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Sheriff Ric Bradshaw (D) to endorse Republican Atwater for CFO

by George Bennett | September 9th, 2009

Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw will formally endorse state Senate President Jeff Atwater, R-North Palm Beach, for chief financial officer at an event Thursday, Atwater’s campaign says.

Bradshaw is one of the most influential Democratic elected officials in Palm Beach County, though his office is nonpartisan and he has never been much for red/blue distinctions. Atwater and state Rep. Pat Patterson, R-DeLand, are the only candidates in the CFO race so far.

Bradshaw’s statement: “Through his years of service, Jeff Atwater has been an effective leader and a strong voice for Florida’s Sheriffs. He has made certain the men and women of law enforcement have the tools they need to keep our communities safe. I am proud to be a supporter of his campaign and, more importantly, honored to call him my friend.”

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One Response to “Sheriff Ric Bradshaw (D) to endorse Republican Atwater for CFO”

  1. Steve Alexander Says:

    Hooray for Ric Bradshaw!! He is a professional law enforcement officer who happens to occupy an elected office. He is not a politician, and is it not refreshing to see someone like him in public office. He endorses the individuals he thinks are best qualified for the job with little to no consideration for party affiliation. Who else could you want as “top cop” protecting Palm Beach County?

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