Outgoing state Sen. Aaron Bean announced another round of local leaders who are backing his bid for Florida’s new 4th Congressional District.
The Fernandina Beach Republican picked up nine endorsements on Wednesday from leaders in Duval County and the Northeast region. Those backing his recently launched campaign include Former Congressman Ander Crenshaw, Former PSU President and Florida House Speaker John Thrasher, Former Lieutenant Governor Jennifer Carroll, Former May John Peyton, Former Mayor John Delaney, Baldwin Mayor Sean Lynch, Atlantic Beach Mayor Ellen Glasser, Neptune Beach Mayor Elaine Brown, and Jacksonville Beach Mayor Chris Hoffman.
Today’s announcement comes just three days after Bean picked up two big endorsements from Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook and Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper.
“On the heels of our sheriffs’ endorsement from Clay and Nassau Counties last week, I am so excited to announce the amazing roster of leaders from Duval County and our Northeast region who have endorsed my candidacy and have joined the Bean Team,” said Bean. “These great leaders have all served our community tirelessly, focusing on building up our Northeast region and putting the needs of our neighbors first. I am honored to have their support and take our shared commitment of conservative values to Washington to fight out-of-control gas prices, inflation and government overreach. I continue to be overwhelmed by the support from our area leaders from all three counties in CD 4, and I am ready to fight to win on Primary Election Day.”
Bean, the current President Pro Tempore, represents Senate District 4, which includes Nassau County and parts of Duval County. He was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012 after serving in the House from 2000 to 2008.
He officially launched his campaign earlier this month. His only opposition for the Republican nomination is Navy veteran and businessman Erick Aguilar. State Rep. Jason Fischer, who had originally filed to run for CD 4, dropped out of the race on Tuesday.
CD 4, a redrawn district, encompasses all of Clay and Nassau counties, as well as part of Duval County.