Republican congressional candidate Kat Cammack announced the backing of the North Central Florida Chapter of the Police Benevolent Association on Monday in her bid to represent Florida’s 3rd Congressional District.
“The North Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Police Benevolent Association, Inc. is proud to inform you of our endorsement of your candidacy for the United States House of Representatives, Florida’s 3rd Congressional District,” the group stated in a press release.
“We will ask our members, their friends and families’ and all citizens in the district who respect the strong and efficient enforcement of our laws, to cast their ballots in support of Kat Cammack,” concluded Robert Stafford, President of the North Central Florida chapter.
Established in 1972, the Florida Police Benevolent Association is a politically proactive labor organization that represents law enforcement officers in negotiations for wages, benefits, and terms of their employment. The Florida PBA gives law enforcement officers a voice in the day-to-day affairs of their agencies, which leads to better pay, benefits, and working conditions.
The North Central Florida chapter represents the following counties: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Citrus, Columbia, Dixie, Gilchrist, Hamilton, Lafayette, Levy, Marion, Suwannee and Union.
“I am so humbled to have the support of the North Central Florida Chapter of the Florida Police Benevolent Association and the many other departments that have backed our campaign thus far. As a wife of a first responder and the co-founder of the GRIT Foundation, an endorsement from this group means a great deal to me,” Cammack said following the endorsement.
“The work of the Police Benevolent Association protects the genuine sacrifice of the law enforcement community every day. Especially given unprecedented and dangerous attempts by liberals across our country to defund and abolish the police, I am greatly motivated to be a voice for those who choose this as their calling. Advocating for our hometown heroes will always be one of my top priorities if I am given the privilege of representing FL-03 in Congress.”
Cammack is one of 10 Republicans looking to replace Congressman Ted Yoho who is retiring at the end of his current term.
FL-03 includes Alachua, Bradford, Marion, Union, Putnam, and Clay counties and is largely made up of Republican voters. Yoho won the red district in 2016 earning 57.6% of the vote.