Florida Homebuilders back Ashley Moody for Attorney General

by | Aug 9, 2022

 

  • The Florida Home Builders Association is backing Ashley Moody’s re-election bid
  • Moody became Florida’s 38th Attorney General in 2018
  • Three challengers– Daniel Uhlfelder, Aramis Ayala, and Jim Lewis — are jockeying in the Democratic primary to face Moody in November

The Florida Home Builders PAC is stamping its seal of approval on Attorney General Ashley Moody‘s re-election campaign.

“Attorney General Moody has been a driving force behind creating a safer, more prosperous, business environment in the State of Florida,” said Rusty Payton, CEO of the Florida Home Builders Association. “The Florida Home Builders PAC is proud to endorse Attorney General Ashley Moody, and we remain confident that she will continue to prevent and combat unlicensed activity and unscrupulous contractors in her effort to protect Floridians’ ability to achieve the American Dream of homeownership.”

Florida Homebuilders Association (FHBA) was founded in 1947 and currently represents more than 8,000 members statewide. The group is also affiliated with the National Association of Home Builders and works with 23 branches across Florida.

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 FHBA for its support.

“As Florida’s Attorney General, I am constantly working to ensure bad actors don’t muck up Florida’s fair and thriving industries. Thank you to the more than 8,000 members of the Florida Home Builders Association for your support of my continued efforts to make Florida the number one destination to grow your family and build a home,” 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 UhlfelderAramis Ayala, a former Orange-Osceola State Attorney, and Fort Lauderdale attorney Jim Lewis.

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