- The FPCA is backing AG Ashley Moody for re-election
- The group is the third largest state police chiefs associations in the U.S.
- Moody has no opposition in the Aug. 23 Republican primary.
The Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA) is endorsing Attorney General Ashley Moody for re-election.
“On behalf of the Florida Police Chiefs Association, we are honored to endorse Attorney General Ashley Moody for reelection,” said FPCA president and Fellsmere Police Department Chief Keith Touchberry. “General Moody has devoted her entire career to enforcing our laws, preserving the safety of our communities, and upholding the rule of law.”
FPCA represents over 1,000 of Florida’s top law enforcement executives and provides guidance and leadership for future law enforcement officers. The law enforcement professional association also serves municipal, airport, college and university, and tribal police departments, as well as private businesses and security firms and federal, state and county law enforcement agencies across every region of the state.
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.
FPCA 1st vice-president and Clermont Police Department Chief Charles “Chuck” Broadway added, “General Moody has proven herself as a dedicated public servant who cares about law enforcement officers and their families, and the FPCA looks forward to continuing our work with her on behalf of the people of Florida.”
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.