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Berny Jacques takes Republican nomination for HD 59

The three candidates were running to replace state Rep. Nick DiCeglie as he vacates his seat to run for Senate.

Former prosecutor Berny Jacques will become the Republican nominee for state House District 59 after besting opponents lawyer Jennifer Wilson and Navy physician Dipak Dinanath Nadkarni Tuesday.

Jacques won the nomination with 51% of the vote, followed by Wilson, who collected 35%. Nadkarni came in third with 14% of the vote.

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Berny Jacques Leads in Pinellas GOP Straw Poll

LARGO (FLV) – The Pinellas County Republican Party Straw Poll showed Berny Jacques overwhelmingly leading in the Republican primary for state representative in the House District 59 race.

Jacques received 64% of the vote, Dipak Nadkarni with 15% and Jennifer Wilson garnering 12% of the vote.

“To win the support of the grassroots republicans who make up the Pinellas GOP is a honor and shows the momentum our campaign has going into election day,” Jacques said.

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Florida police union endorses Berny Jacques for HD 59

The Florida Fraternal Order of Police is endorsing former prosecutor Berny Jacques for House District 59.

The state order represents more than 24,000 law enforcement officers. The local FOP District 3 also offered support for Jacques.

“As we approach the 2022 elections we are aware that strong leaders are needed to lead Florida to a prosperous and safe future. We need leaders that are dedicated to serving their constituents and have the backs of the law enforcement officers protecting the citizens in their community,” the Florida FOP said in a statement.

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‘Knowledge and determination’: Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard backs Berny Jacques for HD 59

“We need more conservative leaders like Berny Jacques in Tallahassee…”

Clearwater Mayor Frank Hibbard wants to see former prosecutor and conservative TV analyst Berny Jacques take House District 59 this November.

Hibbard on Tuesday threw his support behind Jacques, a fellow Republican whom he described as having “tremendous support” from local community leaders.

“(He) has taken the time to understand the needs of our community,” Hibbard said in a statement.

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Congressman Byron Donalds Endorses Berny Jacques in Republican Primary for State Representative

LARGO (FLV) – Congressman Byron Donalds endorsed Berny Jacques in the Republican primary to serve as state representative for House District 59.

“We need Conservatives like Berny Jacques representing us in the Florida House,” Donalds said. “Berny will fight for our 2nd Amendment, defend the unborn, and will stand up for our American values against the woke left. I strongly endorse Berny Jacques because he is a conservative we can trust to deliver results for Florida.”

Jacques served as an Assistant State Attorney for Florida’s Sixth Judicial Circuit.

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