JACKSONVILLE MAYOR JOHN PEYTON AND JACKSONVILLE LEADERS ENDORSE GOVERNOR ROMNEY
Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that Jacksonville Mayor John Peyton, former U.S. Ambassador John Rood and State Representative Don Davis have endorsed his candidacy for President of the United States. Additionally, Governor Romney named several new Jacksonville community and business leaders to his Florida Statewide Finance Committee. These individuals join a strong team that includes Romney for President National Finance Chairmen Mark Guzzetta and Ambassador Mel Sembler.
"I am pleased to have such tremendous support in Jacksonville, one of the fastest growing cities in Florida and a critical area for Republican candidates," said Governor Romney. "I share the same conservative values as many Northeast Floridians, and Mayor Peyton and all of these leaders will provide important counsel as I continue to campaign vigorously in the Sunshine State."
Northeast Floridians leading Governor Romney's campaign in the state include Florida Steering Committee Chair John Thrasher, former Speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and Steering Committee Co-Chair Jennifer Carroll, a state legislator representing parts of Duval and Clay Counties. Additional area leadership includes State Representative Dick Kravitz, Jacksonville City Councilman Art Shad and former Jacksonville City Councilman Lake Ray. Previously announced Northeast Florida members of the Florida Statewide Finance Committee include Ward Blakely, Gary Chartrand, Henry Dean, J. Thomas Dodson, Mori Hosseini, Mitchell R. Montgomery and Duane Ottenstroer.
"In Massachusetts, Governor Romney applied conservative principles and successful private sector practices to grow the economy and restrain state spending. As President, Governor Romney will bring this same strong and innovative leadership to the White House as America faces new global and domestic challenges," said Mayor Peyton. "I look forward to working with this impressive group of Jacksonville leaders to deliver victory for Governor Romney in Florida."