Thrasher and Wise Back Aaron Bean for First Coast Senate Seat


On Thursday, former state Rep. Aaron Bean unveiled two major endorsements as he continues his battle for a seat in the Florida Senate, winning the backing of Sen. John Thrasher, R-St. Augustine, and Sen. Steve Wise, R-Jacksonville. Bean had stepped aside for Thrasher when he ran for the Florida Senate back in 2009.

“We need a strong conservative like Aaron to represent the communities that I hold so dear in the Senate,” said Thrasher. “Aaron’s record of accomplishment in the House and at the local level speaks for itself, and I know he has what it takes to continue to go to bat for his local area in Tallahassee. I support Aaron in his bid for Senate District 4.”

“I am thrilled that Aaron is running to represent Duval and Nassau counties in the Florida Senate,” said Wise, who is facing term limits and bowing out of the Senate. “Aaron is passionate about serving his local community and I am confident that he will stand strong for us in the Capitol. He has my full support of his campaign.”

“I am honored to receive the support of Senators Thrasher and Wise for my campaign for Senate District 4,” said Bean. “Their continued leadership of our local issues in Tallahassee has been unwavering, and I look forward to the opportunity to be the voice for our local community in the Senate.”

Bean does not have an open shot at the Republican nomination for the seat which represents parts of Duval and Nassau counties. Rep. Mike Weinstein, R-Jacksonville, has also filed to run, as has Jacksonville attorney Wyman Duggan.
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