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Al Lawson rolls out four more re-election endorsements, including two Jacksonville locals

Congressman Al Lawson, a Tallahassee Democrat representing Florida’s 5th Congressional District, scored on Thursday four key endorsements ahead of his August primary clash with former Jacksonville Mayor Alvin Brown.

Two of them were local to Jacksonville: the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 360 and the Jacksonville Brotherhood of Firefighters, both meaningful given that each group would have experienced Brown’s leadership for four years.

These Jacksonville locals join the local Fraternal Order of Police and Jacksonville Association of Fire Fighters in backing the incumbent.

As well, the Sierra Club and the American Postal Workers Union backed Lawson over Brown.

“I am grateful to have the support of such an array of community organizations who work to ensure that our families are safe, our environment is protected and our cities run smoothly,” Lawson said. “They do so much for us; I am proud to have the opportunity to work on their behalf in Congress.”

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A.G. Gancarski has been a working journalist for over two decades, with bylines in national and local publications alike on subjects ranging from pop music to national and global politics. Gancarski has been a correspondent for FloridaPolitics.com since 2014, and has held a column in Jacksonville, Florida's Folio Weekly for two decades. In 2018, he was a finalist for an Association of Alternative Newsweeklies "best political column." Gancarski is a frequent presence on Jacksonville television and radio, including fill-in slots on WJCT-FM's award-winning talk show "First Coast Connect." He can be reached at a.g.gancarski@gmail.com.

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