Longwood Mayor Matt Morgan is backing former Republican Rep. Jason Brodeur in his campaign for Senate District 9.
“I am proud to endorse Jason Brodeur to be our next state senator in Seminole County,” Morgan said. “Throughout his service in the Florida House, Jason exhibited an exceptional commitment to the success of our community, the health of our businesses and the well-being of local, hardworking residents.
“As a former WWE Superstar, I applaud Jason’s willingness to ‘go to the mat’ for Central Florida families and the most vulnerable among us,” Morgan continued. “Working with Jason I’ve witnessed first-hand the positive effects of the conservative principles he champions.”
“It is an honor to receive Matt’s endorsement,” Brodeur said. “Matt cares deeply about our community and the families who call it home, and it goes without saying that I’m glad to have him in my corner of the ring in what will be a competitive election. I look forward to working with him to smack down frivolous taxes and regulations like he used to smack down his opponents in the WWE.”
Brodeur is the only Republican candidate vying for SD 9, which covers all of Seminole County as well as a small piece of Volusia. The seat is currently held by Altamonte Springs Republican Sen. David Simmons, who is term limited and cannot run for reelection in 2020.
The only other candidate in the race is Democrat Rick Ashby, an Oviedo engineer.
Ashby only has a few hundred dollars in his campaign account. Brodeur, meanwhile, has more than $550,000 in the bank in his two funds, his official campaign and his Friends of Jason Brodeur political committee. For the most part, he’s been able to raise $100,000 a month.