Blaise Ingoglia picks up endorsement of Sarasota state Rep. Ray Pilon

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Today, Blaise Ingoglia received the endorsement of two-term Sarasota Republican state Rep. Ray Pilon in his race for House District 35.

Ingoglia, the Spring Hill homebuilder and Republican Party vice chair, is running to replace term-limited Rep. Rob Schenck, for the region covering much of Hernando County.

“Blaise Ingoglia is a fiscal conservative who will be a strong voice against government waste in Tallahassee,” said Pilon in a statement announcing his support. “Blaise knows that in order to have true economic prosperity, we must have a government that lives within its means.  I am pleased to offer my strong endorsement of Blaise Ingoglia’s campaign for State House in District 35.”

“It is an honor to have this endorsement,” Ingoglia said. “Having a background in law enforcement, Ray watched out for the people in his community. As Representative Pilon, he is now consistently watching out for the taxpayers of Florida.” 

Pilon joins a group of conservative GOP legislators throwing their support behind Ingoglia:

  • State Senator Wilton Simpson
  • State Senator John Legg
  • State Representative Dennis Baxley
  • State Representative Dan Raulerson
  • State Senator Kelli Stargel
  • State Representative Ross Spano
  • State Representative Dane Eagle
  • State Representative Jake Raburn
  • State Representative Jimmie T. Smith
  • State Representative Gayle Harrell
  • State Representative Elizabeth Porter
  • Florida House Speaker Pro-Tempore Marti Coley
  • State Representative Janet Adkins
  • State Representative Debbie Mayfield
  • Hernando County Commission Chairman Dave Russell
  • Hernando County Commissioner Nick Nicholson
  • Hernando School Board Member John Sweeney
  • Hernando County Commissioner Wayne Dukes
  • Hernando County Tax Collector Sally Daniel

Ingoglia is running to bring his message of eliminating wasteful spending to Tallahassee, a belief made popular in his series of “Government Gone Wild” seminars, videos and website. 

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