Republican congressional candidate Ryan Chamberlin added a few more feathers in his campaign cap on Monday, picking up a trio of endorsements in his bid for Florida’s 3rd Congressional District.
Today’s endorsements came from a group of long-time Marion County business and political leaders, including Marion County Tax Collector George Albright, State Senator Dennis Baxley, and former Marion County Commissioner Mike Amsden.
In a press release, Albright said: “Ryan Chamberlain is a businessman and family man with the real world experience so desperately needed today in Washington. We need someone who clearly understands what Congressional action means for working families back home, and Ryan fits the bill.”
Baxley, a nationally recognized leader on protecting the Second Amendment and on advocating for pro-life policies said that Chamberlin “could be trusted to put God, the Constitution, and Family above politics.”
“Ryan is a pro-Trump conservative with a heart who will stand up for what is right without hesitation,” Baxley added.
Amsden noted that “Ryan Chamberlin is running this campaign the same way he has his successful business enterprises. I am confident that with his contacts and base of support that he will win and take that same ‘can-do’ business experience to Washington.”
Chamberlin, a consultant, writer, and public speaker from Marion County, said he was honored to add the trio’s backing to a growing list of endorsements.
“It is an honor to have the endorsements of these esteemed Marion County leaders,” said Chamberlin. “They are local legends and have effectively represented our people and our cause with wisdom and principle. I will be counting on them for counsel on this campaign and beyond.”
Chamberlin is one of 10 Republicans looking to replace U.S. Congressman Ted Yoho who is retiring at the end of his current term.
Also seeking the GOP nomination are businessman Judson Sapp, Clay County Commissioner Gavin Rollins, Gainesville City Commissioner Todd Chase, former congressional aide Joe Millado, physician James St. George, businesswoman Kat Cammack, businessman Bill Engelbrecht, businessman David Theus, and businesswoman Amy Pope Wells.
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.