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Andy in the news:

Will Robinson and Andy Mele clash on environment, virus in Florida House District 71 race, Zac Anderson, Sarasota Herald-Tribune (October 22, 2020)

Robinson, Mele Make Case on Pandemic, Environment, Jacob Ogles, SRQ Magazine (October 19, 2020) 

Robinson, Mele compete for Florida House District 71. They don’t have much in common, Ryan Callihan, Bradenton Herald (October 17, 2020)

Will Robinson, Andy Mele both broadcast confidence in HD 71, Jacob Ogles, FLAPOL ( (October 16, 2020)

Race Analysis: Florida House District 71, Bradenton Times, Editorial by Dennis Maley (October 4, 2020)

Florida, remember to vote for your environment, Bradenton Herald, OpEd by Jane Sellick, vice president of the Manatee Democratic Environmental Caucus (September 15, 2020)

Candidate Profile: Andy Mele, Bradenton Times (September 13, 2020)

Ammonia Explosions, Andy’s OpEd, Bradenton Times (August 30, 2020)

Florida House candidates spar over Robinson Preserve acquisition. Was it a donation? Bradenton Herald (August 28, 2020)

GUEST EDITORIAL: Our sewage problem is also a political problem, Sarasota Herald Tribune (July 9, 2020)



The Environment IS the Economy — The environment and the economy are not opposed, they are the same thing. Andy discusses the impact of Sarasota Bay's health on the regional economy and the importance of the environment to Florida's economy.

Andy Mele on Red Tide — While Karenia Brevis is a naturally occurring organism, the extent, force, duration, and intensity of Red Tide in Florida is man made. The representative for District 71 should be up in Tallahassee fighting for nutrient pollution regulations, enforceable limits, and a budget for the enforcers. Let's fix this - send Andy to Tallahassee.

Longboat Village: A bright spot for water quality in Sarasota Bay — Longboat Village is consistently one of the finest spots for water quality in Sarasota Bay. Send Andy Mele to Tallahassee where he will fight to make all of Florida's water this healthy.

Beaches aren't the only places that need clean water — We need to heal Florida's waters and focus not only on the beaches, but also rivers, inlets and other waterways. Dangerous pollutant levels remain unchecked and unaddressed in many coastal areas where people congregate for recreation and other activities.

Bradenton Beach enterococcus — Construction, wastewater treatment and utilities can have a dire impact on water health. When he's elected as representative for Florida House District 71, Andy will fight for accountability and improved practices to preserve our waterways.

 Andy Mele on downtown Sarasota development — Andy talks about the changing face of downtown Sarasota and how the "administrative approval" process has allowed rampant growth of high-rise buildings downtown without input from the public, or even the elected commissioners.

Lido Key - Big Pass dredging — Andy talks about the dredging of Sarasota's Big Pass, a mating area for endangered manatees, and its economic and ecological implications.

Paid for Andy Mele, Democrat For Florida State Representative District 71
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