Democrat Amanda Murphy earns firefighters’ endorsement in HD 36 spec. election

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Today, Amanda Murphy’s campaign for House District 36 announced the endorsement of Pasco County Professional Fire Fighters.

“Amanda Murphy is the only candidate in the race who understands the tough challenges our law enforcement officers face each and every day while keeping our community safe. She will stand up and fight for law enforcement and Pasco County in Tallahassee,” said James Preston, President of the Florida Fraternal Order of Police. 

“We know Amanda Murphy will stand up to special interests and make sure the legislature treats Florida’s fire fighters and first responders with respect they deserve.” said Joe Ruso, Vice President of Pasco County Professional Firefighters.  

“The Fire Fighters and Police protect us every day here in Pasco. It is time that Tallahassee begins putting our first responders ahead of special interests and begins protecting their futures.” said Amanda Murphy.

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