Sen. Gary Farmer
Gary Farmer has spent his career fighting for the rights of consumers, fair and just compensation for victims, and the protection of the civil justice system and full access to the court system. Gary developed an interest in law at an early age when after school he would meet his father, who was attending law school. After following in his father's footsteps and attending the same law school Gary began his legal career with an insurance defense firm where he gained invaluable knowledge and experience in trial law before moving into plaintiff's work.
Over the past decade, Gary has been at the forefront of high-profile consumer litigation in Florida: creating new law and causes of actions for subscribers wrongfully denied coverage by their HMO's, litigating the "Butterfly Ballot" and absentee voting cases to the Florida Supreme Court during the infamous 2000 election litigation, representing consumers who were deceived by tobacco companies' deceptive marketing practices involving light cigarettes, representing patients, consumers and employees wronged by deceptive trade practices, and recently acting as lead counsel in some of the largest qui tam recoveries in the country's history. He has consistently sought to protect the rights of consumers and helped them achieve redress for financial wrongs and bodily injury.
In addition to his work in the courtroom, Gary has devoted thousands of hours serving as a board member, officer and in 2012-13 as President of the Florida Justice Association, the state's largest and most effective consumer protection organization. For the past several years, he has spent six to seven weeks a year volunteering as a lobbyist in Tallahassee with the FJA, fighting proposed laws that would limit the Constitutional right to access to court, impose limitations on rights, and lessen consumer protections.
Gary is a member of the Florida Bar, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. He is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and included in their Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. He is a board member of the Broward County Justice Association, and the 2012-13 President of the Florida Justice Association. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice.
As a State Senator, Gary Farmer is the most qualified candidate because he has not faltered in ANY of his positions since he took office. I ran on a platform of fighting the NRA, fighting for livable wages and a stronger economy, fighting for our public school systems, and fighting for equal access to health care. Throughout it all, he has stood up to the influence of lobbyists and special interests that seek to weaken those things he holds so important to a civilized and loving society. Gary Farmer is a strong proponent of protecting the environment, and will always fight against harmful actors not making sure our children and family members live in a safe and peaceful community.