Politics & Government

At forum, Florida House candidates Boyd, Tebrugge clash on insurance

BRADENTON — Candidates in the race for the Florida House District 71 seat today clashed over auto insurance and Citizens Property Insurance.

The incumbent, Jim Boyd, R-Bradenton, told the Tiger Bay Club that he was proud of an auto insurance bill he had sponsored during the last session of the Florida Legislature.

He touted it as a way to cut down on fraud and to lower car insurance premiums.

But his Democratic opponent, Adam Tebrugge, called it a “big giveaway” to insurance companies, who have been asking for rate increases, not decreases.

Tebrugge was also critical about how Boyd and the legislature have handled Citizens Property Insurance.