Burgess picks up Nocco endorsement
ZEPHYRHILLS – Mayor Danny Burgess this week picked up an endorsement from Pasco Sheriff Chris Nocco in his run for Florida House District 38 in east Pasco County.
Nocco said in a release that Burgess will be a “strong advocate for law enforcement in the Legislature because he will fight to make sure our laws will protect our citizens and will send criminals to prison.”
Burgess is seeking to replace House Speaker Will Weatherford, R-Wesley Chapel, who is prevented from running again next year because of term limits.
Burgess, 27, faces Trinity Republican Minerva “Minnie” Diaz, 51, a former Air Force officer and real estate agent. Dade City Democrat Beverly Anne Ledbetter, 60, who teaches at Saint Leo University, is also running.
Burgess is the youngest mayor in Zephyrhills’ history. He is an attorney and an Army officer.