Take Action

The Okaloosa & Walton County League strives to be a voice for citizens and a force for progress on the Emerald Coast, so thank you for caring enough to take action and advocate for League priorities.

What can you do?

So, what can you do now?After soliciting input from local Leagues, the League of Women Voters of Florida compiled a list of Legislative Priorities for 2019, as well as a list of questions for our legislators. You can make an impact by staying in touch with your legislators, sharing important items on social media and providing input to government agencies. Time-sensitive items are typically featured on the home page, but you’ll also find them here, with tips on how to how to take action.

Northwest Florida Legislative Delegation Contact Information

State Representatives
House District 3: Representative Jayer Williamson (Okaloosa only)
850-717-5003 (Tallahassee)
850-995-3698 (Pace)
House District 4: Representative Mel Ponder (Okaloosa only)
850-717-5004 (Tallahassee)
850-833-3713 (Fort Walton Beach)
House District 5: Representative Brad Drake (Walton only)
850- 717-5005 (Tallahassee)
850-951-0547 (DeFuniak Springs)
850-718-0047 (Marianna)
State Senators
Senate District 1: Senator Doug Broxson
(Okaloosa only)
850-487-5001 (Tallahassee)
850-595-1036 (Pensacola)
Senate District 2: Senator George Gainer
(Walton & Okaloosa)
850-487-5002 (Tallahassee)
850-747-5454 (Panama City)
US Congressional Delegation
Senator Marco Rubio
850-433-2603 (local)
202-224-3041 (DC)
Representative Matt Gaetz
850-479-1183 (local)
202-225-4136 (DC)
Senator Rick Scott
850-942-8415 (local)
202-224-5274 (DC)

How to take action

  • Contact your representatives about specific issues. Even if you don’t participate in legislative interviews or the Legislative Summit, you can still take action by contacting your legislator about important issues, like the ones listed on this page. Be sure to
  • Review these tips and our Make Your Voice Heard briefing when you’re preparing to make a phone call or write a letter or email.
  • Observe government meetings to hold elected representatives accountable. Be a part of your League’s Observation Corps by attending meetings and reporting on what went on there. Let your officials know you care about how they’re conducting the public’s business.

2020 Action Alerts

The 2020 Legislative Session began on 14 January. This section will be populated as Action Alerts are issued by the Florida League and its lobbyist. Stay tuned to see what you can do to help.