TAMPA, Fla. — Today, the Latino Officers Association Florida Political Action Committee announced its endorsement of Pam Bondi, Republican nominee for Florida’s Attorney General. The Association commended Bondi for making public safety issues a cornerstone of her campaign for Attorney General and said her nearly 20 years of experience as a career prosecutor was a deciding factor in the endorsement decision.
“Pam Bondi is the clear choice for Florida’s Attorney General because she has nearly 20 years of experience as a prosecutor and she will use that experience to work closely with law enforcement to protect Floridians,” said Alex Martinez, president of the Latino Officers Association. “Florida’s Latino officers look forward to working with Pam, and we are confident she will prioritize the public safety needs of our communities.”
The Latino Officers Association promotes the Hispanic community and works to increase the representation of Latinos at the federal, state, county and local levels of the criminal justice system. The members of the organization also serve as positive role models for young people, and the Association provides scholarships to outstanding students pursuing a career in the criminal justice system.
“I am so honored to have the support of Florida’s Latino Officers because there will be nothing more important than making Florida a safer place, and that includes Florida’s Hispanic communities, children and families,” said Pam Bondi. “I’ve spent the last 18 years as a prosecutor fighting crime and protecting victims, and I look forward to bringing that experience to the entire state as Florida’s ‘top cop’ and chief legal officer.”
The Latino Officers Association Florida represents deputy sheriffs, police officers, correctional officers, and Florida state troopers, among other law enforcement officers. This endorsement of Pam Bondi for Attorney General is one of several law enforcement endorsements Bondi has received, including the Florida Police Chiefs, 35 current and former Florida sheriffs, and the Fraternal Order of Police.
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About Pam Bondi for Attorney General
In December, Pam Bondi stepped down from an 18-year career as a prosecutor in the State Attorney’s office to run for Attorney General. She won the Republican nomination in August after a competitive primary contest with two other candidates. She is a fourth-generation Floridian and is committed to being an advocate for the small businesses and working families of Florida. Bondi is endorsed by the National Rifle Association. She has been endorsed by the Susan B. Anthony List Fund, which supports pro-life candidates; by Speaker of the Florida House Larry Cretul, former Governor Bob Martinez, and former Attorney General Jim Smith; by the Florida Fraternal Order of Police, the Florida Police Chiefs, and 35 current and former sheriffs in Florida; by the Florida Chamber of Commerce, the Florida Realtors, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida, the Associated Industries of Florida PAC, the Florida Retail Federation, the Florida Home Builders Association, and the National Federation of Independent Business; by the Florida Medical Association PAC and the Florida Dental PAC; by the Tampa Tribune and the Tallahassee Democrat; and by numerous other conservative grassroots leaders and elected officials.
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