- The Florida Chamber is backing Ashley Moody’s re-election campaign
- Moody became Florida’s 38th Attorney General after defeating Democrat Sean Shaw in 2018
- Three challengers– Daniel Uhlfelder, Aramis Ayala, and Jim Lewis — are jockeying in the Democratic primary to face Moody in November
The Florida Chamber of Commerce is backing Attorney General Ashley Moody‘s re-election bid.
The business advocacy group stamped its seal of approval on Moody’s campaign Wednesday, touting her leadership in combating human trafficking and her commitment to the rule of law.
“The Florida Chamber of Commerce endorses Ashley Moody to continue serving as Florida’s Attorney General,” said Florida Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Mark Wilson. “As Attorney General, Ashley has continued making Florida stronger, safer, and more secure by being a tireless advocate for law enforcement and leading the fight to combat human trafficking, all while upholding the rule of law in our judicial system and fighting back against federal overreach to protect Florida’s future.”
Moody, a fifth-generation Floridian, attended the University of Florida where she earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in accounting in addition to her law degree. She later attended Stetson University College of Law earning a Masters of Law in International Law.
She began her legal career with the law firm of Holland & Knight where she practiced commercial litigation. She would later join the United States Attorney’s Office prosecuting drug, firearm, and fraud offenses, before becoming the youngest judge in Florida when she was elected Circuit Court Judge of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County in 2006.
Moody defeated former state Rep. Sean Shaw in 2018 to become Florida’s 38th Attorney General.
Following the announcement, Moody thanked the Chamber in a news release.
“I’m honored to have the support of Florida Chamber members across the state that know a strong state depends on competitive markets free from fraudulent and deceptive practices. Florida thrives when its citizens and businesses thrive. That’s why I’m committed to ensuring that Florida remains a top state to start a business and raise a family,” said Moody.
With Moody running unopposed in the Republican primary, she has her sights set on November where she will be squaring off against a Democratic challenger. Those vying to face Moody include ‘Grim Reaper’ Daniel Uhlfelder, Aramis Ayala, a former Orange-Osceola State Attorney, and Fort Lauderdale attorney Jim Lewis.
I’m honored to have the support of @FlChamber members across the state that know a strong state depends on competitive markets free from fraudulent and deceptive practices. pic.twitter.com/xkD4trL0Rh
— Ashley Moody (@AshleyMoodyFL) August 3, 2022
Any friend of the business lobby has no business being attorney general.