Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley endorses Scott Sturgill in HD 30

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Citing a strong business background and community involvement, Winter Park Mayor Ken Bradley formally announced his endorsement of Scott Sturgill for House District 30.

Sturgill, CEO of Durable Safety Products and served on the Seminole County Soil and Water Conservation District, wants to knock-off incumbent Democrat Karen Castor Dentel in 2014 for the seat covering parts of Seminole and Orange Counties. First he must get past Bob Cortes in the Republican primary on August 26.

“Tallahassee needs business people like us instead of career politicians,” Bradley said in a statement. As a business owner, you know the importance of creating jobs and balancing a checkbook—not frivolously spending other’s money.

“Thank you for your willingness to serve our state and make a real difference creating jobs, keeping taxes low, improving our educational system and assuring we will be safe. I wholeheartedly endorse your campaign.”

Sturgill’s platform focuses on traditional principles, including economic growth, limiting government spending, improving healthcare and running government with a “business mentality.”

“Mayor Bradley is a great public servant, who has been able to utilize his private sector experience to create efficient government operations, which are benefiting all citizens and businesses in Winter Park,” Sturgill responded.

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