The Florida Engineering
Society promotes and defends the professional interests of all
engineers in the state of Florida. To do so, we maintain a strong
and effective voice with the legislature. If you are interested
in learning more about how to become involved, please contact Samantha Hobbs, Director of Government Affairs and Executive Policy.
What is FEPAC?
FEPAC is a political action committee that solicits voluntary contributions from those interested in effective engineering legislation. Funds raised are used to research, select, and support the election of candidates who are supportive of engineering concerns.
Candidate contribution decisions are made by the FEPAC Board of Directors who is composed of five members from different geographic regions of the state. They are elected by FEPAC members annually.
FEPAC helps open doors for our registered lobbyists and provides us face time with candidates and incumbents at fundraising events. The total direct aggregate contribution to a candidate cannot exceed $2,000 during an election, $1000 each for the primary and general elections.
There are other interest groups who have agendas that run counter to the interests of professional engineers. If given the opportunity, they will encroach on the practice of engineering. Almost all of these groups have their own PACs. This reality demands the necessity of a successful FEPAC in order to compete in the political arena.
How can I join FEPAC?
Help us to ensure a strong presence of the engineering profession in legislative and regulatory activities by supporting FEPAC in one of the following four membership categories:
President Level: $500 or more
Governor Level: $250
Senator Level: $100
House of Representatives Level: $50
All contributors that donate $100 or more to FEPAC will receive a lapel pin to be worn proudly in support of the engineering profession. Contributions are voluntary. Contributions to FEPAC are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes.
For more information, please call 850-224-7121.
We have a lot to lose if we are not an active part of the political process during elections. Please join FEPAC today and help us maintain a strong and effective government affairs program representing the interest of the Professional Engineer Community in Florida.