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Culp endorses Dana Young as her replacement

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State Rep. Faye Culp has endorsed Dana Young in the Republican primary for the District 57 state House seat. Culp is term-limited out of the post. “Dana Young is exactly the kind of person we need in the Legislature," Culp said in a news release. "She is an honest, hardworking, committed advocate for our community."

Todd Marks, one of three Republicans who will face Young in the primary, fired back after learning of Culp's endorsement, offering this observation in a news release: "Ask former GOP State Chair Jim Greer how Republicans in Florida feel about their next representatives being handpicked by the establishment." And Marks went on: "The days of paying homage to sons and daughters of career politicians through a coronation must end.”

Young, an attorney, is a sixth-generation Floridian whose grandfather, Randolph Hodges, served in the Florida Senate. Her uncle, Gene Hodges, served 16 years in the Florida House.

Janet Zink, Times staff writer 

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[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:24pm]

    

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