July 13, 2017 | originally posted on Sunshine State News by Allison Nielsen
Florida House of Representatives hopeful Berny Jacques has nabbed another endorsement in his race for Florida’s 66th House District.
On Thursday, Jacques announced he had received the endorsement of Seminole Vice Mayor Chris Burke.
“As a Law Enforcement professional, I fully support Berny Jacques to represent District 66 in the Florida House of Representatives,” Burke. “Berny spent years at the State Attorney’s Office protecting innocent victims and prosecuting some of Pinellas County’s worst criminal offenders. Who better to protect the interests of our residents and represent us than someone with a solid foundation in protecting the community and his commitment to public service!”
Jacques said he was “honored” to pick up Burke’s support.
“As a Seminole resident and former prosecutor, I know first hand that Vice Mayor Burke is committed to the people he serves; whether it be in City Hall or on the streets as a police officer. I look forward to having a partner like him as I fight for safe neighborhoods.”
Jacques is currently the only candidate in the HD66 race — for now. Pinellas County Republican Executive Committee chair Nick DiCeglie has also indicated he’s got his eye on the HD66 seat, but has not formally filed to jump in the race just yet.
Jacques is running to replace Rep. Larry Ahern, who faces term limits.