U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., announced on Thursday that he was endorsing Wilton Simpson for a seat in the Florida Senate. Simpson, a businessman based in Dade City, is running to represent parts of Hernando, Pasco and Sumter counties.
“I am proud to support Wilton Simpson’s bid for the state Senate,” said Bilirakis. “So many people are hurting and looking for jobs that just aren’t available. I know Wilton will work hard to bring about real economic growth and make sure Florida has the best job opportunities in the country.”
“I am very honored to have the support of Congressman Bilirakis,” said Simpson who, with barely a week to go until filing closes, has yet to draw any opposition. “We share a vision of keeping government out of the way of small businesses. We should be encouraging and cultivating the entrepreneurial spirit in all Americans.”