(Ormond Beach, Fla.) – Today, the Tom Leek for State Senate campaign announced the endorsement of conservative Republicans U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz (R-FL) and U.S. Rep. Cory Mills (R-FL) in State Rep. Tom Leek’s (R-Ormond Beach) bid for Florida’s open Senate District 7 seat, currently held by Sen. Travis Hutson (R-Palm Coast), who is term-limited.

“Congressman Michael Waltz is a decorated military veteran, trusted foreign policy advisor, successful small business owner, and a champion of issues that matter most to Floridians, from protecting farmers to expanding school choice,” said State Rep. Leek “I am honored to have his endorsement,” he concluded.

Congressman Waltz, the first Green Beret to be elected to Congress, shared the following in support of Rep. Leek’s campaign: “Tom Leek upholds conservative values and consistently delivers results for the people of Northeast Florida. He is a true servant leader who respects and protects our men and women in uniform, as well as their families. There is no question in my mind that he will continue this important work in the state Senate, and as a veteran, I am extremely proud to offer him my endorsement,” said Congressman Waltz.

“Congressman Cory Mills is a proven leader who does not back down from an opportunity to defend the principles of freedom and democracy, be it on the battlefield, in his community, or throughout the halls of Congress,” said State Rep. Leek. “I am immensely grateful for his endorsement and the trust he has placed in me to serve in state Senate,” he concluded.

Congressman Mills is an Army combat veteran who has dedicated his work in the private sector to supporting law enforcement and the nation’s allies abroad. In his support of Rep. Leek’s campaign, he shared the following: “It is a privilege to endorse Tom Leek for the Florida Senate. I know him as a man of integrity who has worked to improve the lives of his fellow Floridians – especially first responders, military personnel, and veterans – and I am confident he will continue to lead with strength and a steadfast conservative vision in this role,” said Congressman Mills.

About State Representative Tom Leek

State Rep. Tom Leek was first elected to serve State House District 25 in 2016, and after redistricting re-elected in State House District 28 in 2022. A graduate of the University of Central Florida and Stetson University College of Law, Leek resides in Ormond Beach with his wife Michelle. They are the parents of two daughters.

Tom Leek, recognized quickly in the House as a conservative leader, has the distinction of having served as a committee chairman and on the leadership team of the last three Speakers in the Florida House during his tenure. He currently works with Speaker Paul Renner as Chairman of the House Appropriations Committee and has previously chaired the Public Ethics and Integrity Committee, the Pandemics and Public Emergencies Committee and the Redistricting Committee.

Leek’s accomplishments in the Florida House include landmark legislation in establishing Florida as the most law enforcement-friendly state in the union by strengthening their ability to recruit, retain and reward our police officers. He passed important legislation relating to emergency management and in banning “vaccine passports.” As a trusted member of House leadership, he has worked on many of the conservative advances of the past few years in school choice, economic development and important social issues that strengthen the family.

Tom Leek is the Chief Legal Officer and Executive Vice President of Foundation Risk Partners, Corp., a national insurance brokerage. He joined the company in 2018, after a 21-year career at the law firm of Cobb Cole in Daytona Beach, where he led the firm as managing partner.

Leek announced his candidacy for the Republican nomination in Senate District 7 on January 4, 2023. District 7 is comprised of Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and parts of Volusia Counties. Tom Leek has been endorsed by current State Senator Travis Hutson, all four sheriffs within SD 7 (Flagler County Sheriff Rick Staly, Putman County Sheriff H.D. ‘Gator’ DeLoach, St. Johns County Sheriff Robert Hardwick, and Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood), along with U.S. Representatives Michael Waltz and Cory Mills. Senator Hutson is vacating the seat in 2024 due to term limits.

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