What They Are Saying: Thank You Governor Scott for Fighting Flood Insurance Hikes

This law brings great relief to property owners across Florida, especially those living in communities that bore the brunt of the unexpected and sometimes overwhelming premium increases that were a certainty if this law had not been passed and signed. Governor Scott never forgot about those most impacted and he fought the hard fight to get Congress and the President to recognize the need for this law change.” – John Sebree, Sr. Vice President of Public Policy, Florida Realtors

“The Biggert Waters Act created such uncertainty in our real estate market. If Congress had not acted as they did, properties in flood zones would have been stigmatized. I am especially thankful to Governor Scott for joining the lawsuit against the federal government and for working with the Congressional delegation to make this relief possible.” – Amy Seeks, Pinellas County Realtor

“This legislation is a huge win for Pinellas County property owners. I would like to especially thank Governor Scott for inviting me to testify before the Florida Cabinet last fall on the important of Congressional action. By working together, Floridians made our case and Congress overwhelmingly approved this relief.” – Brandi Gabbard, President Pinellas Realtor Organization

“On behalf of the Florida Retail Federation, I thank Governor Scott for fighting for lower flood insurance rates for Florida families in Washington, DC and here in Florida.” – Rick McAllister, President and CEO of the Florida Retail Federation

“On behalf of 127,000 Florida Realtors, I cannot thank the Governor enough for his unwavering support for the property owners of Florida who were facing unimaginable flood insurance rate increases. He went to Washington to meet with President Obama and the Congressional delegation and his hard work has paid off.” – Sherri Meadows, 2014 President, Florida Realtors

“Governor Scott has taken every available opportunity to stand up to Washington on behalf of Florida property owners who were facing so much uncertainty with the Biggert Waters Act passed by Congress and signed by President Obama in 2012. The Governor even joined a federal lawsuit against FEMA. If not for his persistence we would not have had a unanimous vote of the Florida Congressional delegation on the “The Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act.” – Karen Swanbeck, Homeowner, Ft Myers Beach

 

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