Republican Ashley Moody
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Former Judge Ashley Moody received the endorsement of Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera in her bid to become Florida Attorney General.

“Ashley Moody is the conservative choice for Attorney General who is best qualified to continue with Pam Bondi’s legacy of keeping our streets safe, defending the Second Amendment, and ensuring those who break the law are held accountable,” said Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera. “I am proud to endorse Ashley and am confident she will work with the next administration as well as Pam Bondi has with Governor Scott and me.”

Receiving the backing of the Lt. Governor is a high profile endorsement for Moody. She also is supported by the person she’s trying to replace as Attorney General – Pam Bondi.

“I am honored to receive the support of Lt. Governor Lopez-Cantera who has a distinguished conservative record of service to the State of Florida,” said Moody. “Having worked alongside Governor Scott and Attorney General Bondi, he recognizes the importance of having an Attorney General with the right background to effectively address the complex criminal justice issues facing our state.  As a former prosecutor and judge, I will press forward to build on the great legacy of Attorney General Bondi combating the opioid epidemic, human trafficking, and elder abuse. I am extremely grateful for his confidence in my candidacy and I will strive every day to deserve the honor and responsibility as Florida’s Top Cop.”

Moody has won significant support from Florida’s law enforcement community. She’s endorsed by 42 Republican Florida Sheriffs, Florida Police Benevolent Association, Florida Fraternal Order of Police, Florida Police Chiefs Association and 12 State Attorneys.

Moody is a former Hillsborough County circuit judge and also previous served as a federal prosecutor. She has touted her courtroom experience over that of her opponent, corporate attorney Frank White.