Ron DeSantis Continues to Nail Down Law Enforcement Endorsements for Reelection Bid

Gov. Ron DeSantis continued to announce the backing of law enforcement groups across Florida last week, including getting the endorsement of the Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police.

“The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers with over 364,000 worldwide members. The Florida State Lodge represents more than 23,000 law enforcement officers and ranks as the third-largest state lodge in America,” the governor’s team noted.

“Florida’s law enforcement officers demonstrate a daily commitment to serving and protecting their communities and making our state a safer place, and we are deeply grateful for their support,” said DeSantis. “But it’s not just the officers who bear the burden of their sacrifices, it’s their families and loved ones, too. I will always have their backs, and never stop standing up for the brave men and women of Florida’s law enforcement.”

“We believe in Governor DeSantis and there is no doubt that he will continue to serve our state and his constituents fairly, and with a focus on safety and prosperity,” said Bobby Jenkins, the president of the Florida State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police.

“The Fraternal Order of Police have worked hand-in-hand with Governor DeSantis and have given him our continued faith in his dedication to his community and to the men and women of law enforcement. Governor Ron DeSantis has shown an understanding of the dangers law enforcement officers encounter and has welcomed conservative, common-sense solutions to the problems and risks we face daily. Through his leadership and actions, Governor Ron DeSantis has restored the faith of Florida’s police officers.,” Jenkins added.

This marked the third major endorsement from law enforcement that DeSantis reeled in last week. Almost every sheriff in Florida–59 of the 67 across the state–backed DeSantis last week. The Florida Police Chiefs Association also endorsed him last week. Back in November, the Florida Police Benevolent Association threw its support behind DeSantis.

State Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried, U.S. Rep. Charlie Crist, D-Fla., and state Sen. Annette Taddeo, D-Miami, are running for the Democratic nomination to challenge DeSantis in November.

Kevin Derby
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