Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett endorses Scott Sturgill for HD 30

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House District 30 contender Scott Sturgill received an endorsement on Monday from Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett.

Sturgill faces incumbent Democrat Karen Castor Dentel in 2014 for the seat covering parts of Seminole and Orange Counties.

Elected Sanford Mayor in November 2010, Triplett is also Senior Vice President at United Legacy Bank.

“Scott Sturgill is a successful entrepreneur and community leader who is committed to representing the best interest of all citizens, Triplett said in a statement released Monday. “Scott is accustomed to taking on tough challenges and finding workable solutions that are fair to all involved, this is the type of leadership we need in Tallahassee and I am proud to endorse him for State House District 30.”

Sturgill is CEO of Durable Safety Products and had served on the Seminole County Soil and Water Conservation District, Group 4. Among the issues that make up his campaign platform are removing government barriers to private-sector job creation, providing economic growth, cutting government spending and improving healthcare.

“I am honored and proud to have received the support of Mayor Triplett,” Sturgill said. “He is a man of courage and conviction who leads by example and is focused on doing what is in the best interest of all citizens.”

Sturgill is a fourth-generation Floridian from Seminole County, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

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