|Cook PVI||2017 Average Legislative Score||Madison Performance Index (MPI)||Take Action|
|R+22||81.5||-8.5||Click for contact information|
Gaetz is a freshman representing the 1st district, centered along the Western Panhandle of Florida, one of the most conservative parts of the state. He serves on Armed Services, Budget, and Judiciary; Gaetz is a member of the Republican Study Committee. Florida’s 1st district is not only the most conservative in the state, it’s the 15th most conservative in the nation. Gaetz has been a reliable conservative at times – but in a heavily military and agricultural district, his votes for the farm bill, unfunded disaster relief, and against Pentagon waste suggest he’s less ideological than tactical. His current legislative score of 81.5% should start to rise – if it doesn’t, Gaetz needs a challenge from his right.