Shawn Harrison picks up two more key state GOP endorsements

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Former Florida Rep. Shawn Harrison continues to rally the GOP to help regain his District 63 seat, by picking up the endorsement of two key Republican state legislators.

State Sen. Bill Galvano of District 26 and Sen. John Legg of District 17 both announced their support for Harrison to represent the areas of Lutz, Seminole Heights, Town ‘N Country, New Tampa and Ybor City. 

Harrison is looking for a rematch with incumbent Democrat Mark Danish. In 2012, Harrison lost his seat to Danish by nearly 600 votes.

“Shawn Harrison is mature, level-headed leader who knows, first hand, the impact that decisions made in Tallahassee have on Florida’s families,” Galvano said in a statement announcing his endorsement.   “Shawn can make an immediate impact for the Tampa Bay area and will be a sought after voice in addressing critical issues like education, transportation and health care innovation.”

“Shawn Harrison would be a welcomed partner in the Florida House to help Hillsborough County, and the rest of Florida stay on the road to economic recovery,” Legg added.

Harrison is a resident of New Tampa, graduating from the University of South Florida in 1987 and the University of Florida, College of Law in 1990. Harrison also founded the law firm Shawn Harrison Associates and served eight years as a member of the Tampa City Council.

“To have the support of selfless and dedicated public servants like Bill Galvano and John Legg is truly exciting and deeply humbling.  Serving with Senator Legg in the House as he championed education issues was a valuable experience,” Harrison said of his newest supporters. “Both are universally respected, across the political spectrum, and I fully intend to follow their example of solutions oriented leadership should the voters honor me with their confidence in November.”




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