JACKSONVILLE, Fla – Today, the founding owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Wayne Weaver announced his endorsement of Mike Weinstein for the Florida State Senate. Weaver cited Weinstein as being a vital part of the team to bring the NFL to Jacksonville and his commitment to the community as reasons why he is supporting Representative Mike Weinstein for the State Senate.
“I have known Mike for 20 years and I know he would be an excellent repesentative of the people as our next State Senator for District 4. Mike was an original member of the negotiating team for the NFL to come to Jacksonville and he travelled with me to Chicago when we were awarded the team. Mike prepared our Super Bowl application and successfully presented it to the NFL owners along with Tom Petway and Peter Rummell. Mike is a proven job creator for Northeast Florida and we need him to represent us in the Florida Senate,” said Weaver.
“It is exciting to have the support of Wayne Weaver. I remember the excitement in the community when we learned that the Jaguars were coming to Jacksonville. Getting to work alongside him and to have his endorsement is an honor. I look forward to working with Wayne as he and Delores continue to work and give back to the community that we all call home ,” said Weinstein.
Weinstein presently is a State Representative running for the newly redrawn Senate District 4. He previously served as the Chief Financial Officer for Jacksonville mayors Ed Austin and John Delaney, the Executive Director of the Jacksonville Economic Development Commission, the President and CEO of the Jacksonville Super Bowl Host Committee and past-President of Take Stock in Children, a state-wide non-profit for underprivileged children. He currently serves as a prosecutor and the Executive Director for State Attorney Angela Corey’s office. Weinstein continues to build momentum as community leaders from inside the district are lining up to support him such as Jacksonville City Council President Stephen Joost, Duval County Property Appraiser Jim Overton, Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg, Jacksonville City Councilman Doyle Carter and Governor Rick Scott’s Campaign Manager Susie Wiles.