The Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1593 (ATU), which represents hundred of Hillsborough Area Regional Transit workers, has endorsed Kevin Beckner for Clerk of the Circuit Court for Hillsborough County.
Beckner is challenging three-term incumbent Pat Frank in an increasingly vitriolic Democratic primary taking place next month. The winner will face Republican Eric Seidel in the fall.
“Since elected to the Board of County Commissioners you have stood up for the citizens, employees, residents and business partners with integrity, fairness, justice and compassion. We believe that you will keep on working for the future of Hillsborough County,” said Daniel Silva, President ATU Local 1593.
“It has always been one of my priorities to ensure working families have government that is responsive to their needs and listens to their concerns. There is more work to do within the Clerk’s Office and I am looking forward to going to work everyday to provide leadership to more than 700 Clerk employees. I have been hearing from many voters across Hillsborough County that we can and we must do better.” Beckner said.
Frank was endorsed last week by the West Central Florida and Tampa chapters of the Police Benevolent Association (PBA) in her bid for re-election.