Frank White touts NW FL backing in crowded GOP AG primary

Originally posted on Florida Politics

Rep. Frank White, one of four candidates vying for the Republican nomination for Attorney General, rolled out more endorsements from his Panhandle base Friday.

The endorsements: Pensacola Mayor Ashton HaywardGulf Breeze Mayor Matt Dannheisser; Okaloosa County Commission Chair Carolyn Ketchel; Okaloosa County Commission Vice-Chair Graham W. Fountain; Escambia County Commission Vice-Chair Jeff Bergosh; Escambia County Commissioner Grover Robinson.

Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward described White as “a consistent conservative and tireless worker with the character to lead.”

“As an accomplished attorney, businessman and community leader, Frank will bring a unique and important perspective to the attorney general’s office,” Hayward added.

Gulf Breeze Mayor Matt Dannheisser said he was “proud to support Frank White for Attorney General”.

“As Mayor of Gulf Breeze,” Dannheisser said, “I know the challenges that an executive leader faces on a daily basis and how to overcome those challenges. Frank White is an effective, conservative leader who will serve as Attorney General with integrity, principle, and a tireless work ethic for all Floridians. I look forward to working with Frank in the campaign ahead.”

Okaloosa County Commission Chair Carolyn Ketchel lauded White’s “commitment to family values, his faith, and his integrity,” while County Commission Vice-Chair Fountain lauded White’s “commitment to conservative values, upholding the rule of law, and protecting our second amendment rights [as] essential for our Florida’s chief law enforcement officer.”

Escambia County Commission Vice-Chair Jeff Bergosh described White as a “dedicated and principled defender of our constitutional rights, the rule of law, and family values.”

And Escambia Commissioner Grover Robinson, a former President of the Florida Association of Counties, had the following to say.

“It is very important to me that we have a person of faith, integrity and principle in Florida’s lead prosecutor. We are fortunate to have such a leader in Northwest Florida who embodies these qualities in his private and public career and is willing to use them in service to the entire state. It is my honor to endorse Frank White for Attorney General,” Robinson said.

White is “humbled and honored these leaders of our region recognize my commitment to our conservative principles.”

“I appreciate their support as I travel the state to become Florida’s next Attorney General,” White added.

White currently leads the fundraising race against both Jay Fant and Ashley Moody, on the strength of a $1.75M+ first month in the race.

Rep. Ross Spano declared his candidacy on Thursday, as the field to succeed Pam Bondi continues to draw a crowd.