As a Tampa native raised by a single mother, Janet Cruz knows firsthand the challenges our families face. A mother herself at 16, Janet attended Hillsborough Community College and started a small business to support her young family. It was a leap of faith that changed her life, turned her into a business owner, and took her out of poverty.
In 2010, Janet was inspired to fight for our community in the Florida House of Representatives. She quickly developed a reputation as a fierce advocate for hard-working families in Hillsborough County, focusing on the problems people face every day and standing strong against government waste and lobbyists’ pet projects.