Non-profit

Florida Justice & Public Safety PAC

Organization Type:

527 Political Action Committee

Director:

Whitney Tymas

Formation:

2020

Florida Justice & Public Safety, not to be confused with Florida Safety and Justice, is a left-of-center PAC that was created in July 2020 to fund the unsuccessful campaign of Joe Kimok, a progressive Democratic candidate for Broward County State Attorney in Florida in the Democratic primary election. The organization is a Florida branch of the vast “Safety and Justice” network, a project of left-leaning billionaire George Soros that used a network of similarly named state-level PACs to finance the campaigns of progressive Democratic candidates for district attorney in more than a dozen of America’s cities.

Funding

Florida’s campaign finance database reveals that in August 2020, Florida Justice & Public Safety PAC received $613,000 from Democracy PAC, a PAC created by George Soros, and $106,000 from the Justice & Public Safety PAC, a federal hub for the “Safety and Justice” project.[1] The organization received no other funding during 2020.[2]

Political Activities

According to the organization’s campaign finance disclosures, Florida Justice & Public Safety spent roughly $660,000 in August 2020 alone, paying left-leaning campaign communications firm Berlin Rosen for advertisements and polling that benefited Joe Kimok.[3] The organization also made other distributions of $40,300 to Our Vote Our Voice PAC, and $6,500 to New Justice, both PAC’s operating in Florida.[4]

Leadership

Florida Justice & Public Safety is led by its director, Whitney Tymas, who serves as the head of the widely dispersed “Safety and Justice” network. Tymas also served on the board of the Civic Participation Action Fund (CPAF).

References

  1. Committee Tracking system – Florida Division of Elections – Department of State. Accessed June 8, 2021. https://dos.elections.myflorida.com/committees/ComDetail.asp?account=78853. ^
  2. Committee Tracking system – Florida Division of Elections – Department of State. Accessed June 8, 2021. https://dos.elections.myflorida.com/committees/ComDetail.asp?account=78853. ^
  3. Committee Tracking system – Florida Division of Elections – Department of State. Accessed June 8, 2021. https://dos.elections.myflorida.com/committees/ComDetail.asp?account=78853. ^
  4. Committee Tracking system – Florida Division of Elections – Department of State. Accessed June 8, 2021. https://dos.elections.myflorida.com/committees/ComDetail.asp?account=78853. ^
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