Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd is endorsing former Circuit Judge Ashley Moody for Attorney General.
Judd made the announcement at an early Tuesday morning news conference in Bartow.
Moody campaign says now there are 40 Florida sheriffs have now endorsed her for the office.
“For more than forty-five years, Grady Judd has served the citizens of Polk County and sought to keep them safe,” Moody said in a statement. “As Sheriff, he has implemented innovative approaches and programs to deal with evolving threats from human trafficking to the opioid epidemic. I am honored to add his support and his voice to my campaign.”
On Monday, Judd also endorsed Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam (also a Polk County native) in his gubernatorial campaign, and the Sheriff was prominently featured in a new 30-second Putnam ad on immigration. The ad was produced by Putnam’s political committee, Florida Grown.
Moody, who once served the 13th Judicial Circuit Court, is running for the Republican nomination for Attorney General against state Reps. Frank White and Jay Fant.
Also in the race are Democrats Ryan Torrens and state Rep. Sean Shaw of Tampa.