This Week in South Florida: Aramis Ayala

Florida’s incumbent attorney general Ashley Moody has sued the Biden Administration over mask mandates, won settlements against drug companies over opioids and pursues justice from a politically conservative perspective.

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Florida’s incumbent attorney general Ashley Moody has sued the Biden Administration over mask mandates, won settlements against drug companies over opioids and pursues justice from a politically conservative perspective.

She is facing a re-election opponent in November who provides a clear contrast.

Aramis Ayala became Florida’s first black state attorney in 2016, elected in Central Florida.

A year later, she made state and national headlines by declining to seek the death penalty in a high profile police murder case, after which, then-Governor Rick Scott moved it and other such cases from her jurisdiction.

Democrat for attorney general Aramis Ayala joined This Week in South Florida host Glenna Milberg to discuss, and their conversation can be seen at the top of this page.


About the Authors:

Michael Putney came to Local 10 in 1989 to become senior political reporter and host of "This Week In South Florida with Michael Putney." He is Local 10's senior political reporter. 

Glenna Milberg joined Local 10 News in September 1999 to report on South Florida's top stories and community issues. She also serves as co-host on Local 10's public affairs broadcast, "This Week in South Florida."