Jax City Council Chair endorses Mike Weinstein in key State Senate race

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Today, City Council President Stephen Joost announced his endorsement of Mike Weinstein for the Florida State Senate.  Joost cited Weinstein’s longtime ties to the Jacksonville community and proven track record of economic development success as what Jacksonville needs in a State Senator.

“Mike is a man the people can respect and trust. His ties to the community are deep and his commitment to Jacksonville is unwavering.  Mike is a true conservative who represents our values, and he is a proven job creator who knows our city’s great strengths and all it has to offer our state. The next District 4 Senator will have to work very closely with the Jacksonville City Council, and knowing that, I enthusiastically endorse Mike Weinstein for state Senate.

“I am honored to have the support of Stephen Joost, Jacksonville’s City Council President. I take the responsibility of state Senator seriously and realize these will not be easy times up in Tallahassee. We face incredible challenges as a state, and I believe that Jacksonville has so much to offer Florida in the way of job creation. We must harness those resources to produce economic growth and, if elected State Senator, I look forward to working closely with the Jacksonville City Council to accomplish that,” said Mike Weinstein.

Weinstein presently is a State Representative running for the newly redrawn Senate District 4. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for Jacksonville mayors Ed Austin and John Delaney, the Executive Director of the Jacksonville Economic Development Council, the President and CEO of the Jacksonville Super Bowl Host Committee and past-President of Take Stock in Children, a state-wide non-profit for underprivileged children. He currently serves as a prosecutor and the Executive Director for State Attorney Angela Corey’s office.

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.