Waymon Hudson

Show Your Support for Hillsborough County!

Filed By Waymon Hudson | January 21, 2009 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: David Caton, domestic partner benefits, Florida Family Association, Hillsborough County, Kevin Beckner

Kevin Beckner, Hillsborough County's first openly gay commissioner, is asking for the county to look into of providing health benefits for Hillsborough County employees domestic partners. The county is preparing bid requests for a new employee health plan for October that will last for 6 years, so Beckner decided to bring up the topic.

The move to simply look into the cost and benefits of offering domestic partnership benefits has sparked expected reaction from the ultra-conservative Florida Family Association's Executive director, David Caton (who used homophobic robocalls to try and defeat Beckner during his campaign).

Caton, a backer of Florida's Amendment 2 and who says he is looking to propose a county charter amendment to block domestic partnership benefits in Hillsborough, is rallying his followers to bombard the commission with emails and calls against the expansion of benefits.

Show your support for the equality of all families and employees in Florida by contacting the Hillsborough Commission and supporting Commissioner Beckner's request. (Contact info after the jump)...

District 1 Rose Ferlita 813-272- 5470 Fax: 813- 272-7046
Commissioner's Aides
Della Cury
Sandy Ottino
ferlitar@hillsboroughcounty.org

District 2 Ken Hagan 813-272-5452 Fax 813- 272-7047
Commissioner's Aides
Steve McGlocklin
Rich Reidy
hagank@hillsboroughcounty.org

District 3 Kevin White 813-272-5720 Fax: 813-272-7048
Commissioner's Aides
Cedric McCray
Amanda Corsentino
whitek@hillsboroughcounty.org

District 4 Al Higginbotham 813-272-5740 Fax: 813-272-7049
Commissioner's Aide
Deanna Hurley
Jess Johnson
higginbothama@hillsboroughcounty.org

District 5 Jim Norman 813-272-5725 Fax 813-272-7052
Commissioner's Aides
Joy Kinney
Ben Kelly
normanj@hillsboroughcounty.org

District 6 Kevin Beckner 813-272-5730 Fax 813-272-7053
Commissioner's Aides
Jerry Noland
Mark Nash
becknerk@hillsboroughcounty.org

District 7 Mark Sharpe Phone: 272-5735 Fax 272-7054
Commissioner's Aides
Sandy Chan
Eric Larson
sharpem@hillsboroughcounty.org


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