Jeb Bush endorses Fred Costello’s bid to return to Florida House

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Today, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush endorsed fellow Republican Fred Costello’s bid to return to the Florida House.

Costello is seeking the District 25 seat currently held by Rep. Dave Hood, who’s now running for a judgeship. The Volusia County dentists filed to run for the House earlier this month and, according to Sunshine State News, is already brandishing some big names as supporters.

Today, Costello added Bush’s name to his list of supporters.

“Fred Costello is a principled conservative and the type of bold reformer Tallahassee needs,” said Bush. “I am proud to support him because I know he will work tirelessly to keep our economy on track and will fight to ensure we provide our children the world class education they deserve.” 

In addition to Bush, Costello has also been endorsed by local leaders he worked with including former Congresswoman Sandy Adams, former state senator Locke Burt, former Daytona Beach mayor Glenn Ritchey, as well as numerous current local elected officials and legislators from across Florida. 

Costello first entered politics when he was elected to the Ormond Beach City Commission in 1999. He then served as the city’s mayor from 2002 through 2010. 

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