Joyner endorses Montelione for state House
TAMPA - State House District 63 candidate Lisa Montelione today announced she has picked up the endorsement of veteran Democratic state lawmaker Arthenia Joyner.
Joyner, who is retiring from politics,is the Democratic leader of the Florida Senate and has served in both the state House and Senate during the past 16 years.
She said she was thrilled to endorse Montelione, who is resigning from her Tampa City Council seat to run for the state House.
“She is a tireless worker who stands up for the people she represents, fighting for better jobs, education, and opportunity,” Joyner said in a statement. “I know Lisa will do in Tallahassee what she has done her entire career; stand up as a strong voice for the people of her district.”
Montelione faces Republican Shawn Harrison in the race for a seat that in recent years has swung between Republican and Democrat. The seat includes parts of Avila, Lutz, Lake Magdalene, Old Carrollwood and Northdale.