FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 26, 2012
Contact: Brett Doster Phone: 850-222-8156 firstname.lastname@example.org
STATEMENT REGARDING FALSE MAIL PIECE Liberty Foundation of Florida Produces False Mail Piece Paid for by Outsiders
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -The Mike Weinstein for State Senate Campaign denounces the false mail piece (which is attached to this email) sent from the Liberty Foundation of Florida that is being supported by outsiders. The mail piece claims that Weinstein has been receiving two salaries at the same time while serving in the State Attorney’s Office and while serving in the Florida House of Representatives. Representative Weinstein worked with State Attorney Angela Corey to ensure his arrangement was handled in a proper manner. He takes a combination of leave without pay and his annual leave from the State Attorney’s Office while he is serving his time in the Legislature.
“We have no problem if during the campaign, the candidates discuss their voting records and positions such as Aaron Bean’s support for in-state tuition for illegal immigrants or Aaron Bean’s voting four times in favor of high-speed rail funding, but for a third party organization that is affiliated with Aaron Bean and funded with money from outsiders to distribute such blatant distortions of the truth, this just further demonstrates why Jacksonville voters voted for Governor Rick Scott in 2010 and rejected the Tallahassee intrusion into North Florida’s local affairs. Representative Weinstein either took leave without pay or annual leave when he served in the Florida House of Representatives as he worked with State Attorney Angela Corey to ensure that it was handled in the proper manner,” said Matt Langston, Consultant for the Weinstein for State Senate Campaign.
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 and organizations from inside the district are lining up to support him such as the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce, Northeast Florida Builders Association, Associated Industries of Florida, National Federation of Independent Business, Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, Florida Nurses Association, Jacksonville Association of Firefighters, Nassau County Firefighters, Jacksonville Police, Nassau County Police, Jacksonville Fire Chiefs, Jacksonville City Council President Bill Bishop, Jacksonville City Councilman Stephen Joost, Duval County Property Appraiser Jim Overton, Jacksonville City Councilman Matt Schellenberg, Jacksonville City Councilman Doyle Carter, Jacksonville City Councilman Don Redman, Jacksonville City Councilman Clay Yarborough, Jacksonville Beach Mayor Fland Sharp, Atlantic Beach Mayor Mike Borno, Atlantic Beach Mayor Pre Tem Maria Mark, the North Florida Hispanic Leadership Alliance, Duval School Board Member Becki Couch, Duval County School Board Member Fred “Fel” Lee, former Duval County School Board Chair Nancy Broner, former City Council President Henry Cook, Jacksonville Beach City Councilman Lee Buck, Jacksonville Beach City Councilwoman Penny Christian, Jacksonville Beach City Councilman Steve Hartkemeyer, Jacksonville Beach City Councilwoman Jeanell Wilson, Jacksonville Beach City Councilman Rick Knight, Atlantic Beach City Commissioner Jonathan Daugherty, Jacksonville community leader Wyman Duggan, Jacksonville Jaguars original owner Wayne Weaver, Jacksonville business and political leader Tom Petway, First Coast Tea Party Co-Founder Billie Tucker, Florida Tea Party Leader Patricia Sullivan, State Representative Charles Van Zant, State Representative Larry Metz, Jacksonville community leader Mike Hogan, former Jacksonville International Business Director George Banks and Governor Rick Scott’s Campaign Manager Susie Wiles.
Political advertisement paid for and approved by Mike Weinstein, Republican, for Florida Senate, District 4
Kevin Doyle Wexford Strategies Government Affairs / Strategic Development / Campaigns http://www.wexfordstrategies.com
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