During the third night of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, before vice-presidential nominee and Indiana Governor Mike Pence gives his acceptance speech, other notable Republicans will have their moments to shine. Other speakers include former presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Newt Gingrich, former astronaut Eileen Collins and current Florida Attorney Pam Bondi.
The 50-year-old Tampa native has been Florida’s Attorney General since 2011. Bondi lists her top priorities as:
- defending Florida’s constitutional rights against the federal health care law;
- strengthening penalties to stop pill mills;
- aggressively investigating mortgage fraud and Medicaid fraud;
- ensuring Florida is compensated for Deepwater Horizon oil spill losses.
In December 2014, another of Bondi’s priorities was keeping the ban on same-sex marriages in Florida. The Supreme Court ruled that Florida had to lift the ban.