If there was any chance that Rep. Bryan Avila was going to face a Republican primary challenge in his State Senate District 39 race, Gov. Ron DeSantis just stuck a fork into any potential primary challenge by endorsing Rep. Avila for the seat.
“I am deeply honored and grateful to receive Governor Ron DeSantis’ endorsement of my candidacy for Florida Senate District 39,” said Avila “His strong and bold conservative leadership has made Florida the most attractive state for Americans and businesses in the nation. I look forward to working with him as we continue to fight for Florida’s hard-working families.”
Shortly after Gov. DeSantis appointed Sen. Manny Diaz, Jr. to replace Richard Corcoran as Florida’s Commissioner of Education, Avila was the natural choice to replace Sen. Diaz.
DeSantis’ rare endorsement all but seals Avila’s Republican nomination