Gus Bilirakis endorses Laurel Lee in CD 15

by | Sep 22, 2022

  • Gus Bilirakis has endorsed Laurel Lee in CD 15
  • Congressman Bilirakis: “I encourage voters in CD 15 to join in supporting Laurel.”
  • Lee will face Democrat Alan Cohn in November

Florida Congressman Gus Bilirakis is backing Republican congressional candidate Laurel Lee in her bid for Congressional District 15.

“I am pleased to endorse Laurel Lee and encourage all voters in CD 15 to join me in supporting her,” said Congressman Bilirakis. “Laurel has served her community as a prosecutor and then as a judge, before serving the state of Florida as Secretary of State. She knows what it takes to be a leader and be a representative and voice of a community, and I know she is the right choice for CD 15.”

Lee, a former Secretary of State for Governor Ron DeSantis, won last month’s Republican Primary to become the GOP nominee in the race for CD 15. She will face Democrat Alan Cohn in the race to represent Florida’s newest congressional district.

In a news release, Lee thanked Bilirakis, who has served CD 12 since 2013, for stamping his seal of approval on her campaign.

“Congressman Bilirakis has represented our surrounding community for years and has served with honesty and civility,” said Lee. “I have long admired his integrity and all he has done for our region; he has been a tremendous public servant. I am honored to have his endorsement.”

Bilirakis is the latest to join a long list of those supporting Lee’s campaign. Lee has received the endorsements of Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody, former Florida Department of Law Enforcement Commissioner Rick Swearingen, former State Attorney Mark Ober, and numerous local elected officials. She has also received the endorsements of the Everglades Trust, the Tampa Police Benevolent Association the West Central Florida Police Benevolent Association, and over 50 armed service veterans.

The newly drawn CD 15 encompasses eastern Hillsborough County, along with parts of Pasco and Polk Counties.


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