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Tom Leek, Anna Eskamani endorse greyhound amendment

State Rep. Tom Leek, an Ormond Beach Republican, and Democratic House District 47 candidate Anna Eskamani have both endorsed the Protect Dogs-Yes on 13 campaign. 

The campaign announced the endorsements late Tuesday.

Protect Dogs is promoting passage of Amendment 13, put on the November ballot by the Constitution Revision Commission (CRC).

Aimed at ending commercial dog racing in the state, the proposal needs at least 60 percent approval to be added to the state constitution, In Florida, 11 tracks still conduct live dog racing.

“After meeting with voters across House District 47, it has become clear to me that our community is deeply concerned about the humane issues greyhounds face, including confinement, injuries, and deaths,” Eskamani said in a statement.

“I am honored to join the bipartisan movement behind the Yes on Amendment 13 campaign,” she added, “and will do my part to ensure we end the cruel act of greyhound racing in the state of Florida.”

Amendment 13 has already won support from civic groups, animal shelters, animal welfare organizations, current and former state lawmakers, greyhound adoption groups, and a slew of elected and appointed officials and candidates.

The campaign also released yet another list of new endorsements:

Dana Cottrell for Congress (District 11)

Brad Sostack for Congress (District 13)

Kay Gray for Florida Senate (District 12)

Annisa Karim for Florida Senate (District 28)

Jim Bonfiglio for Florida House (District 89)

Vicki Garrett for Florida House (District 1)

David TK Hayes for Florida House (District 38)

Kubs Lalchandani for Florida House (District 113)

Carol Lawrence for Florida House (District 27)

Sandra Lewis for Florida House (District 46)

Phil Moore for Florida House (District 53)

Nicholas Mrozowski for Florida House (District 55)

Jonathan “JP” Parker for Florida House (District 113)

Katie Tripp for Florida House (District 25)

Joe Wicker for Florida House (District 59)

James Holcombe for Ormond Beach City Commission (Zone 4)

Bobby Agagnina for Seminole County School Board (District 4)

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