Republican nominee for Attorney General Ashley Moody has won the support of the association representing Florida’s retailers. The Florida Retail Association PAC announced its endorsement Wednesday citing Moody’s extensive experience in the federal and state judiciary.
“As a former federal prosecutor and circuit court judge, Ashley Moody is uniquely qualified to serve as our next Attorney General,” said FRF President/CEO R. Scott Shalley. “The Florida Retail Federation looks forward to working with Ashley in combating the plague of organized retail crime and keeping our state and communities safe for our members and their customers.”
The Tampa Republican won a hard fought primary battle over State Representative Frank White. Moody is a fifth generation Floridian who’s father and grandfather both served as judges. Moody resigned as a circuit judge based in Hillsborough County to run for Attorney General.
Moody has also won the backing of most law enforcement groups in the state including the Florida Police Chief’s Association and the Florida Police Benevolent Association.
She’ll face Democrat trial attorney Sean Shaw in the November general election.
The Florida Retail Federation represents a large section of the state’s economy. Retailers account for one out of every five jobs in Florida and pay more than $49 billion annually in salary.