Sheriff Chad Chronister supports Jackie Toledo in CD 15

Toledo faces a crowded Republican primary in the race.

Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronoster approves the state representative. Jackie Toledo in his run for New Florida’s 15th congressional district.

Chronoster is a influential figure in Tampa Bay politics, as a 30-year veteran of the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. He was appointed to this position in 2017 after the retirement of David Gee.

“I’m proud to support Jackie Toledo for Congress. Jackie supports blue and recognizes the sacrifices our law enforcement officers make every day. She’s a mom on a mission. Part of that mission is us to help defeat the scourge of human trafficking.Jackie works tirelessly with my department and other law enforcement agencies across the state to keep those who would harm our children off the streets. She also fought to make texting and driving a thing of the past. She cares deeply about public safety and is a strong advocate for our Constitution. She will make a great congressman,” Chronister said in a statement.

Toledo faces a crowded Republican primary, including Jay Collins, Kevin “Mac” McGovernformer congressman Dennis Ross, and Demetries Grimes.

“I am absolutely honored to receive Sheriff Chronister’s endorsement,” Toledo said in a statement. “He is a tough yet compassionate leader. A leader who is tough on crime but believes in redemption. A leader who gives of himself every day and loves his officers. I look forward to working with him in Washington DC to fight domestic and international criminal activity and truly lead the fight against the scum who are destroying the innocence of our children I know I speak for hundreds of thousands of Tampa Bay residents when I say we thank God for sending us Sheriff Chronister.

Shortly after launching his campaign, Toledo was approved by maggie’s list, a national PAC dedicated to electing conservative women to Congress. Toledo is a licensed professional engineer and local Tampa business owner, as well as a mother of five.

While the race is open, the GOP field has several competitive candidates, making it an interesting primary race. Former president Donald Trump won the 2020 presidential election in the district with 50.86% of the votecompared to Democrat Joe Bidenis 47.74%.

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