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“I’m running for re-election to the Florida House of Representatives to continue using my years of community, business, and public service experience to foster economic opportunity, expand healthcare coverage, protect voting rights and fight for commonsense gun safety policies.”
~Kelly

Kelly Skidmore has 16 years of legislative experience in Tallahassee and has served as our State Representative since 2020. Kelly also previously represented Palm Beach County in the State House from 2006 to 2010 and worked as a legislative aide to Ron Klein for 10 years during his time in both the House and the Senate. In our State Capitol, Kelly is fighting hard to grow our economy, make healthcare more affordable, increase access to the ballot box and support legislative measures to combat gun violence. She’s also working to safeguard access to abortion and to bring the cost of property insurance under control.

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MEET KELLY

Kelly Skidmore has 16 years of legislative experience in Tallahassee and has served as our State Representative since 2020. Kelly also previously represented Palm Beach County in the State House from 2006 to 2010 and worked as a legislative aide to Ron Klein for 10 years during his time in both the House and the Senate. In our State Capitol, Kelly is fighting hard to grow our economy, make healthcare more affordable, increase access to the ballot box and support legislative measures to combat gun violence. She’s also working to safeguard access to abortion and to bring the cost of property insurance under control.

Over the course of her three terms in the State House, Kelly has earned the respect of her colleagues as a tireless problem-solver who has successfully secured millions of dollars in funding for local projects. Whether addressing important issues such as cracking down on dangerous, out-of-control "pill mills" or vocally fighting back against the extremist Republican agenda, Kelly's principled leadership has done much to benefit our district and our state.

She’s running for re-election to continue to advocate for responsible solutions to the most pressing issues we face in Palm Beach County and across Florida. Kelly currently serves as the CEO of the Palm Beach County Medical Society and previously worked as a public relations specialist for the Marine Industries Association of South Florida. Since 1987, she and her husband Ray have lived in Boca Raton, where they raised their daughter Mary Alice.

 

KELLY'S PRIORITIES

Fostering economic development to grow jobs and increase wages

  • Creating the Office of the Blue Economy to protect and responsibly capitalize on Florida's water resources

  • Supporting small businesses through appropriate tax policies like collecting internet sales tax and eliminating sales tax on commercial leases
     

Making healthcare more affordable and accessible

  • Expanding Medicaid to help uninsured Floridians, including 12 months of coverage for post-partum moms

  • Holding the insurance industry accountable and focused on patients not profits
     

Protecting access to the ballot box

  • Safeguarding early voting

  • Restoring felons’ voting rights following the completion of their sentence

  • Facilitating vote by mail renewals
     

Fighting for civil rights and equitable minority representation in government

  • Serving as Democratic Ranking member
    on the Congressional Redistricting
     
    Subcommittee

  • Staunchly opposing the diminishment of minority representation

Supporting gun safety policies and public safety

  • Sponsoring legislation to expand FloridaRed Flag Law to allow family members to petition the court to temporarily remove weapons from loved ones who may be a danger to themselves or others

  • Advocating for a ban on military-style assault weapons
     

Defending reproductive freedom for all

  • Voting against any legislation that interferes with a person's private health care decisions

  • Fiercely protecting access to abortion services

Bringing the cost of property insurance under control

  • Pushing for a National Catastrophic Risk Pool to spread the risk and reduce
    costs

Guaranteeing access to quality education

  • Paying teachers a competitive salary

  •  Appropriately funding public schools
     

Standing up against discriminatory policies targeting the LGBTQ+ community

  • Working toward equitable workforce policies such as the Competitive Workforce Act

  • Opposing any legislation that negatively targets the transgender community