement. Sen. Simpson also utilized his agricultural experience to shepherd through a bill that reduces fire code regulations on many agricultural structures.
State Rep. Holly Raschein was pleased with her accomplishments in Tallahassee during the recent legislative session that ended May 13, the freshman lawmaker told members of the Key West Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday.
“I think as a freshman I had a pretty stellar year,” said Raschein, a Republican who acquired a prior understanding of the state’s political machine while working as legislative aide to former State Rep. Ron Saunders.
She opened her presentation to the chamber with a description of the first-ever “familiarization tour” she helped organize with FIRM (Fair Insurance Rates for Monroe) to show state insurance officials the strength of Keys buildings and their ability to withstand hurricane winds.
“They were blown away by our mitigation techniques and our building standards,” Raschein said, adding that lawmakers this year “made Citizens (Property Insurance Corp.) more accountable” by adding an inspector general to the state-owned windstorm insurance company as well as a board member to act as a consumer advocate.
KEY LARGO — While the Key Largo Wastewater Treatment District and the city of Marathon aren’t getting the $20 million each was banking on, state legislators did pencil in $1 million for each area before leaving Tallahassee last Friday.
The funding, however, can only be used for projects that create new jobs, and not to pay down debt, which the two entities had intended to do with the larger allotments.
It is unknown if Gov. Rick Scott will veto the $2 million before signing the state budget.
Peter Rosasco, a Marathon accountant who works for both entities, said Key Largo could use the money to help so-called unique properties — those that lie outside of the regular sewer service area — meet state-mandated wastewater treatment standards.