A Tequesta Republican has thrown her support behind congressional hopeful Rebecca Negron.
On Thursday, Rep. MaryLynn Magar endorsed Negron in her congressional bid.
“As a like-minded Republican who believes in limited government, strengthening our economy and is committed to bettering both her community, as well as the State of Florida, Rebecca Negron is the local conservative Congressional District 18 needs in Congress,” said Magar in a statement. “Not only is Rebecca dedicated to growing small businesses, she will fight in Washington to preserve our Treasure Coast’s waterways and estuaries for generations to come. I wholeheartedly give my full support to Rebecca Negron for Florida Congressional District 18.”
Negron is running in Congressional District 18, and is vying to replace Rep. Patrick Murphy, a Democrat. Murphy is running for U.S. Senate instead of seeking re-election.
Negron, a Martin County school board member, was first elected to the school board in 2012 and ran unopposed in 2014.
“As someone who supports small business growth through fiscally responsible incentives, works tirelessly to fuel economic development and is dedicated to her constituents, I am grateful for Representative Magar’s endorsement,” said Negron. “Like myself, MaryLynn has raised her family right here in the Treasure Coast. She understands firsthand the issues our communities face and the importance of garnering local support to ensure our voices are heard in Washington. I thank MaryLynn for her support of my campaign for Congressional District 18.”
Since announcing her candidacy, Negron has received endorsements from several Treasure Coast officials. The Martin County Republican has also been endorsed by Maggie’s List. Congressional District 18 includes Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties.
Rebecca Negron is the wife of Senate President Designate Joe Negron.