U.S. Senator Marco Rubio announced today that he is backing outgoing state Sen. Aaron Bean for Florida’s new 4th Congressional District.
“Aaron Bean is a principled conservative leader and business owner who knows what Florida families need and will stand up for our values in Washington,” said Rubio. “I have considered Aaron a friend since we served together in the Florida House, and I am so glad that he’s put himself forward to serve the people of Northeast Florida in Congress. I am proud to endorse Aaron Bean’s campaign for Congress.”
Rubio is the latest elected official to endorse Bean. The Fernandina Beach Republican has picked up endorsements from Clay County Sheriff Michelle Cook and Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper, as well as a host of First Coast leaders and former lawmakers.
“I am so grateful and excited for the endorsement from Senator Rubio,” said Bean. “Senator Rubio has been up in Washington fighting for Florida and our nation in the U.S. Senate, and I hope to be his partner in the U.S. House come November. I served with Senator Rubio when he was the Speaker of the Florida House and was a proud member of his leadership team. What we accomplished in the House, putting an exclamation point on the conservative agenda and policies that are now a part of the fabric of Florida, I hope to mirror in Washington together.”
Bean, the current President Pro Tempore, represents Senate District 4, which includes Nassau County and parts of Duval County. He was elected to the Florida Senate in 2012 after serving in the House from 2000 to 2008.
He officially launched his campaign for CD 4 earlier this month. His only opposition for the Republican nomination is Navy veteran and businessman Erick Aguilar.
CD 4, a redrawn district, encompasses all of Clay and Nassau counties, as well as part of Duval County.