Sen. Audrey Gibson, leader-designate for Senate Democrats, endorsed fellow Jacksonville Democrat Tracye Polson in House District 15 Tuesday.
Polson is the sole Democrat in the race, and will face one of three Republicans in the general election in November.
Via media release from Polson, both Gibson and Polson offered quotes of mutual approval.
“Tracye has the experience and expertise to represent Jacksonville as State Representative for District 15. She is versed in issues concerning veterans and their families, removing barriers to the successful education of our children, and quality mental and physical health of communities,” stated Sen. Gibson. “Her business acumen is a big added plus to the multiple qualities she would bring to the Legislature, and she certainly has my support.”
“Senator Gibson was very influential in my decision to run for this seat. Her expertise and knowledge of Jacksonville issues and politics have been extremely helpful in guiding my campaign thus far. I am so proud to have earned her endorsement and look forward to working with Senator Gibson in Tallahassee,” Polson asserted.
Polson’s campaign has been atypically strong for that of a Democrat running for a Republican House seat.
Through April, her campaign raised $210,000 — a number bolstered by self-financing.
As well, Polson has been endorsed by police and fire local unions, who picked the Democratic nominee even before the Republicans made their selection.
The winner of this race ultimately will succeed Rep. Jay Fant, a candidate for Attorney General.