Priorities for Tracie Davis

Protecting your Vote

All Florida voters must have the opportunity to exercise their right to vote, whether it be by mail-in ballot or at the polls. Your vote is your voice in our democracy.

As the former Duval County Deputy Supervisor of Elections, Tracie Davis understands the importance of elections being free, fair, and accessible for every eligible citizen. That’s why she led the charge to protect voting rights as a member of the Florida House of Representatives and will continue to:

  • Oppose legislation creating additional barriers to securing a mail-in ballot;
  • Fight against measures that restrict access to ballot drop boxes;
  • Support expansion of early voting; and
  • Restore the right to vote for all eligible Floridians who have completed their prison sentence.
Better Jobs, Better Pay, and More Money in Your Pocket

Too many Jacksonville families work full time and still can’t make ends meet, much less get ahead. Tracie Davis has spent her career fighting for hard working families, workers’ rights, and local small business owners.

Tracie believes we need an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top. In the Florida Senate, she will:

  • Continue to support the unions that help keep our state strong;
  • Fight for fair wages for every Floridian;
  • Cut taxes for middle class and hard working families, and protect sales tax holidays, like the “Back to School” sales tax holiday; and
  • Make sure our tax dollars are invested in our local small businesses.
Affordable Health Care for ALL Floridians

Affordable health care is a right, not a privilege, yet millions of Floridians do not have health insurance. Many Floridians are one medical emergency away from financial ruin. This is simply unacceptable.

Making sure every hard working family has healthcare they can afford means:

  • Expanding Medicaid eligibility in Florida through Obamacare to provide health care coverage to an additional ~1.2 million Floridians;
  • Increasing access to mental health services and treatment in all of our communities;
  • Using innovations in health care technology, like telehealth, to increase access and help lower the cost of care;
  • Reducing the cost of prescription drugs; and
  • Eliminating the inequities in health care for racial and ethnic minorities.
Investing in Our Children’s Future

As a mother, grandmother, and former educator, Tracie understands the impact teachers and public schools have on our children’s success. Unfortunately, millions of dollars have been shifted away from our local public schools. Tracie Davis believes every child in Florida should have equal access to a high-quality public education.

As our senator she will:

  • Make sure Jacksonville teachers get a REAL pay raise once and for all;
  • Fight against politically motivated proposals to decrease funding for the Duval County School District;
  • Require that our tax dollars are invested in our local Duval County Public Schools;
  • Lead the effort to decrease classroom sizes; and
  • Put a stop to massive giveaways of our school dollars to private schools run by out of state companies.
Housing Affordability

Jacksonville has been hit hard by Florida’s affordable housing crisis. As the price of homes, rent, and insurance skyrockets, families are being forced to leave their residences. Year after year, state trust funds reserved to create more affordable housing in Florida are drained to pay for projects that line the pockets of political insiders.

Tracie Davis will continue to:

  • Oppose any efforts to divert state affordable housing trust fund money away from affordable housing efforts;
  • Stand up for the rights of renters against landlords that act in bad faith;
  • Seek innovative solutions for addressing rising property insurance rates; and
  • Support home rule, preserving local government’s ability to implement localized solutions to increase affordable housing supply and improve affordable housing quality.
Supporting Women in Our Community

Women experience increased rates of domestic and sexual violence, make less per dollar than men for the same work, and consistently face attacks on their ability to make their own health care decisions.

As our senator, Tracie promises to continue to:

  • Stand up for the rights of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault and increase access to support resources;
  • Fight to close the gender pay gap in Florida;
  • Advocate for a woman’s right to make her own decisions about her reproductive health; and
  • Support increased availability of contraceptives and family planning services.