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Jacksonville Reps. Daniel Davis, Lake Ray and Mike Weinstein endorse Adam Hasner

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Adam Hasner announced endorsements Wednesday from three Florida House members from Jacksonville in his campaign for U.S. Senate: Republican Reps. Daniel Davis, Lake Ray and Mike Weinstein.

Here's the release:

Today, the Adam Hasner for U.S. Senate campaign announced the endorsements of Florida State Representatives Daniel Davis, Lake Ray, and Mike Weinstein. Davis, Ray, and Weinstein represent Northeast Florida Districts 13, 17, and 19 respectively.

"I am endorsing Adam for U.S. Senate because he's the best choice for Florida Republicans looking for a leader willing to make the tough decisions needed to restore America's promise," said Representative Daniel Davis. "The challenges we face as a nation require honest and forthright leadership and Adam is the right candidate at the right time."

"Adam's consistent conservative record proves that he will stand in strong opposition to President Obama and Senator Nelson's government-growing and debt-increasing policies," said Representative Lake Ray. "Floridians deserve another Senator they can trust to pursue a limited-government agenda based on our foundational principles and Adam is that candidate."

"Having served with Adam, I can say without a doubt that he is the only true conservative in the race," said Representative Mike Weinstein. "I am proud to support his campaign for U.S. Senate and greatly look forward to working with him to bring real conservative change to Washington." 

"These endorsements mean a lot to me personally and to our campaign, as we continue to build the grassroots infrastructure needed to defeat Senator Nelson and reclaim the majority in the U.S. Senate," said Adam Hasner. "Dan, Lake, and Mike are tremendous public servants and great examples of leaders putting conservative principles into action and I am honored to have their support." 

Today's announcement follows endorsements by former Republican Party of Florida Chairman Carole Jean Jordan, former Florida House Speakers Allan Bense and Larry Cretul, House Majority Leader Carlos Lopez-Cantera, State Senators Alan Hays and Anitere Flores, State Representatives Dennis Baxley and Scott Plakon, FreedomWorks, Colin Hanna, Sally Bradshaw, Kathleen Shanahan, Concerned Women for America, American Future Fund, Mark Levin, Erick Erickson, Monica Crowley, Ken Blackwell, and Joyce Kaufman.

About Daniel Davis: Representative Daniel Davis was born in South Bend, Indiana, and moved to Florida in 1979.  He attended Maranatha Baptist Bible College and currently serves as the Executive Director of Northeast Florida Builders Association.  Elected to the Florida House in 2010, Davis was appointed Deputy Majority Whip in 2011.  Davis served on the Jacksonville City Council from 2003 to 2010 and as President from 2007 to 2008. He currently resides in Jacksonville, with his wife Rebekah, and their four children Alivia, Caroline, Christian, and Gabe.

About Lake Ray: Representative Lake Ray was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 serving District 17.  Ray serves on the Transportation and Economic Development Appropriations Committee and is Vice Chair of the Rules and Calendar Committee. He is currently the principle of Lake Ray & Associates, LLC.  Prior to this, Ray served as Vice President for Halcrow, Inc. He received his bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Florida in 1981. Ray is an 8th-generation Floridian and former Eagle Scout. He is married to Brenda R. Ray, of Virginia, and they have three children, Lake Ray IV, Forrest Ray, and Hampton Ray. They reside in Jacksonville, Florida.

About Mike Weinstein: Representative Mike Weinstein was elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2008 serving District 19. He serves as a prosecutor and the Executive Director for the State Attorney's Office. With more than 30 years of financial and management experience, Weinstein has devoted much of his leadership and expertise to the public sector. In 1996, he was appointed by Mayor John Delaney to serve as executive director of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission. He and Sara, his wife of over 34 years, have three children, Scott, Daryl, and Danielle and three grandchildren.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 28, 2011 11:25am]

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