Lauren Book wins endorsement from new committee of former state leaders

A newly formed political committee composed of leaders from all levels of government and a large spectrum of political persuasions threw its weight behind Lauren Book’s re-election bid Tuesday.

Democratic Senate Leader Book’s race to represent Broward County’s Senate District 35 is the first one that the Florida Leadership Council has weighed in on.

The group cited Book’s leadership for “mainstream values” such as education, public safety, private enterprise, personal freedom, racial equity and a sustainable environment in its endorsement.

“Over the course of her time in office, Senate Democratic Leader Lauren Book has shown an ability to lead her community, her Caucus Members, and the Florida Senate forward — navigating through fiercely partisan political waters in order to get things done for everyday Floridians, like passing bipartisan gun safety laws and expanding access to health care,” said Bob Butterworth, the state’s longest-serving Attorney General now the Chair of the FLC Political Committee, in a prepared statement.

“Our group of Democratic, independent, and former Republican leaders is proud to endorse Lauren Book for re-election because she is the fighter we need to rebalance the scales in the Florida Senate.”

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