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Candidate Profile: FL Attorney General: Bill Wohlsifer


Candidate: Bill Wohlsifer

Office: Flordia Attorney General

Party: Libertarian

Bill Wohlsifer is the Libertarian Party candidate for Florida Attorney General. He will be on the November 4 ballot where he will face incumbent Republican Pam Bondi and Democratic nominee George Sheldon.

A Tallahassee attorney who specializes in copyright and trademark litigation, debt collection, royalty recovery and community association law, Wohlsifer received a BA in Political Science from UCF in 1991, and a Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from St. Thomas University School of Law in 1996, where he graduated in the top 10 percent of his class.

From 2008-11, Wohlsifer was Sr. Assistant General Counsel in the Florida Office of General Counsel, where he was a prosecuting attorney for the Department of Business and Professional Regulation, Division of Florida Condominiums, Timeshares and Mobile Homes. He was responsible for the division’s litigation in bankruptcy court, circuit court and before the Division and the Florida Department of Administrative Hearings (DOAH). Wohlsifer also drafted legal opinions, declaratory judgments and participated in legislative analysis.

If elected Woflsifer says he will be Florida’s First Attorney General to:

  • Support an end to the War on Drugs
  • Advocate that the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in United States v. Windsor, provides sufficient grounds to challenge Florida’s Article I, Section 27, Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage
  • Advocate for the legalization of medical marijuana in Florida (Bill wrote the Cathy Jordan Medical Cannabis Act)
  • Advocate for the creation of an industrial hemp cultivation industry in Florida
  • Endorse open carry of a handgun, subject to substantially similar restrictions that apply to concealed carry

Wohlsifer has advocated a progressive plan to legalize the production of industrial hemp in order to fund statewide water infrastructure needs. He says other priorities if elected will include: advancing consumer protection policy and objectives; fighting against fraudulent and deceptive trade practices; preserving the Constitutional right to access to public records and access to open government; investigating allegations of corruption in state government; ensure that the so-called “little guy” or “underdog” is equally represented in the state’s legal affairs; protecting civil liberties and preserve parental authority; preserving our state’s sovereignty and its power to protect Floridians from overreaching federal encroachment on the rights reserved to this state or to the people under the 10th Amendment.


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