Sarasota, Fla. — Last night, August 27, 2017, Libertarian Alison Foxall announced she is seeking the Florida House seat in District 72, where she resides. The seat became open this past week when incumbent Republican Representative Alexandra Miller abruptly announced her resignation just short of 300 days after being elected. The special election has not yet been officially announced and potential candidates cannot yet file to run; however, that will likely change this week.
Foxall is a small business owner who has resided in District 72’s Sarasota County for nearly 25 years. She runs a company called Gobble Logic, a digital marketing agency. She received her BFA in Mass Communications from the International Academy of Design and Technology in Tampa. She is a graduate of Booker High School in Sarasota, and St. Martha’s Catholic School prior to that.
Foxall said last night, “I am stepping up to represent the district that I’ve lived in for 25 years and will carry our constituents’ voices to Tallahassee with me. I’m ready to earn my neighbors’ vote so that I can cut wasteful spending, eliminate unnecessary barriers to entry for many industries, and cut individuals’ tax burden here in Florida.”
Foxall is also a member of Conscious Capitalism Florida, a group that focuses on seeking out and connecting the role models of Florida’s conscious business community. She is also a member of the American Advertising Federation and has served on several public service committees throughout the years. Alison was also recently elected to the Libertarian Party of Florida’s Director At-Large position and was a national field director for Gov. Gary Johnson and Gov. Bill Weld in their run for the White House in 2016.
Florida House District 72’s voter makeup is 42 percent Republican, 32 percent Democrat and the remaining 26 percent are either NPA (no party affiliation) or with other political parties like the Libertarian Party of Florida. Though we do not know of any serious Democratic Party candidates interested in running, on the Republican side, James Buchanan’s name has been floated about even though he does not live in District 72.
The Libertarian Party believes in limited government and maximum personal liberty—the right to live in whatever manner one chooses, as long as it does not infringe upon the rights of others to live in whatever manner they choose.