Best Of 2015

Best Republican (No, Seriously): STATE SEN. JACK LATVALA (R—CLEARWATER)

Best Republican (No, Seriously)

No, we’re not trying to get on his good side. We know better. The Clearwater Republican is known equally for his grouchiness and his ability to get shit done, not to mention his independence. He’s a champion for Tampa Bay area nonprofits and fought for Medicaid expansion. Even though he supported Rick Scott’s reelection bid, he has since called the governor out for things like ignoring Medicaid expansion and playing politics with state money. He aspires to be Senate President and we wish him luck; he has tough competition in Sen. Joe Negron (R—Stuart).