Another Sheriff has lined up behind former federal prosecutor and Judge, Ashley Moody for Florida Attorney General. Now, Moody has earned the endorsement from nearly 90 percent of Florida Sheriffs. Ashley Moody is running to keep Florida safe. She is not a politician, she is a former prosecutor who has a diverse legal background and fundamentally understands the Attorney General must defend the law, not play politics.
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Florida Attorney General Republican candidate Ashley Moody continues to tout her endorsements from the majority of county sheriffs, in another highly visible, highly contested race in the Sunshine state.
Moody, a former circuit judge and federal prosecutor, has gained the endorsement of 57 of Florida’s 66 sheriffs, according to her campaign. Among those sheriffs is Highlands County Sheriff Paul Blackman who said he is impressed by Moody’s experience.
“Ashley’s lengthy experience as a prosecuting attorney and judge as well as her education are second to none,” Blackman told the Florida Record.
Blackman was also impressed that Moody visited Highlands County to discuss the issues law enforcement faces in Florida, he said.
“I have many reasons (for the endorsement) but a few of the main reasons are because Ashley took the time to come to Highlands County and meet with me face to face,” Blackman said. “Ashley asked me what concerns I had as a sheriff regarding the future of Florida.”
“Her past job experience will bring knowledge, professionalism, discernment and wisdom to the Attorney General’s office,” he said.
Moody will be able to focus on all of the issues the state faces, not just one particular area, Blackman said.
“As the top law enforcement officer of the state, she must remain fluid and knowledgeable on several topics,” he said. “I believe Ashley possess that ability and will do her best to continue to keep Florida’s citizens and visitors safe.”
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