Attorney and Candidate for Orange/Osceola State Attorney, Aramis Ayala, has announced that her campaign has been endorsed by former State Attorney Lawson Lamar. Lamar held office for 24 years before losing to the current incumbent Jeff Ashton in 2012, a defeat Ayala hopes to avenge.
Ayala also announced words of praise from future NBA Hall of Famer and former Orlando Magic Center Shaquille O’Neal, who said she would be “Super qualified for the job” and an endorsement from Attorney Benjamin Crump, who represented the family of Trayvon Martin.
The race for State Attorney was often ignored before the 2012 elections, when the conclusion of the Casey Anthony trial resulted with increased name I.D for Ashton with the casual voter. The brutal contest ended with Ashton defeating Lamar, and George Anthony crashing his victory party and embracing the man who prosecuted his daughter. Ashton’s name was once again in the news last year after he was identified in the Ashley Madison data leak.
If elected Ayala’s message notes she would be the first black State Attorney to ever serve in the state of Florida.