COFA Mission Statement
This membership of independent contractor insurance agents seeks to preserve and promote it’s business opportunity through political activism. Through our success will come better service to the insurance consumer of Florida and a more stable insurance market overall.
To become a courageous leader, you must realize that accepting responsibility is not optional — it’s mandatory.
— David Cottrell
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The Committee of Florida Agents?
The Committee of Florida Agents (COFA) is a Political Committee (PC) under the election laws of the State of Florida.
The committee leadership consists of a Board of Governors and a Board of Advisors. Advisors will be one or two agents per Sales Territories. The Board of Governors currently consists of nine agents geographically scattered around the state of Florida.
The Board of Governors will be responsible for screening candidates and voting on whom to support. The Board of Advisors will be responsible for recruiting new members, providing input on local races to the Board of Governors and being the liaison between the agents in their Sales Territories and the Board of Governors.
The initial Board of Governors was formed among politically active agents around the state that wanted to bring some continuity to the process of fundraising and political influence in the state. They will serve a 3 year term, and then the posts will begin to change over one to three year terms in order to maintain continuity.
The initial Board of Advisors was hand selected by the Board of Governors. Criteria for an Advisor involves the level of political involvement along with the general respect of fellow agents in their Sales Territories.
Our goal is to aid in the creation of a more open and competitive insurance environment, to educate others on business and insurance issues and facilitate action that will aid in reaching these goals.
- Electing legislators
- Educating/creating a more competitive insurance environment
COFA Board of Governors
Eric Ponce, Chairman – Davie, FL; Broward County
Glenn Ritchie, Vice Chairman – Maitland, FL; Orange County
Alan Edwards, Secretary/Treasurer – Davie, FL; Broward County
Craig Dewhurst – St. Augustine, FL; St. Johns County
Brian Glaeser – Naples, FL; Collier County
Patrick Gray – Ocoee, FL; Orange County
Tim Holladay – New Port Richey, FL; Pasco County
Curt Myers, Cocoa Beach, FL; Brevard County
Larry Patrick – Ft Walton Beach, FL; Okaloosa County
Craig Duncan, Governor Emeritus – Clearwater, FL; Pinellas County