FLORIDA ASSOCIATION OF STATE TROOPERS ENDORSES RON DESANTIS FOR GOVERNOR
Orlando, Fla. – The Florida Association of State Troopers (FAST) today announced its endorsement of Ron DeSantis, the Republican Candidate for Florida Governor. This endorsement comes on the heels of the Florida Police Benevolent Association, the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association, and 30 Sheriffs across Florida announcing their support of DeSantis for Florida Governor.
“As a Congressman, Ron DeSantis was a staunch supporter of the nation’s military and a vocal defender of the Second Amendment,” said Mike Kirby, chairman of FAST. “As Governor, we look forward to working closely with him to continue the legacy set forth by Governor Rick Scott in support of the fine men and women of the Florida Highway Patrol, and the law enforcement community throughout the State of Florida.”
“As a strong supporter of Florida’s brave law enforcement community, I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Florida Association of State Troopers,” said Ron DeSantis. “Throughout my career, I have always stood in support of these brave men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep Florida safe. Unfortunately, my opponent, Andrew Gillum, is running on an anti-law enforcement platform, calling to cut funding for police and saying they have no place in Florida. While Andrew Gillum will stand against law enforcement, I will always stand with them. I understand the close relationship that Florida’s Governor must have with our State Troopers; and, as Governor, I will do everything I can to support our State Troopers, and all of Florida’s law enforcement community, in their mission to protect and serve the people of our great state.“
FAST represents approximately 1,300 active, auxiliary, reserve and retired state troopers, and their families, throughout Florida. FAST is the oldest troopers advocacy organization in Florida. To read more about the Florida Association of State Troopers, click HERE.
To see the full list of endorsements for DeSantis, click HERE.