State Representative Jason Brodeur successfully kicked off his campaign for State Senate District 9 on Thursday night surrounded by colleagues and supporters at a reception in Lake Mary.
The Sanford Republican is making the jump to the Senate after serving House District 28 for the last several year. The two districts overlap meaning many of the voters who have casted their ballots for him in the past will be able to do so again. Incumbent State Senator David Simmons is considering a run for higher office potentially Florida Attorney General or Congress in District 7 which is expected to be competitive in 2018.
Brodeur sees the Senate as an opportunity to continue his work on legislation that helps children.
“Over the past several years, we’ve handled a lot of legislation for those who have suffered some sort of calamity or are in a compromised situation that doesn’t allow them to help themselves.” said Brodeur “That’s what government and my Senate run is all about, helping those that can’t help themselves.”
In addition to friends that have helped him in previous campaign, there was a strong showing of fellow elected officials from Seminole County including State Representatives Scott Plakon and Bob Cortes, Seminole County Commissioner Bob Dallari, County Property Appraiser David Johnson, and Seminole County Republican State Committeewoman Susie Dolan.
Simmons’ support along with the support from fellow lawmakers bodes well for Brodeur in the right leaning seat. He’s also currently the President of the Seminole County Chamber of Commerce.
“We’re very luck to have the people that are supporting us, both this year and in previous years.” said Brodeur in closing.