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Kilsheimer endorses District 45 candidate


For the second straight week, Attorney Greg Jackson received a significant endorsement in his bid to become a State Representative of the Florida Legislature. Apopka Mayor Joe Kilsheimer endorsed Jackson today in his campaign to attain the Florida House District 45 seat, which includes Apopka south of 441 and 436. Last week the Associated Industries of Florida Political Action Committee based in Tallahassee backed Jackson.

Mayor Joe Kilsheimer

In his endorsement, Kilsheimer wrote:

"My friend Greg Jackson has a true servant’s heart. Over the past four years, I have personally witnessed Greg Jackson invest sweat equity into serving the residents of Apopka, and particularly the residents of South Apopka. I have been with Greg as he organized community clean-ups, served snow-cones to youth at the John Bridges Center and deliver holiday meals to families in need. Professionally, Greg is a skilled attorney and I have personally seen Greg offer free legal counsel to individuals in need of guidance navigating our complex world. I have also seen how Greg treats his family and how Greg is raising his children. In all the time I have known Greg, and with all that I have seen him accomplish on behalf of others, I have never once seen Greg ask: “What’s in it for me?” I have only seen Greg say: “How can I help?” and “How can I be of service.” My friends, I am firmly convinced that Greg Jackson has been called to serve in Tallahassee as State Representative for District 45. I have witnessed his skills. I have witnessed his heart for service. I am proud to endorse Greg Jackson for State Representative in District 45."

Greg Jackson

Jackson, a past Assistant Attorney General for the State of Florida, military veteran, current Orange County District 2 Representative on the Board of Zoning Adjustments, and General Counsel for the Community Redevelopment Agency, has been as an active member of the Central Florida community for nearly 20 years.

Jackson is running for the House Seat currently held by Rep. Randolph Bracy. Jackson, who is a Democrat, will face four other Democrats in an open August 30th, 2016 Primary Election – Kamia Brown, Kelvin L. Cobaris, William Jusme, and Peter Pham.

Unlike a closed primary that allows only voters from the party to vote, the HD45 Primary is open to all voters from all political parties since no Republican qualified to run.

"I am honored to have the endorsement of Apopka Mayor Kilsheimer," Jackson announced at his church St. Paul A.M.E. in Apopka. "What this means to me is that although I have quietly gone about serving the community without seeking recognition, my many years of service have not gone unnoticed. I am truly humbled and grateful.”

Florida House District 45, Greg Jackson, Mayor Joe Kilsheimer


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