It’s not a surprise that former Republican governor has endorsed Republican Bill Gunter in the special election for House District 36.
It’s just surprising that Bush would weigh in on a legislative race. Endorsements from Bush in such races are a rarity. What convinced Bush is Gunter’s commitment to education.
“Bill understands how important education is to strengthening our communities,” said Bush in a release. “(He will work tirelessly to ensure our children receive a world-class education that will prepare them for success in today’s global economy.”
Gunter will face Democrat Amanda Murphy on October 15. Murphy ran unopposed for her party’s nomination.
A special election for House District 36 was required after Gov. Rick Scott appointed Mike Fasano to be Pasco County Tax Collector last month.