- The Fraternal Order of Police is backing the Republican incumbent in SD 1
- The organization represents more than 24,000 certified law enforcement officers
- Broxson faces John Mills in the August Republican primary
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is supporting Senator Doug Broxson for re-election.
Broxson, a Republican who represents Senate District 1, announced in a news release Wednesday that FOP, the largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers in the nation, is backing his campaign.
“The office of State Senator is an important one and The Florida Fraternal Order of Police representing more than 24,000 law enforcement officers have endorsed Doug Broxson,” said Steve Zona, President of the Florida Fraternal Order of Police. “We have confidence in his ability to lead Florida. We look forward to working with Doug Broxson in Tallahassee, on a prosperous and safe Florida.”
Broxson, a businessman and Pensacola native, has represented SD 1 since 2016 and was re-elected in 2020. He serves as Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and is the Vice Chair of the Banking and Insurance Committee and Reapportionment Committee. Prior to his stint in the Senate, Broxson served in the House for six years.
In a news release, Broxson thanked FOP for backing his bid and reaffirmed his commitment to the men and women in blue.
“I am honored to have the endorsement of the Fraternal Order of Police,” Broxson added. “This organization represents many of the brave men and women of our Florida law enforcement who selflessly protect our communities every day. It is up to us to support them, and when reelected to the Florida Senate, I will continue to fight for their safety and quality of life in Tallahassee.”
The organization boasts 364,000 members and more than 2,100 lodges and promotes quality workforce conditions for law enforcement officers through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and representation.
Broxson faces off against GOP candidate John Mills in the August Republican primary.
SD 1 encompasses Escambia, Santa Rosa, and part of Okaloosa County.