Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri endorses Chris Latvala for the Florida House

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Chris Latvala announced today the endorsement of Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gualtieri of his campaign for Florida House District 67.

“I’m happy to endorse Chris Latvala for Florida House, District 67. I’ve known Chris to be thoughtful, actively involved in our community, and I believe he will make an effective legislator. I look forward to working with Chris on legislation that keeps the citizens of PinellasCounty safe,” said Gualtieri.

Sheriff Gualtieri joins Rep. Ed Hooper in endorsing Chris Latvala.

“We are lucky to have Bob Gualtieri as our Sheriff. I am honored to earn his endorsement and I look forward to helping him pass laws that will make the citizens of Pinellas County safer and allow law enforcement to do their jobs to the best of their ability,” added Latvala.

Latvala, a native of Pinellas County and member of Lakeside Community Chapel, is a graduate from UCF. He served as a legislative aide for Rep. Ed Hooper from 2006-2009 and lives in Clearwater. Currently, he is the Vice President of GCI Printing Services, Inc., in Largo.

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