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Benson's list of statewide supporters



A little late in posting this but worth noting that Republican Holly Benson is amassing a strong list of supporters in her bid for attorney general.

They include: Mayor of Ft. Walton Beach Mike Anderson, Mayor of New Smyrna Beach Adam Barringer, former state Rep. Don Brown, state Rep. Greg Evers; state Sen. Don Gaetz; state Sen. Andy Gardiner; former state Rep. Carlos Lacasa; former House Majority Leader Jerry Maygarden; former Secretary of State Sandy Mortham; Sen. Joe Negron; Rep. Scott Plakon; and Mayor of Pensacola Mike Wiggins.

Here's the full list:

Republican Candidate Holly Benson today announced that several statewide elected leaders have endorsed her race to become the next Attorney General of the State of Florida.
Benson’s Statewide Endorsements: Mayor of the City of Ft. Walton Beach Mike Anderson; Mayor of New Smyrna Beach Adam Barringer; Former State Representative Don Brown; Okaloosa County Commissioner James Campbell; Santa Rosa County Commissioner Bob Cole; Walton County Commissioner Sara Comander; Clay County Commissioner & Chairman Travis Cummings; Marion County Clerk of the Circuit Court David Ellspermann; Representative Greg Evers; Sarasota County Property Appraiser Bill Furst
Senator Don Gaetz; Representative Matt Gaetz; Senator Andy Gardiner; Orange County Clerk of Courts Lydia Gardner; Santa Rosa County School Board Member & Former Gulf Breeze Mayor Ed Gray, III; Former Okaloosa Supervisor of Elections Pat Hollarn; Representative Mike Horner; Former State Representative Carlos Lacasa; Santa Rosa County Commissioner Lane Lynchard; Former House Majority Leader Jerry Maygarden; Former Secretary of State Sandy Mortham; Representative Dave Murzin; Senator Joe Negron; Representative Peter Nehr; Emerald Coast Utility Authority Board Member Dale Perkins
Representative Scott Plakon; Okaloosa County Commissioner Bill Roberts; Pensacola County Commissioner Wilson Robertson; Okaloosa County Superintendent of Schools Alexis Tibbetts; and Mayor of Pensacola Mike Wiggins

“I have known Holly for years, and Holly’s experience speaks for itself,” said Senator Negron.  “We need someone, like Holly, as our next Attorney General who will be aggressive in pursuing public corruption and who will take on and continue General McCollum’s ObamaCare challenge in federal court.”

“Having a background in law and having previously run two state agencies, Holly is the ideal candidate for the next Attorney General,” said Representative Plakon.  “Her commitment to upholding her core conservative values and protecting our Florida families and keeping them safe and secure is unwavering.  I endorse Holly in her bid for Attorney General of Florida.”

“Here in South Florida, it is imperative that we have a candidate as our next Attorney General who is committed to fighting Medicaid fraud and abuse,” said Former State Representative Lacasa.  “Holly is that candidate and the one that has the most experience to combat health care fraud.”

[Last modified: Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:43am]


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