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Gov. Rick Scott Secures Endorsement of 55 Florida Sheriffs

Announces Roll Out of Florida Strong Collation for Public Safety Advocates to Support the Scott for Florida Campaign


ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Governor Rick Scott today joined law enforcement leaders at an event in St. Petersburg to announce the endorsement of 55 Florida sheriffs for Governor Scott’s bid for U.S. Senate. Sheriffs in attendance recognized Governor Scott’s leadership during times of crisis, his commitment to maintaining open communication with law enforcement leaders, and his work championing investments and legislation that have supported public safety by providing law enforcement organizations with the resources they need.

The Governor also announced the roll out of his Florida Strong Coalition, which will be made up of law enforcement and public safety advocates from across the state who want to see Florida be the safest state in the nation – and who are ready to elect a new leader to the U.S. Senate that will take action to make that happen. 

Governor Rick Scott said, “Throughout my time as governor, I have been honored to partner with Florida’s law enforcement leaders to champion important public safety investments and legislation to keep our families, visitors and communities safe. These brave, hardworking heroes help make Florida the best place for families to achieve their dreams, and today, I am proud to accept the endorsement of 55 Florida Sheriffs from all across the state. I am also proud to roll out my Florida Strong Coalition, thanks to the efforts and leadership of Sheriff Bob Gualtieri, so we can continue to work together to make Florida the safest state in the nation.

“Over the past two years, we have seen our state’s law enforcement community demonstrate their dedication to our state in the face of extreme challenges, from natural disasters to senseless violence. Each time, I have been humbled to see law enforcement organizations and Floridians from all across our large and diverse state come together to show that Florida is strong. Unfortunately, we have not seen the same public safety leadership we have here in Florida at the federal level. We have seen the FBI fail time and time again to take action when they were warned about impending tragedy in Florida, with no accountability or transparency for the families whose lives were forever changed. It’s infuriating that the FBI has ignored our calls for answers, and that politicians in Congress have not done more to demand responsibility. Florida families deserve more.” 

The following 55 Florida sheriffs have endorsed Governor Rick Scott’s campaign for U.S. Senate: 

·      PINELLAS COUNTY SHERIFF BOB GUALTIERI

·      ALACHUA COUNTY SHERIFF SADIE DARNELL

·      BAKER COUNTY SHERIFF SCOTTY RHODEN

·      BAY COUNTY SHERIFF TOMMY FORD

·      BRADFORD COUNTY SHERIFF GORDON SMITH

·      BREVARD COUNTY SHERIFF WAYNE IVEY

·      CHARLOTTE COUNTY SHERIFF BILL PRUMMELL, JR.

·      CITRUS COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE PRENDERGAST

·      CLAY COUNTY SHERIFF DARRYL DANIELS

·      COLLIER COUNTY SHERIFF KEVIN RAMBOSK

·      COLUMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF MARK HUNTER

·      DESOTO COUNTY SHERIFF JAMES POTTER

·      DUVAL COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE WILLIAMS

·      ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF DAVID MORGAN

·      FLAGLER COUNTY SHERIFF RICK STALY

·      FRANKLIN COUNTY SHERIFF A.J. SMITH

·      GILCHRIST COUNTY SHERIFF BOBBY SCHULTZ

·      GLADES COUNTY SHERIFF DAVID HARDIN

·      GULF COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE HARRISON

·      HAMILTON COUNTY SHERIFF HARRELL REID

·      HARDEE COUNTY SHERIFF ARNOLD LANIER

·      HENDRY COUNTY SHERIFF STEVE WHIDDEN

·      HERNANDO COUNTY SHERIFF AL NIENHUIS

·      HIGHLANDS COUNTY SHERIFF PAUL BLACKMAN

·      HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF CHAD CHRONISTER

·      INDIAN RIVER COUNTY SHERIFF DERYL LOAR

·      JACKSON COUNTY SHERIFF LOU ROBERTS

·      JEFFERSON COUNTY SHERIFF MAC MCNEILL

·      LAKE COUNTY SHERIFF PEYTON GRINNELL

·      LEE COUNTY SHERIFF MIKE SCOTT

·      LEVY COUNTY BOBBY MCCALLUM

·      LIBERTY COUNTY SHERIFF EDDIE JOE WHITE

·      MADISON COUNTY SHERIFF BEN STEWART

·      MANATEE COUNTY SHERIFF RICK WELLS

·      MARION COUNTY SHERIFF BILLY WOODS

·      MARTIN COUNTY SHERIFF WILLIAM SNYDER

·      MONROE COUNTY SHERIFF RICK RAMSAY

·      NASSAU COUNTY SHERIFF BILL LEEPER

·      OKALOOSA COUNTY SHERIFF LARRY ASHLEY

·      OKEECHOBEE COUNTY SHERIFF NOEL STEPHEN

·      PASCO COUNTY SHERIFF CHRIS NOCCO

·      POLK COUNTY SHERIFF GRADY JUDD

·      PUTNAM COUNTY SHERIFF GATOR DELOACH, III

·      SANTA ROSA COUNTY SHERIFF BOB JOHNSON

·      SARASOTA COUNTY SHERIFF TOM KNIGHT

·      SEMINOLE COUNTY SHERIFF DENNIS LEMMA

·      ST. JOHNS COUNTY SHERIFF DAVID SHOAR

·      SUMTER COUNTY SHERIFF BILL FARMER

·      SUWANNEE COUNTY SHERIFF SAM ST. JOHN

·      TAYLOR COUNTY SHERIFF WAYNE PADGETT

·      UNION COUNTY SHERIFF BRAD WHITEHEAD

·      VOLUSIA COUNTY SHERIFF MICHAEL CHITWOOD

·      WAKULLA COUNTY SHERIFF JARED MILLER

·      WALTON COUNTY SHERIFF MICHAEL ADKINSON

·      WASHINGTON COUNTY SHERIFF KEVIN CREWS

 

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