Tampa, Fla., Friday, August 4, 2016 – Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee today announced his endorsement of Rebecca Smith for Florida House District 60.
“I know Rebecca Smith as a proven business leader, who is honest, direct and who gets results,” said Sheriff David Gee. “I am grateful for Rebecca’s strong support of our men and women in uniform. Rebecca has proven herself to support law enforcement and first responders as well and I know she’ll make sure we have the tools we need to keep our community safe and secure. Rebecca’s word is her bond and I know we can count on Rebecca Smith to represent us well in our state capitol. On Election Day, I ask that you support my friend, Rebecca Smith, for State Representative, District 60.”
Sheriff Gee is a lifelong resident of Hillsborough County. He has served the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office and the community for over thirty-seven years. Throughout his career, he worked in progressive positions of leadership, including homicide investigator, Internal Affairs supervisor, public information officer, chief financial officer and chief deputy until he was elected Sheriff in 2004. As Sheriff of Hillsborough County, Gee is responsible for managing the tenth largest suburban law enforcement agency in the nation and an annual budget of more than $370 million.
"I am honored and humbled to have the endorsement of Sheriff David Gee,” said Rebecca Smith. “Sheriff Gee and his team work tirelessly every day to keep the people of Hillsborough County safe and secure. They, and their families, deserve our highest admiration and respect. I am grateful for Sheriff Gee’s support and if I am fortunate enough to be elected, I pledge to work tirelessly to represent and fight for those who wear a badge and who risk their lives daily to protect us and keep us safe.”
Smith is the founder and president of A.D. Morgan Corporation in Tampa, and is a member of the Tampa-Hillsborough Expressway Authority. A.D. Morgan Corporation was named the 2015 Contractor of the Year by AIA Tampa Bay. House District 60 includes all of South Tampa, much of south Hillsborough County, and Town N Country.
Today’s endorsement builds upon previously received endorsements from Speaker of the Florida House Will Weatherford, Governor Bob and Mary Jane Martinez, Mayor Rick Baker, Commissioner Al Higginbotham, Former General Tanker Snyder. Organizational endorsements throughout the campaign include the Florida Chamber of Commerce, Greater Tampa Association of REALTORS®, Associated Builders and Contractors Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, La Gaceta Newspaper, Florida Realtors Political Advocacy Committee, National Association Black Women in Construction and Florida Architects’ Political Action Committee. Rebecca Smith also earned a majority of the vote in the most recent Hillsborough County Republican Executive Committee straw poll, with a final tally of 72-28 votes.
To learn more about Rebecca Smith and her campaign for State Representative, District 60, please visit the campaign website at http://www.voterebeccasmith.com.
Photo of Sheriff David Gee ©Tampa Bay Times 2016.