Republican Florida House candidate David Smith announced Wednesday that Winter Springs Commissioners Kevin Cannon and Ken Greenberg have endorsed his campaign for in Florida House District 28.

“It is my privilege to endorse David Smith for the Florida House of Representatives,” Cannon stated in a news release issued by Smith’s campaign. “David’s military service, leadership experience, listening skills and temperament will enable him to serve as a very effective Representative for our community in the Florida Legislature.”

Smith, of Winter Springs, is a retired U.S. Marines colonel and business consultant. He is running against Democrat Lee Mangold, a cybersecurity business owner from Casselberry. They both want to succeed Republican state Rep. Jason Brodeur of Sanford.

“Although I’m the newest Winter Springs City Commissioner, I’ve been serving our community for many years,” Greenberg stated in the release. “It’s this experience that gives me the confidence to endorse David Smith for Florida House District 28. He too has served his county and community for many years, however it’s David’s business experience and conservative values that make him the best person to represent the people of Seminole County. He has without reservation, my full support.”

Smith continues to roll in endorsements from municipal and county officials and state legislators in the largely-Republican Seminole County. These from Winter Springs are from his hometown.

“I’m honored to have the support of Commissioner Cannon and Commissioner Greenberg,” Smith stated in the release. “Both of these gentlemen are principled leaders in Winter Springs, the community that I’m blessed to call home. Their hard work and commitment to serve is making our community a better place for residents and businesses.”

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