Former Clay County Commissioner-turned state Senate candidate Rob Bradley has picked up the endorsements of State Attorney Angela Corey and Public Defender Matt Shirk.
Bradley, a Republican, is running for a newly-drawn seat that includes all of Clay, Alachua and Bradford Counties. He is a partner Orange Park law firm, Kopelousos and Bradley, P.A.
He is currently the only Republican filed to run. Gainesville businessman Brian Scarborough, a Democrat, is also running for the seat.
The makeup of the district could set up a Clay - Alachua County race. The district is comprised of 52 percent Alachua County residents, and 40 percent Clay County residents.
Here is the endorsement release:
Local Elected Leaders Voice Support for Rob Bradley for Florida Senate
State Attorney Angela Corey & Public Defender Matt Shirk Endorse Rob Bradley for Florida Senate
Orange Park, Fla. – Clay County Business Owner and former County Commissioner Rob Bradley today announced that State Attorney Angela Corey and Public Defender Matt Shirk of the Fourth Judicial Circuit Court of Florida have endorsed him in his candidacy for the newly-drawn Florida Senate seat, which includes Clay, Alachua and Bradford Counties.
“I believe Rob would be a great addition to the Florida Senate,” said State Attorney Corey. “Having worked with him for several years in our state’s judicial system, I know his long history of public service and loyalty to the people he serves is unwavering and a true testament of his character. The constituents of Northeast and North Central Florida would be lucky to have him as our next representative in the Florida Senate.”
“Rob has been a genuine public servant to our community for years and is the ideal candidate to serve on our behalf in the Senate,” said Public Defender Shirk. “Our community needs a strong, conservative leader who can take our local issues and concerns and defend them in our state’s capitol. I wholeheartedly support Rob in his race for the Florida Senate.”
Running for the newly-drawn Florida Senate seat, former Clay County Commissioner Bradley is currently a partner at the Orange Park law firm, Kopelousos and Bradley, P.A. He also currently serves on the board of directors for the Northeast Florida Community Hospice, the board of directors for the Jacksonville Area Legal Aid and received a gubernatorial appointment to the board of trustees of the St. Johns River State College. In 2007, Bradley was appointed to the Clay County Board of County Commissioners, where he spearheaded the largest property tax reduction in Clay County history and fought for more honest, accountable government by drafting the County’s first Ethics Code. Shortly thereafter, Bradley ran for and won the first-ever Clay County Commission Chairman position in 2008 with a record number of votes. Bradley’s extensive repertoire of public service includes serving as chairman of the board of management of YMCA Barco-Newton, president of the Clay County Bar Association and member of the Clay County Charter Review Commission. After graduating from law school in 1996, Bradley served as a criminal prosecutor in the Fourth Judicial Circuit. Bradley received his Juris Doctor and his Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications at the University of Florida (UF). While attending UF, Bradley met his wife of 17 years, Jennifer. They now currently reside in Fleming Island, Fla., with their three children, where they attend the Orange Park United Methodist Church.
For more information on the Rob Bradley for Florida Senate Campaign, please visit www.electbradley.com.
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