FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 30, 2012
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MOTHERS AGAINST DRUNK DRIVING FOUNDER CANDACE LIGHTNER ENDORSES MIKE WEINSTEIN FOR STATE SENATE
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Candace Lightner, Founder of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) announced her endorsement of Mike Weinstein for Senate District 4. Lightner is currently the President of We Save Lives and Candace Lightner and Associates. She started MADD on May 7, 1980 a few days after her daughter was killed by a drunk driver.
“I wholeheartedly endorse Representative Mike Weinstein for the Senate for District 4. He has been a long-time proponent of life saving traffic safety legislation in Florida and we need more members who put their constituents needs before politics,” said Lightner.
“I am very appreciative of the support from Candace. She has been a pioneer in her fight to keep our families safe and to keep drunk drivers off our streets. I look forward to working with her from the State Senate as we continue to work towards a day when drunk driving ends. Working at the State Attorney’s Office, I am well aware of the devastation that occurs when a DUI accident destroys an innocent family. I am grateful for her endorsement,” 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 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, Building Owners and Managers Association of Florida, 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, Neptune Beach Mayor Harriet Pruette, Atlantic Beach Mayor Pre Tem Maria Mark, Nassau County Assistant State Attorney Wes White, 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.
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