Greg Brudnicki, mayor of Panama City, endorsed Gwen Graham in her effort to replace term-limited Florida Governor Rick Scott.
Brudnicki explained that Graham’s congressional service is an example of why he backs her, and he believes the Graham is able to appeal to both sides of the aisle. In addition, he noted that “Representing Panama City in Congress, Gwen Graham always put people first. She worked on behalf of Florida’s men and women serving in uniform. Gwen fought to ban oil drilling off our beaches. And she brought more than $2.5 million dollars back to veterans, seniors and families. Her service to our state has earned my support and I’m excited to vote for her this August and November.”
Brudnicki also added that “Despite running in a Republican-leaning district in a Republican wave year, Graham won her first campaign for public office in 2014 by turning out voters in traditionally Democratic areas like Leon County and being competitive in more Republican areas like Bay County.”
In response to Brudnicki’s endorsement, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham explained that her goal is to “end Tallahassee’s attacks on local control, and work with elected officials from both parties from Pensacola to Key West to move Florida forward.”