ICYMI// Tallahassee Democrat: Three questions with Sen. Rick Scott after Tallahassee campaign stop
Tampa, FL – On Monday, the Florida Police Chiefs Association announced their endorsement of Senator Rick Scott’s re-election campaign during a press conference in Tallahassee. Senator Scott outlined his commitment to supporting law enforcement and keeping Floridians safe.
Senator Scott has also been endorsed by a bipartisan group of 59 Sheriffs from across the state. Florida’s law enforcement officers have seen Senator Scott fight for them up in Washington and they know he will continue to do so when he’s reelected. See below for a story from the Tallahassee Democrat on Monday’s announcement.
Three questions with Sen. Rick Scott after Tallahassee campaign stop
The Tallahassee-based Florida Police Chiefs Association endorsed U.S. Sen. Rick Scott Monday in a reelection bid that could decide which party controls the Senate.
Democrats form the current majority in the chamber with 49 senators, while Republicans number 48 and there are three independents.
Clermont Police Chief Charles Broadway leads the group of law enforcement executives and praised Scott as someone who as a senator and a former governor has always supported solutions-based public safety proposals.
He described the freshman senator who had flipped a Democratic seat by a one-half of one percent vote margin in 2018 as someone who will defend law enforcement agencies against federal mandates that have nothing to do with understanding local police issues.
“(Scott is) a candidate who will put the safety and well-being of the people and the communities that we serve first,” said Broadway. The FPCA has 1,300 members.
Eighteen police chiefs from across the state showed up in Florida’s capital city for the announcement. Scott said he established a close relationship with the association as governor and that he could tell personal stories about each of the chiefs who stood at his side.
Scott said the chiefs and their departments are the first to face the societal issues that politicians try to write policies to address.
“They are the first ones to deal with mental health issues if we don’t have proper funding for mental health. They deal with drug issues if we don’t have proper funding and stop them from coming in. They deal with more families struggling to make ends meet. They deal with all these issues,” said Scott.
Click HERE to read the full story.