Heather Fitzenhagen releases fun “selfie” campaign ad

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Selfies have become the latest social media obsession — with everyone from Academy Award winners to the President of the United States taking self-portraits for online posting.

The latest campaign ad from Republican State Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen centers on the selfie craze as she seeks a second term in House District 78.

In the 30-second spot, titled “Education for the Future,” the Fort Myers conservative Republican answers questions from children in her district — which covers Fort Myers and most of the southeastern part of Lee County — and talks about her role in bringing $21 million for Florida education.

“The best part about being state representative,” she says, “is helping kids like you.”

Heather Fitzenhagen recently became one of the co-sponsors of a wide-ranging bill that waived in-state tuition residency requirements for military veterans going to Florida public colleges and universities. Gov. Rick Scott signed the measure, known as the “Florida GI bill,” into law March 31.

Fitzenhagen faces no Democratic opposition this November, with only a write-in opponent — Bates McLeod Haney — filing in her re-election race. No write-in has won a significant partisan Florida race in recent history.

The video is also available online at Vimeo.

Peter Schorsch is the President of Extensive Enterprises and is the publisher of some of Florida’s most influential new media websites, including SaintPetersBlog.com, FloridaPolitics.com, ContextFlorida.com, and Sunburn, the morning read of what’s hot in Florida politics. SaintPetersBlog has for three years running been ranked by the Washington Post as the best state-based blog in Florida. In addition to his publishing efforts, Peter is a political consultant to several of the state’s largest governmental affairs and public relations firms. Peter lives in St. Petersburg with his wife, Michelle, and their daughter, Ella.